Perris brothers charged in robbery-related murder of Moreno Valley man, two other robberies

UPDATED: Thursday, Dec. 2, 12:22 p.m.

See Original Story below.

PERRIS, Calif., — Two Perris brothers have been arrested and charged in the November robbery-related murder of 25-year-old, George Torres, of Moreno Valley. Court documents reveal the brothers have also been charged with targeting two other victims the same morning.

The pair accused in Torres’ slaying, 23-year-old Edgar Ortega-Sanchez and 18-year-old Bryan Ortega, have been charged with murder, two counts of armed robbery and one count of attempted robbery, with a special circumstance allegation of killing during the course of a robbery. Bryan Ortega has also been charged with assault with a deadly weapon and sentence-enhancing gun and great bodily injury allegations.


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Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Richard Carroll has said that at around 1:50 a.m. on Friday morning, Nov. 26, the brothers confronted Torres outside a business in the 4000 block of North Perris Boulevard.

Court documents reveal that during the confrontation, Bryan Ortega pulled out a handgun and shot the victim multiple times. As the victim lay dying, the pair then took his belongings before fleeing the scene.

Perris brothers Edgar and Bryan Ortega have been charged with murdering a Moreno Valley man while robbing him outside a Perris business last month. Court documents reveal the brothers have also been charged with robbing two other victims the same morning. RSO booking photos

Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit investigators who assumed the investigation quickly began developing leads and gathering information that ultimately led them to identifying the brothers in Torres’ slaying.

Court documents have revealed that evidence also tied them to two other armed robberies that occurred the same morning. Neither of those robbery victims, identified in documents only as “J.N.” and “M.F.”, were injured.

Based on their findings, investigators obtained and served search warrants at the brothers’ Perris homes at which time both men were taken into custody.

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Online jail records indicate that both men remain in separate Riverside County jails, where both are being held in lieu of $1 million bail or bond each. Their next court appearance has been set for Jan. 4, at the Riverside Hall of Justice.

Anyone with further information regarding this incident is urged to contact Central Homicide Investigator Robertson at (951) 955-2777. Callers can refer to incident file number PE213300006 and can remain anonymous.

Original Story: Moreno Valley man, 25, ID’d after murdered in Perris

UPDATED: Sunday, Nov. 28, 8:02 a.m., With Coroner’s release of information.

Originally Published: Saturday, Nov. 27, 9:46 a.m.

PERRIS, Calif., — Authorities say a Moreno Valley man was found murdered outside a Perris business early Friday morning, Nov. 26. No arrests have been made in the homicide, which occurred outside a Perris business in the 4000 block of N. Perris Boulevard.


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Deputies from the Perris Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to the scene around 1:51 a.m. after receiving a 911 call reporting an assault with a deadly weapon, according to Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Richard Carroll.

Deputies arrived at the scene within minutes and located an unconscious adult male with major traumatic injuries. Despite life-saving efforts by deputies and medical personnel, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office has since identified 25-year-old, George Torres, from Moreno Valley. A Coroner’s release indicated he was pronounced deceased at 1:56 a.m., just minutes after the dispatched call.

Deputies secured the area as a crime scene and Central Homicide Unit along with Perris Station investigators and members of the department’s Forensic Services Unit responded and assumed the investigation.

“The investigation is ongoing, and currently, there are no additional details available for release,” said Carroll.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Central Homicide Investigator Robertson at (951) 955-2777. Callers can refer to incident file number PE213300006 and can remain anonymous.

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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.