News headline from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department:
At around 7:40 a.m. on July 27th, a deputy from the Cabazon Sheriff’s Station at the Morongo Reservation conducted a property check at the Casino Morongo parking structure. The deputy’s vehicle was equipped with an Automated License Plate Reader (A.L.P.R .), which alerted the deputy to a stolen vehicle which was parked on the 5th floor of structure. The Sheriff’s dispatch center confirmed the vehicle was reported from San Jacinto on July 14th.
With the assistance of the Morongo Tribal Security, Cabazon Sheriff’s Deputies arrested five suspects in the investigation (pictured below, left to right). The suspects are identified as Wayne Sleme, 38, of Idyllwild; Michael Mitchell, 29, of San Diego; Lacey Mitchell, 19, of Hemet; Heather Dunnington, 20, of Hemet; and Katlynn Nelson, 19, of Hemet.
Sleme and Dunnington were also found to be in possession of a controlled substance.
All five suspects were booked at the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility. Sleme for possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of a controlled substance, and drug paraphernalia, Dunnington for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, Michael Mitchell, Lacey Mitchell and Nelson for being under the influence of a controlled substance.
The A.L.P.R. units were purchased by a grant provided the Morongo Band of Mission Indians.
Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to call Deputy Phil Pike at 951-922-7100 or 800-950-2444, or email at CabazonStation@RiversideSheriff.org
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Saturday, July 28, 2012
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