INCIDENT: GRAND THEFT AND CONSPIRACY
WHERE: 1200 block of Hamner Ave., City of Norco
On October 16, 2017, at approximately 2:00 p.m., deputies from the Norco Sheriff’s Office responded to a theft at a business, located in the 1200 block of Hamner Avenue, in the city of Norco.
Three suspects entered the business, took merchandise, and exited without paying. Officers arrived at the location and contacted a suspect (later identified as Melargo Bobo, age 20 of Lancaster). Two other suspects (later identified as Oshaunice Holderness, age 25 of Lancaster, and Angelica Bobo, age 25 of Lancaster) were also located after they attempted to drive away from the location. Deputies located additional evidence inside of the vehicle linking them to an additional theft that occurred at a retail business located in the 12400 block of Limonite, in the city of Eastvale.
All three suspects were arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center, located in the city of Riverside for grand theft and conspiracy. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy Bloomer or Deputy Robertson from the Norco Sheriff’s Office at (951) 270-5673.
INCIDENT: POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY
WHERE: 13000 block of Running Deer Circle, Eastvale
DETAILS: On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, about 9:06 AM, a resident called to report a vehicle theft of his dirt bike motorcycle. The victim informed officers that his dirt bike motorcycle was stolen from the inside of his garage. The victim posted a picture of the stolen dirt bike, via social media. Numerous residents of Eastvale reported both on social media and through calls for service with dispatch as to seeing two individuals riding on the reported stolen dirt bike.
About 7:00 PM, the victim was notified, via social media, that his stolen dirt bike was placed at a corner near his residence. Deputies assigned to the city of Eastvale conducted further investigation regarding the pictures that were posted on social media. The suspects were identified as eighteen-year oldDestin J-Brent and a fifteen-year old juvenile both of Eastvale.
On Thursday, October 19, 2017, Destin J-Brent was booked into Robert Presley Detention Center for possession of stolen property and the juvenile was booked into Juvenile Hall for possession of stolen property.
The Eastvale Police Department would like to thank the vigilante citizens of the community of Eastvale. The leads generated by the citizens of Eastvale helped solve this crime. The power of social media is a great tool for law enforcement as well as community members to be informed with crime in their communities.
Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Corporal Torres at the Jurupa Valley Station, 951-955-2600. Persons who wish to report criminal activity and wish to remain anonymous can call crime stoppers at 800-78-CRIME (800-782-7463) or 800-47-DRUGS (800-473-7847). You can also leave anonymous information at www.riversidesheriff.org/tipline or www.wetip.com .
INCIDENT: MAJOR INCIDENT- TRAFFIC COLLISION INVESTIGATION
WHERE: Country Village Rd and Oak Leaf Way, Jurupa Valley
DETAILS: On Saturday, October 21, 2017, at 2:25 a.m., officers assigned to the Jurupa Valley Police Department responded to the area of Country Village Rd. and Oak Leaf Way, Jurupa Valley, regarding a major-injury traffic collision. The preliminary investigation revealed a vehicle traveling northbound on Country Village Rd., drifted into oncoming traffic, colliding head-on with a vehicle traveling southbound on Country Village Rd. The occupants of both vehicles were transported to local area hospitals for serious injuries sustained during the collision. This investigation is ongoing, but alcohol and/or drug impairment appears to be a factor in this collision.
The Jurupa Valley 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.
PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: ILLEGAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY
WHERE: Riverside County
DETAILS: The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has experienced an increase in the number of criminal investigations involving the illegal sales of marijuana at storefront locations known as dispensaries. The Sheriff’s Department began identifying an increase in the number of non-medical marijuana dispensaries following the passage of Prop 64, in November 2016.
In the State of California, sales of non-medical marijuana are illegal and all sales of marijuana for profit is prohibited under Prop 215. California law has only DECRIMININALIZED (Not Legalized) the sales of marijuana to seriously ill individuals who have a physician’s recommendation. This means that person(s) who sale, cultivate and/or possesses marijuana for their personal medical needs or the medical needs of a person they are a caregiver for will have a legal defense for selling, cultivating or possessing marijuana, as long as they do not exceed the amount of marijuana reasonably necessary for their medical condition. Under Prop 215, a medical marijuana recommendation from a doctor does not exempt a person from an investigation or prosecution.
On October 25, 2017, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s Marijuana Enforcement Team served a search warrant for illegal sales of marijuana at a local dispensary in the City of Jurupa Valley. Following a criminal investigation, and pursuant to the search warrant, several items of marijuana product were seized as evidence. Once the investigation is completed, the case will be referred to the District Attorney’s Office for criminal prosecution.
The Riverside Sheriff’s Department would like to remind the public that sales of non-medical marijuana is in violation of State and Federal law. Those found in violation of illegal sales of marijuana are subject to arrest and prosecution. The City of Jurupa Valley would also like to remind residents that all sales of marijuana are strictly prohibited in the city.
INCIDENT: HOMICIDE- PUBLIC ASSISTANCE REQUESTED
WHERE: 6900 block of Adele Ln., Jurupa Valley
DETAILS: UPDATE: 10/27/2017: Central Homicide Unit is asking for the public’s assistance with this homicide investigation and encourage anyone with any information regarding this vehicle of interest to call.
ORIGINAL INCIDENT: 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.