Riverside Man Arrested, Accused of Ramming SUV into Home

A Riverside man was taken into custody early today after he drove his vehicle into the front of a house and pushed another car over an embankment, police said.

Deputes from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department responded at 12:44 to the report of assault with a deadly weapon in the 16000 block of Villa Grove Drive in an unincorporated area of Riverside.

Upon arrival, deputies determined that Craig Clayton Gurney, 63, of Riverside had intentionally crashed his Chevy Tahoe into the front of a residence, causing moderate damage to the front of the home. Residents in the location were visibly shaken, but no injuries were reported. Police said Gurney also used his Tahoe to push a Honda Civic over an embankment at the end of the driveway.

Deputies attempted numerous times to contact Gurney in his residence, but he refused to communicate or come out. Concerned for the safety of the community, the Riverside County Sheriff's Departments SWAT Team, helicopter and K-9 Unit were called to the location.

Gurney was taken into custody without incident. He was arrested and booked into the Southwest Detention Center for assault with a deadly weapon and felony vandalism.


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