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Homeless Residents Arrested In Temecula On Suspicion Of Selling Meth

The arrests came as the Temecula Police Department's Problem Oriented Policing Team visited a homeless encampment in the 29800 block of Ynez Road.

Two people living in tents on Ynez Road are behind bars for allegedly selling and using methamphetamine.

Terrell Blomquist, 29, and Renee Sutterfield, 31, were both arrested Wednesday morning on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine for sale and for being under the influence of a controlled substance, according to a report from Sgt. Geoff Green of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Sutterfield was on probation for narcotics offenses, so she was also booked on suspicion of probation violation, Green said.

The arrests came as the Temecula Police Department's Problem Oriented Policing Team visited a homeless encampment in the 29800 block of Ynez Road. Deputies were conducting a follow-up investigation into recent burglaries, according to Green.

“Officers learned that Sutterfield was on probation for narcotic offenses. A probation search was done on the camping tent they were living in. They found 7.0 grams of meth, a smoking pipe and other paraphernalia used for selling narcotics was found. Officers determined she was under the influence of a controlled substance,” Green reported.

On the right side April 05, 2013 at 04:34 PM
Blackwood you're funny. Keep it up. LOL
D April 05, 2013 at 06:39 PM
Everything is a matter of priority. If the city wanted to solve this problem it could do so. If you cite and arrest people enough times, they will eventually figure out that they need to move on or clean up their act. Other cities don't tolerate these types of problems. And yes, these are the people that you give money to on the off ramps and then they burglarize your house and car...Unbelievable
DontAskMyName April 05, 2013 at 09:14 PM
That guy is not homeless he lives in sage canyon apartments
Steve Newman April 05, 2013 at 09:28 PM
#Paul- spotted owls are endangered- homeless people are not.
Roger April 05, 2013 at 10:19 PM
There is a group of homeless that is living in the river bank that runs parallel to 79S. My children attend Vail Ranch Middle school, and during PE in the track area they can see a bunch of homeless sleeping in the bushes. It has helped my kids to become better students....I keep stressing to them get a good educationa, stay off drugs and save money (live within your budget)....They do not want to end up under a bush.
Joseph Kelly April 05, 2013 at 11:11 PM
How about we Enable the homeless, not with prison time (47k per year), but with automatic assualt rifles. Housing homeless people is wrong, even though we have the necessary abundance, it would just be stupid to provide a human being with shelter, next thing you know they would be expecting a ski trip to Switzerland! Could you imagine a country that would provide shelter to its distressed citizens without someone making a profit? You may as well get used to this and many more problems that will appear of the same variety. With 23% of our children living in poverty, I wouldn't expect any of these numbers to improve going forward. But it's okay as long as those select few live beyond their means, after all, it's not about doing what's right, it's about doing it the American way. Until we change as a society, our problems are just going to escalate and the underlying feeling of inequality will continue to be a driving force in our own demise. So go out and sight your rifles, vote for your politicians and keep believing that Temecula is somehow a city apart from the whole, whilst the rest of the globe continues to shrink.
TVOR April 06, 2013 at 02:30 AM
Paul, it's simple; environazis have far more political support than homeless advocates.
TVOR April 06, 2013 at 02:33 AM
Many who move into subsidized or low income housing (section 8) may not, themselves be knuckleheads, but many times they bring people to live with them who are. The fiz is for apartment managers to do their due diligence and evict those who repeatedly break the rules.
Kh April 06, 2013 at 05:59 AM
I feel bad for Renee. She used to hang out in the front of my work. She was always respectful and always tried to look neat and clean. I am very saddened by her outcome. I do wish her the best and hope she can over come her addiction. Maybe being in jail will help her. That's the last straw besides probably death. I really hope she gets off the drugs. It's so sad. She was very nice to me. I wish her the best.
Gandhi April 06, 2013 at 07:37 AM
Tinina, thank you for having the capability of understanding, something sorely lacking here on "The Patch"! Also, most people do not want to know the truth, most homeless are also mentally ill, possibly schizophrenic, and self medicate, this should NOT be news to anybody with any intelligence, but this is Riverside county after all.
Gandhi April 06, 2013 at 07:39 AM
And Steve Newman, thank you, we agree on a point, for once! Whoohooo! Yes, as they say, there but for the grace of God go I, or walk a mile in your brothers shoes before you judge him.
Gandhi April 06, 2013 at 07:40 AM
And "On the Right Side" is on the WRONG side, as usual. Have you any idea what mental illness is?? Obviously not, so sad.
Gandhi April 06, 2013 at 07:42 AM
Thank YOU CSP, another commenter with intelligence! We have trash living here in Paloma del Sol, believe me, and these are nice middle income single family houses. So dont JUDGE!
Gandhi April 06, 2013 at 07:43 AM
Well, John Blackwood, I dont care much for YOU, what a totally uncalled for rude remark to make to Paul Jacobs!
Gandhi April 06, 2013 at 07:44 AM
Well, nobody voted for YOU either John, sounds like you are the one who needs to grow up to me.
Gandhi April 06, 2013 at 07:45 AM
I will continue to give homeless money, unlike YOU, I believe in what Gandhi, Jesus, and many others taught! Give money to an "organization" and all you do is create another organization sucking up money, and the homeless are still on the streets!
rodriguezjohnny420@yahoo.com April 06, 2013 at 07:14 PM
To all u people with comments on the homeless, first of all i know do the people above and i have been on the street more then once, and i was that person holding the sign off the freeway. and my situation was not brought on from drugs or anything. It was as simple as i managed a storage facility and when u lose ur job u lose ur home all in one day. And my parents are dead so i had no family to stay with.. And if ur a check to check person, like many of us r, then all it takes it for ur car to break down or u get sick and have to miss work which cases u to lose ur job and in a heart beat u r Sitting next to us..... the low lifes u talk about, and even tho i am working i still consider myself homeless like some of my brothers who we became family on the streets. we help each other still. And take care of ourselfs and honestly dont need u people to survive. Or ur opinions about us. And yea there r some if us that make the rest of us look bad but then again i know people like u with money that i would rather mot know .....so never think u r imune to a circstance because God could humble u in a heart beat....then ask ur self....could u survive and what would u be forced to endure. So the next u pass that so called looser of a homeless person put ur self in there place and see if u still have the same opinion ......barbara miller
rodriguezjohnny420@yahoo.com April 06, 2013 at 07:25 PM
Dont feel sorry for us or pity us just respect us like u would ,anybody, because till u have been lowered to the level of having to ask for something as simple as a shower that most of u take for granted then u have no right saying anything
Gandhi April 06, 2013 at 11:23 PM
Well, Johnny, we all have the right to speak, unfortunately many do not take the time to educate themselves before doing so. We have a man here in Temecula, his name is "Don", many people talk to him and have seen him living near shopping centers, this man is "not all there", but I do not condemn him for that, it is not his fault, he is a Vietnam Vet, he has lost most of his hearing, he is deteriorating rapidly. I believe the county social services have tried to help him, occasionally get him into a hotel, but not for long. Many of us donate blankets, food and money to him, this is possibly the most we can do, but its better than nothing. The strange thing is he will talk your ear off about the Bible and Christianity, and when I suggest that possibly he look to the church for help, he doesnt acknowledge that, nor have I ever seen any church helping him. This is a human being, and Jesus said quite clearly how we should act towards someone in his position, give them the shirt off your back. Now I dont plan on disrobing in public, but I sure as hell can spare $5.00, or a blanket, or spend 15 minutes talking to him, and I bet you can do the same. My mother, if not for a disability check, would have been one of these people herself, she was schizophrenic, she died too young, but I took care of her the last three years of her life, and I will defend any homeless persons rights as long as I am alive. Remember Mother Theresa?
Gandhi April 06, 2013 at 11:26 PM
I am hoping your entire commentary, Joseph, was written "tongue in cheek"?
Gandhi April 06, 2013 at 11:31 PM
And just WHERE exactly do you expect "these people" would be welcome at? What city, town, or county? Are you aware at all of the number of mentally ill people in this country? Check the site called "NAMI" that is the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, I believe its about 10% of the population, that is one out of every ten people will be diagnosed with some type of mental illness in their lives. Now, MOST of those living on the streets do not do so because the ENJOY living on the streets, they are there because of a mental illness that incapacitates them to the point where they are unable to function "in society" they then end up on the streets. YOU are the one who is unbelievable, you need to educate yourself, open your eyes and your heart! One day, that may be YOU or your child living in the streets! Go down to San Diego, downtown, tell me what you see on those side streets. Judge not lest ye be judged and let those who are WITHOUT SIN cast the first stone!!! And I am NOT a bible thumper, I dont even go to church, but these statements are correct and so I repeat them for you here.
Gandhi April 06, 2013 at 11:35 PM
Sounds like you have quite a bit of experience there VWDS, little compassion, but lots of experience. How would you like it, if when you had to live with the low life, WE all judged YOU as a "low life, lazy scumbag"? I dont think you would. The point is, there are low life lazy scumbag trash living EVERYWHERE - even in "nice neighborhoods" right here in Temecula, some live down the street from me, here in Paloma del Sol!! And I know people living in apartments, who were just like you, trying to better themselves, so for someone who has actually been down there and managed to move up, you show little understanding or compassion for others plight. Now, I know they're not all great people, but as I just pointed out, neither are they all wonderful in middle class neighborhoods, or even wealthy ones for that matter, you might be really shocked to find out what is going on in the "better class" neighborhoods as a matter of fact!
Joseph Kelly April 07, 2013 at 01:57 PM
Linda Not the entire part, but you probably understood where I was going? I have a strong feeling that the future, under the current monetary system, is doomed to horrific failure. Particularly when a country, with so much abundance, can't, or chooses not to make provisions of food, shelter and medical care for all of it's citizens. If it's the extra's that are up for the highest expoiter, that's okay, but not the necessities. It's just wrong and IMO is the reason for so many problems in our society, from crime, to drug abuse and perhaps even to the onset of mental illness? The pervasive feeling of inequality is an Enabler of sorts, and many times it enables the wrong experience. If our collective abilities were directed at a civil society and a betterment of how we farm our own planet, then that would be a future with a future, so to speak. I enjoy many of your posts.
Joseph Kelly April 07, 2013 at 02:04 PM
exploiter, I am a challenged speller...hahahaha
Gandhi April 07, 2013 at 11:43 PM
Thank you Joseph, I think you may have read my last post at the bottom of the page here hopefully. Im glad you like some of my postings here, hard to please all the people all the time, and I wouldnt be true to myself if I even tried to would I? ;) I may not be posting anymore here, I am finding that the patch is continually censoring what I write, literally blocking me actually, and I am not even violating their so called "policies", I find this practise very disturbing to say the least. If I criticize THEM, I am censored, if I criticitze a public entity (with fact based opinion) they censor me, if I reply to someone who has just berated me, in kind, they censor me. This is not my idea of freedom of speech and is NOT the type of publication I can support. If we are expressing ideas/viewpoints/opinions based on our beliefs/facts/experience as long as we are not name calling etc. they should stand as posted. They have told me that its ok for people to use words here like "Libturd" call the President nasty names, even though I am VERY offended by it, because as they state its political. When I say something about the local police NOT doing their jobs, they censor it, with NO reason. Although I do enjoy posting my thoughts here, I can no longer belong to a group that only allows me to post those thoughts that THEY approve of!! That said, I believe the biggest problem in our world and country is money and the lack of laws that pertain to those with it.
Gandhi April 07, 2013 at 11:45 PM
I agree with your posting Kh, and thanks for stating something positive about a human being that many will look down upon and condemn, and those who condemn are lower than the condemned in the eyes of god. I wish them both well in their journeys.
Gandhi April 07, 2013 at 11:48 PM
Many people who are actually clinically diagnosed with mental illnesses "self medicate" in order to survive. If people would only educate themselves instead of judging in ignorance, what a wonderful world this could be!
dan crabtree April 08, 2013 at 02:03 AM
always a friend or boyfriend gets them hooked...never fails..
Joseph Kelly April 08, 2013 at 03:01 PM
LInda Sorry to hear that you might be leaving the message board here. You have a very nice style of writing and articulate your thoughts very well. I too have been sensored. I don't know why and don't really care. I seldom access this message board without reading some hate filled swill coming from someone. Often times wrapped in a religious cloak and attributed to God's will. It's very sad to see this manifest itself in our community. But, as they say, it is what it is. I hope that you reconsider leaving the site. I would hate to see a quality 'voice' go silent. All the best!
Gandhi April 09, 2013 at 08:08 AM
Thank you Joseph, I appreciate that. I just had 8 messages bounced back to me from the Patch here, not ONE of them violated their policies and when I asked WHY they were returned - silence. I can't belong to a group that professes "freedom of speech" but suppresses those whose view THEY disagree with. That is NOT freedom of speech, that is tyranny, and is unacceptable. This world is rapidly deteriorating, there are no more morals, no more people who stand up for whats right, who believe that we ALL are equal, I'm just really fed up with not only fighting idiots posts on here but then to have to fight the "editors" here, its not worth my time anymore. I appreciate your kind words though! ;) I am "spearheading" an event at the Temecula City Hall tomorrow night and would love to have any and all join me. Its FOR Larry Robinson, the nice man who was murdered while working at the music store two weeks ago here in town. I"ve been to a vigil, and a fundraiser/tribute to him, but tomorrow night at 7pm, in front of the city council member, I am proposing that they now offer a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer(s) of Larry. I believe its the only way they are going to catch the swine at this point, scum will always hang out with other scum, and would sell their mother for $50. Hope you can come Joseph.

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