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Posted on: November 21, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Armed Bank Robbery



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Armed Bank Robbery
Station Area:Lake Elsinore
Written Date:November 21, 2019Time:1:00 PM
Incident Date:NumerousTime:N/A
Incident Location:23800 Block of Clinton Keith, Wildomar / 29000 Block of Canyon Hills, Lake Elsinore
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Ray Ricken
File Number(s):WI191650034, L191700037, & L193190035


Donovan Dintelman

Since June 2019, the Lake Elsinore Investigations Bureau has been investigating three separate bank robberies, which occurred in the cities of Lake Elsinore and Wildomar.  The suspect would enter grocery store locations, which contained banks, and rob the location.  The latest robbery occurred on Friday, November 15, 2019 in the 29000 block of Canyon Hills in the City of Lake Elsinore.

On Wednesday, November 20, 2019, the same suspect attempted to rob another bank in the Chino Hills area of San Bernardino County.  The Lake Elsinore Investigations Bureau was able to obtain a license plate from the suspect vehicle, which returned to an address in the 23000 block of Compass Drive in Canyon Lake.

A search warrant was authored for the residence and associated vehicles. The suspect was identified as Donovan Dintelman, a 47-year-old resident of Canyon Lake.  Dintelman was detained near the location without incident.

It is believed Dintelamn is responsible for nine bank robberies in the cities of Orange, Chino Hills, Murrieta, Wildomar, and Lake Elsinore. Dintelman was booked at Cois Bryd Detention Center and is being held on $500k bail.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's CrimeTips online form.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is seeking applicants for Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff Trainee, Correctional Deputy, Sheriff's 911 Communications Officer, and other employment opportunities such as clerical and support positions.  If you are interested in a career with us, please apply at or call 1-888-Join-RSD

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