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Posted on: November 12, 2020

Search Warrant Service

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RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Search Warrant Service
Station Area:Lake Elsinore
Written Date:November 11, 2020Time:11:00 AM
Incident Date:November 6, 2020Time:12:30 PM
Incident Location:El Toro Road & Lindell Road, Lake Elsinore
Reporting Officer:Sergeant S. Dyer – Murrieta / Temecula Regional Gang Task Force
File Number(s):GS203110005


Details:

Matthew-Santori
Matthew Santori

On November 6, 2020 at 1230 hours, members of the Murrieta-Temecula Regional Gang Task Force coordinated a search warrant service at a large property near El Toro Road / Lindell Road in Lake Elsinore. Teams assisting with the search warrant included the Beaumont / Banning Regional Gang Task Force (Region 2), the Murrieta Special Enforcement Team, Central Team, the Riverside Auto-Theft Interdiction Detail (RAID), Murrieta Police Department School Resource Officers, a Murrieta Police Canine, and the Riverside Sheriff’s Department Aviation Unit (Star-9).

Two subjects were detained on the property including a San Diego County probationer identified as Matthew Santori, a 42 year-old Lake Elsinore resident. A search of the property revealed two stolen vehicles and a stolen U-Haul trailer. Other items located on the property included a loaded firearm, a multitude of ammunition, drug paraphernalia, and methamphetamine. Officers also believed the property was being used as a vehicle chop shop location. Santori was booked into jail on a several felony charges. The other adult detained on the property was booked into jail for having four outstanding warrants related to theft.

If you have any information related to this investigation or if you have information related to gang or illegal weapon related activity in your neighborhood, you can contact Sergeant Steve Dyer at the Murrieta-Temecula Regional Gang Task Force at (951) 461-6363. The Riverside County Gang Task Force is a collaborative effort of several law enforcement agencies with the goal of combating criminal street gangs. The Murrieta-Temecula Regional Gang Task Force is one of 6 teams which compose the Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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