157 arrested during MoVal “Zero Tolerance – Saturation Patrol”

MORENO VALLEY — “BAD CHOICES = Transportation & Lodging to COUNTY JAIL!!!” Moreno Valley PD officials announced after more than 75 deputies arrested an astonishing 157 people during a 10-hour pro-active, targeted enforcement operation Thursday, Aug. 15 . According to officials, the day-long “Zero Tolerance” operation was aimed at “ridding the city’s streets of criminals and others whose illegal activities affect the quality of life for the citizens who reside in Moreno Valley.”

During the targeted enforcement operation, deputies made a number of notable arrests, including a subject arrested for two counts of carjacking, a vehicle pursuit resulting in two arrests, two stolen vehicles recovered resulting in four arrests, and other charges resulting from the seizure of a significant quantity of narcotics, according to officials.


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As the enforcement operation was getting underway, “more than 75 deputies descended on Moreno Valley to root out illegal narcotic users, thieves and other criminals,” Moreno Valley PD said in a social media release after the highly successful day’s work.

“Led by Sheriff Bianco, all violators of the law found during this operation were arrested and booked into jail,” officials proclaimed.

“Moreno Valley Station deputies were assisted by numerous deputies from stations and facilities throughout the county,” officials explained; saying, “Our hope is the arrests of these offenders improves the quality of life for the citizens of Moreno Valley.”

While saying the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s goal is to keep all of its citizens safe while also improving quality of life in the communities the department serves, officials explained, “The use of illegal drugs not only affects the individual, but also the community as illegal drug use is the root cause of many of the crimes that affect our county.”


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“Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has a zero-tolerance policy for these offenses,” officials continued, and other sheriff’s stations throughout Riverside County also performed “zero-tolerance” targeted enforcement operations this week, including the unincorporated area of Hemet, as well as the cities of San Jacinto and Perris.

During Hemet and San Jacinto’s operation, deputies arrested twenty subjects for a variety of charges and Perris’ targeted enforcement in the city’s downtown business district yielded 22 arrests. Other area sheriff’s stations also performed similar operations this past week, but have not yet provided statistics for their operations.

If you suspect drug activity in your area, please contact your local Sheriff’s Station. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

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Trevor Montgomery, 47, moved last year to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he currently writes for or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, the (now defunct) Valley Chronicle, Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle, and Anza Valley Outlook; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta County.

Trevor 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, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with 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, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 29 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 15 – but soon to be 16 – grandchildren.