Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Contact Steven Frasher, Press Information Officer
Phone (951) 826-5147

Fraud suspect caught

Riverside, Ca- Riverside Police Officers responded to a 911 call from a Canyon Crest business at 12:58 p.m., reporting an attempted commercial fraud in progress. A man was using fake ID and stolen credit card information in an attempt to obtain a cash advance through travelerís cheques. The suspect fled toward other stores at the Towne Center shopping mall when police officers arrived.

The officers pursued the suspect on foot. A taser was deployed to detain the suspect after he failed to obey repeated commands to stop. A 34-year-old white male from San Diego was arrested without further incident. He was recently paroled from state prison, where he had been serving time for narcotics-related offenses. The suspect was taken to Riverside Community Hospital for treatment of a minor laceration prior to booking at Robert Presley Detention Center.