INCIDENT: HUMAN TRAFFICKING OF A MINOR- MULTIPLE SUSPECTS ARRESTED
WHERE: 10700 block of Magnolia Ave., Riverside
On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, members of the Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force (RCAHT), received information from the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force as to the potential whereabouts of a missing female juvenile. The child was identified as a 15-year-old runaway from the Fresno area. The child, who had been missing for the past month, was later found to have been posted for prostitution in numerous online classified advertisements. Over a four-week timespan, as many as 22 separate advertisements depicting the child were located in the counties of Fresno, Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, and Riverside.
RCAHT Task Force Officers, working cooperatively with the Riverside Police Department’s Vice Unit, located a recent prostitution posting that appeared to depict photos of the missing child. Officers, acting in an undercover capacity, replied to the advertisement posing as a prospective sex buyer and negotiated for an act of prostitution. This led officers to a motel in the 10700 block of Magnolia Avenue in the city of Riverside where the child victim was located and taken into protective custody. Also, present and detained at the location were three adults who were in the accompaniment of the minor.
As a result of the investigation, all three adults were ultimately arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center in the city of Riverside. The adults were identified and charged as follows:
- Gabriella Ann Alvarado, 18, a resident of Fresno. Alvarado was booked on charges of human trafficking of a minor and pimping of a minor.
- Ramon Avina Chavez, 20, a resident of Fresno. Chavez was booked on charges of human trafficking of a minor, pimping of a minor, and several charges related to his possession of a loaded, concealable firearm with obliterated serial numbers.
- Alicia Monet Thao, 21, a resident of Viola. Thao was booked on charges of human trafficking of a minor and pandering.
All three suspects remain in-custody and bail for each has been set at $500,000.00.
INCIDENT: ANNIVERSARY OF UNSOLVED, FATAL, HIT AND RUN TRAFFIC COLLISION
WHERE: City of Norco
In the early morning hours of Thursday, December 22, 2016, Michael James Horton, a resident of Norco, was walking on Hamner Avenue, in the city of Norco, when he was fatally struck by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene without stopping to render aid to Mr. Horton and did not call 911. Unfortunately, Mr. Horton succumbed to his injuries. One year later, this fatal hit-and-run traffic collision remains unsolved.
The Jurupa Valley Station Traffic Team and the Norco Sheriff’ Office is hoping to solve this case and bring closure to the family of Mr. Horton. This can only be done if someone is willing to do the right thing and come forward with information that will solve this case. The Norco Sheriff’s Office is 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 being asked to contact Deputy Cuadra #3717 at 951-955-2600, or you may also submit a tip using the Crime Tips online form which can be located on the Riverside Sheriff’s Department web page at: http://www.riversidesheriff.org.
Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.
INCIDENT: IN-PROGRESS RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY- SUSPECT HELD BY VICTIM
WHERE: 5300 Block of Riverview Dr., Jurupa Valley
DETAILS: A 63-year-old victim called to report that her 70-year-old husband went outside to check on their residence after hearing what they believed to be someone breaking into their home in Jurupa Valley. The 70-year-old husband armed himself with his legally owned firearm and went outside to investigate. He found a suspect who was armed with a crowbar, trying to break inside their home. The 70-year-old victim held the burglar at gunpoint until deputies arrived. Deputies arrived within four minutes and arrested 34-year-old Jose Rodriguez of San Bernardino, for burglary, possession of burglary tools, and an outstanding arrest warrant. Rodriguez was booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center. We’re asking anyone with information about this incident to contact Deputy Hughes or Deputy Angeles at (951) 955-2600.
INCIDENT: ATTEMPTED MURDER
WHERE: 9000 block of 54th Street Drive, Jurupa Valley
DETAILS: On Sunday, December 10, 2017, about 2:50 p.m., deputies from the Jurupa Valley Police Department were dispatched to a residence located in the 9000 block of 54th Street, in the city of Jurupa Valley, reference a report of gunshots being fired.
Upon arrival, deputies located a male victim who had sustained life threatening gunshot wounds. Deputies and CAL-Fire personnel rendered immediate medical aid and the victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The crime scene was secured and investigators from the Jurupa Valley Station responded.
A search warrant was served at the residence and additional investigation identified the suspect in the case. Jurupa Valley Station investigators worked with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department to locate and arrest the suspect in the 2000 block of West Ogden Street, in Muscoy.
The suspect was identified as Roberto Cavarrubias, a 57-year old resident of Jurupa Valley. Robert Cavarrubias was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center and charged with Attempted Murder (Penal Code 664/187). The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Investigator Olguin at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 955-2600.
INCIDENT: ROBBERY OF A UNITED STATES POSTAL CARRIER
The suspect vehicle in the robbery was seen on video surveillance, leaving the area.
Suspect Vehicle: Late 1990’s-Early 2000’s, Ford Expedition, white in color, tinted windows, black roof rack, and silver five star rims.
On Saturday, December 9, 2017, about 2:45 p.m., deputies from the Jurupa Valley Police Department were dispatched to the 6300 block of Williams Ave., in the city of Jurupa Valley, reference a robbery.
Upon arrival, deputies located a United States Postal Office employee, who had been robbed of several packages prior to delivering them. During the robbery, a female suspect approached the victim and handed a letter addressed to “Santa Clause North Pole.” While the victim looked at the letter, the suspect sprayed the victim with an unknown aerosol chemical irritant. A male suspect also approached and physically assaulted the victim, while the female suspect removed packages from the victim’s vehicle. The suspects were last seen fleeing the scene in an early 2000 model, white Ford Explorer. The victim was transported and treated at a nearby hospital.
The suspects were described as follows:
Suspect #1: WFA, about 30 years of age, 5’05” in height, thin build, dark colored hair to mid back, last seen wearing a black t-shirt and black spandex.
Suspect #2: WMA or HMA, about 45 years of age, 5’08” in height, about 190 pounds, last
seen wearing a black baseball cap, black t-shirt and blue jeans.
Suspect Vehicle: Early 2000’s, white in color, Ford Expedition
Deputies checked the area, but were unable to locate the suspects. The investigation is continuing. Anyone with additional information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Investigator Martinez at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 955-2600.
INCIDENT: RESIDENTIAL “CAT” BURGLARY/ OFF-DUTY OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING
WHERE: 6400 block of Caxton St., Eastvale
On December 23, 2017, around 1:37 p.m., deputies from the Jurupa Valley Station, assigned to the contract city of Eastvale, responded to a report of a burglary and shooting that just occurred in the 6400 block of Caxton Street, Eastvale. Deputies arrived on scene and met with the homeowner, an off-duty Pomona Police Officer. Two residents were inside the home, when they heard several subjects inside the residence. The off-duty officer armed himself and confronted two suspects in an upstairs room. After confronting the suspects at gunpoint, the victim fired several times at one suspect after the homeowner feared for his life. All of the suspects fled the residence and remain outstanding.
Deputies received information from the victims and neighbors who described the suspects as three Black male adults, 18-28 years, thin to medium build, who fled in a gray Hyundai. Additional deputies and investigators from the Jurupa Valley Station arrived to secure the scene and canvas the surrounding areas. Investigators from the Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation. During the investigation, investigators found signs of forced entry into the residence.
Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact Investigator Martinez at the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600, or Investigator Bishop at the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777.