Day-long, high impact patrol operation in Moreno Valley yields 53 arrests

MORENO VALLEY, Calif., — Last Friday the 13th was a very bad day for 53 people who were arrested for a variety of reasons as a result of a day-long high impact patrol operation conducted within the city of Moreno Valley.

The ten-hour operation involved traffic and pedestrian stops, as well as other high visibility proactive patrol encounters throughout the day and evening, according to officials.


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Starting at 10 a.m. Friday morning and continuing through 8 p.m. that evening, deputies from the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station fanned out to various locations throughout the city and began conducting high visibility patrols, Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Medina has since reported.

As a result of the operation, a total of 53 people were arrested for outstanding warrants and other reasons, including seven people who were arrested for felony warrants and 42 others arrested for misdemeanor warrants.

Four others were arrested for various violations and crimes, including one felon who was arrested for being in possession of ammunition, a person who was arrested for being under the influence, another subject who was arrested for being in possession of drug paraphernalia, and a fourth person who was found to be in possession of a dirk or dagger.

The suspects were later booked in the Robert Presley Detention Center according to Medina, who went on to say, “The Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station is committed to serving the public and improving the quality of life for the citizens of the Moreno Valley”, and that other similar high impact operations are already being planned for the future.

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Trevor Montgomery, 51, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and operates Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS). Both are stringer organizations, providing breaking news coverage and community interest stories for other mainstream media organizations throughout the two regions they serve.

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.