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Posted on: May 22, 2015

[ARCHIVED] AB109 Related Search Warrant Leads to Arrests

Hemet Police AB109 Arrests

On 05/20/2015 at 5:00AM, Central P.A.C. Team served a search warrant in the 41400 block of E. Whittier Avenue in the unincorporated area of Hemet. Due to the nature of the investigation, tactical entry was made by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department- Special Enforcement Bureau (SWAT.) After the location was secured, Central P.A.C. Team took over the investigation. Firearms, drugs, and other items were seized.


Alberto Covarrubias- 30 year old of Hemet
32310 PC- Possession of Large Capacity Magazines
11358 H&S- Cultivation of Marijuana
11359 H&S- Possession of Marijuana for Sales

Juan Molina- 33 year old of Hemet
11359 H&S- Possession of Marijuana for Sales
11360 H&S- Transportation of Marijuana for Sales
667.5(b) PC- Prison Prior
3056 PC- Parole Violation

Juan Molina was arrested the week prior, but was directly related to this investigation. Additional arrests to follow from this investigation.

AB109- Public Safety Realignment

In 2011, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill (AB) 109. It was Governor Brown’s solution for reducing the number of inmates in the state’s 33 prisons to 137.5 percent of design capacity by June 27, 2013, as ordered by the Three-Judge Court and affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court. Implementation of the 2011 Realignment Legislation began October 1, 2011. Under Realignment, newly-convicted “low-level” offenders without current or prior serious or violent offenses stay in county jail to serve their sentence, which increases the county jail population for each individual county. Those individuals released and were previously supervised by State Parole Agents are now being supervised by county probation officers.

Riverside County public safety agencies formed multi-agency task forces, such as the Central P.A.C. Team, to ensure that those individuals on Mandatory Supervision (also referred to as split sentence) or PRCS (Post Release Community Supervision) are in compliance.

Central P.A.C. Team (Post-release Accountability & Compliance Team)
Central P.A.C. Team is comprised of agencies from the Hemet Police Department, Beaumont Police Department, Murrieta Police Department, Riverside County Probation Department, Riverside County District Attorney’s Office- Bureau of Investigations, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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