Vehicle located, felon arrested after fatal Moreno Valley hit and run

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. — Authorities say a felon suspected of being involved in a fatal Moreno Valley hit and run last February was arrested during the service of a search warrant Thursday morning, May 13. A woman was also arrested on multiple charges after the search warrant and several children who were at the home when the warrant was served were later taken into protective custody, according to officials.

In addition to finding the vehicle suspected in last February’s fatal hit and run at a Moreno Valley residence in the 13700 block of Stockbrook Road, while officials were serving the search warrant they also uncovered components of a Butane Honey Oil Lab, a large quantity of marijuana, packaged honey oil products, US currency, and a loaded shotgun. 


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Officials who investigated last February’s fatal hit and run previously reported that Jose Garcia, 37, of Moreno Valley, had been crossing Perris Boulevard, south of Fir Avenue, when he was struck by an older, white, two-door Pontiac Grand Am that witnesses said was traveling northbound on Perris Boulevard at a high rate of speed.

“The Pontiac slowed and pulled to the side of the roadway with a purple Scion XB following the collision, after which both the Pontiac and Scion fled the area eastbound on Fir Avenue,” Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant R. Grmusha previously described.

Anthony and Alania Limpert were arrested after a fatal hit and run related search warrant uncovered the vehicle officials believe was used in last February’s deadly incident, as well as a components of a Butane Honey Oil Lab, a large quantity of marijuana, packaged honey oil products, US currency, and a loaded shotgun.

As part of their ongoing investigation into the Feb. 13th hit and run that killed Garcia at around 10:19 a.m., officials from the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station’s Traffic Team, with assistance from the station’s Special Enforcement Team, served the search warrant at the Stockbrook Road home, according to Grmusha.

While searching the premises, officials located a white Pontiac Grand Am GT, the suspected vehicle that was being driven when Garcia was fatally struck.

Officials also found components of a Butane Honey Oil (BHO) lab, a large quantity of marijuana, packaged honey oil products, currency, and a loaded shotgun, according to the Sergeant.

“Members of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s Marijuana Eradication Team responded to the location to assume the investigation into the suspected Butane Honey Oil lab, while members of the Drug Endangered Children Team arrived to care for juveniles found unattended inside of the residence,” Grmusha explained.

Based on the recovery of the vehicle officials believe was used in the hit and run and their findings during the service of the search warrant, officials arrested Anthony Limpert, 35, and Alania Limpert, 28, both of Moreno Valley. Officials did not specify how or if the pair was related.

Anthony Limpert was booked into custody for manufacturing a controlled substance, child endangerment, being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, and for committing a felony while out on bail in a previous case, according to Grmusha; who added, “Additionally, further charges will be filed against Anthony Limpert with the District Attorney’s Office for his involvement in the felony hit and run.”

Alania Limpert was also booked into custody for charges related to manufacturing a controlled substance and child endangerment.

Online jail records indicate that both Anthony and Alania Limpert remain in custody, where they are each being held in lieu of $1 million bail or bond.

Anyone with further information about this investigation is encouraged to call Deputy Dustin Deanne of the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 486-6887 or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at (951) 776-1099. You can also leave anonymous information on the department’s Crime Tips Online Form or Callers can refer to incident file number MV210440334 and can remain anonymous.

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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.