PERRIS – A high-noon traffic event took place on the streets in an unincorporated area on
01/07/2022 at 12:41 PM. A stolen vehicle was the subject of a pursuit on several streets in what’s
commonly known as Gavilan Hills.
“During the pursuit,” said Sergeant Kamal Kabbara, “the vehicle drove in the opposite lane of traffic
towards another vehicle.” Deputies from Riverside County Sheriff’s Department – Perris Station
witnessed the other vehicle veer off the roadway.
The result was a victim’s collision into a fence. The stolen car continued fleeing into the hills.
Deputies in hot pursuit stayed the course until the pursuit ended in the hills near the intersection of Olive
Street and La Mina Lane. As the vehicle’s occupants were arrested, they were ID’d as Brian Charles
Paul (44) and Michael Restivo (46).
Both subjects hailed from Riverside. Paul, the driver, was transported to the Cois Byrd Detention Center
and booked on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle, prior conviction of a stolen vehicle, felony
evading, assault with a deadly weapon, violation of probation, and transportation of narcotics.
The passenger, Restivo, was handed charges of possession of narcotics and subsequently booked into
the Cois Byrd Detention Center.
You are encouraged to provide any information relating to this ongoing investigation by contacting
Deputy D. Thomas at Perris Sheriff’s Station at 951-210-1000.