Eastvale Area Crime Recap: November 2017

Staff Reports 

INCIDENT: Deputy Involved Shooting

Incident Date: December 4, 2017

Incident Location: Bellegrave Avenue and Van Buren, Jurupa Valley

Reporting Officer: Sergeant Chris Willison – Public Information Officer

File Number: JV173380070

On Monday, December 4, 2017, at approximately 12:00 PM, a deputy from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to the area of Bellegrave Avenue and Van Buren, in the city of Jurupa Valley, reference a previously reported stolen vehicle.  The deputy responded to the area, located the occupied stolen vehicle, and attempted to conduct a traffic enforcement stop.Details:

During the traffic stop, the suspect reversed the stolen vehicle into the patrol unit several times and a deputy involved shooting occurred.  A vehicle pursuit ensued, and a short distance later, the suspect exited the vehicle and fled into the river bottom area near Riverdale Place.  During that time, the suspect ignited the stolen vehicle as well as vegetation in the river bottom.  Cal-Fire/Riverside County Fire responded and assisted Riverside City Fire with the vegetation fire.  Fire personnel continue to work on extinguishing the fire.

With the assistance of the Riverside Police Department, the suspect was located, a brief struggle ensued, and the suspect was arrested.  Two officers with the Riverside Police Department sustained minor injuries as a result of this arrest.  The suspect was transported to a local area hospital for a medical evaluation.  No citizens were injured during the incident.  The deputy involved in the incident was taken to a local area hospital as a medical precaution.  Investigators from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Departments Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation.

The suspect was identified as Clinton Althizer, 40 of Jurupa Valley.  After receiving a medical evaluation he was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center, in the city of Riverside, for assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, vehicle theft, possession of stolen property, attempted assault on a peace officer, evading, and arson.

The deputy involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave per Department policy. The involved deputy’s names will not be released at this time.  The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Central Homicide Unit Investigator Stoyer at (951) 955-2777.

 

 INCIDENT: VEHICLE THEFT ARREST OF WANTED GANG MEMBER

WHEN: 11/28/2017

WHERE: 5000 Block of Poinsettia Place, Jurupa Valley

On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, about 4:06 p.m., officers from the Region 7, Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a reported stolen vehicle in the 5000 Block of Poinsettia Place, in the City of Jurupa Valley. During the subsequent theft investigation, officers learned a wanted criminal street gang member was in possession of additional stolen vehicles in the Jurupa Valley area. Regional Gang Task Force officers located and contacted Levi Aguirre, a 22-year-old resident of Jurupa Valley, in the 5000 block of Collins Avenue. Aguirre was being sought for two active felony vehicle theft warrants in San Bernardino County.  The on-going vehicle theft investigation linked Levi Aguirre to two additional stolen vehicles.  Aguirre was arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for the following charges: Two outstanding felony vehicle theft warrants out of San Bernardino County, Three Vehicle Thefts in Riverside County, Vehicle theft with several prior convictions, Felony probation violation.

 

INCIDENT: FATAL TRAFFIC COLLISION INVESTIGATION

WHEN: 11/17/2017

WHERE: Galena Ave. & Avon St., Jurupa Valley

On Friday, November 17, 2017 at 5:23 p.m., officers assigned to the Jurupa Valley Police Department responded to the area of Galena Avenue and Avon Street, regarding a major-injury traffic collision.  The preliminary investigation revealed a vehicle traveling westbound on Galena Avenue stuck a pedestrian who was crossing Galena Avenue, just west of Avon Street. The pedestrian was pronounced deceased on scene by paramedics.  This investigation is ongoing, but alcohol and/or drug impairment does not appear 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 Adam Ditfurth at the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600

 

INCIDENT: GRAND THEFT

WHEN: 11/2/2017

WHERE: 4200 Block of Opal St., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On November 2, 2017, several cameras were stolen from the audio/video department of Rubidoux High School. The theft was reported by school staff to the School Resource Officer. On November 10, 2017, a member of the school’s staff contacted Sheriff’s Dispatch reporting they located one of the cameras for sale on the internet. The Jurupa Valley Station’s Special Enforcement Team assumed the investigation and recovered one of the reported stolen cameras. The camera was returned to the school. On November 17, 2017, between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM, search warrants were served in the 6200 block of Jared Circle and 3900 block of Driving Range Road, in the city of Jurupa Valley. Evidence associated with the theft and sale of the stolen cameras were recovered during the service of the search warrants. The cameras were sold utilizing cellular phones applications that advertise goods for sale. The cameras were described as Canon EOS Rebel T5i, DSLR with lenses and battery chargers. We are asking the public for assistance in recovering the remaining stolen cameras. If you purchased a Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR camera using a web based application, between November 2, 2017 and November 17, 2017, please contact Deputy Gilbert at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at 951-955-2600. The investigation will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office recommending the two fifteen-year-old juveniles be prosecuted for the thefts of the stolen cameras.  Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy Gilbert of the Jurupa Valley Special Enforcement Team at 951-955-2600, or by submitting a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

 

INCIDENT: FATAL TRAFFIC COLLISION INVESTIGATION

WHEN: 11/14/2017

WHERE: Rubidoux Blvd & Market St., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at 9:17 p.m., officers assigned to the Jurupa Valley Police Department responded to the area of Rubidoux Blvd. and Market St., Jurupa Valley, regarding a major-injury traffic collision. The preliminary investigation revealed a vehicle traveling southbound on Rubidoux Blvd., drifted into oncoming traffic, colliding with vehicles traveling northbound on Rubidoux Blvd.  The single occupant of the vehicle that drifted into oncoming traffic was pronounced deceased on scene by paramedics. One of the occupants from another involved vehicle was transported to a local area hospital for medical evaluation and treatment.  This investigation is ongoing, but alcohol and/or drug impairment does not appear 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 Robles at the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600.

 

INCIDENT: MAIL THEFT/IDENTITY THEFT/ CONSPIRACY

WHEN: 11/9/2017

WHERE: 6300 Block of Valley Way, Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On November 9, 2017, around 6:30 PM, deputies assigned to the Jurupa Valley Special Enforcement Team were on patrol in the 6300 block of Valley Way in the city of Jurupa Valley. They contacted several subjects loitering in the parking lot of a business. During this encounter, stolen mail and evidence related to identity theft was located. The subjects were all detained for further investigation and later booked into the Robert Presley detention Center for the following charges:

  • Danny Curtis Bennett, 33-year-old resident of Jurupa Valley, Under the Influence
  • Lisa Ann Haring, 26-year-old resident of Jurupa Valley, Parole Violation, Conspiracy and Identity Theft
  • John Anthony Morgan, 56-year-old resident of Upland, Probation Violation, Conspiracy and Identity Theft

 

 

Danny Curtis Bennett     Lisa Ann Haring          John Anthony Morgan

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy Hood of the Jurupa Valley Special Enforcement Team at 951-955-2600, or by submitting a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTipsonline form.

 

INCIDENT: INDOOR MARIJUANA CULTIVATION/ THEFT OF UTILITIES

WHEN: 11/8/2017

WHERE: 7800 Block of Shoreham St., Eastvale

DETAILS: On November 8, 2017, at 4:00 PM, members of the Jurupa Valley Station’s Special Enforcement Team, served a search warrant in the 7800 block of Shoreham 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.  Xian Long Zhang, a 77-year-old resident of New York, was arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for cultivation of marijuana and theft of utilities.  Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact Deputy James Herington at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station, (951) 955-2600.

Xian Long Zhang

 

INCIDENT: HOIST RESCUE

WHEN: 11/5/2017

WHERE: Tin Mine Canyon, Corona

DETAILS: On Sunday, November 5, 2017, at 12:02 PM, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Jurupa Valley Station responded to the Tin Mine Canyon in Corona reference a family which had become stranded in steep terrain in the area.  Due to the location and terrain, it was determined a hoist rescue would be the most appropriate rescue method. Personnel from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Jurupa Valley Station, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Aviation Unit, and the Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit responded to assist.  A hoist rescue was initiated, and the family was safely escorted to the Skyline Drive Trailhead.  No injuries were sustained as a result of this incident. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department would like to remind hiking enthusiasts to carry proper equipment for any outdoor excursion.  Proper preparedness includes a well-thought-out travel plan shared with friends and family, as well as familiarity with common hiking equipment, such as GPS, maps and compasses.  RMRU offers several helpful, life-saving tips at their website (www.rmru.org ).  Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Jurupa Valley Station at (951) 955-2600.

 

INCIDENT: COMMERCIAL BURGLARY

WHEN: 11/2/2017

WHERE: 100 Block of Hidden Valley, Norco

DETAILS: On Thursday, November 2, 2017, about 3:56 a.m., deputies from the Norco Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a business located in the 100 block of Hidden Valley, Norco, reference a reported burglary. Upon arrival, deputies determined three suspects had forced entry into the business, removed property, and fled the location. Deputies searched the surrounding area and located the suspects nearby with the stolen property. The suspects fled from the deputies and were able to evade immediate capture. The investigation continued throughout the morning. At 7:47 a.m., investigating deputies located the suspects in the 2000 block of Temescal. The suspects fled from the deputies a second time. Two suspects were located and taken into custody in a nearby neighborhood with the assistance of the Aviation Unit and K-9 deputies. The third suspect was located in the immediate area a short time later and arrested without incident following a brief foot pursuit.

 

Jamal Javen Pugh                                             Fredrick James Reed

The suspects were identified as Fredrick James Reed, age 20, Jamal Javen Pugh, age 20, and a 17-year old Black male juvenile, all from the Compton area. Reed and Pugh were arrested for burglary and booked into the county jail in Riverside. The 17-year old juvenile was arrested for burglary and booked into the Juvenile Hall in the city of Riverside. During the investigation, the Norco High School campus was temporarily locked down as a precautionary measure while deputies searched for the suspects. The suspects were not armed, and no injuries were sustained as a result of this incident. The investigation is continuing. Anyone with additional information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Deputy Robertson or Deputy Mendez of the Norco Sheriff’s Office at (951) 270-5673.

 

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