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Riverside County Sheriff's Department - Headquarters
Sunday October 12th, 2014 :: 12:25 a.m. PDT


Wanted Suspect in custody after lengthy standoff at residence on the 31900 block of Monique Circle, Temecula.

Press Release: Wanted Suspect
Agency: Sheriff Administration
Station Area: Riverside County
Written Date: October 12, 2014 Time: 12:00 a.m.
Incident Date: October 11, 2014 Time: 12:52 p.m.
Incident Location: 31900 block of Monique Circle, Temecula
Reporting Officer: Deputy Albert Martinez, Public Information Officer
File Number(s): TE 14284087

On Saturday October 11, 2014, at approximately 12:52 PM, officers from the Temecula Police Department responded to the 31900 block of Monique Circle, in the city of Temecula, regarding a wanted suspect at a residence.

Upon the officers arrival, they learned that a male adult at the location was wanted for a stabbing which had occurred earlier today in Northern California. During the officers investigation, they learned that the suspect had been seen at the residence and that his vehicle was still at the scene. The officers made numerous attempts to have the suspect exit the residence which he refused and remained inside.

Because the suspect refused to exit the residence and barricaded himself inside, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department SWAT Team responded. After a lengthy standoff, the suspect surrendered peacefully to SWAT members, and was taken into custody.

The suspect, 59-year-old, a resident of Sacramento, Arthur BenTaylor was arrested for an assault with a deadly weapon warrant and will be booked into the Southwest Detention Center.

Anyone with any information related to this incident is encouraged to call the Temecula Police Department at (951) 696-3000

Riverside County Sheriff's Department - Headquarters
4095 Lemon St
Riverside, CA 92501

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 951-955-2400

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