News headline from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department:
At around 6:30 a.m. on June 14th, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s Jurupa Valley Station were assigned to investigate multiple incidents of vandalism and theft at a place of worship. These crimes were committed at a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Jurupa Valley.
When this investigation began, deputies were only provided with a generic description of a vehicle that was seen driving near the church at the time of the crime. This information came from a resident who was out for a morning walk.
A short time later, another resident came forward with a video, captured by his home security system, that showed the same vehicle quickly leaving the area near the church. As the investigation progressed, additional church and community members came forward and provided useful information which allowed deputies to focus their investigation.
As a result of this team effort, deputies were able to identify, locate and arrest the four suspects that committed these crimes in less than 48 hours. Additionally, all the stolen property was recovered.
Two of the suspects, both residents of Jurupa Valley, were identified as Diego Desantiago (pictured top right), 18, and Enrique Gomez (pictured bottom right), 18. They were booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for a hate crime, burglary, vandalism, and conspiracy.
The other two suspects were identified as juveniles and they were released to the custody of their parents.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Gasparini at 951-955-2600.
See related story: Church vandalized in Jurupa Valley; suspects fled
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Monday, June 18, 2012
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