Riverside Police Department
Press Release

 

For Immediate Release

Date August 9, 2001
Contact Sergeant Dan Hoxmeier
Phone (909) 320-8007
Fax (909) 320-8043

 

Arrest of Arlington High School Burglary Suspect

Riverside, Ca-  In the evening hours of August 7, 2001 Riverside Police Officers Pounds and Prince were dispatched to investigate the report of an unoccupied stolen vehicle found parked near the Riverside County Juvenile Hall. Responding officers located the stolen vehicle and developed information leading them to a nearby residence in the 3700 block of Harrison Street.  Officers contacted:

JOSH DYER DOB 1-23-82 3700 BLOCK HARRISON ST., RIVERSIDE

Dyer was found hiding in the closet of the residence. Officers obtained evidence, a confession and recovered stolen property at the residence, which indicated Dyer, had been responsible for burglaries of two nearby residences and the theft of two vehicles. Property Unit Detective Neglia and his partner responded to the location  to conduct additional investigation.

Detective Neglia obtained additional admissions from Dyer indicating he and a 16-year-old male juvenile were responsible for the recent burglary of Arlington High School. The juvenile suspect was later interviewed and a juvenile petition was filed on his behalf. The juvenile suspect was released to his parent.

A stolen vehicle, tools and a set of "master" keys have been recovered and returned to Arlington High School. Riverside Unified School District facilities personnel estimate the recovery of the "master" keys will prevent a replacement of the locks/keys combination totaling over $9,000.00.

Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation is encouraged to call Detective Phil Neglia @ 320-8059.