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Posted on: February 7, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Vehicle Theft, Probation Violation, Possession of Methamphetamine



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Vehicle Theft, Probation Violation, Possession of Methamphetamine
Station Area:Lake Elsinore
Written Date:February 7, 2020Time:12:30 PM
Incident Date:February 6, 2020Time:6:00 PM
Incident Location:City of Wildomar
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Glenn Warrington
File Number(s):WI200370048

On Thursday, February 6, 2020, Lake Elsinore Station Deputies assigned to the Problem Oriented Policing Team were in the area of Honeydew Lane in the City of Wildomar when they witnessed a vehicle driving erratically and collide into a parked vehicle.     

The deputies contacted the occupants of the vehicle and determined the vehicle was reported stolen out of the City of Wildomar. The vehicle was a 1994 Volvo.  

The driver of the vehicle Miranda Sepulveda, a 19-year-old female, resident of Wildomar, was arrested for vehicle theft.  The passenger Edgar Ortega, a 27-year-old male, resident of Wildomar, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and for violation of his felony probation. Both individuals were transported and booked into Cois Byrd Detention Center in the City of Murrieta.  

Miranda Sepulveda
Edgar Ortega

This is an ongoing investigation, and anyone with further information is asked to contact Deputies Beaudet or Meissen at (951) 245-3300. 

As a reminder, "Community Policing" involves partnerships between law enforcement and community members.  Business owners and residents are encouraged to report criminal activity directly to law enforcement by calling Sheriff’s Dispatch at (951) 776-1099, or by calling 911 if the matter is an emergency. 

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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