San Jacinto “Quality of Life” operation yields 14 arrests, stolen vehicle

SAN JACINTO, Calif., — Responding to recent complaints and growing concerns regarding area homeless and criminal activity including theft, stolen vehicles, indecent exposure, assaults, and disturbing the peace, officials from multiple agencies in San Jacinto recently conducted a half-day “Quality of Life” enforcement operation.

During the six-hour operation, which was conducted on Wednesday, July 14, twenty arrest warrants were served, fourteen people arrested for various charges, and one stolen vehicle was recovered. A similar operation, which was conducted in May, resulted in more than fifty arrest warrants served, six new cases with various charges, twenty-four arrests, and the recovery of three stolen vehicles.

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On Wednesday, at around 7 a.m., San Jacinto deputies teamed up with the Homeless Outreach Team, in partnership with the Riverside County Probation Department, San Jacinto Homeless and At-Risk Population (HARP) Team, San Jacinto Special Enforcement Team, the Regional Gang Task Force, Cal Fire Law Enforcement, and the Hemet Police Department and prepared for the operation, Riverside Sheriff’s Deputy Enochs later said.

A deputy is seen contacting homeless individuals during last May’s “Quality of Life” enforcement operation. San Jacinto Sheriff’s Station photo

After being briefed about the operation, officials fanned out across the City of San Jacinto to locate and contact people along the business corridors within San Jacinto.

“Their purpose was to identify and provide social service assistance to those people who desired it, maintain the quality of life / safe environment to the area, as well as serve any and all outstanding arrest warrants,” said Enochs.

“As a result of the six-hour operation, countless numbers of people were provided resource opportunities,” Enoch continued. “One person was placed in a rehabilitation program and another person was provided resources to obtain housing.”

In all, twenty arrest warrants were served, fourteen people were arrested for various charges, and one stolen vehicle was recovered.

The following 14 subjects were arrested:

  • Alonzo Strange, 40-year-old resident of San Jacinto, for an outstanding warrant
  • Daniel Busch, 41-year-old resident of San Jacinto, for outstanding warrants
  • Justin Hancock, 32-year-old resident of Hemet, for outstanding warrants
  • Daniel Villaceran, 34-year-old resident of Hemet, for drug possession
  • Marcos Vasquez, 39-year-old resident of San Jacinto, for a felony violation of probation
  • Luis Garcia, 50-year-old resident of San Jacinto, for an outstanding warrant
  • Curt Daves, 41-year-old resident of San Jacinto, for an outstanding warrant
  • Steven Armenta, 34-year-old resident of San Jacinto, for an outstanding warrant
  • Tawana Shaffer, 32-year-old resident of Hemet, for outstanding warrants
  • Marc Hoffman, 32-year-old resident of Hemet, for outstanding warrants and resisting arrest
  • Ray Christian, 44-year-old resident of San Jacinto, for outstanding warrants
  • Tracy Young, 45-year-old resident of San Jacinto, for an outstanding warrant
  • Roxanne Hoeting, 44-year-old resident of San Jacinto, for outstanding warrants
  • Dominic Cortez, 18-year-old resident of San Jacinto, possession of a stolen vehicle

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Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

Trevor Montgomery, 50, 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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