Assault and kidnapping fugitive from New Mexico arrested in Riverside
Photo: Ralph Miera
Riverside, CA – A surveillance began on January 28 of wanted parolee, 42-year-old Ralph Miera, in the 1400 block of Clemson Way.
Miera, who had transferred to the area from Colorado, was wanted in New Mexico for aggravated assault and kidnapping with the use of a firearm.
After two hours, around 5:00 pm, Miera entered an apartment there. The suspect ignored invitations to come out.
SWAT was called out, as well as the Emergency Negotiations Team (ENT). A search warrant was obtained and other nearby residents were evacuated.
The negotiation finally succeeded at 10:30 pm and Miera surrendered and was arrested and “booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for his fugitive warrant, and is being held without bail.”
The Riverside Police Department notes, “If you noticed the 186.22 tattoo on Mr. Miera’s neck, it is the California Penal Code section for “Street Terrorism Enforcement & Prevention Act” dealing with criminal street gang enhancements.”