Weekend traffic stops in Riverside yield 4 arrests, 4 guns off the streets

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Authorities say patrol efforts in Riverside over the weekend pulled four more illegally possessed handguns off the city’s streets.

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“This past weekend, Riverside Police Officers were able to seize four more guns, two of which were taken from convicted felons,” Riverside Police Department announced in a social media release at the end of the busy weekend.

Located during traffic stops that led to four arrests, RPD said, “Our officers continue to vigilantly patrol our streets to keep the citizens of Riverside safe.”

Those arrested included:

Phillip Bias, 38 years-old and convicted felon from Moreno Valley, was arrested and booked into jail for multiple weapons violations. He was released on $10,000 bail.

Dejuan Hughes, 34-years-old and convicted felon from Riverside, was arrested and booked into jail for weapons violations. He was released on $10,000 bail.

David Medina, 22 years-old from Moreno Valley, was arrested and booked into jail for weapons violations. He was released on $10,000 bail.

Aaron Echols, 19-years-old from Pomona, was arrested and booked into jail for multiple weapons violations. He is currently being held on $10,000 bail.



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Trevor Montgomery, 49, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS).

Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County-based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.

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 30 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 18 grandchildren.

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