Lake Elsinore carjacking suspect arrested after vehicle pursuit

Twenty-five-year-old Carlos Venegas is accused of carjacking a driver a gunpoint in Lake Elsinore. Photo provided by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

On January 8 at about 11 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a carjacking in the 29000 Block of Lupine Hills Drive in the City of Lake Elsinore. The victim reported her car taken at gunpoint.

The suspect, 25-year-old Carlos Venegas of Lake Elsinore, was taken into custody after a short vehicle pursuit, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reported. 

A weapon and the victim’s personal property were located in the vehicle, according to Sergeant Rick Garcia.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Deputy Jimenez at the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station at 951-245-3300.



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