Riverside PD issues press statement on Mother’s Day law enforcement activities

Riverside PD issues press statement on Mother’s Day law enforcement activities
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Originally published as a Riverside Police Department Facebook post:

“This past Sunday morning, while everyone slept looking forward to waking up for the Mother’s Day activities, it was business as usual for our patrol officers. To start off the day, shortly before 1:30 a.m., two Watch A officers stopped a car in the area of Blaine Street and the 215 Freeway. They contacted the occupants and noticed a cup full of alcohol in the center console. During a search of the car, officers located an AR-15 rifle, two revolvers, a large amount of ammunition, and wouldn’t you know it, the passenger was out on bail for gun possession charges.

34-year-old Trayvon Damont Spencer and his passenger, 32-year-old Terrace Taylor Jr., were both arrested for multiple weapons violations. They were booked into jail and released on bail several hours later.

Two hours later, and probably as Mr. Spencer and Mr. Taylor were walking out of jail, two Watch A officers stopped a car in the area of 3rd Street and Orange Street. As they approached the car, they noticed two sawzall’s and a catalytic converter in the back seat. Both occupants were detained and during a search of the car, officers located a loaded handgun, fentanyl pills, heroin, and an additional four catalytic converters.

35-year-old Robert Spraggins and 36-year-old Melvin Thomas Neeley Jr. were both arrested for weapons and drugs violations, grand theft, possession of stolen property, and burglary tools.

They were both booked into jail. Mr. Spraggins is being held on $100,000 bail while Mr. Neely Jr. is being held on $25,000 bail.

For the conclusion of our Mother’s Day trifecta, right after 8:00 p.m., two Watch C officers stopped a car in the area of Iowa Avenue and Spruce Street. They contacted the occupants and during a search of the car, officers located a loaded handgun, cocaine and fentanyl pills.

28-year-old Brian Joseph Wilson and 23-year-old Destini Mcnair were arrested and booked into jail for multiple weapons and drugs violations. They were both released the following morning after posting bail.

Great job officers, thank you for taking more guns and drugs off the streets!”

Riverside PD issues press statement on Mother’s Day law enforcement activities was last modified: May 17th, 2022 by admin
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