Eastvale Crime Recap: September 2017

INCIDENT: ANNIVERSARY OF UNSOLVED FATAL HIT AND RUN ACCIDENT

WHEN: 9/6/2017

WHERE: Limonite Avenue between Lucretia Avenue and Wineville Avenue, Jurupa Valley

 

ORIGINAL INCIDIENT: On Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at 2:06 a.m., deputies from the Jurupa Valley Police Department responded to the area of Limonite Avenue and Lucretia Avenue, in reference to a reported traffic collision.  Deputies arrived on scene within minutes, along with personnel from Cal Fire, and located a deceased male in the roadway. The investigation revealed the decedent, whom is a resident of Jurupa Valley, was riding his bicycle westbound on Limonite Avenue when he was struck from behind by a vehicle.  The vehicle did not stop and fled the scene.  Limonite Avenue between Lucretia Avenue and Wineville Avenue, was closed for seven hours due to the investigation.  The name of the deceased male is being withheld until the next of kin can be notified. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Deputy Ditfurth of the Jurupa Valley Station Traffic Team at (951) 955-2600.

 

UPDATE: One year later, this fatal hit-and-run traffic collision remains unsolved. In the early morning hours, of Tuesday, September 6, 2016, Forrest Holmes, a resident of Jurupa Valley, was riding his bicycle westbound on Limonite Avenue when a vehicle struck him from behind then immediately fled the scene. As part of their investigation, the Jurupa Valley Traffic Team obtained video surveillance from a nearby store. The video showed Holmes riding his bicycle westbound on Limonite Avenue, then seconds later, a white, or light colored sedan is seen driving at a high rate of speed, also westbound Limonite Avenue in the same lane of traffic as Holmes was riding his bicycle in.  To date, the involved vehicle and driver have not been identified, and there are no new leads in this case.  The Jurupa Valley Traffic Team is hoping to solve this case with the help from the public. They are asking for someone to come forward with a credible tip, or to admit they were the driver of the vehicle that night. Anyone with information about the traffic collision is again being asked to contact Deputy Ditfurth #3988 at the Jurupa Valley Police Station Traffic Division at 951-955-2600, or may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

 

 

INCIDENT: INDOOR MARIJUANA CULTIVATION/ THEFT OF UTILITIES

WHEN: 9/6/2017

WHERE: 1200 Block of Columbia, Eastvale

DETAILS: On September 6, 2017, at 3:00 PM, patrol deputies assigned to the city of Eastvale were summoned to a residence in the 12000 block of Columbia, Eastvale, reference a possible possession of stolen property investigation.  While at the residence, they located evidence of an illegal, indoor marijuana grow. The Eastvale Special Enforcement Team was notified and a search warrant was granted for the location. Members of the Jurupa Valley Station’s Special Enforcement Team, served the search warrant around 7:20 PM. Evidence of illegal marijuana cultivation along with an electrical bypass to steal electricity were located inside of the residence. There were no persons at the location during the investigation. Over 1600 marijuana plants were located inside the residence. The investigation is on-going. Anyone with further information regarding this case is urged to contact Deputy Kiley Hansen at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station, (951) 955-2600.

INCIDENT: AT RISK MISSING PERSON

WHEN: 9/6/2017

WHERE: 3700 Block of Quartz Canyon Rd., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On September 6, 2017, at 3:08 PM, deputies assigned to the city of Jurupa Valley Police Department were dispatched to the 3700 block of Quartz Canyon, regarding a missing person.  A case worker from the Good Samaritan Hospital in Bakersfield, CA reported 61-year-old Mario Garcia Sanchez had not arrived at his new care facility in Jurupa Valley.  Mr. Sanchez is described as a Hispanic male adult, 5’09” tall, thin build, with a salt and pepper buzzed haircut.  He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, shorts, and black Nike flip flops.  Mr. Sanchez was seen walking in the area on video surveillance, but he never arrived at his destination.  Mr. Sanchez does have some medical issues and he may appear dazed and confused if located.

INCIDENT: SEXUAL BATTERY INVESTIGATION AND ARREST

WHEN: 9/12/2017

WHERE: 1200 Block of Hamner Ave., Norco

DETAILS: 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.

 

INCIDENT: WANTED GANG MEMBER IN POSSESSION OF FIREARM AND DRUGS

WHEN: 9/21/2017

WHERE: Dirt Field near 34th St. and Wallace St., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On September 21, 2017, about 1:45 PM, members of the Riverside County Sheriff Department’s Region 7 Gang Task Force contacted a Hispanic male adult living in an abandoned motorhome in a dirt field near 34th Street and Wallace Street in Jurupa Valley. Task Force officers recognized the male as 29 year-old Jurupa Valley resident Miguel Angel Aguilar. Task Force officers also recognized Aguilar as being a member of a criminal street gang. Aguilar was also being sought for an active PRCS or Post Release Community Supervision felony warrant and an additional felony warrant for vehicle theft.  Task Force officers conducted a probation search of the motorhome and located a loaded firearm and methamphetamine. Aguilar was arrested and later booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for the following charges:

  • Felon in possession of a firearm
  • Felon in possession of drugs with a loaded firearm
  • Gang member in possession of a loaded and unregistered firearm
  • Felon in possession of ammunition
  • Under the influence of methamphetamine while armed
  • Two outstanding felony warrants

 

INCIDENT: INDOOR MARIJUANA CULTIVATION, THEFT OF UTILITIES, POSSESSION OF UNREGISTERED FIREARM

WHEN: 9/21/2017

WHERE: 6400 Block of Emerald Downs, Eastvale

DETAILS: On September 21, 2017, at 4:00 PM, members of the Jurupa Valley Station’s Special Enforcement Team served a search warrant in the 6400 block of Emerald Downs in the city of Eastvale. Evidence of illegal marijuana cultivation along with an electrical bypass to steal electricity were located inside of the residence. The following suspects were arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for cultivation of marijuana, possession of cocaine, theft of utilities and possession of an unregistered firearm:

  • Yong Heng Huang, 20-year-old resident of Eastvale
  • Jia Jun Li, 20-year-old resident of Eastvale
  • Jing Feng Ma, 20-year-old resident of Eastvale
  • Da Yi Xiong, 21-year-old resident of Pasadena