PUBLIC SAFETY BRIEFS – October 12, 2017

San Jacinto man sentenced to 20 years for kidnapping estranged wife

A convicted felon pleaded guilty last week to charges of attempted murder for a March 8 incident in which he allegedly beat and abducted his estranged wife from her San Jacinto home before leading law enforcement officers on a 30-mile high-speed pursuit.
Jesus Onofre Millan, 43, of San Jacinto, admitted to the attempted murder count and a robbery allegation under a plea agreement with the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office. Millan was sentenced to 20 years, four months in state prison.
Prosecutors agreed to drop 13 other charges, including torture, evading arrest, carjacking, assault with a firearm and spousal abuse in exchange for Millan’s admission of guilt. Superior Court Judge Mark Johnson certified the terms of the plea deal and immediately imposed the sentence stipulated by the prosecution and defense.
Millan was arrested and charged in March after forcibly taking the woman, identified in court documents only as “G.M.,” from her San Jacinto residence in the 1800 block of Villines Avenue.
Millan and the victim became involved in a domestic altercation on the night of March 8 in the presence of several of her family members, according to Riverside County Sheriff Sgt. Robert Duckett.
Millan allegedly flew into a rage and beat the woman and several of her relatives, took cash from them and then forced “M.G.” out of the home into a red sedan, which was later confirmed stolen, according to reports.
The family immediately called 911 and a search was made, however, deputies were unable to locate him, said Duckett. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies spotted the vehicle at 4 a.m. the following morning in Norwalk, where Millan was arrested.

Hemet pedestrian killed in traffic collision

Hemet Police Officers responded to a traffic collision in East Hemet near the intersection of Florida Avenue and Meridian Street on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at about 8 p.m. Officers arrived and discovered that a 2012 Nissan Versa collided with a pedestrian. The pedestrian, Jon Troupe, 49, of Hemet, was seriously injured and was transported to Riverside University Healthsystem Medical Center where he died at about 2:30 the following morning, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s office. The driver of the vehicle was uninjured and remained at the scene.
According to traffic investigators, the driver of the Nissan was traveling west on Florida Avenue, west of Meridian Street, at about 40 mph. Troupe was crossing Florida Avenue mid-block from the south toward the north and was only about 500 feet away from the marked crosswalk at Meridian Street. Troupe allegedly walked in front of the Nissan and was struck. The driver of the vehicle cooperated with investigators and DUI is not suspected. However, evidence located at the collision scene indicates alcohol may have played a role with Troupe.
Traffic lanes for westbound Florida Avenue were closed at Meridian Street for approximately two hours while the investigation was conducted.

Officer involved shooting wounds suspect

On Sunday, Oct. 8 at approximately 2:14 a.m., an officer from the San Jacinto Police Department noticed a red Ford Mustang driving erratically in the area of Cottonwood Avenue and State Street. The officer suspected the driver may have been under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and attempted a traffic stop. The driver failed to yield, so the officer began a pursuit which traveled through several cities and eventually entered the city of Hemet, where the vehicle yielded to officers near the intersection of Florida Avenue and Warren Road. The vehicle was occupied by three adults. Both passengers exited the vehicle without incident; however, the adult male driver pointed a handgun at the officers while exiting the vehicle and was shot.
Medical staff arrived and treated the suspect before transporting him to a local area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Investigators from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Central Homicide Unit and Hemet Sheriff’s Station responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.
After treatment of his injuries, the suspect, Juan Inzunza, a 37-year-old resident of Moreno Valley, was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside on suspicion of felony evading, felon in possession of a firearm and violating the terms of his parole.
The officer involved in the shooting has not been named and was placed on administrative leave per Department policy. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Central Homicide Unit Investigator Bishop at 951- 955-2777 or Investigator Porrazzo at the Hemet Sheriff’s Station at 951-791-3425.

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