A chop shop has been discovered at a Jurupa Valley home after deputies conducting a compliance check found numerous stolen car parts along with drugs, it has been reported.
Deputies arrived at the home just after 5 p.m., Friday Feb. 15 in the 5500 block of Beach Street and detained several people in the rear and front yards of the home.
“During a search of the detained subjects and residence, deputies located an illegal weapon, narcotics and narcotic paraphernalia,” Sgt. Justin Rowan stated in a sheriff’s report.
A search of a detached workshop and backyard revealed parts to a truck that had recently been stolen.
Officers from the Riverside Auto Theft Interdiction Detail arrived on the scene and found more stolen vehicle parts, according to a sheriff’s press release.
Five of the people detained at the scene were arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center of numerous charges.
They are identified as:
• Patrick Nipp, 43-year-old resident of Jurupa Valley – Operating a chop shop, possession of stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, under the influence of a controlled substance and violation of probation.
• Robert Trytten, 42-year-old resident of Riverside – Operating a chop shop, possession of stolen property, and under the influence of a controlled substance.
• Sean Colter, 44-year-old resident of Jurupa Valley – Operating a chop shop, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of stolen property.
• Joseph Castro, 28-year-old resident of Grand Terrace – Possession of a deadly weapon and under the influence of a controlled substance.
• Victoria Rodriguez, 19-year-old resident of High Grove – Under the influence of a controlled substance.
Anyone with additional details regarding this ongoing investigation is urged to contact Deputy Isaac Perez at 951-955-2600.
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