RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Felon with a Firearm, Illegal Chop Shop|
|Written Date:||June 8, 2020||Time:||5:00 PM|
|Incident Date:||June 8, 2020||Time:||10:00 PM|
|Incident Location:||12000 block of Ruiz Rd., Banning|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Jonathan Bodnar|
On Monday, June 08, 2020, about 10:00 AM, deputies from the Cabazon Station were dispatched to a report of a stolen John Deere Tractor in the unincorporated area of Banning. Deputies located the tractor as it pulled into a residence in the 12000 block of Ruiz Road, in unincorporated Banning and conducted a traffic stop. The driver, Daniel Marcotte, was detained without incident.
Deputies located an additional stolen vehicle nearby and requested the assistance of RAID (Riverside Auto theft Interdiction Detail). A search warrant was served at Marcotte’s residence. 16 stolen vehicles, 45 rifles, 18 handguns, and evidence of a chop shop were located in and around Marcotte’s residence. All stolen property was recovered, and all identified victims were contacted.
During the investigation, Daniel Marcotte (43 years-old from Banning) was arrested for weapons violations, Possession of Stolen Property, and operation of a chop shop.
Anyone with information regarding the investigation is encouraged to contact the Cabazon Sheriff’s Station at 951-922-7100.
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