INVESTIGATION LEADS TO ARREST FOR ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING AND ASSAULT
August 22, 2023
Officer Ryan J. Railsback
Public Information Officer
Community Services Bureau
(951) 373-6032 (Media Contact)
RIVERSIDE, CA – On Thursday, April 20, 2023, an attempted kidnapping occurred at Jackson Street and Miller Avenue in Riverside at approximately 7:40 p.m. It was reported that a Black male adult in his mid-20’s tried to force a female victim into his black vehicle. The victim was able to escape but was injured, and the suspect fled in his vehicle.
Then on Friday, July 21st, the Corona Police Department investigated a similar crime that occurred in the nighttime hours within their city, resulting in the arrest of 25-year-old Roderick Eugene Arline Jr. of Riverside.
Corona Police and Riverside Police Detective collaborated in this investigation and determined Arline Jr. was responsible for the April 20th crime in Riverside as well. He was subsequently arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for attempted kidnapping and assault causing great bodily injury. He is currently being held on 2.5 million dollars bail. (Click this link for the Corona Police press release: https://bit.ly/45ARnBd)
Due to the nature of these two incidents, detectives believe there may be more victims of similar assaults who have not yet come forward. Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation and arrest is urged to contact Detective Melissa Brazil at (951) 353-7213 or MBrazil@RiversideCA.gov.
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