LAKE ELSINORE – A squatter was arrested on Saturday morning after deputies responded to the home that was supposed to be vacant, where trespassers reported.
When deputies arrived at the home in the 22000 block of Mountain Avenue and confirmed that there were trespassers on the property. They made contact with 29-year-old Patricia Kariey Moreno. Moreno was found to be in possession of multiple firearms, which were inside the home.
Authorities said that one of the firearms inside the home was determined to be a firearm used during a Walmart robbery in the 31700 block of Grape Street in the City of Lake Elsinore earlier this month. The weapon also linked Moreno to a theft from a Walmart located in the 32200 block of Temecula Parkway in the City of Temecula.
Moreno was charged with felony crimes including possession of firearms, armed robbery, and theft. She was booked into the Southwest Detention Center. The investigation is still on-going and detectives are following leads in reference to additional suspects.
Anyone with additional information is urged to call Riverside County Sheriff’s dispatch at (951) 776-1099, or the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station at (951) 245-3300.
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- Patricia-Kariey-Moreno: Photo Courtesy of Riverside County Sheriff's Department