Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date October 13, 2004
Contact Detective Michele Jackson
Phone (951) 826-5939
Fax (951) 826-2596


Riverside Police Department requests public assistance locating attempted murder suspect

Riverside, Ca-  On August 24, 2004, Riverside Police investigated a Domestic Violence related attempt murder that occurred on the evening of August 23, 2004, in the 2700 block of Iris Street. The suspect, Leopoldo Garcia severely battered and choked his 24-year-old girlfriend unconscious, then battered and choked her children ages one and four.

The suspect refused to allow the victim to leave or to call for medical aid for her or the children. While holding a shotgun, Garcia threatened to kill the victim and her four-year old child. The victims escaped the following day and notified police.

The suspect, Leopoldo Martinez Garcia (described below) is known to frequent the area of Denton Street and Maude Street, and an aunt’s residence in the 2700 block of Iris Street.

Garcia is on parole for assault with a firearm and is considered armed and dangerous. There is a felony warrant for his arrest on three counts of attempt murder and violation of parole.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Dennis Dodson at (951) 320-8026 or (951) 320-8000. If after normal business hours please contact the Riverside Police Department at (951) 787-7911, or your local law enforcement agency.

Leopoldo Martinez Garcia


  Suspect: Leopoldo Martinez Garcia 07/30/79
H/M 5’05”-5’07” – 170 lbs.,
shaved black hair, brown eyes.

Warrant: #RIF 119075, PC 664/187
3 counts, no bail.
Riverside County Superior Court