For Immediate Release
|Date||May 21, 2003|
|Contact||Lt. Tim Bacon|
Riverside, Ca- On 05-21-03 at
0320 Hours Officers Cook and O’Boyle were working the area of Banbury Drive and
Diana Avenue due to a recent rash in vehicle burglaries occurring in nearby
apartment complexes. Officers observed two suspicious male subjects in the
secured parking area of an apartment complex located at 3572 Banbury. The
subjects were contacted and later detained reference possession of drug related
paraphernalia: Suspect Belmontes had an active felony violation of probation
bench warrant for prior a GTA conviction and an active felony arrest warrant
stemming from a Moreno Valley residential burglary.
The City of Riverside had three other recent vehicle burglaries, one in the Banbury Area, another in the Canyon Crest Area, and a third in the Victoria Country Club Area. Fingerprints were located on each of these vehicles that later were matched with the known prints of Suspect Belmontes’. These cases were currently in review at the DA’s Office for complaint filing and issuance of arrest warrants.
Suspect Belmontes was booked into RPDC on the felony warrants and the new Riverside burglary cases.
BELMONTES, Edgar Edward HM 19 03-22-84
Riverside, CA RSO BKG 2003-20355 Bail $55,000
HM Juvenile (Name withheld)
Riverside, CA Released to parents pending referral to Juvenile Court
Anyone with information regarding the above
listed investigation is asked to contact Detective Ron Wright at (909) 320-8059.