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Posted on: January 10, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Two Males Arrested for Drug Sales Following Probation Search

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RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Two Males Arrested for Drug Sales Following Probation Search
Station Area:Gang Task Force
Written Date:January 10, 2020Time:
Incident Date:January 9, 2020Time:9:00 PM
Incident Location:41900 Moreno Road, Temecula
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Dyer - Murrieta / Temecula Regional Gang Task Force
File Number(s):TE200090270



On January 9, 2020 at approximately 2100 hours, members of the Murrieta / Temecula Regional Gang Task Force and the Temecula Riverside Sheriff’s Station Special Enforcement Team (SET) conducted a probation search at a Temecula motel. Several occupants were detained inside a room. James Schidner, a documented criminal street gang member was found in possession of a sales quantity of heroin and methamphetamine.  Another occupant identified as Kapena Bustamente was found in possession of a sales quantity of methamphetamine. Three other subjects in the room were arrested on a variety of charges including warrants and being under the influence of a controlled substance. GTF and SET Detectives seized over an ounce of combined heroin and methamphetamine.  

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James Schidner
Kapena Bustamente


ARRESTEE #1
James Schidner – 44 years old

CHARGES:
11351 HS      Possession of a Controlled Substance for Sales
11377(a) HS  Possession of a Controlled Substance
11364 HS      Possession of Narcotic Paraphernalia

ARRESTEE #2
Kapena Bustamente – 33 years old

CHARGES:
11378 HS      Possession of a Controlled Substance for Sales

The Murrieta-Temecula Regional Gang Task Force is one of 5 teams which compose the Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force which is a collaborative effort of 25 law enforcement agencies with the goal of combating criminal street gangs. The Murrieta-Temecula Regional Gang Task Force is staffed with members from the California Highway Patrol, United States Border Patrol, Murrieta Police Department, Riverside County Probation Department, and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. 

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. You may also provide information anonymously through the Riverside County Gang Task Force website using the Gang Activity 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 www.joinrsd.org or call 1-888-Join-RSD

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