Monday, July 20, 2009

Another Killing on the Soboba Reservation. Is it no longer Safe?

Murder rate at Soboba is skyrocketing.

A 24-year-old man was shot dead while riding in a car with several others sometime around 3 a.m. Saturday (JULY 18) on the Soboba Indian Reservation.

When deputies arrived at the scene after receiving a 911 call at about 3:30 a.m., they found Raymond Lopez, of Hemet, dead, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department said in a news release.

Investigators interviewed several people who were with Lopez at the time of the shooting in the 43000 block of Castille Canyon Road.

This is the second killing in a week at Soboba:

A man was shot dead today (JULY 15) on the Soboba Indian Reservation, and a suspect who led deputies on a chase was arrested, a sheriff's sergeant said.

The shooting was reported at 4:39 a.m. at a home in the 24000 block of Poppet Flats Road, a winding track that climbs from the Hemet valley into the San Jacinto Mountains, according to sheriff's Sgt. Dennis Gutierrez.
Deputies found a dead man identified as 33-year-old Benjamin Dee Lindsey of San Jacinto, in the residence, which is on Soboba land, and were told the suspect, Larry Ayres, 24, of Soboba, fled in a pickup truck, according to Gutierrez.
The truck was spotted on Interstate 10 in Beaumont, and

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Has it ever been safe?...there are more meth freaks wandering around inside the Saboba Casino asking for spare change than any other casino I have been in....they sit behind you and wait till you win and then ask for money....and I saw a rat run through the casino once when i went...i only went 2 times, so maybe things have changed....but i dont plan on going back!!