Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date Thursday, October 12, 2006
Contact Steven Frasher, Press Information Officer
Phone (951) 826-5147

Wedding ring recovered in burglary arrest

Alert neighbor’s detailed descriptions result in apprehension of suspect

Riverside, Ca- A custom crafted wedding ring for the pending nuptials of a Riverside County volunteer firefighter and his fiancée were among stolen items recovered Wednesday

evening when alert neighbors of the victim helped identify a fleeing burglary suspect and the escape vehicle, resulting in the suspect’s arrest.

Riverside Police officers were dispatched to a residential burglary that had just occurred in the 8100-block of Helena Avenue at 1:30 Wednesday afternoon, October 11. Witnesses identified the suspect as a former resident of the neighborhood. Subsequent investigation led Police to an address on the 2800-block of Myers Street where the suspect forest green Ford Tempo was spotted with two male occupants, pulling up to the Myers address. The driver was arrested while the passenger fled. Because of the suspect at large and the possibility of firearms having been stolen, nearby Harrison Elementary School was locked down for a short period of time. It was later learned that no firearms were taken.

Stolen property from the burglarized residence was found in the suspect’s car and bedroom. The suspect, Ivan REYNOSO, 19, of Riverside, was booked into Riverside County Jail on charges of burglary. The missing suspect is identified as a juvenile believed to have escaped from the Twin Pines Juvenile Correctional Academy work camp near Banning.

Among the stolen items recovered were the wedding ring the firefighter had created from heirloom rings handed down from the bride-to-be’s grandmothers, intended for a June wedding. The Helena residence is home to the firefighter’s fiancée and her parents. Other jewelry, electronics and household items were also recovered.