Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date May 15, 2003
Contact Officer Felix Medina
Phone (909) 826-5939
Fax (909) 826-2594


Owner of Riverside Satellite TV Firm Arrested

Riverside, Ca-  On May 14, 2003, Troy Radford, a Riverside resident, white male, 37 years of age, appeared and surrendered in the North County Division of the Orange County Superior Court. The Court issued a felony arrest warrant for him on May 1, 2003 (Court Case No. 03NF1360). A criminal complaint, charging him with grand theft (487a PC) was filed as the result of an investigation by the Anaheim Police Dept. (Case No. 02-6971). The Anaheim PD case was related to a search warrant served at Radford’s Riverside residence by Riverside PD on 10-18-01. A RPD press release was issued at that time. A copy of the prior release is attached.

Information obtained at Radford’s residence led investigators to three other hotels in California where “Advanced Satellite Systems” owned by Radford had similar satellite TV systems installed. Two of these hotels are located in Anaheim, Holiday Inn Express and Four Points Sheraton. The total revenue loss to DirecTV and their program providers HBO and others exceeds $200,000.

Radford was released on his own recognizance with his next court appearance set for June 18, 2003, in Dept. 8, of the Orange County Superior Court.

Additional Contacts:

John A. Clifford, Signal Security Investigator, HBO 917-647-4381 (cell)
Rick Martinez, Sgt. Anaheim PD PIO 714-305-6722
Ron Wright, Det., Riverside PD 909-872-3794 (pager)