Deputy L. Bertetto contacted 23 year-old, Jasmine Torres, during a call for service. During her investigation, she found the Torres was in a verbal abusive relationship and had no financial means to leave or purchase food. During the investigation, Bertetto determined no crime was committed, however felt RP could use some financial assistance for food. Bertetto took the victim to Stater Bros and purchased $140.00 in groceries - $40.00 of which were donated by Bertetto.
Deputy Alvarado contacted a family in Highland living in their car with their 5 year old daughter. They were trying to decide whether to buy groceries or pay the registration on their car, to make sure vehicle doesn't get towed since that's where they live. We provided them with a $100 Visa Gift Card, and put them in contact with the HOPE team.
Deputy Hector Couret responded to a call of a stolen catalytic converter at Mt. Breeze Villas Apt. The mother was taking her daughter to celebrate her 7th birthday, but realized the catalytic converter had been stolen and could no longer celebrate her daughter. The birthday girl was sad and crying but Couret told her he would get her a gift card to her favorite restaurant, Apple Bee's, and this put a big smile on her face. Couret purchased the $50 gift card at Staters using one of the donated cards.
Deputy Sanchez met a family that recently was a victim to a crime. Sanchez saw that the family was in need and we purchased some necessities and clothing for them with the gift card donation.
Recently the Sheriff's HOPE Team used one gift card to purchase fuel for a lady who was out of gas and could not get to work.
The HOPE Team contacted a homeless family living in their vehicle. The family consisted of 2 adults and 4 young children. The HOPE Team used the gift card to purchase a night at the motel and food/ provisions for the family. The family was connected with future housing resources after arriving to the motel..