A Jurupa Valley man suspected of carjacking a motorist at knifepoint, then robbing a convenience store and ultimately barricading himself in a residence, leading to an hours-long standoff that ended uneventfully was behind bars Friday.
Jesus Camacho, 33, was arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Jail in Riverside Thursday on suspicion of carjacking, kidnapping and auto theft. He’s being held in lieu of $60,000 bail.
According to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Bobby Albarran, about 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Camacho allegedly confronted a motorist sitting in his Mercedes E320 in the parking lot of an AutoZone in the 3700 block of Riverview Drive.
Albarran said the suspect pulled a long-bladed knife and put it “to the victim’s neck and ordered him out of the vehicle.”
The man complied, and Camacho allegedly sped away in the Mercedes, according to the sergeant.
Minutes later, the suspect stopped at an am/pm in the 2900 block of Rubidoux Boulevard, allegedly grabbed a 12-pack of beer and brandished his knife at the clerk to avoid paying for it, Albarran said.
At 2:30 p.m., patrol deputies were called to investigate a disturbance at a house in the 3600 block of Grandview Avenue, where they spotted the stolen Mercedes, Albarran said.
When deputies approached the residence, Camacho “armed himself with two large kitchen knives, and he refused to comply or surrender,” the sergeant said.
“The suspect barricaded himself within the residence,” Albarran said. “SWAT responded to assist with the apprehension.”
A search warrant was obtained and served by SWAT members two hours later, at which point Camacho surrendered.
No injuries were reported, and no background information was available on the suspect.
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