Moreno Valley carjacking leaves elderly couple injured

MORENO VALLEY — An elderly couple who tried to fend off a carjacker were injured outside their Moreno Valley home yesterday morning, Tuesday, Fed. 25. Their attacker, who has not yet been identified or apprehended, made off with the couple’s car after a short struggle that left both victims with minor injuries, according to officials.


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Deputies from the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to the 15000 block of Moreno Beach Drive at 8:45 a.m., after learning about the violent incident, Riverside Sheriff’s Sgt. Jason Vickers later reported.

During their subsequent investigation, deputies learned the elderly victims arrived home when they were approached by an unknown black male adult. The suspect demanded the keys to the couples’ red, 2015 Nissan Versa, with a California License plate of SOBRN83.

“When the victims refused, a short struggle ensued, and the suspect forcefully took the vehicles keys and fled the area in the Nissan, leaving the victim’s with minor injuries,” explained Vickers.

The victims were treated at the scene for their unspecified injuries.

The suspect has been described as a black male adult, approximately 20-years-old.

At this time, the vehicle and suspect are still outstanding, according to Vickers; who said the carjacking investigation is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Dispatch by calling 9-1-1 or (951) 776-1099. Callers can refer to incident file number MV200560444 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

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Trevor Montgomery, 48, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, (the now defunct) Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; 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 16 grandchildren.