On Saturday, October 12, 2019, at 7:14 PM, deputies from the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s station responded to the area of Joy Street and Riverside Drive, in the city of Lake Elsinore, reference a call of an assault with a deadly weapon.
Deputies arrived and located a Ford Ranger that had struck a pedestrian and driven through a wrought iron gate. The driver of the Ford Ranger, Anthony Trejo, age 56, a resident of Lake Elsinore was detained at the scene.
The victim was medically treated and later released. During the investigation it was discovered the suspect had intentionally drove his vehicle into the victim. Upon further investigation deputies discovered the Ford Ranger the suspect was driving was stolen out of Oceanside, CA.
Anthony Trejo was arrested and booked into Cois Byrd Detention Center on the charges of assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a stolen vehicle.
Anyone with additional information is urged to call Deputy Grimaldo at the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station at (951) 245-3300 or Riverside County Sheriff’s dispatch at (951) 776-1099.
Press Release Provided by the Riverside County Sheriffs Department