Murrieta, Ca - On Friday July 5, 2013 Murrieta Police Officers conducted a probation compliance check at 24600 New Haven Drive. One of the subjects at the location also had an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest related to drug activity. During the compliance check, Joshua Marer (22 yrs) tried fleeing out a second story window.
Probationer Joshua Marer and another male, Kshitij Ketkar (36 yrs) were detained at the location. During a search of the residence, two guns, high capacity handgun magazines, and a marijuana growing operation with over 100 plants were located. Detectives also located components of an illegal THC Honey Oil Lab along with packaging items believed to be related to the sales of hash and other marijuana related items.
Joshua Marer and Kshitij Ketkar were booked into Southwest Detention Center on a variety of felony narcotic and weapon related charges. Marer was additionally booked for resisting arrest.
If you have any additional information regarding this investigation, please call the on duty Watch Commander at 951-696-3615. You can also provide information anonymously through “We Tip” at 1-800-78-CRIME.