EASTVALE – March Crime Recap

 

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BY: STAFF REPORTS

Eastvale – The following crime incidents have been reported by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and the City of Eastvale.

On Sunday, March 2, at about 2:23 p.m. Eastvale officers responded to the 12000 block of Limonite Avenue to investigate a burglary in progress. Two adult male suspects were observed removing the protective security packaging from items in the electronics department of the local Target Shopping Center. After both men exited the building, an individual who reported the theft was able to provide a vehicle description to authorities.

Once deputies arrived on location and were able to locate the vehicle, an enforcement stop was conducted. According to the press release, “Upon making contact, the suspect opened the door to the vehicle releasing a large pit bull that immediately charged the deputy. The deputy was forced to defend himself and fired two rounds at the dog, striking it. The dog is expected to survive. None of the suspects or deputies were injured during the altercation.”

The suspects were identified as Salvadore Lopez Garcia, 38, of Fullerton, who was detained outside the business with stolen property in his possession. The second suspect was identified as Sage Hall, 25, of Canyon Lake. Both men were booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for burglary, possession of stolen property, and conspiracy.

On Friday, March 14, deputies assigned to the Eastvale Police Department were conducting high visibility proactive patrols throughout the City when they observed a black 2000 Honda Accord driving in a residential neighborhood. The deputies observed the driver fail to stop for a stop sign and conducted a traffic enforcement stop. Upon contacting the driver, the deputies learned he was on probation and had been recently released on bail. An investigation revealed the suspect had stolen merchandise earlier in the day as well as additional stolen items from various victims throughout the surrounding communities, along with illegal controlled substances. The suspect, identified as James Perez, 28, from Jurupa Valley, was arrested and booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center and is being held on $25,000 bail for commercial burglary, possession of stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of burglary tools, violation of probation and committing offenses while out on bail.

On Thursday, March 20, at 5:30 p.m., a search warrant was served by officers assigned to the City of Eastvale’s Special Enforcement Team. During the service of this search warrant, no subjects were detained inside the residence located in the 6000 Block of Massey Way. Officers discovered the residence had been modified for the sole purpose of cultivating, processing and packaging marijuana for sale.  Officers seized 295 marijuana plants.  Additionally, electricity was being bypassed around the meter, causing a serious fire hazard and resulting in approximately $5,000 per month in stolen electricity.

 

On March 25 at around 8:00 p.m. deputies observed a vehicle drivingwestboundon Limonite Avenue, failing to navigate inside the lane and using incorrect signal direction when changing lanes. Deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a possible DUI. The vehicle slowed, but continued onto the northbound entrance ramp of the I-15 where it came to a stop. The driver refused to lower the window and sped off when asked to turn the vehicle off. A pursuit then ensued and the vehicle continued northbound on the I-15 exiting at Cantu Galleano Road, stopping at the intersection of Cantu Galleano and Caden Way.  The driver was the sole occupant and refused to supply a breath or blood sample. There were no injuries during the pursuit or damage to private property. The suspect was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center.