RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Transportation for Sales|
|Written Date:||July 21, 2020||Time:||3:00 PM|
|Incident Date:||July 21, 2020||Time:||1:35 PM|
|Incident Location:||Linares and Townsend., Jurupa Valley|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Nathan Padilla|
On Monday, July 21, 2020, about 1:35 AM, members of the Riverside County Regional Gang Taskforce, Region 7, and members of the Jurupa Valley Special Enforcement Team, conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a subject who was speeding through the residential streets near Linares and Townsend in Jurupa Valley. The driver, 37-year-old Aaron Pedigo, a resident of Jurupa Valley, was detained for speeding and driving on a suspended license.
While conducting their investigation, taskforce officers requested the assistance of a narcotics detection dog. Police K-9 “Wrex” and his handler arrived to assist. “Wrex” conducted an exterior sniff of Pedigo’s vehicle and alerted to the odor of a controlled substance. An interior search of Pedigo’s vehicle yielded a large amount of suspected methamphetamine, an estimated street value of $10,000.00 dollars.
Taskforce Officers arrested Pedigo and transported him to the Robert Presley Detention Center on the below listed charges;
- 11378 (a) Health and Safety Transportation for Sales
- 30305 P.C. Convicted Felon in Possession of Ammunition
The Region 7 Gang Task Force is one of six teams composing the Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force, with the goal of combating criminal street gangs throughout Riverside County. The Region 7 Gang Task Force is composed of members from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and California Highway Patrol.
Anyone with additional information regarding this arrest is encouraged to contact Officer Mark Rivero from the California Highway Patrol or Sergeant Nathan Padilla from the Region 7 Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force at (951) 955-2 or (951) 955-2744.