Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date November 30, 2004
Contact Lieutenant Chuck Griffitts
Phone (951) 351-6050
Fax (951) 351-6043


Car Jacking Suspects Arrested

Riverside, Ca-  On November 29, 2004 at 2:20 PM a male was robbed at gunpoint and his vehicle was taken from the 1300 block of Massachusetts Ave in Riverside. Officer Laura Riso of the University Neighborhood Enforcement Team overheard the call and responded to an area she believed the suspects might be heading. She located the vehicle taken in the car jacking parked with no one around. She initiated a stake out on that vehicle.

At approximately 4:30 PM another armed car jacking occurred in the 3200 block of Panorama Rd with similar suspect descriptions. At 4:40 PM the car taken from Panorama drove into the area where the first car-jacking vehicle was being watched. Officers attempted to stop the second car-jacking vehicle however it failed to stop for several blocks. The suspects quickly abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot.

A perimeter was established and while a search was being conducted, officers were directed to an abandoned residence where neighbors heard noises. Officers along with a K-9 entered the residence and found two suspects hiding.

The victims of both car jackings identified the suspects as the car jackers and other evidence was located on their person. The adult was booked into Robert Presley Detention Center and is being held without bail. The juvenile was booked in Riverside County Juvenile Hall. Both vehicles were returned to their owners.

Location: Highlander/Celeste
Time: 4:40 PM

Suspect #1 Rudy Samuel Rivera 21 years old of Desert Hot Springs
Suspect #2 Male Juvenile 16 years old of Riverside