CALIMESA: Man arrested, accused of attempting to kidnap girls, ages 10 and 5

CALIMESA – Sheriff’s officials announced the arrest of a man accused of attempting to kidnap two young girls Thursday, Dec. 29. The attempted kidnapping happened in the 1300 block of Lone Star Court in Calimesa, a quiet tree-lined cul-de-sac located south of Sandalwood Drive and north of the Calimesa Country Club.

Luis Lozano was arrested after he allegedly attempted to kidnap two girls in Calimesa.

During their investigation, deputies identified the alleged suspect as Luis Lozano, 32, of San Bernardino. He was later arrested at his residence on Sepulveda Avenue in San Bernardino and booked into the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning on suspicion of attempted kidnapping.

The investigation began when deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Calimesa Police station responded to a 911 call reporting the attempted kidnapping about 1 p.m., according to Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant R. Beatty.

When deputies arrived, they learned a Hispanic male adult, driving a gray Toyota Venza, told a 10-year-old girl and a 5-year-old girl to get into his vehicle.

During their investigation, deputies developed leads and gathered information and were able to positively identify Lozano as the suspect, Beatty explained. Deputies responded to Lozano’s residence in San Bernardino and arrested him without incident.

An online jail records search revealed Lozano is being held in lieu of $55,000 and is scheduled to be arraigned at an unspecified court Jan. 3.

This is an active investigation and anyone with additional information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Investigator Hensley at (951) 922-7100. Callers can refer to incident file number CM163640013 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

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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.