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Press Release: Vehicle Theft Investigation / Search Warrant Service / Arrest
Agency: Temecula Police
Station Area: Southwest
Written Date: 02/08/18 Time: 9:00 AM
Incident Date: 02/07/18 Time: 11:30 AM
Incident Location: 31400 Block of Corderro Lane, Menifee Ca.
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Jon Wade
File Number(s): TE180150062

Update 02-15-2018:

Christopher Jones

At the request of the District Attorney’s Office, officers from the Temecula Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team conducted further follow up investigation regarding the additional suspected stolen items recovered from Christopher Jones’ residence during the service of the search warrant. Upon conducting the follow up investigation, other items that had been recovered on 02/07/18, were confirmed to be stolen property and more than seven (7) new victims were identified, contacted and interviewed by the officers.

Based on the new information and new charges, Jones was arrested at his residence without incident. Jones was later booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center on seven (7) additional counts of possession of stolen property.

The new information related to the investigation was collected, documented and presented to the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office on 02/15/18. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Temecula Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team at (951) 696-3000.   

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

 

Details:

On 02/07/18, the Temecula Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team (SET) concluded an extensive vehicle theft investigation with the service of a search warrant at a residential home in the 31400 block of Corderro Lane within the City of Menifee. While serving the search warrant, officers from both the Temecula and Menifee Special Enforcement Teams located numerous stolen items, a stolen motorcycle and a stolen passenger vehicle.

Christopher B. Jones, 27 years of age from Menifee, was located and arrested at the scene. Jones was later booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center on the following charges:   Possession of stolen property (including 2 stolen vehicles), possession of methamphetamine, restricted person in possession of an unregistered firearm, possession of a high-capacity magazine, possession of a controlled substance while armed and possession of illegal drug paraphernalia.

Dennis Bun Christopher B. Jones

During the investigation, additional information was obtained which led the SET officers to a location in the unincorporated area of Murrieta. Officers located an additional stolen vehicle leaving the area. As the officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop of the vehicle, the driver fled from the officers at a high rate of speed. Due to the driver’s actions, the officers did not initiate a pursuit and requested the assistance of the Riverside Sheriff’s Aviation Unit. The Sheriff’s helicopter arrived and maintained constant surveillance of the fleeing stolen vehicle. After almost an hour, the driver of the stolen vehicle pulled to the side of the road and surrendered to officers from the Temecula Police Department. The driver, Dennis Bun, 29 years of age from Menifee, was arrested on De Portola Road near Anza Road. Bun was later booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center on the following charges: Evading a police officer, committing a felony while out on bail, violation of county probation, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of stolen property, and reckless driving. This is the third time within the past 6 months that Bun has been arrested in connection with fleeing from the police in a stolen vehicle.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Temecula Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team at (951) 696-3000.   

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

 

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