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Posted on: December 23, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Arrest of Armed Robbery Suspect



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Arrest of Armed Robbery Suspect  
Station Area:
Lake Elsinore
Written Date:December 17, 2021 
Time:3:00 PM
Incident Date:December 16, 2021 
Time:11:00 AM
Incident Location:City of Perris
Reporting Officer:Sergeant S. Dyer– Murrieta / Temecula Regional Gang Task Force
File Number(s):L213090076

Christian Gutierrez
Christian Gutierrez


On Friday, November 5, 2021, at approximately 4:46 P.M, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Lake Elsinore Station, responded to the report of a robbery in the 3000 block of Lake Crest Drive in the City of Lake Elsinore. During the investigation, deputies learned the victim was attempting to sell jewelry via OfferUp (buying and selling application) and had met with an unknown suspect in front of his residence. During the transaction, the unknown suspect produced a firearm, pointed it at the victim, and demanded the jewelry. The suspect fled in a white sedan with the victim’s jewelry. 

The Murrieta/Temecula Regional Gang Task Force assumed the investigation. While conducting the investigation, Christian Gutierrez, a 20-year-old resident of Perris, was identified as the suspect involved in the robbery. 

On December 16, 2021, at approximately 11:00 A.M, with the assistance of Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Southwest Station Special Enforcement Team (SET), Gang Task Force Officers located Gutierrez in the area of Goetz and Ellis. Task Force Officers attempted to contact and arrest Gutierrez, when he fled on foot. After a short foot pursuit, Gutierrez was apprehended without further incident. He was booked into the county jail for the robbery and resisting arrest.


211 PC - Robbery

148(a)(1) PC – Resisting arrest

If you have any information related to this investigation you can contact Gang Task Force Deputy T. Tully at 951-461-6344 or Officer R. Leitch at 951-461-6353 and/or if you have information related to gang or illegal weapon related activity in your neighborhood, you can contact Sergeant S. Dyer at the Murrieta-Temecula Regional Gang Task Force at 951-461-6363.  

The Riverside County Gang Task Force encourages anyone meeting up to buy or sell items on any of the buying and selling applications to meet at a well-lit public location with lots of people around, like a café or shopping mall. To see a full list of meet-up location options, check out Safe Trade Spots, the largest national database of police and sheriff’s departments and other law enforcement agencies that have safe, designated locations for in-person transactions. 

You may also provide information anonymously through the Riverside County Gang Task Force website.   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 which is a collaborative effort of multiple law enforcement agencies with the goal of combating criminal street gangs. 

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

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