In July 2015, Frank Gutierrez, 67, of Idyllwild, was arrested when Riverside city police, in cooperation with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, arrested Lisa Marie Brown, 40, of Riverside, for hit and run, vehicular manslaughter and possession for sales of methamphetamine. The arrests were made in Idyllwild.

Gutierrez, then 66, was arrested for various drug-related felonies and prior convictions. His arrest appeared to be a byproduct of Brown’s arrest, who later pleaded guilty and was sentence to six years in state prison.

In September, when his hearing was scheduled, Gutierrez failed to appear and violated his bail bond of $5,000.

But on Feb. 25, an agent for Aladdin Bail Bonds of Carlsbad, the bail bond firm, found and apprehended him on Strawberry Valley Drive in Idyllwild, and turned him in to the RC Sheriff’s Department. He remains in custody, but his bond has tentatively been set at $250,000. A felony settlement conference and bail review was set for March 9.

“We were unaware of Mr. Gutierrez until we made contact and conducted a records check into his criminal history,” said Sgt. Cliff Mason of the Riverside Police Department.

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