Sheriff's deputies arrested Daniel Plott, seen here in car, and Harry Dennis at Strawberry Plaza. Photo by Marshall Smith

On Monday, Aug. 20 Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a second search of a home in the 26800 block of Highway 243, near Idyllwild School that led to the arrest of two men. Law enforcement had previously searched the same home in an earlier operation on March 28.


Deputies arrived in five unmarked and one marked patrol car around noon on Monday. Information obtained during interrogation of individuals at the house led to the subsequent arrest of Idyllwild locals Harry Dennis, 26 and Daniel Plott, 43, at Strawberry Plaza in front of Gary’s Deli.

Dennis was arrested on suspicion of possession of stolen property including firearms and a large container of collectable stamps that are identifiable. Investigators are in the process of trying to locate the rightful owners of the recovered property.

Riverside County Sheriff's booking photo of Harry Dennis

Plott was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of a controlled substance and violating the terms of his probation.

Riverside County Sheriff's Department booking photo Daniel Plott.


Both Dennis and Plott were transported to the Larry Smith Correctional Facility in Banning. Bail for Plott was set at $25,000 and for Dennis at 5,000. Both had court dates on Wednesday, Aug. 22 at Southwest Justice Center in Murietta.


  1. The photo on the left of Daniel Plott – he's got the Charles Manson crazy eyes. When you get out of jail and read this, remember this when you break into my home, .357 Magnum, in Hollow Point just for you. Right between the eyes. So best you move along.

    As for 28 year old Harry Dennis – watch out for your corn hole in prison. I think the jail menu for this week is white meat. If you broke into my home, I would feel bad about shooting you between the eyes and the chest, at first. but I'll get over it real quick. So best you turn your life around, get a lousy paying job like the rest of us. Otherwise you will turn out to be like your pal DP.

    Thank you Town Crier / Marshall Smith for posting the headshot. Familiar faces are easy to watch out for

    • agreed! let that be a warning to all those with criminal records and potential future criminals. Idyllwild residents are nice folk, but are quietly armed and prepared to protect each other.

      And to quote an old famous movie:
      Your choice is simple: join us and live in peace, or pursue your present course and face obliteration. We shall be waiting for your answer. The decision rests with you.

  2. Keep them in jail they are scum and won’t change!! To many people steeling and doing stupid drugs! They are both meth addicts and have been for over 12 years! They are both lost and won’t find there wAy!!

    • Kiersten – Daniel Plott has only lived here 4 years (max) and the entire time has held a full time job at two very well known respectable local businesses. Can you please define "stupid drugs" to me? as opposed to "smart drugs" that you are defiantly not on, because you'd learn to spell "stealing" correctly, use your exclamation points when necessary not at the end of EVERY sentence.