PERRIS – An outlaw biker allegedly running a “chop shop” at his Perris residence, where illegal guns and drugs were stored, was arrested today – – but not before his dog attacked a police dog and was shot and killed, a Riverside County sheriff’s sergeant said.
Todd Payne, 36, was taken into custody by members of the county’s regional Gang Task Force around 8 a.m. at a house in the 24000 block of El Baquero Road, according to Sgt. Sean Brown.
Brown said Payne, who belongs to an outlaw motorcycle gang, which Brown did not identify, was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine, stolen firearms and assault rifles.
Payne was also dealing in stolen auto parts at the location, according to Brown.
“A total of 16 firearms were recovered, one of which was reported stolen during a residential burglary in December,” Brown said. “Officers also recovered multiple stolen motorcycle parts, meth and gang paraphernalia.”
According to Brown, during their raid, a large mixed breed dog on the property attacked a police dog, prompting task force members to shot and kill the aggressive animal.
The police dog was treated by a veterinarian and is doing fine, Brown said. No other injuries were reported.
Payne was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center, but bail information was not immediately available.