Teens arrested after trio of violent Hemet & Perris home invasion robberies

PERRIS, Calif., — A trio of teens were arrested and are now facing charges of home invasion robbery, kidnapping for ransom with injuries, vehicle theft, weapons violations, criminal conspiracy and other allegations after a series of overnight and early morning incidents at three southwest Riverside County area residences Monday night and early Tuesday morning, Oct 4th and 5th.

Some of the property stolen from the victims was recovered and search warrants served at multiple residences in the cities of Hemet and San Jacinto led to the alleged suspects’ arrests.


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Deputies from the Perris Sheriff’s Station responded to the 1000 block of Leopard Lane in the city of Perris around 3:15 a.m. after receiving reports of a home invasion robbery that had just occurred, Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant John Burke has since reported.

As deputies were arriving in the area they spotted two armed males walking away from the residence carrying the victim’s property. Deputies detained Arturo Ojeda, a 19-year-old Hemet resident, and a 17-year-old juvenile from San Jacinto.

The Perris Station Burglary Robbery Suppression Team responded to the location and assumed the investigation and ultimately identified a third suspect as Kodi Adkins, a 19-year-old San Jacinto resident. He was later taken into custody without incident at his home on Trinity Way in San Jacinto.

During their investigation, officials learned of two other home invasion robberies that occurred overnight in the 900 block of Hereford Way in the city of Perris and the 40000 block of Cavalier Drive in the unincorporated area of Hemet, according to Burke; who said the two additional incidents occurred earlier in the morning and the previous evening.

With the assistance of the Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Bureau and the Hemet Station Investigations Bureau, Perris Station investigators served search warrants at residences in the cities of Hemet and San Jacinto.

Based on their investigation and the search warrant results, investigators arrested the trio.


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Ojeda and Adkins were booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta, while the juvenile was booked into Riverside Juvenile Hall.

Online jail records indicate both Ojeda and Adkins remain in custody with Ojeda’s bail or bond set at $250,000 and Adkins’ bail set at $500,000.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy Gil at the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department – Perris Station by calling (951) 210-1000 or by emailing the Perris Sheriff’s Station.

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.