Yreka couple arrested with shotgun & drugs at Eastvale park

EASTVALE, Calif. — A couple from the North State area of Yreka were arrested at an Eastvale park in southern California, after they were found to be in possession of a loaded shotgun, narcotics and drug paraphernalia Sunday morning, Aug. 2.

The pair, 41-year-old, Joseph Edward Garibay and 28-year-old, Rebeccah Fleming, both of whom are on felony probation, remain in custody and are facing a laundry list of felony and misdemeanor charges related to their arrests. 

North State area Superior Court and other records indicate Garibay has failed to appear in court on numerous occasions related to other criminal cases. One headline-leading arrest involved him and another man who were arrested in Yreka, CA last August after the shooting of two dogs, one of which was killed.


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After spotting what Riverside Sheriff’s Sgt. Julio De Leon later described as a suspicious vehicle parked at Eastvale’s Harada Heritage Park at 8:40 a.m., deputies contacted the car’s two occupants, later identified as Garibay and Fleming.

41-year-old, Joseph Garibay and 28-year-old, Rebeccah Fleming, were arrested at an Eastvale park after deputies discovered the Yreka couple was in possession of a shotgun and drugs. RSO booking photos

After learning both occupants were on felony probation, deputies searched the vehicle pursuant to their probation terms and located a loaded shotgun, narcotics and drug paraphernalia, according to De Leon.

Both Garibay and Fleming were arrested and booked into Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning for numerous charges, including being felons in possession of a firearm and ammunition, possession of narcotics while armed and several other charges.

Online jail records indicate the pair remains in custody in lieu of $75,000 bail or bond each and both are scheduled to be arraigned at the Riverside Hall Of Justice tomorrow morning, Aug. 5.


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Anyone with further information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Deputy Huggins at (951) 955-2600. Callers can refer to incident file number EV202150025 and can remain anonymous.

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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.