Riverside County Sheriff’s Investigator Sgt. Robert Duckett, Hemet Station, reported early Tuesday that a gray 2015 Ford F-150 truck belonging to local residient Shane Stewart has been located, along with several other stolen vehicles, in Anza. Investigators were on the scene as this was being written.
The theft was reported on Tuesday, Dec. 8, but stolen during the night of Dec. 7. Stewart offered a $2,500 reward for the return of his laptop that was in the truck when it was stolen. Duckett did not know if Stewart’s truck had been stripped.
The truck was stolen from a Mountain Center location. Because of the ongoing investigation, Stewart said he was advised by the sheriff’s department not to reveal the address from which it was stolen.
One week after burglar(s) attempted to enter the Town Baker, they made another attempt early Sunday morning, Dec. 13. According to Town Baker owner Paul Amick, this time they sought entry through a window. Once again, the alarm sounded and the individual or individuals fled.
The sheriff’s department also verified the attempted break-in at the Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, reported in last week’s Town Crier, that occurred in the early morning of Sunday, Dec. 6.
A resident advertised in the Town Crier Dec. 10 edition for the return of a generator and miscellaneous tools stolen from a home in Pine Cove. A $500 reward is offered for the return by calling 949-322-3701. The sheriff’s department did not have a record of this violation.
The sheriff’s department is investigating the theft of a gray 1997 Toyota Camry 4-door belonging to Tabitha Bracy. With Texas plates FKM9457, the vehicle was reported stolen on Sunday, Dec. 13, from Delano Drive, Royal Pines Mobile Home Park.
Duckett noted investigations of the attempted break-ins and vehicle thefts are ongoing but that, at present, the department does not see a pattern linking either the vehicle thefts or the break-ins.
Anyone having information regarding Hill break-ins should contact Investigator Kevin Dorrough at 951-791-3400; for vehicle thefts contact Sgt. Doug Untener at 951-955-1700.