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Press Release: Vehicle Pursuit 
Agency: Riverside County Sheriff’s Department
Station Area: Lake Elsinore
Written Date: 01/10/2020 Time: 10:30 a.m.
Incident Date: 01/09/2020 Time: 9:49 p.m.
Incident Location: Victoria Brook Ln., Lake Elsinore
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Sarah Mack
File Number(s): F200090038


Dennis Morales

On Thursday, January 9, 2020, approximately 9:50 p.m., deputies from the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station observed a vehicle parked near the intersection of Rostrata Street and Tereticornis Avenue. The vehicle entered the roadway and driver displayed erratic driving actions consistent with driving under the influence. Deputies initiated a traffic stop, but the driver failed to stop the vehicle. A vehicle pursuit led to a foot pursuit through a residential area. With the assistance of the Sheriff’s K-9 Team and the Aviation Unit, the suspect was taken into custody.

The suspect was identified as Dennis Morales (30 years old residing in Lake Elsinore) who is currently on parole. A stolen firearm and narcotics were located in Morales’ vehicle. Morales was booked at the Cois Byrd Detention Center for Driving under the Influence, Evading, Possession of Narcotics, Felon in Possession of a firearm and Violation of Parole.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Deputy Kramer at the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station at (951) 245-3300.  As a reminder, "Community Policing" involves partnerships between law enforcement and community members. Business owners and residents are encouraged to report suspicious activity directly to law enforcement by calling Sheriff's Dispatch at (951) 776-1099, or by calling 911 if the matter is an emergency.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's CrimeTips online form.


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