Wildomar man arrested in strong arm robbery of orange juice at Murrieta store

Roland Jade Medina was arrested on suspicion that he tried to hit a store clerk in Murrieta and then flee with a stolen orange juice container. Courtesy photo.

Murrieta police on Oct. 27 arrested a 30-year-old Wildomar man who they say tried to hit a store employee who told him he needed to pay for a container of orange juice.

Roland Jade Medina was arrested on suspicion of obstructing or resisting a public officer, receiving stolen property, second degree robbery and first degree burglary, according to online jail records.

He was booked into the Cois M. Byrd Detention Center in French Valley and remained there Tuesday with bail set at $150,000.

Shortly after 9 a.m. police received a call that a man had entered a store in the 40500 block of California Oaks Road and began drinking orange juice before paying for it, according to a Murrieta police news release.

When a store employee told Medina he would need to pay for the juice Medina tried to strike the employee with his fist, according to the release.

Police believe that when Medina saw officers in the shopping center, he fled by jumping over a fence into a gated community.

He was found a short distance later and arrested.

When officers checked Medina’s person they found property that belonged to a Murrieta resident that had been taken from the resident’s unlocked vehicle during a burglary, according to officials.

The property has since been returned to that person, police say.

 

 

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