Man Causes Family Disturbance While High On Methamphetamine, Threatens Deputies, Dies Following Arrest

No deputies were hurt during the investigation of a family disturbance in Moreno Valley in the wee hours of Wednesday morning June 26th 2024.

Deputies raced to Country Gate Road around 4 in the moning, to learn that 46 year old Joseph Gloria was under the influence of methamphetamine and threatening members of his family with a wooden stick.

Gloria refused to cooperate with deputies, and was tasered when he aggressively advanced toward the deputies.

Several minutes after deputies handcuffed Gloria, he became unresponsive.

Paramedics arrived but could not revive him.  An autopsy is underway to determine the cause of death.


Blurred view of ambulance.

Photo from Alpha Media Portland OR