Riverside Sheriff’s Department Hemet Station deputies arrested Pine Cove resident Ron Kimmerle, 49, on suspicion of making criminal threats, a felony under California Penal Code 422. Hemet Station Special Investigations Supervisor Sgt. Wallace Clear confirmed the charges for which Kimmerle was arrested. The arrest occurred around noon on Monday, May 7 at Kimmerle’s Pine Cove cabin in the 25000 block of Laurel Drive. Deputies remained on the scene throughout the afternoon conducting further investigations.
Neighbor Lynette Poor summoned police over threats she said Kimmerle had made against her husband. “I’m tired of it,” she said referring to Kimmerle’s threats against and abuse of neighbors. “He threatened my husband with a weapon in the street. This has got to stop. He’s threatened many in the community.” This is Kimmerle’s second arrest in a little more than a week. Hemet Station deputies first arrested Kimmerle on Friday, April 27 on suspicion of receiving stolen property. After a night in county jail, Kimmerle posted a bond of $500 on $5,000 bail and was released. Hemet Station Special Investigations Supervisor Wallace Clear said that his department is still inventorying stolen items that were in Kimmerle’s possession at the time of the April 27 arrest in ongoing efforts to return the stolen articles to their rightful owners. “Additional charges are likely to be filed as the inventory of stolen goods is completed,” said Clear.
One of the officers making today’s arrest, Sgt. Jim Wilson, said residents of Pine Cove have been very helpful in providing the Sheriff’s Department with information that has assisted these arrests. Wilson stressed that it is the constitutional right of an arrested person to post bail if they can, unless the severity of the charges precludes bail, and that this is a matter over which the Sheriff’s Department has no direct control.
Officers from Riverside County Animal Control arrived around 3:15 p.m. to take Kimmerle’s horse and dogs to a shelter for safekeeping. Animal Control Public Information Officer John Welsh said he believed the animals would be taken to the department’s shelter in the Coachella Valley.
No information is yet available on the Superior Court website regarding this latest arrest of Kimmerle.