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Alleged Bowie Knife Robber Arrested

Walter Fontanilla, 26, of Murrieta, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of holding up a Temecula Jamba Juice with a knife Oct. 19.

A Murrieta man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly holding up a Temecula more than two weeks ago in Temecula.

The robbery occurred Oct. 19 at Jamba Juice at 26550 Ynez Road, according to Sgt. Keith Knotek with the Temecula Police Department.

The masked robber brandished a 10-inch Bowie knife and demanded money from two employees before leaving the business, the sergeant said in a news release.

Investigators followed up on the case, and served a warrant Wednesday on Walter Fontanilla, 26, at a home in the 23000 block of Carneros Court in Murrieta.

"They recovered evidence and subsequently arrested... Fontanilla... for armed robbery," Knotek said.

Fontanilla was booked into Southwest Detention Center on suspicion of armed robbery.

Anyone with additional information in the case was encouraged to contact Investigator Masson at the Temecula Police Department, 951-696-3000.

Jen November 14, 2011 at 01:58 AM
Wondering if he is a legal citizen...If I had to guess, my guess would be he's not.
Jen November 14, 2011 at 01:59 AM
Just one question...is he a U.S. citizen? If I had to guess, my guess would be no.
Neli Anly November 14, 2011 at 05:12 PM
I am ashamed to live in Temecula because by living here people assume everyone is a bigot like you.
Jen November 14, 2011 at 10:40 PM
How is that being a bigot? Who carries a bowie knife? Think about it....most people who live here do not carry a bowie knife and rob stores.....that doesn't happen here.
Jen November 14, 2011 at 10:49 PM
http://www.examiner.com/immigration-reform-in-national/illegal-aliens-cost-california-hospitals-more-than-1-billion-annually?CID=examiner_alerts_article
LBV Collins November 15, 2011 at 12:09 AM
Ahhhh. I see your point. (No American would carry a Bowie knife.)
Mr. Lada November 15, 2011 at 01:32 AM
He is Filipino and worked at another Jamba Juice until November 7th.
LBV Collins November 15, 2011 at 01:59 AM
Hi Jen. According to this Ventura County Star article, the $1.25 billion cost is “imperfect,” (i.e just a best-guess.) [1] In fact, some think the number is too low. This article states that “The cost of providing just health care to illegals in California for 2010 was at least $2.92 billion.” [2] But if those numbers upset you, then this should really rouse your ire: “…studies have estimated that the bills for all types of health care that the uninsured cannot pay – the uncompensated cost of care – is up to $73 billion a year.” [3] But this last figure is talking about the approximately 50 million Americans who are uninsured. (Gosh… if we could only pass legislation that would force the uninsured to buy health insurance, perhaps we could save ourselves a bunch of money.) 1. http://www.vcstar.com/news/2011/jul/03/hospitals-may-absorb-26-million-annually-in-care/?print=1 2. http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/immigration/8206-report-illegals-cost-calif-hospitals-125-billion-annually 3. http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2011pres/05/20110510a.html
LBV Collins November 15, 2011 at 02:07 AM
Hi Jen. I have to agree with Neli… your comment is racist. And why does it matter whether he’s a US citizen?
Jen November 15, 2011 at 06:28 AM
Question is still is he a U.S. citizen? There are sooooooo many people now coming from everywhere to live here...who knows? I am not judging, just making an observation. Also, if healthcare passes, which it basically will...say goodbye to freedom and hello to long waits and poor healthcare. Also, say hello to the new world order! Get ready folks, because this is it!
M. Lee Davis November 15, 2011 at 04:37 PM
Jen, here is a news flash. You can be in this country LEGALLY and work in this country LEGALLY and still not be a citizen. So you question on whether he is a US citizen is retarded. I know people who are successful and own their own business and contribute to the community who are not U.S. citizens. Up until about a week ago a well known morning news show anchor (Jillian Reynolds) was not a U.S citizen and she has lived here for almost 20 years.
Jen November 15, 2011 at 09:29 PM
Peter, I know that...and I think that is part of the problem...so many people now are here...no one knows whether they are here legally or illegal... It's like our walls are completely down...if you look at other countries they have laws and if you break them you can't stay. Here, no one cares...I think this is the problem why so many Americans are hurting...all our jobs are being shipped over seas or taken by people from other countries.
M. Lee Davis November 16, 2011 at 12:24 AM
Who is Peter?
Robert November 25, 2011 at 10:43 PM
He is a U.S. citizen. Son of a veteran and born and raised. Quit being ignorant. Immigrants are not the only people committing crimes.
JJ Mclure December 29, 2011 at 02:37 PM
Neli getting horny
JJ Mclure December 29, 2011 at 02:38 PM
they get caught more than not so they are also stupid
JJ Mclure December 29, 2011 at 02:39 PM
Another illegal. It matters because if you get rid off the illegals crime will go down
jon tran January 03, 2012 at 05:00 AM
again... whats any of that have to do with being illegal or not? those so called 'illegal aliens' probably contribute more to america than you do. theyre taking up jobs to that 'legal americans' are too proud to do to keep this country running. and we were all here illegally sometime or another. if not you then your ancestors, unless youre a native american, then you shouldnt be talking.
John Verber February 01, 2012 at 11:29 PM
Jen you're an idiot. Can't you discern from a Philipino and an obvious Mexican? Or is it white people and then "everyone else"..?
John Verber February 01, 2012 at 11:31 PM
Jen...again...could you make yourself look any worse? If you look down to my post you'll see that this kid was in the same college as I am. His family does alright from what I know. This dude can do math that would probably make you cry. Why he did this? Who knows but don't make stupid speculations about his nationality...that just makes you look dumb.
John Verber February 01, 2012 at 11:33 PM
Yes they should stop those people coming from everywhere else. Jen...if America didn't let people from "everywhere else" you silly butt wouldn't be in this country. Man ignorant people are just ...well ignorant!

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