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Press Release: Possession of Methamphetamine for Sale, Possession of an Assault Rifle, Carrying a Loaded Firearm
Agency: Riverside County Sheriff’s Department
Station Area: Perris
Written Date: January 6, 2020 Time: 6:46 PM
Incident Date: January 6, 2020 Time: 4:25 AM
Incident Location: Perris Boulevard and Orange Avenue, Perris
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Steve Staton
File Number(s): PE200060014


On January 6, 2020 at approximately 4:25 A.M., a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Deputy, assigned to the city of Perris, observed two vehicles involved in suspicious activity at a car wash located at the intersection of Perris Boulevard and Orange Avenue.  The deputy contacted the occupants of the vehicle and detained them.

Jose Lopez Irene Gutierrez,

The deputy’s investigation led to the discovery of 7 ounces of methamphetamine, cash, three guns and ammunition.  One of the weapons was an AR-15 “Ghost” weapon that did not have a serial number.  One of the handguns was stolen from a residence in Moreno Valley.  Deputies arrested Jose Lopez, age 34 and Irene Gutierrez, age 43 both of Moreno Valley.  The subjects were booked at the Cois Byrd Detention Center.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages all citizens to report any suspicious activity.  Anyone with additional information is urged to call Corporal Rice at Riverside County Sheriff’s dispatch at (951) 776-1099, or the Perris Station at (951) 210-1000.


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



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