Man posed as cop, helped girlfriend rob her ‘johns’

NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 27, 2014 —

A West Sacramento man and his girlfriend are facing prison for a pair of robberies in which the woman solicited prostitution from the victims, and the man showed up to rob them.

According to the office of Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig, the robberies took place in the summer of 2012. Alicia Ortega offered her services as a prostitute to the victims, and her boyfriend Roberto Montalvo “would then arrive and flash a badge and represent himself as a police officer.”

The pair would then take the victims’ money.

Ortega pled to one count of robbery in exchange for a ten-year sentence.

Montalvo, 53, was convicted on Aug. 15 by a jury, which found him guilty on robbery and drug charges as well as “impersonating a police officer.” He had prior convictions for aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery from the state of Illinois.

Montalvo will be sentenced by Judge David Reed on Sept. 17. He faces up to a life sentence in state prison

  EDITOR’S NOTE: The News-Ledger found one ‘Police Log’ item in its archives that is most likely related to this case. This item from 2012 reads:

“June 17 (2012) 2:09 a.m.

A male and female impersonated police officers to get into a room at a motel on the 1900-block of West Capitol, then stole $150 in cash from the North Highlands man in the room.”


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