Murrieta parole compliance check uncovers illegally owned and modified weapons

MURRIETA, Calif., — Authorities say a parole compliance check conducted at the private Murrieta residence of a convicted felon led to the discovery of weapons and ammunition Thursday afternoon, Oct. 28.

The compliance check, which was initiated by the Murrieta-Temecula Regional Gang Task Force, happened in the 26000 block of Saint Julian Circle, just south of Winchester Creek Avenue and Bahama Way.


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During Friday’s parole compliance check, which happed around 2 p.m., Murrieta / Temecula Regional Gang Task Force members were attempting to verify parole compliance in reference to Andrew Sterling Davis, 32, of Murrieta. 

Davis is a documented criminal street gang member and convicted felon, according to GTF Sergeant S. Dyer.

Gang Task Force officials conducting a parole compliance check in Murrieta discovered weapons and ammunition. Murrieta Police Department photo

While at the residence, GTF officials located a short barrel semi-automatic rifle, a 12-gauge shotgun, several high capacity magazines associated with the rifle, and over one-hundred and eighty rounds of ammunition. All are illegal to posses by convicted felons.

During their investigation, officials learned Davis was already in custody at the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside on unrelated charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, driving while addicted to drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of burglary tools and violation of parole.

Anyone with information related to this investigation can contact Gang Task Force Officer R. Leitch at (951) 461-6353 or Deputy T. Tully at (951) 461-6344. Callers can refer to incident file number MR21-5642 and can remain anonymous. Anyone with information related to gang or illegal weapon related activity in their neighborhood can contact Sergeant S. Dyer at the Murrieta-Temecula Regional Gang Task Force at (951) 461-6363.

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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.