BY: JENNIFER MADRIGAL
Eastvale – On Monday night, February 10th, at 6:25p.m. the Eastvale Fire Department responded to a home on fire in the 12000 block of Craigburn Circle in Eastvale. The fire was extinguished and fire personnel’s investigation discovered that the residence contained an indoor marijuana grow operation. According to a press release from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Eastvale Police Department was notified. A search warrant was obtained and served by officers assigned to Eastvale’s Special Enforcement Team. Officers were able to seize 1103 marijuana plants and 35 lbs of processed marijuana. Electricity was also being bypassed around the meter, which may have been the cause of the fire.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is committed to the safety of the citizens of Eastvale and will be vigilant in investigating all crimes of this nature. Anyone with information about this incident please contact Officer Javier Morando at the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600.
Tips for Spotting Pot Houses:
- Windows often covered from inside residence
- Commercial grade air conditioners and electrical equipment may be seen being moved or installed (especially by individuals other than uniformed utility workers may be accessing the electrical vaults near the street).
- Lights and televisions are set on timers, and turn on and off at the same time every day
- People come and go and leave within a few hours. Often pull in and out of the garage and immediately shut the door.