Craigslist Ad Leads Police to Stolen Trailer, Meth Lab, Pounds of Marijuana, Guns

Suspects David Foster and Kimberly Tierce. Credit: Riverside Sheriff's Dept. http://www.riversidesheriff.org/press/cab14-0125.asp
Suspects David Foster and Kimberly Tierce. Credit: Riverside Sheriff's Dept. http://www.riversidesheriff.org/press/cab14-0125.asp

A man and woman suspected of trying to sell a stolen trailer were arrested Saturday and deputies found firearms, marijuana and the remnants of a methamphetamine lab on the Cabazon property where the trailer was being repainted, authorities said.

Someone called deputies at the sheriff's Cabazon Station on Friday to say a Craiglist ad was offering her stolen trailer for sale, said Sgt. James Burton of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

The victim made arrangements with a suspect, later identified as 25-year-old David Foster of Cabazon, to meet at his home in the 52000 block of Date Avenue to purchase the trailer, Burton said.

Deputies and investigators met Foster and 42-year-old Kimberly Tierce at the residence and located the trailer, which was in the process of being repainted, Burton said.

"The victim responded to the location and was able to recover several additional items that had been stolen with the trailer," he said.

A search of the property turned up more than 30 firearms and several cases of ammunition, Burton said.

"Most of the firearms were dismantled and some appeared to be antiques from the World War II era," he said.

Also found were the remnants of a methamphetamine lab, a loaded rifle and several pounds of marijuana, Burton said.

A commercial grade flare caused a momentary scare until a sheriff's Hazardous Device Team determined what it was, he said.

Foster was booked on suspicion of possession of stolen property, being a felon in possession of a firearm, conspiracy and violating his parole, while Tierce was booked on suspicion of possession of stolen property and conspiracy, Burton said.

Both were booked into the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning, he said, adding that addition possible charges would likely arise from the continuing investigation.

-City News Service

Marvin Harrison January 26, 2014 at 12:13 PM
Good work.
Washy January 26, 2014 at 07:00 PM
good work who? The owner of the trailer found it and took the police there....so without the owner of the trailer ....This would still be going on
a litttle justice January 26, 2014 at 08:43 PM
Where was this trailer stolen? The story doesn't say.
beaumontdave January 26, 2014 at 09:48 PM
I'm amazed the tribe isn't buying as much real estate as they can and kicking the crazies out of there. I know there's good folks there as well, but all the low rent shacks don't make for very trustworthy neighbors.
desertpatriot January 27, 2014 at 12:05 PM
does the 'stolen trailer' make the thieves 'trailer' trash? i'm just sayin'...
standupforyourself January 27, 2014 at 02:38 PM
Sure does make them trailer trash. How the heck can a person be so damn stupid to list a stolen trailer on craigslist? Couldn't have done it without the sheriff's help. Thank you Cabazon station!
standupforyourself January 27, 2014 at 02:40 PM
I wish more people would would be willing to do what I did and get this trash out of neighborhoods. Speak up people when you see some shady crap going on. Don't be afraid to take your community back!
Aniko The Lawyer January 27, 2014 at 03:24 PM
Remember, these people are innocent until proven guilty. If you are arrested go to AnikoTheLawyer.com and call 909-295-5555
standupforyourself January 30, 2014 at 01:49 PM
Are you serious? Of course they're guilty. Stop trying to recruit clients douche.
desertpatriot January 30, 2014 at 08:48 PM
@standup: i tried reporting aniko several times to the patch powers-that-be and still he/she/it continues to advertise services with impunity. let us hope...


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