On Monday, June 12, 2017, at approximately 1:30pm, Beaumont Police Department received several 9-1-1 calls regarding a man with a gun. Officers were dispatched to the area of Cougar Way and Beaumont Avenue. Upon arrival officers located several witnesses who identified the suspect. Officers were able to quickly locate the suspect in the area and made an arrest without incident.
During the investigation it was determined that the suspect had kidnapped and robbed an acquaintance and had brandished a weapon in front of several witnesses in the area.
The suspect is identified as Ajhani Simmons, 21 yoa, of Calimesa. Simmons was arrested for robbery, kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, brandishing a firearm, felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition and is currently on probation for possession for sales. Simmons was booked at Smith Correctional Facility in Banning.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the On-Duty Watch Commander at 951-769-8500.