Riverside Man Arrested for Brutal Beating of His Elderly Mother

Riverside Man Arrested for Brutal Beating of His Elderly Mother

RIVERSIDE, Ca. – A 38-year-old Riverside man was arrested for beating his mother and possession of weapons last week.

On Monday, March 23, 2020, officers arrived a a home in the 4500 block of Central Avenue responding to the report of an elderly woman hiding in the backyard. The caller said that the woman was hiding from a man. Officers made contact with the woman, who was suffering visible injuries and a fractured arm. She was rushed to the hospital for treatment. It was determined that her son, Shane Lastique, violently attacked her then left the home. Detectives learned that Lastique was an illegal drug user, and he possessed several illegal firearms. He was also determined to be dangerous and unstable.

Days later on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at around 12:40 p.m., officers were dispatched to a call of a suspicious man acting irrationally in the 6700 block of Fig Street. During a record check they identified the man as Shane Lastique.  Lastique was arrested and inside his vehicle authorities found a loaded .357 caliber handgun, two pellet guns, two machetes, several folding and fixed knives, and ammunition for a 12 gauge shotgun. Lastique was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for False imprisonment, battery causing serious injury, elder abuse, criminal threats, vandalism, and weapons violations.  Detectives were able to obtain a bail enhancement to $350,000, and the suspect is still being held in the jail.

The next day, the West Post Release Accountability & Compliance Team (PACT) conducted a search at the suspect’s residence and located an AK-47 rifle and additional ammunition.  The suspect is a prior convicted felon who is prohibited to possess or own firearms and ammunition under current California laws.

Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation and arrest should contact Detective Mike O’Boyle at the Riverside County Family Justice Center at (951) 353-7607 or

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