TEMECULA – Perris man arrested after breaking into woman’s bedroom and attacking her with a folding shovel.
The Temecula police department received a call regarding a burglary early in the morning on July 5th and responded to the call. At approximately 5:14 A.M. the officers arrived at a residence in the 44800 Block of Tehachapi Pass in Temecula to investigate. The victims reported that a residential burglary had occurred in the area.
While conducting an investigation on this crime, officers were notified by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department dispatch hat a second burglary that had just occurred near their current location. A female victim reported that she had been assaulted in her bedroom, where she had been asleep. Waking to find a man standing in her room, the woman yelled at the man. In response, the man struck her in the head with a folding shovel. He then fled the scene and out of the residence.
When officers responded, they found that the victim had only suffered superficial injuries. She declined medical attention and authorities focused on finding her attacker. A perimeter was established and officers conducted a thorough search of the area.
Authorities were able to locate the suspect, Gabriel Jimenez Ramirez, 18, of Perris. Ramirez was arrested without incident. He was booked into the Southwest Detention Center for two counts of attempted burglary, one count of assault with a deadly weapon, and being under the influence of a controlled substance.
Anyone with further information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Officer Art Weissman at the Temecula Police Department at 951-696-3000.
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