Man suspected of carjacking Lake Elsinore motorist arrested

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MURRIETA (CNS) - Felony charges are expected to be filed tomorrow against a 25-year-old man suspected of carjacking a Lake Elsinore motorist at gunpoint. Dominic Michael Melgoza of Oceanside was arrested Tuesday and booked into the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta on suspicion of carjacking, with bail set at $60,000. According to Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Brad Foster, about 10 p.m. Monday, a man was parked in the 31000 block of Riverside Drive, near Lakeshore Drive, when the suspect allegedly approached him and leveled a black handgun at him, ordering the driver to relinquish the keys to his car, which he did. "The victim fled his vehicle, and the suspect drove westbound on Riverside," Foster said. "The victim immediately called 911." According to the sergeant, patrol de
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