RIVERSIDE – A 32-year-old Riverside man was arrested after vandalizing a Sprint Store and robbing a nearby Cardenas Market on Monday morning.
The incident was first reported at 6:55 a.m. Officers from the Riverside Police Department responded to the Sprint Store located in the 6300 block of Van Buren Boulevard regarding a possible vandalism. Authorities said that when they arrived, they learned that the suspect broke out a window and threatened employees with a knife. He then went to the Cardenas Market, grabbed beer and left without paying. “When the security guard confronted the suspect, he brandished a knife and threatened the security guard,” Riverside Police officials said. “He then fled the location.”
Officers responded and location and found the suspect, later identified as Joseph Hurtado near Arlington and Van Buren Boulevard. Hurtado refused to comply with the officer’s demands and the K-9 officer, “Nacho” was brought in to assist. With the help of the K-9 officer and his handler, Hurtado compiled and was detained without further incident. He was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for Criminal Threats, Vandalism, and Robbery.For late-breaking news, follow 24/7 Headline News on our Los Angeles County Facebook group, Riverside County Facebook group, Coachella Valley News group, US News group, Victor Valley/Inland Empire Facebook group. If you like what we are doing and want regular updates on your facebook stream like our Facebook Fan Page. You may also follow 24/7 Headline News on Twitter and Instagram!
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