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On Wednesday evening, April 12, 2017, officers with the Temecula Police Department responded to a carjacking that occurred in front of a residence within the city. The victim was seated in his pickup truck, in his driveway, when a white male adult brandished a handgun and demanded the vehicle. The suspect escaped in the victim’s vehicle. The victim was not physically harmed. Detectives assumed the investigation, but neither the suspect nor the stolen vehicle were immediately located.
When the suspect never returned with the motorcycle, the victim notified police. Officers determined the pickup truck left at the residence was the same vehicle stolen in the carjacking incident on April 12, and the suspect matched the same description.
At approximately 7:44 PM, officers with the San Jacinto Police Department, along with assistance from the Sheriff’s helicopter, located the stolen motorcycle at a private residence in the 2000 block of Tall Grass Ct., San Jacinto.
The suspect, identified as 28 year-old Ryan Wilhite, of Murrieta, was taken into custody. Temecula Police detectives determined Wilhite was responsible for both the carjacking and the theft of the motorcycle.
Wilhite was booked at the Southwest Detention Center for both crimes, and both vehicles were recovered and processed for evidence.
Anyone with information about either of these incidents is encouraged to contact Detective Jeff Fisher of the Temecula Police Department at (951) 696-3000.