High Impact Zero Tolerance Saturation Patrol Nets 26 Arrests, Hefty Seizures
RIVERSIDE MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, Hemet Police Department, Gang Task Force, Murrieta Police Department, United States Forestry Service, Animal Control, Riverside County Probation Department, Riverside County Cal-ID, Hemet Tactical Emergency Medical Services, and American Medical Response conducted a multi-agency sweep on October 30th.
Directed by Sheriff Chad Bianco, the High Impact Zero Tolerance Saturation Patrol was conducted throughout the unincorporated mountain communities of Anza, Idyllwild, Pine Cove, and Mountain Center.
The Quality of Life Improvement Saturation Patrol resulted included seizures of approximately 1,500 pounds of marijuana plants, over six pounds of processed marijuana, twenty-six grams of heroin, three stolen vehicles, over $10,000 in currency, and five firearms (four handguns and one shotgun.) A Butane Honey Oil Lab was located and dismantled.
“The focus of the operation was to apprehend any and all subjects found to be in violation of any crime,” said Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant James Burton.
Twenty-six subjects were arrested for forty-two criminal violations including thirteen felonies:
Brandon Malterer (27) of Anza: weapons possession
Keith Harper (70) of Mountain Center: sexual registrant violation
Brian Vowell (38) of Idyllwild: possession of controlled substances and a misdemeanor warrant
Adam Fredy (40) of Aguanga: misdemeanor warrant
Adrian Denava (49) of Idyllwild: possession for sales of marijuana
Jocelyn McKinnon (61) of Idyllwild: six misdemeanor warrants
Angie Rahn (47) of Idyllwild: misdemeanor warrant
Mark Deantonio (53) of Idyllwild: felony warrant
Travis Loran (25) of Pine Cove: felony warrant and felon in possession of ammunition
Philip Ackley (24) of Idyllwild: three misdemeanor warrants
Emerson Whipple (25) of Anza: possession of controlled substances and a misdemeanor warrant
William Gosnell (36) of Moreno Valley: possession of controlled substances
David Olguin (40) of Anza: weapons possession, three stolen vehicles and a misdemeanor warrant
Alyssa Gervais (23) of Anza: probation violation and possession for sales of a controlled substance
William Alvarez (24) of Idyllwild: felony warrant
Chouavila Vang (32) of Anza: weapons possession
Carol Moreno (33) of Anza: domestic violence related misdemeanor warrant
Johnny Wadkins (33) of Anza: possession of controlled substances
Christopher Taylor (29) of Anza: possession of controlled substances
Linda Trosper (71) of Anza: misdemeanor warrant
Paul Kell (66) of Anza: two misdemeanor warrants
Gerardo Oviedo (65) of Idyllwild: five misdemeanor warrants
Leng Hang (63) of Michigan: transportation of marijuana and conspiracy
Chue Hang (61) of Michigan: transportation of marijuana and conspiracy
Jessica Nowlin (32) of Idyllwild: misdemeanor warrant
Nicholas Kennedy (30) of Aguanga: Butane Honey Oil Laboratory
“The goal of the operation is the arrest of these offenders which improves the overall quality of life for the citizens of the mountain community,” added Sgt. Burton. “The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s goal is to keep all of our citizens safe while also improving quality of life. The use of illegal drugs not only affect the individual, but also the community as illegal drug use is the root cause of many of the crimes that affect our county.”
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has a zero-tolerance policy for these offenses. You are urged to report any suspected drug or criminal activity in your area.
Contact Hemet Sheriff’s Station (951) 791-3400 and the San Jacinto Sheriff’s Station (951) 654-2702. Or, submit a tip via the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.