SAN JACINTO: Deputies investigating attempted theft of ATM machine

SAN JACINTO – Sheriff’s officials are investigating the attempted theft of an ATM machine from a business in the 100 block of S. Sanderson Avenue in San Jacinto. The early-morning attempted theft happened Tuesday, Feb. 21.

Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s San Jacinto Police station responded to the report of a commercial burglary about 12:48 a.m., according to Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Vance Stolte.

Deputies searched the area for the suspects but were unable to locate them.

During their investigation, deputies determined two men, who were both wearing ski masks and gloves, “backed a box truck up to the front of the business, smashed the glass front doors and entered the business,” Stolte explained. “Once inside, they tied a chain to the ATM machine and attempted to remove it from the business.”

Despite their efforts, the suspects were not able to remove the ATM machine from the business.

The suspects fled the area in the truck before deputies arrived in the area.

The investigation into the burglary and attempted theft is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact the San Jacinto Police Department at (951) 654-2702. Callers can refer to incident file number I170520002 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.