The Masiel Crime Family strikes AGAIN! A man who is getting some $360,000 a year still has the need to carjack at gunpoint. He ran to the rez for protection apparently. It looks like the Pechanga reservation is unsafe territory. This violent offender is the grandson of the woman who helped destroy 25% of the tribe, while she was on the enrollment committee.
Details: On September 3, 2008, at about 1930 hours, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 45000 block of Pechanga Parkway in reference to a reported carjacking. This is the Casino area.
The victim reported that 26 year old Benjamin Masiel , a violent offender of the Temecula area carjacked the victim’s vehicle at gunpoint following a domestic dispute. The suspect fled the area in an unknown direction. Riverside County court records show Masiel has multiple felony convictions, including assault with a deadly weapon, criminal threats and domestic violence. HOW many strikes does this guy get.
A search for the suspect was unsuccessful. That means he's OUT THERE, with a gun!
On September 4, 2008, at about 1200 hours, Pechanga Tribal Rangers located the victim’s abandoned vehicle on a dirt road on the Pechanga Indian Reservation and notified the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies responded to the area and recovered vehicle.