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Posted on: February 25, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Carjacking & Robbery



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Carjacking & Robbery
Station Area:Lake Elsinore
Written Date:February 25, 2020Time:12:45 PM
Incident Date:February 21, 2020Time:6:50 PM
Incident Location:31000 Block of Riverside Drive, Lake Elsinore
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Ray Ricken
File Number(s):L200520089

On Friday, February 21, 2020, Lake Elsinore Station deputies responded to the 31000 block of Riverside Drive in the city of Lake Elsinore in reference to a carjacking, which had just occurred.  Deputies learned the victim’s vehicle was taken by two unknown male suspects.  After an extensive search, the vehicle was located, abandoned on Conard Road.  The Lake Elsinore Station Investigations Bureau was contacted and assumed the investigation.

Gustavo Morales
Joshua Carreon

Investigators were able to identify the suspects as Gustavo Morales, a 20-year-old resident of Lake Elsinore, and Joshua Carreon, a 21-year-old resident of Lake Elsinore.  After an extensive search for the suspects, they were both apprehended and booked into Cois Bryd Detention Center.  Morales and Carreon are both being held on a one-million-dollar bail and are currently facing the felony charges of carjacking, robbery, kidnapping with the intent to commit robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, and conspiracy.

The investigation is on-going and anyone with further information on this case is encouraged to contact Investigator Lacy Stutler from the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station by calling (951) 245-3300.

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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