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Posted on: September 4, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Kidnapping / Assault with a Deadly Weapon Arrest



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Kidnapping / Assault with a Deadly Weapon Arrest
Station Area:North Shore
Written Date:September 3, 2020Time:9:00 PM
Incident Date:September 3, 2020Time:5:30 PM
Incident Location:101000 block of Sea Breeze Drive, North Shore
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Steve Davis
File Number(s):C202310027


Gutberto Rodriguez 

On August 18, 2020, deputies assigned to the Southern Coachella Valley Community Services District were conducting a shooting investigation.  The suspect, Gutberto Rodriguez, 29 of Mecca was located in the area of Lincoln Street and Avenue 62 as a passenger of a vehicle.  When a vehicle stop was conducted, the vehicle attempted to evade deputies.  A pursuit was initiated and terminated in the area of Avenue 60 and Johnson Street when Rodriguez ran from the vehicle.  It was determined that Rodriguez held the driver of the vehicle at gun point and instructed the driver to evade deputies.   After a lengthy search, Rodriguez was not located

On September 3, 2020, deputies with the assistance of the Riverside Sheriff’s Department Major Crimes Unit (MCU) located Rodriguez within the 101000 block of See Breeze Drive, within the unincorporated area of North Shore.  Rodriguez was taken into custody without incident and arrested for the following charges: kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, shooting at an occupied vehicle and resisting arrest; among others.  Rodriguez was booked into jail.  

Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy Hickok at the Thermal Sheriff’s Station (760) 863-8990 or Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Dispatch (760) 836-8348.

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