Eastvale Crime Recap

INCIDENT: ARSON

WHEN: 8/28/2017

WHERE: Wash near Chandler St. & Hall Ave., Eastvale

DETAILS: On Monday, August 28, 2017, CAL FIRE Law Enforcement Officers arrested Emanuel Alves of Eastvale for allegedly starting a debris fire in a wash near Chandler Street and Hall Avenue the same day.  Alves, 31 was arrested at his home in Eastvale and was transported to the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside where he was booked on multiple charges, including: PC 451(d) – 1 Count of Arson to Property, PC 451.1(a)(1) – 1 Count of Previous Conviction of a Felony of Section 451, PC 12022.1(a)(2) – Committing a felony while on parole. Alves is a known arson registrant with a prior arson conviction in Riverside County. For additional information, please contact Senior Public Information Specialist, John Hall of the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office at 951-955-8662.

 

INCIDENT: HOMICIDE

WHEN: 8/25/2017

WHERE: 6900 Block of Adele Ln., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On Friday, August 25, 2017, at about 9:48 PM, deputies from the Jurupa Valley Station responded to a call of an assault with a deadly weapon occurring in the 6900 block of Adele Lane, Jurupa Valley. Upon arrival deputies located a Hispanic male suffering from gunshot injuries. The male was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Investigators from the Jurupa Valley Station and Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation. The investigation is ongoing. No suspects have been arrested.  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Investigator Paz from the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2195.

 

INCIDENT: QUALITY OF LIFE ENFORCEMENT OPERATION

WHEN: 8/24-25/17

WHERE: Various shopping centers and roadways in Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: The Jurupa Valley Station’s Special Enforcement Team is in place to combat current crime trends, suppress gang activity and investigate quality of life complaints from the citizens of the cities of Jurupa Valley and Eastvale. Recently, we received multiple complaints from citizens, shopping center management and city officials regarding aggressive panhandling practices at several shopping centers within the city of Jurupa Valley. We have also received numerous complaints regarding panhandlers who loiter in the center medians of roadways, entrance and exits points of shopping centers and freeway off-ramps. On August 24 and 25, 2017, deputies assigned to the Jurupa Valley Special Enforcement Team conducted directed enforcement and undercover operations in various shopping centers and intersections in order to identify and curtail illegal, aggressive panhandling of shopping center patrons and motorists.  These types of operations will continue within the city of Jurupa Valley over the next few weeks in an effort to stop this activity. The Jurupa Valley Special Enforcement Team issued 17 citations for Jurupa Valley City Ordinance violations, arrested eight subjects for misdemeanor warrants, two subjects for Business and Professions Code violations, one subject for a felony warrant and issued one citation for solicitation near a freeway off-ramp.  All of the subjects contacted, cited and arrested were part of the homeless population within Jurupa Valley. The Jurupa Valley Station also hosts the Homeless Outreach Team for the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, which concentrates on providing assistance and resources to those in need.  There are representatives for the city of Jurupa Valley within the Special Enforcement Team.  Anyone with concerns related to suspicious or criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Jurupa Valley Special Enforcement Team at 951-955-2600.

 

INCIDENT: INDOOR MARIJUANA CULTIVATION/ THEFT OF UTILITIES

WHEN: 8/23/17

WHERE: 14000 block of Silver Stream, Eastvale

DETAILS: On August 23, 2017, at 12:15 PM, members of the Jurupa Valley Station’s Special Enforcement Team, along with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Marijuana Eradication Team, served a search warrant in the 14000 block of Silver Stream in the city of Eastvale.  Evidence of illegal marijuana cultivation along with an electrical bypass to steal electricity were located inside of the residence.  This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact Deputy James Herington at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station, (951) 955-2600.

 

INCIDENT: FATAL TRAFFIC COLLISION

WHEN: 8/20/17

WHERE: 5800 block of Hamner Ave., Eastvale

DETAILS: On Sunday, August 20, 2017, at 2:30 p.m., officers assigned to the Eastvale Police Department responded to the 5800 block of Hamner Ave., Eastvale, regarding a traffic collision.  The preliminary investigation revealed a 2-year-old juvenile pedestrian sustained serious head injuries after being struck by a vehicle. The juvenile was transported to a local hospital by ambulance.  Life saving measures were unsuccessful and the juvenile later died at the hospital. Impairment does not appear to be a factor in this traffic collision and no criminal charges have been requested at this time. The Eastvale Police Department’s Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team responded to the scene to conduct this investigation.  This investigation is ongoing and we are asking anyone with additional information to contact Deputy Petersen at the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600.

 

INCIDENT: INDOOR MARIJUANA CULTIVATION, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA FOR SALE, THEFT OF UTILITIES

WHEN: 8/18/17

WHERE: 14000 block of Henry St., Eastvale

DETAILS: On August 18, 2017, at 10:30 AM, members of the Jurupa Valley Station’s Special Enforcement Team, along with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Marijuana Eradication Team, served a search warrant in the 14000 block of Henry Street in the city of Eastvale.  Evidence of illegal marijuana cultivation along with an electrical bypass to steal electricity were located inside of the residence.  Chris VoongGuo Yong Xu, and Shu Qiang Chen were arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana with the intent to sell and theft of utilities.  Anyone with further information regarding this case is urged to contact Deputy James Herington at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station, (951) 955-2600. Tips for Spotting a Marijuana Grow House: The Eastvale Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team is partnering with the City of Eastvale’s Code Enforcement to combat the recent trend of residential indoor marijuana grow operations. This type of operation usually starts when a rental home is converted in the interior area by covering most or all of the windows. The subjects then make room-by-room conversions throughout the house by bypassing the electrical meter, installing additional electrical wiring, outlets, circuit-breaker panels, commercial grade lighting and air conditioning units. These conversions are extremely hazardous and pose a serious fire risk, not only to the home, but the surrounding homes as well. Some of the tell-tales signs of marijuana grow houses are: All windows are covered from the interior by newspaper or other materials,  Lights and televisions on timers,  Subjects moving in commercial grade electrical equipment during the late night or early morning hours,  No signs of normal residential occupation,  The smell of marijuana emitting from the home,  Can you see wires leading up to the power line before the meter? , Do people come and go at odd hours or do they never seem to be there?,  Are they accumulating the kind of trash a real resident would?,  Do strange cars pull up outside at night? ,  Is anybody taking care of the landscaping? , The sound of the air conditioner running at all the times.  The Eastvale Police Department is seeking information regarding these types of operations. Callers may remain anonymous. Reporting this type of activity can be done by calling Deputy James Herington at the Jurupa Valley Station at (951) 955-2600 or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s dispatch center at (951)776-1099.

 

INCIDENT: DUI/DRIVER’S LICENSE CHECKPOINT

WHEN: 8/17/17

WHERE: Eastvale

DETAILS: The Eastvale Police Department’s Traffic Bureau conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on August 19, 2017, at Hamner Ave. x Schleisman Rd., between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.  In recent years, California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes.  The Eastvale Police Department supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate all drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.”  If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI.  Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI. Studies of California drivers have shown that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent).  Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol. Results: 621 Vehicles Screened,  1 DUI-Alcohol arrest,  10 Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked,  10 citations issued,  3 vehicles were towed. Drivers are encouraged to download the California Office of Traffic Safety DDVIP (Designated Driver VIP) free mobile app for Android or iPhone.  The DDVIP app helps find nearby bars and restaurants that feature free incentives for the designated sober driver, from free non-alcoholic drinks to free appetizers and more.  The feature-packed app even has social media tie-ins and even a tab for the non-DD to call Uber, Lyft or Curb. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses that can exceed $10,000 not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out. The Eastvale Police Department will be conducting another DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint and DUI Saturation Patrol in the future in our ongoing commitment to lowering deaths and injuries upon our streets and highways.

 

 

INCIDENT: ARMED AND DANGEROUS GANG MEMBER WITH A GUN

WHEN: 8/17/17

WHERE: 9000 block of Mission Blvd., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On July 11, 2017, members of the Riverside County Sheriff Department’s Region 7 Gang Task Force began investigating a series of gang vandalism’s throughout the Jurupa Valley area. Task Force officers identified 28 year-old Jurupa Valley resident Anthony Abraham Martinez as the suspect. Martinez is an active participant of a criminal street gang and on parole for assault with a firearm. On July 20, 2017, Task Force officers attempted to apprehend Martinez near a shopping center at the intersection of Mission Boulevard and Glen Street. A foot pursuit ensued and Martinez discarded a loaded handgun. Martinez was able to elude capture. However, the loaded firearm was recovered at scene by Task Force officers. On August 17, 2017, about 4:00 PM, Task Force officers with the assistance of Jurupa Valley Station patrol deputies, K-9 and Sheriff’s Aviation ultimately located and arrested Martinez at a residence in the 9000 block of Mission Boulevard. Martinez was booked into custody at the Robert Presley Detention Center for the following charges: Felon in possession of a firearm,  Felon in possession of ammunition,  Gang member in possession of a firearm,  Possession of an unregistered firearm,  Felony Gang Enhancement,  Felony Vandalism, Felony Parole violation.  Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Sergeant Frank Lodes from the Riverside County Sheriff Department’s Region 7 Gang Task Force at (951) 955-2734.

 

INCIDENT: DRUG INVESTIGATION AND ARREST

WHEN: 8/6/17

WHERE: Hamner Ave. near Sixth St., Norco

DETAILS: On Sunday, August 6, 2017, at 3:30 p.m., a deputy assigned to the Norco Sheriff’s Office conducted a vehicle enforcement stop, on Hamner Avenue near Sixth Street, in the city of Norco. The vehicle driver, later identified as Scott Warren, age 35, a resident of San Bernardino, was determined to be driving while under the influence of drugs and detained for further investigation. The vehicle passengers were identified as Felicia Aguilar, age 27, a resident of San Bernardino, and Richard Prater, age 29, a resident of San Bernardino, and were also determined to be under the influence of drugs. During the subsequent investigation, deputies located evidence related to the sales of narcotics. Warren was arrested for possession of drugs for sales and driving while under the influence of drugs. Aguilar was arrested for being under the influence of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. Prater was arrested for drug possession, being under the influence of drugs, and two misdemeanor warrants. All three suspects were booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for the listed charges.  The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department will be vigilant in investigating all crimes of this nature. If anyone has additional information regarding this investigation, please contact Deputy Robertson at the Norco Sheriff’s Office at 951-270-5673.

 

INCIDENT: NEGLIGENT DISCHARGE

WHEN: 8/4/17

WHERE: 12500 block of Limonite Ave., Eastvale

DETAILS: On Friday, August 4, 2017, at 11:02 PM, dispatch started receiving numerous calls reference a shooting near Limonite Avenue / Hamner Avenue, in the city of Eastvale. Several patrol units responded to the area, but no victims or suspects were located. Initial investigation revealed there was a physical altercation involving 20 or more subjects, and at one point, someone started shooting. All subjects involved in the altercation either fled on foot or in vehicles before the police arrived. This is an on-going investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact Deputy David Olsen at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station, (951) 955-2600.

 

INCIDENT: INDOOR MARIJUANA CULTIVATION, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA FOR SALE, THEFT OF UTILITIES

WHEN: 8/3/17

WHERE: 14000 block of Wolfhound St., Eastvale

DETAILS: On August 3, 2017, at 2:30 PM, members of the Jurupa Valley Station’s Special Enforcement Team, along with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Marijuana Eradication Team, served a search warrant in the 14000 block of Wolfhound Street in the city of Eastvale.  Evidence of illegal marijuana cultivation along with an electrical bypass to steal electricity were located inside of the residence.  Jianguo Li, at 40-year-old resident of New York, was arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana with the intent to sell and theft of utilities.  Anyone with further information regarding this case is urged to contact Deputy James Herington at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station, (951) 955-2600.

 

INCIDENT: STOLEN VEHICLE ARREST

WHEN: 8/1/17

WHERE: 1600 block of Hamner Ave., Norco

DETAILS: On August 1, at 11:34 a.m., deputies from the Norco Sheriff’s Office located a stolen vehicle at a business, in the 1600 block of Hamner Avenue, in the city of Norco. The subsequent investigation revealed the vehicle had been stolen from the city of Corona on July 12, 2017. Deputies were able to locate and detain the suspect, identified as Mario Nunez, a 21-year-old resident of El Cerrito. Nunez was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle and a dirk/dagger. He was subsequently booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for the listed charges. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Deputy Faucher with the Norco Sheriff’s Office at (951) 270-5673.