Eastvale Man Arrested in Sexual Battery Investigation in Norco

Eastvale Man Arrested in Sexual Battery Investigation: Norco Sheriff’s Office
Station Area: Jurupa Valley

Written Date: September 18, 2017 Time: 10:00 AM

Incident Date: September 12, 2017 Time: 3:52 PM

Incident Location: 1200 block of Hamner Ave., Norco

Reporting Officer: Sergeant Andrew Elia

File Number(s): G172550034


Miguel Muro

On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at 3:52 p.m., deputies from the Norco Sheriff’s Office responded to a business in the 1200 block of Hamner Avenue, in the City of Norco. Upon arrival, deputies learned an adult male suspect had sexually assaulted two adult females and one juvenile. All three incidents occurred inside of the business, while the victims were shopping. The suspect was able to flee the location prior to the arrival of the deputies. Store security camera footage captured the suspect on video. 

On Saturday, September 16, 2017, about 3:57 p.m., deputies were advised the suspect had returned to the business and left after being inside the store for several minutes. Deputies were able to develop investigative leads that led to the identification and location of the suspect. On Sunday, September 17, deputies contacted the suspect at his residence in the city of Eastvale. The suspect was identified as Miguel Muro, age 30. The suspect was subsequently arrested for several counts of sexual battery and booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center.

The Norco Sheriff’s Office is concerned there may be additional victims who might have been assaulted by the same suspect. They are encouraged to contact Deputy Robertson of the Norco Sheriff’s Office at 270-5673.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.