Thursday, October 15, 2015

Hemet man busted for meth after peering into cars at 230am

Murrieta, California - According to the Murrieta Police Department, this morning, officers were
working a special operation to decrease the number of stolen vehicles and vehicle burglaries that have occurred in the City of Murrieta in recent weeks.  At approximately 2:30am, officers observed a male walking on Avenida Arconte looking into vehicles.  

Based on his behavior, officers believed there was a likelihood that he was preparing to break into a vehicle or steal a vehicle.  Officers stopped and detained the suspect, identified as David Regnier, age 43, of Hemet California.  According to police, Regnier is a Post Release Community Supervised (PRCS) probationer for the crime of vehicle theft (10851CVC).

During the investigation, it was discovered that Regnier was in possession of methamphetamine.  Regnier was placed under arrest and booked in the Southwest Jail for a violation of PRCS and possession of methamphetamine.

A police department spokesperson said in a press release, "It should be noted, Mr. Regnier is a product of AB109 – Ca State Realignment, signed into law in 2011.  AB109 allows thousands of less serious felony offenders to remain out of custody on supervision (probation), while they would have previously been eligible for state prison."  

The police said vigilance in reporting criminal activity assists law enforcement in this endeavor, if you see something suspicious, report it.  As we approach the holiday season, Temecula Calendar would like to remind you to lock your vehicle, arm the theft deterrent system and remove valuables when parking outside at a store or your home. If at all possible, park your car in the garage.  

If you have any questions regarding the Murrieta Police Department's Community Policing Program and/or interest in starting a Community Watch Program can be directed to Frank Lavigne at 951.461.6301.

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