Alleged Chop Shop Operation Busted In Lakeland Village

Justin Tipton  Photo/Riverside County Sheriff's Dept.
Justin Tipton Photo/Riverside County Sheriff's Dept.

An 18-year-old man is behind bars on suspicion of operating a chop shop in Lakeland Village.

Justin Tipton of Lakeland Village was arrested at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at a residence in the 19200 block of Samuel Drive.

Sheriff’s corporal Mike Fraker reported that deputies were assigned Wednesday morning to an investigation regarding a bicycle theft, and were told the bike was being dismantled at the Samuel Drive home.

When deputies arrived on scene, they found the stolen bicycle as well as a stolen Honda Civic being dismantled in the garage, according to Fraker.

“While searching the property, deputies located two additional stolen vehicles, one stolen utility trailer, and a stolen motorcycle engine,” Fraker reported.

According to jail records, Tipton is being held on suspicion of operating a chop shop, receiving stolen property, taking a vehicle without an owner’s consent, and driving without a license. He’s being held in lieu of $25,000 bail and due to appear in court Friday morning.

American Woman December 05, 2013 at 10:08 PM
Bad parenting once again.
American Woman December 06, 2013 at 09:43 AM
Still driving that gold car? You see, I know who you are, you just dont know who I am. You like yarn and try to run for City Politics but can never make enough friends.
dick weed December 06, 2013 at 09:44 AM
ur all morons
American Woman December 06, 2013 at 10:06 AM
You talking to me Dick? I know you arent.
Beagle Mommy December 06, 2013 at 10:41 AM
Really only 25k bail on this? I guess stealing other peoples property doesn't carry much weight in Riverside County! Sad!
ef squad December 07, 2013 at 06:09 AM
Another stupid honda thief you idiot hope you reading this come steal my honda you will get shot in the face stupid \\lowlife// haha wtf im glad they found you but im sorry for who ever may be the victims of this fag i know how it is too get your car stolenespecially when you put everything you got into it it sucks and nobody deserves that and what else comes to mind is they always find them in smellsinore im sure this dope feen has been doing this for awhile,,, Dumb shit,,
Gemma Italia December 07, 2013 at 10:16 AM
This loser stole my friend's car. I hope he has the opportunity to make some intimate friends in jail. My friend will be making car payments on the car they had to buy to replace the stolen one for a lot longer than 3 months, not to mention the distress of having a car stolen. This guy is a big ugly pimple that needs popping
American Woman December 07, 2013 at 06:57 PM
LER I havent had a baby in over 23 years. Not sure who you think you are talking to. You better check yourself before you wreck yourself.
lotsahelp December 07, 2013 at 09:05 PM
LER always elevates the discussion....
DB December 08, 2013 at 07:29 AM
@ LOH...that is why i skip his posts, i stopped reading them long ago....
wildomar resident December 08, 2013 at 10:09 AM
I thought it was just me! this lake elsinore resident is either mean or over the top silly hating wildomar. but i am learning there are a couple of people to avoid reading in here.
lotsahelp December 08, 2013 at 11:32 AM
DB - You are much smarter than I am.


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