Sexual Assault Arrest

Date:

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Joe Narciso

File # TE231400181

Details:

On May 20, 2023, at 8:55 p.m., Southwest Sheriff’s Station deputies were dispatched to the 44000 block of Pechanga Parkway, Temecula, for a sexual assault that just occurred. The suspect sexually assaulted the victim and fled the scene. The Southwest Station Investigations Bureau continued this investigation and gathered several leads from the community. On May 31, 2023, sheriff’s deputies located the suspect in the area of Temecula Parkway and La Paz Road.

Joseph Edward Labastida

The suspect was identified as Joseph Edward Labastida, a 30-years old resident of Temecula. The suspect was arrested and booked into custody at the Cois Byrd Detention Center for felony sexual assault charges. The investigation also revealed Joseph Labastida was wanted for sexual assault charges out of Mojave County, Arizona.

The Southwest Station Investigations Bureau is asking anyone with additional information on this case to contact Investigator Gouvion, at (951) 696-3000.

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

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Such a shame, he has been there for 2 months now with no charge just a case number. As bad as the news lied about him having a warrant in Arizona, I know when they are done experimenting with him he will be paid for slander and defamation for ruining his name.

  2. Such a shame, he has been there for 2 months now with no charge just a case number. As bad as the news lied about him having a warrant in Arizona which is a propertydamage no show warrant.

  3. Such a shame, he has been there for 2 months now with no charge just a case number. As bad as the news lied about him having a warrant in Arizona which is a property damage no show warrant.

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