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Parolee Assaults Chino Hills Deputy

Staff Reports

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.

Diamond Bar: Golf Tournament Named After DB Volunteer Jeffrey Lowe


Diamond Bar – At their Jan. 22 meeting, the Walnut-Diamond Bar Sheriff’s Booster Club voted to honor the many years of volunteer service of doctor and Deputy Sheriff, Jeffrey W. Lowe, by dedicating their upcoming April 7 golf tournament in his honor.

Dr. Jeffrey Lowe passed away at just 48-years old, on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, of apparent heart failure.  Dr. Lowe held his chiropractic practice in the Albertson’s shopping center on Diamond Bar Boulevard and Grand Avenue for almost 20 years.  He was the current President of the Walnut-Diamond Bar Sheriff’s Booster Club, former Diamond Bar Rotary President, past board member of the Diamond Bar Chamber of Commerce, and a San Bernardino County Sheriff Reserve Deputy for over 20 years, in the patrol and homicide division.

The Sheriff’s Booster Golf Tournament will be held at the Western Hills Country Club in Chino Hills, in Lowe’s honor. The tournament registration will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., and shotguns will start at 11:30 a.m.  An awards luncheon will immediately follow the tournament, where all tee prizes will be given out.  Golf competitions include longest drive, closest to the pin, and hole-in-one.

Sponsorship opportunities include: Platinum sponsor for $3,000, Gold sponsor for $2,000, and Silver sponsor for $1,000.  Additional sponsorship opportunities include soft drink/beer car sponsors ($1,000), hole-in-one sponsor ($500), closest to the pin sponsor ($400), goodie bag sponsor ($500), tee sign sponsor ($100), and the cost for a single player to golf is $100.

For more information about this tournament, please contact the volunteer coordinator, Sgt. Mark Saldacke, at (909) 595-2264 or Booster Club Member, Gil Rivera, at (909) 967-4525.

New Riverside County Sheriff Captain

Sheriff Stan Sniff and Captain Michael Lind of Riverside County Sheriff Dept

Sheriff Stan Sniff and Captain Michael Lind (Photo Courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff Department)


Riverside County – Sheriff Stan Sniff promoted Lieutenant Michael Lind to the rank of Captain on Jan. 13, 2014. Captain Lind will begin his new assignment Feb. 6, as the Commander of the Sheriff’s Communication Center. He is replacing Captain Dean Wright who is retiring this month.
Captain Lind has over 26 years of full-time law enforcement experience, all with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Captain Lind began his career in 1987. After completing the Basic Peace Officer Academy, he was assigned to the Corrections Division as a Deputy Sheriff working at the Riverside County Sheriff’s Jail in Indio. In 1990, he transferred to the Banning Sheriff’s Station where he served in the patrol division and as a Field Training Officer.
In 1994, Captain Lind was promoted to the rank of Investigator, and transferred to the Moreno Valley Police Department where he worked auto theft, child abuse, sex crimes, and homicide investigations. In 2001, he was promoted to the rank of Senior Investigator.
In 2002, Captain Lind was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and transferred to the Banning Sheriff’s Station where he worked as a patrol sergeant and served as the sergeant for the Department’s K9 Team.
In 2007, Captain Lind was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and was assigned to the Robert Presley Detention Center, where he worked Floor Operations, the Classification Unit, and Administration.
In March 2010, Captain Lind was transferred to the Perris Station, where he managed both Patrol and Administration Divisions. In September 2011, he was transferred to Dispatch, where he managed Fleet Operations, the Telephone Reporting Unit, and several large construction projects.
Captain Lind has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Cal Baptist University, in Riverside. He and his wife, Karen, reside in Cherry Valley, where they have raised two daughters.