Lake Elsinore – Fraud by Credit Card
On Saturday, August 17, 2019, Corporal Brown from the Lake Elsinore Station responded to the Launch Pointe recreational resort, located in the 32000 block of Riverside Drive, in reference to a fraud. The investigation revealed Ricardo Campos, a 37-year-old, from Lake Elsinore, had fraudulently used the victim’s credit card information at the location.
Corporal Brown located Campos whom was also found in possession of a credit card making machine. Ricardo Campos was booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center on the felony charges of identity theft, theft by credit card, possession of a credit card making machine, and possession of methamphetamine.
The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with further information on this case is encouraged to contact Corporal Chris Brown from the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station by calling (951) 245-3300.
Thermal – Grand Theft Arrest
On August 19, 2019, at 7:48 pm, the La Quinta Special Enforcement Team responded to the 76400 block of Fillmore Street, in the unincorporated area of Thermal, regarding a search warrant service relating to grand theft, mail theft, and identity theft. The initial investigation started in February 2019, and in the months following, it was determined Marcos Salinas Hurtado, 28-years-old of Thermal was stealing mail and using the victim’s identities to purchase items at stores in the city of Indio and the city of La Quinta. During the search warrant service, Hurtado was located and taken into custody. Additional identity theft victims who reside in the unincorporated area of Thermal were identified.
Efrain Salinas Hurtado, 30-years-old of Thermal, was also arrested during the search warrant for an outstanding driving under the influence of alcohol warrant. They were booked into the Riverside County jail in Indio.
The La Quinta Special Enforcement Team is asking anyone with additional information to contact Deputy Huyler at the Thermal Sheriff’s Station by calling (760)-863-8990.
Palm Desert – DUI Traffic Collision
On August 20, 2019, around 8:58 pm, Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Palm Desert Station responded to a reported single-vehicle traffic collision within the 73800 block of Shadow Mountain Drive, Palm Desert. The investigation later determined a black Chevrolet pick-up truck, driven by an Arturo Guzman, age 52 of Palm Desert, lost control of his vehicle and struck a parked vehicle at the location. Arturo Guzman was found to have been operating a motor vehicle under the influence. After being medically cleared at a local hospital, Arturo Guzman 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 Wayne Davidson 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.
Lake Elsinore – Narcotic sales
On Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at approximately 9:30 pm, deputies from the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station received a complaint of individuals selling narcotics from a residence in the area of Eucalyptus Avenue and Red Gum Drive, Lake Elsinore.
Upon arrival, deputies located Beverly Quake, age 64, a resident of Lake Elsinore, who was on probation for possession of a stolen firearm and narcotics offenses. Roger Grimard, age 38, a resident of Lake Elsinore, was also at the residence and on active parole for assault with a deadly weapon. During a search of Quake’s residence, deputies located methamphetamine, digital scales, packaging and other items common with the sales of narcotics.
Beverly Quake was arrested for sales of narcotics. Roger Grimard was arrested for being under the influence of narcotics and a parole violation. Both were transported and booked at the Cois Byrd Detention Center.
Anyone with additional information is urged to call Deputy McGuire at the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station at (951) 245-3300. As a reminder, “Community Policing” involves partnerships between law enforcement and community members. Business owners and residents are encouraged to report suspicious activity directly to law enforcement by calling the Sheriff’s Dispatch at (951) 776-1099, or by calling 911 if the matter is an emergency.