JURUPA VALLEY: Corona resident arrested for indecent exposure

JURUPA VALLEY – A Corona resident was arrested Friday, Sept. 23 after he allegedly exposed himself to a female motorist in an incident that occurred Sunday, Sept. 18, according to Riverside Sheriff’s Deputy R. Williams. The incident reportedly occurred in the area of Limonite Avenue and Pats Ranch Road in Jurupa Valley.

After a thorough investigation, deputies identified and arrested Martin Mendiola, 45, of Corona, for his alleged involvement in the crime.

Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Jurupa Valley Station responded to a report of a man in a vehicle exposing himself to a female victim in another vehicle at about 6 p.m.

The victim told investigating deputies the suspect was a Hispanic male in his 40’s. He was reportedly driving a green Honda Odyssey mini-van.

“Patrol officers worked closely with the Jurupa Valley Station crime analyst and were able to identify the suspect,” Williams wrote in a press release after Mendiola’s arrest.

Deputies arrested Mendiola at his residence Friday, Sept. 23. He was booked for indecent exposure – a misdemeanor – with a felony enhancement for a prior conviction.

“The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is committed to the safety of the residents they serve out of the Jurupa Valley Station and is vigilant investigating all crimes of this nature,” according to Williams. “The investigation is ongoing.”

Anyone with additional information to contact Deputy R. Williams at the Jurupa Valley Station at (951) 955-2600. Callers can refer to incident file number JV162620101 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.


Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

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Trevor Montgomery spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg in an off-duty accident.

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations, including the Robert Presley Detention Center, the Southwest Station in Temecula, the Hemet Station, and the Lake Elsinore Station, along with many other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, Personnel and Background Investigations and he finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator.

Trevor has been married for more than 26 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and has 13 children and 12 – soon to be 13 – grandchildren.