Recently, deputies from the Perris Station fielded specific complaints from concerned community members about unlawful activities such as trespassing, drug usage, illegal dumping and other quality of life issues near the intersection of Bellamo Lane and 4th Street, in the city of Perris. On February 9 and 16, the Perris Station Problem Oriented Policing Team, Perris City Code Enforcement and Social Workers Action Group responded to the above location and offered targeted outreach services to several individuals staying at the location. They were offered housing assistance, substance abuse assistance and mental health services. Multiple subjects received assistance and left the location, while others refused.
On February 23, 2021, deputies assigned to the Perris Station Problem Oriented Policing Team, in collaboration with the Perris City Code Enforcement and Social Workers Action Group, conducted a homeless disruption operation. When applicable, persons contacted were referred to the Social Workers Action Group and offered resources for housing and substance abuse, including those subjects who were later arrested.
During the operation, the following individuals were arrested and booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center:
- Austin Harris, 23-year-old for drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor warrants.
- David Minler, 41-year-old for felon in possession of ammunition and misdemeanor warrants.
- Shyla Russell, 40-year-old for trespassing.
- Wesley Mamea, 31-year-old for trespassing.
- Emily Rodriguez, 27-year-old for misdemeanor warrants.
- Santaeze Hubbard, 35-year-old for trespassing, no-bail felony warrant and obstruct, delay or resist a peace officer.
- Angela Taylor, 24-year-old for trespassing.
- Luis Ochoa, 25-year-old for trespassing, possession of drug paraphernalia and drug possession.
- John Greggins, 54-year-old for trespassing.
- Jerome Brooks, 43-year-old for trespassing and obstruct, delay or resist a peace officer.
- April Smith, 37-year-old for a misdemeanor warrant.
- Jose Rico, 40-year-old for various misdemeanor warrants.
- Gerardo Rodriguez, 39-year-old for a misdemeanor warrant.
- Gerald Jones, 50-year-old for trespassing and misdemeanor warrants.
The goal of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is to keep all of our citizens safe while also improving the quality of life for those residing within the community. “Community Policing” involves partnerships between law enforcement and community members. If you see or know anyone needing assistance, please call the Perris Station at 951-210-1000.
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