Chino Hills – On Thurs., Jan. 8, Deputies from the Chino Hills Police Department stopped a vehicle for an inoperable break light in the area of Ramona Avenue and the 71 Freeway. Upon contact with the occupants in the vehicle, a record check revealed a possible warrant for passenger Rodolfo Garcia Lopez (aka Rudy Garcia), 28, from Anaheim.
According to the Chino Hills Police Department, when Deputies attempted to confirm Lopez’s identity, he fled from the car, pushing the Deputies into oncoming traffic in the process. Deputies pursued Lopez and gave numerous verbal commands that Lopez ignored. Deputies attempted to take Lopez into custody, but he fought with deputies by pulling from their grasp and pushing them on the ground.
During the struggle, Lopez continuously reached for his waistband. Deputies were able to prevent Lopez from accessing his waistband and took him into custody. During a search subsequent to Lopez’s arrest, Deputies discovered a loaded handgun in his pocket, as well as a small amount of narcotics.
Further investigation revealed that Lopez is on active parole for home invasion robbery, and was in the area to sell suspected stolen merchandise. He was arrested for battery on a peace officer, and a felon in possession of a firearm, and booked into the West Valley Detention Center.
The driver of the vehicle, Hilda Lopez, 28, from West Covina, was also arrested for possession of stolen property used for identity theft. The other vehicle occupant, Frank Lopez, 28, from West Covina, was found to have three no-bail warrants from Los Angeles County. Both were arrested and booked into the West Valley Detention Center.
Suspect Roberto Marcos (Photo Courtesy: SBSD)
Riverside – On Sept. 26, a 65-year old male victim came to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s (SBSD) Fontana Station to report he had been assaulted and kidnapped at his residence in Bloomington.
According to SBSD, two Hispanic male suspects confronted the victim and demanded he tell them the whereabouts of a female involved in a relationship with one of the suspects. The suspects forced the victim away from his residence and drove him to an undisclosed area of San Bernardino, where they continued to assault him and threaten him. The victim was tied up with an electrical cord and driven to a residence in Riverside. Once the suspects discovered the whereabouts of the female, the suspects released the victim but threatened to kill him if he alerted the police.
Fontana Station detectives conducted an extensive follow-up investigation and identified one of the suspects as Roberto Marcos. Surveillance was conducted at Marcos’ residence in Riverside and detectives took Marcos into custody as he attempted to drive away. Evidence related to the kidnapping was recovered from Marcos’ residence during a subsequent search warrant. Marcos is in custody at the Central Detention Center on charges of Kidnapping and Terrorist Threats. He is being held in lieu of $600,000 bail.
Detectives are still seeking information on the second suspect, an unidentified Hispanic male in his early 30s, approximately 6’0”, 200 pounds, black hair, brown eyes, bald or shaved head, and last seen wearing a blue mechanics jumpsuit, driving a maroon or burgundy, early 90s, 4-door import sedan.
Anyone with additional information regarding this case is asked to contact Detective Joe Parker or Sergeant Mark Martinez at the Fontana Station, at (909) 356-6767.