December 2, 2023

A person already going through theft prices has been arrested on suspicion of killing a 68-year-old man in his yard in a drive-by capturing in Riverside final month, the Riverside Police Division introduced Wednesday, Nov. 15.

Police don’t know the motive for the capturing, stated Officer Ryan Railsback, a Riverside Police Division spokesman.

On Nov. 7, Gabriel Molina, a 29-year-old from Riverside, was arrested on suspicion of capturing and killing Michael Rangel, a Riverside resident. Molina was discovered with a firearm on the time of his arrest, the Police Division stated in a press release.

Moreover, RPD introduced the arrest of Mark Anthony Valdez, a 28-year-old man from Riverside, on suspicion of accent to homicide and possession of a managed substance with a firearm.

Valdez was launched after posting $10,000 bail on Monday, Nov. 13.

Molina had beforehand been arrested on suspicion of committing a collection of robberies in Riverside and Moreno Valley from June 2022 to December 2022, Wednesday’s assertion stated.

“Gabriel Molina is a convicted felon who was out on $250,000 bail for a collection of fast-food restaurant armed robberies that occurred between June and December of 2022 in Riverside and Moreno Valley,” Wednesday’s assertion stated.

In these robberies, the suspect used a handgun and demanded cash from the money registers and safes of Del Taco eating places and Baker’s quick meals eating places. Authorities don’t suspect Valdez was concerned within the robberies, Railsback stated.

On Jan. 27, authorities arrested Molina on the 24000 block of Myers Avenue in Moreno Valley on suspicion of the robberies. Molina later posted bail of $250,000 on Feb. 7 regardless of authorities’ try to lift the bail, court docket data present.