CRIME BRIEFS – April 6, 2017

Photo by Riverside County Sheriff’s Department
Mark Hoffman was booked on burglary charges and outstanding felony warrants.

SJ man booked on burglary charges and outstanding felony warrant

San Jacinto Police Department investigated a residential burglary in the 400 block of Camino Corto. Per a news release from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, “the victims woke up to find their front door open, the residence ransacked and bicycle and MacBook missing.”
Surveillance video revealed the suspect to be 28-year-old Mark Hoffman of San Jacinto. The victim later was able to identify the location of the MacBook, leading to the suspect’s location. A different stolen bicycle, reported from a commercial burglary earlier in the day, was recovered. Hoffman was booked on burglary charges and an outstanding felony warrant. Contact Dep. McQueeney at the San Jacinto Police Department at (951) 654-2702 if you have any information relating to this case.

HPD arrests two suspects; officer fires weapon

Officers from Hemet Police Department responded to a verbal disturbance regarding a vehicle parked in the middle of the street, inside a mobile home park March 30.
“Hemet Police Officers located upon arrival a silver vehicle occupied by four subjects, parked in the middle of the street in the mobile home park,” said Lt. Eddie Pust in a news release. “As the officer approached the vehicle, two subjects got out and fled through the mobile home park. As the officer attempted to take the subject into custody, an officer involved shooting occurred. No one was struck or injured by gunfire as a result of this incident.”
Lackxay Daravong, 28, was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor resisting arrest but was not booked, “pending further charges upon completion of the investigation,” according to Pust. “Officer Andrew Reynoso found Daravong, and as he attempted to arrest Daravong, he fired his weapon.” Pust said details about what led to Reynoso firing his gun have not been released yet, although Pust said Daravong appeared to be armed. Both subjects were arrested. Daravong has previous convictions for inflicting corporal injury on a spouse, burglary, forgery and possession of a controlled substance. Contact Investigator Doug Klinzing at (951) 765-2432 with any information regarding this case.

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