Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date June 3, 2002
Contact Lieutenant John Wallace
Phone (909) 826-5836
Fax (909) 826-5699


Homicide Suspect Arrested

Riverside, Ca-  On Monday, June 3, 2002 at 1:37 pm members of the Riverside Police Department went to 14789 Van Buren Boulevard for a parole compliance check. At the location officers recognized Abacue Ortiz Guevara from a "Police Bulletin" as being wanted for a double homicide that occurred in the 7600 block of Lincoln Avenue on March 29, 2002. Two additional persons were arrested at the location. Guevara was also found to be in possession of a loaded handgun, a bulletproof vest and approximately 1 ounce of methamphetamine.

Arrested persons:

Abacue Ortiz Guevara 20 years Riverside
2 counts of Homicide
Possession of a firearm
Possession of methaphetamine for sales
Ex-felon in possession of a firearm
Ex-felon in possession of a ballistic vest

Ralph Ahumada 40 years Riverside
Violation of terms and conditions of parole

April Romero 23 years Riverside
Possession of a firearm
Possession of methaphetamine for sales

Anyone with information regarding the homicide that occurred on March 29, 2002, is encouraged to call Detective Steve Shumway at 909-320-8011. Anonymous tips can also be left at the same phone number.