On Saturday, March 9, at around 8:30 pm, officers assigned to our Downtown Entertainment District squad were patrolling the parking structures when they contacted a partially clothed subject loitering in Garage 3 on Market Street.
A records check revealed this person was a registered sex offender and he was found to be in possession of illegal narcotics and drug paraphernalia.
Daveon Cole, 35-years-old of Riverside, was arrested and later booked into jail for possession of illegal drugs. Because he was confirmed to have had a prior conviction that required him to register as a sex offender, the usual misdemeanor crime of possession becomes a felony.
Press Release Provided By the Riverside Police Department