Crime Watch – September 13, 2019

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Perris

Homicide

Incident Date: September 9, 2019

Bun Leuk | Riverside County Sheriff’s Department

Investigators from the Central Homicide Unit identified Bun Leuk, a 44-year-old resident of Perris,as the suspect. On Tuesday, September 11, 2019, about 12:15 AM, officers from the Fontana Police Department assisted with a vehicle stop at Riverside Avenue and Interstate 10 in the city of Rialto. Bun was located driving a Toyota Tacoma truck, believed to have been the vehicle used during the incident. The vehicle was impounded for evidence, and Mr. Leuk was taken into custody and booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center in the city of Riverside. The investigation is still ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to contact Central Homicide Investigator Button at (760) 393-3531 or (951) 955-2777.

Details:

On Monday, September 09, 2019, about 4:50 PM, deputies from the Perris Station responded to the 29000 Block of 13th Street in the unincorporated area of Riverside County known as Nuevo in reference to an assault with a deadly weapon.

Upon arrival, deputies found a female deceased in the roadway of 13th Street and a second female injured. The suspect fled the scene before deputies arrived and has not been located. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation.

This is an active investigation and no additional details are currently available. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Central Homicide Investigator Button at (760) 393-3531 or (951) 955-2777.

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department


Perris

Homicide

Incident Date: September 6, 2019

Anthony Varela | Riverside County Sheriff’s Department

On Friday, September 6, 2019, at 11:22 PM, deputies responded to 33 Whirlaway Street in the city of Perris, in reference to a report of multiple people being assaulted at the residence. Deputies arrived on scene to find a female victim deceased from injuries sustained during the attack. A second female and a male were also located at the residence suffering from traumatic injuries. Both were transported to a local hospital where they received care for their injuries. The scene was secured and the Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation.

During the course of the investigation, the suspect was identified as Anthony Varela, 29 years of Perris. He was taken into custody and booked at the Robert Presley Detention  Center in Riverside.

This is an active investigation and no additional details are currently available. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Central Homicide Investigator Alfaro at (760) 393-3528 or (951) 955-2777.

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department


Palm Desert

DUI Traffic Collision

Incident Date: September 8, 2019

Collen Cosner | Riverside County Sheriff’s Department

On September 8, 2019, at 5:12 p.m., Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Palm Desert Station, investigated a single vehicle traffic collision within the 45900 block of Highway 74, Palm Desert. The investigation determined a white Ford sedan, driven by a Collen Cosner, age 48 of Palm Desert, veered off the roadway and struck a parked vehicle at the location. Collen Cosner was found to have been operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol. After being medically cleared at a local hospital, Collen Cosner was booked into the Riverside County Jail in Indio for driving under the influence.

The investigation is still ongoing and anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact, Deputy Christopher Williams from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Palm Desert Station at 760-836-1600, or Crime Stoppers at 760-341-STOP (7867). The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department urges all drivers not to drink and drive.

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department


Moreno Valley

Attempt Murder

Incident Date: September 6, 2019

Juan Cardenas | Riverside County Sheriff’s Department

On September 6, 2019, at approximately 2:15 AM, deputies from the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to a shots fired call at the 14000 block of Vinehill St., Moreno Valley.  The initial investigation revealed there was a verbal dispute which escalated to the suspect brandishing a pistol and shooting the victim in the abdomen. The suspect fled the area and hid in a neighborhood near 22000 block of Allies Pl., Moreno Valley.  The victim’s friends transported him to the hospital where he is currently being treated. 

The Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station Special Enforcement Team (SET), Robbery & Burglary Suppression Team (RBST), Riverside County S.W.A.T. and Fugitive Warrant Enforcement Team (FWET) responded to the area.  The suspect was located and taken into custody without further incident. Team members search his vehicle and located the firearm used in the assault. 

Juan Cardenas (19-years-old), resident of Moreno Valley, was arrested and booked into Robert Presley Detention Center (RPDC) for attempted murder. 

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information related to this case is encouraged to contact Deputy Sinclair with the RBST at the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station by calling (951) 486-6700. 

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department


Thermal

Search Warrant Results in Firearm Seizure and Arrest

Incident Date: September 6, 2019

On Friday, September 6, 2019, at 7:45 P.M. the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force with the assistance of La Quinta Special Enforcement Team served a weapons related search warrant near the 52000 block of Avenida Navarro in the City of La Quinta. The search warrant stemmed from an incident that occurred on September 5, 2019, during which time members of La Quinta Special Enforcement Team arrested documented criminal street gang member, Eric Basquez, 40 of La Quinta during a vehicle stop for being a Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Methamphetamine and Evading a Peace Officer.  A loaded .40 caliber semi-auto handgun was recovered during the incident. Basquez was booked at the Indio Jail.

During today’s search warrant, Gang Task Force Officers seized a .357 revolver, and several rounds of ammunition.  Gang Task Force Officers arrested Jose Angel Arellano, 20 of La Quinta for being in possession of an unregistered handgun.  Arellano was booked at Smith Correctional Facility. 

The Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force is committed to creating safe and secure neighborhoods free of violent crime and gang activity. If you have any information about this crime, please contact CVVCGTF member Officer Villasenor at (760) 836-1600. If you have non-emergency information regarding gang activity, please use our online Gang Task Force Tip Form or call 951-922-7601.

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department


Perris

Homicide

Incident Date: September 1, 2019

Eduardo Escoto | Riverside County Sheriff’s Department

During the course of this investigation, Eduardo Salvador Escoto, a 35-year old male, who resided on the Palm Avenue property, has been identified as a suspect in Brandie Frazier’s murder. Frazier’s 2016 white Chevy Suburban with license plate DP522MB, is missing from her residence and it is believed Escoto fled in her vehicle. The Suburban has a pink Chevy emblem on the front of the vehicle and black wheels. Escoto has a warrant for his arrest and is believed to have fled to Guadalajara, Mexico. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the vehicle or Escoto in the event he has not crossed the border. Do not approach Escoto or the vehicle and notify law enforcement immediately if either is seen. 

This investigation is ongoing and the Sheriff’s Department encourages anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Central Homicide Unit Investigator Bishop at (951) 955-2777, or Perris Sheriff Station Investigator Salisbury at (951) 210-1000.

Details:

On Sunday, September 1st, 2019, at 11:00 AM, deputies from the Perris Sheriff’s Station responded to a residence in the 17000 block of Palm Road near Lake Matthews, to investigate a report of a dead body. When the deputies arrived on Palm Avenue, they located a deceased female adult and determined she was the victim of a homicide. Perris Station investigators and the Central Homicide Unit assumed the investigation. The victim has been identified as Brandie Frazier, a 42 year old female. The suspect is outstanding, however, there is no known threat to public safety. The investigation is currently on-going and anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Investigator Bishop of the Central Homicide Unit at (951) 955-2777.

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department


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