Criminal Threats / Hate Crime


Reporting Deputy: Investigator Jomar Vanderhoof

File # MV232210443


On Wednesday, August 9, 2023, at about 10:45 p.m., deputies from the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station received a call for service regarding harassing phone calls. During the investigation, deputies learned the suspect and the victim attended the same high school, that a series of messages were sent to the victim that rose to the level of a hate crime, and that the messages the victim received were a credible threat.

Based upon this, investigators from the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station and Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station Special Enforcement Team served a search warrant at a residence on the 15000 block of Ninya Avenue, Moreno Valley. During the service of the search warrant, a handgun and fireworks were located. The suspect, who is a 17-year-old juvenile was taken into custody and booked into juvenile hall for criminal threats, hate crimes, and harassing phone calls.

Anyone with additional information related to this case is encouraged to contact Investigator Allen at the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station by calling (951) 486-6700.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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