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Press Release: Pro-active Saturation Patrol
Agency: Menifee Special Enforcement Team
Station Area: Perris
Written Date: 11/20/2017 Time: 10:00 AM
Incident Date: 11/17/2017 Time: 9:00 AM
Incident Location: Various locations in the city of Menifee
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Sam Morovich
File Number(s): Multiple


On Friday, November 17, 2017, officers assigned to the Menifee Special Enforcement Team and the Menifee Crime Prevention Team conducted morning pro-active saturation patrol in the Romoland and Sun City areas, followed by evening patrol at retail businesses along Newport Road.  Ten adults were arrested and booked at the Cois Byrd Detention Center for the following charges:

  • Mayra Garibay, 27-year-old of Menifee – felon in possession of a firearm; possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia
  • Jose De Jesus Gutierrez, 23-year-old of Menifee – possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Michelle Hallberg, 37-year-old of Menifee – felony warrant
  • Ayo Hullett, 25-year-old of Perris – felony warrants
  • Kevin Brian Johnson, 34-year-old of Menifee – possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Alfredo Melendrez, 34-year-old of Menifee – possession of a stolen vehicle
  • Kelly Thomas Montague, 64-year-old of Menifee – misdemeanor warrants
  • Kellie Rae Rivas, 35-year-old of Wildomar – misdemeanor warrants
  • Ernesto Salazar, 36-year-old of Perris – felon in possession of a firearm; possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia
  • Fredric Paul Wagner, 59-year-old of Menifee – public intoxication
Mayra Garibay Jose De Jesus Gutierrez Michelle Hallberg
Ayo Hullett Kevin Brian Johnson Alfredo Melendrez
Kelly Thomas Montague Kellie Rae Rivas Ernesto Salazar Fredric Paul Wagner

In addition, six other adults were arrested and cited for misdemeanor charges, then released with a notice to appear in court:

  • Jesus Beltran, 46-year-old of Perris – misdemeanor warrants
  • Daniel Hunter, 62-year-old of Menifee – possession of methamphetamine
  • Theodore Manta, 63-year-old of Menifee – misdemeanor warrants
  • Ktara Mingus, 42-year-old of Menifee – misdemeanor warrant
  • Andre Morris, 49-year-old of Menifee – misdemeanor warrants
  • Isaac Ortiz, 29-year-old of Perris – misdemeanor warrants

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Sergeant Morovich at the Perris Sheriff Station at (951) 210-1105, or by email at PerrisStation@RiversideSheriff.org

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

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