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Stolen Vehicle Recovered at Casino Morongo

Five suspects were booked into the Smith Correctional Facility after the car they had parked in the parking structure at Casino Morongo was found to have been reported stolen.

Five suspects were booked into the Smith Correctional Facility after the car they had parked in the parking structure at Casino Morongo was found to have been reported stolen.

A Riverside County Sheriff's deputy was doing a routine property check when his car's Automated Licence Plate Reader (A.L.P.R.) alerted him to the vehicle, located on the 5th floor of the parking structure. A dispatcher confirmed the car was stolen out of San Jacinto on July 14.

Five suspects wee arrested with the assistance of tribal security: Wayne Sleme, 38, of Idyllwild, for possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia; Heather Dunnington, 20, of Hemet for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia; Michael Mitchell, 29, of San Diego, for being under the influence of a controlled substance; Lacey Mitchell, 19, oand Katlynn Nelson, 19, both of Hemet, for being under the influence of a controlled substance.

The A.L.P.R. units were purchased using a grant from the Morongo Band of Mission Indians.

Anyone with additional information is being asked to contact deputy Phil Pike at 951-922-7100.

summer July 29, 2012 at 02:45 AM
Good catch, law enforcement!

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