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Press Release: Street Racing / Child Endangerment Arrest
Agency: Riverside County Sheriff’s Department
Station Area: Perris
Written Date: February 8, 2020 Time: 1:00 P.M.
Incident Date: February 7, 2020 Time: 11:30 PM
Incident Location: Ethanac Road X Goetz Rd., Perris
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Dan Ponder
File Number(s): PE200380120


On February 7, 2020, at approximately 11:30 p.m., Riverside Sheriff’s Department S.T.R.E.E.T received reports of vehicles involved in illegal street racing in the area of Ethanac Rd. X Goetz Rd., city of Perris. Deputies assigned to S.T.R.E.E.T. arrived in the area and immediately located two vehicles travelling at a high rate of speed side by side engaged in what appeared to be a speed contest. The deputies were able to stop both vehicles without any collisions or incident within a short distance.

During the ensuing investigation into the alleged speed contest, deputies discovered the passenger in one of the vehicles was a 14-year-old male Hispanic resident of Perris, and that his adult brother was the driver of the other vehicle involved in the speed contest. It was later learned that the adult brother had allowed the 14-year-old to be a passenger during the speed contest, and that the adult driver of the vehicle he was in was also aware that he was a juvenile. The juvenile was not injured during the speed contest and released to his mother.

Jose Anastacio John Rivera-Gonzalez

Arrested for child endangerment and being involved in a speed contest were Jose Anastacio, male Hispanic, 20, and John Rivera-Gonzalez, male Hispanic, 20, both residents of Perris. Anastacio and Rivera Gonzalez were booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center, with bail set at $35,000. 

Anyone with information pertaining to locations in your area where this type of illegal activity is taking place, or with any information pertaining to illegal street racing, sideshows, or planned street take overs is encouraged to contact Sergeant Dan Ponder at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station (951) 955-2600 or at Riverside Sheriff’s Dispatch (951) 776-1099.

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

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