Eastvale Area Crime Recap: May 2018

INCIDENT: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/ ATTEMPTED MURDER

WHEN: 5/2/18

WHERE: 31000 Block of Allen Avenue, Homeland, CA

DETAILS: On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at 1:54PM, Perris Station Deputies were dispatched to a residence situated in the 31000 block of Allen Avenue, Homeland, CA after receiving a 911 call for help.  When deputies arrived, they located 40-year old Richard Anthony Lopez suffering from gunshot wounds.  They also contacted a 34-year old female at the residence who suffering from numerous injuries to her head and face.  Lopez was provided First Aid and transported to Inland Valley Hospital in Wildomar for professional medical treatment.  Paramedics also administered first aid to the female, but she declined additional medical treatment at the time. Perris Station investigators deployed to the scene and acquired evidence and statements to determine what had occurred.  The female was subsequently transported to the Perris Station and interviewed.  Several hours later, Lopez was released from the hospital and transported to the station for further investigation. The investigation revealed Lopez and the female were involved in an on-again/off-again relationship.  Today, Lopez arrived at the female’s residence unannounced and uninvited.  While there, Lopez beat the female and brandished a firearm as he threatened to kill her. At some point during the altercation, Lopez set the firearm down. The female quickly grabbed the gun to defend herself and ordered Lopez to leave her house.  Lopez refused to do so and attempted to assault her again. The female discharged several rounds from the firearm, striking Lopez in the process. After Lopez was interviewed, he was transported to the Cois Byrd Detention Center to be booked for Attempted Murder, Domestic Violence, Criminal Threats and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.  Bail was set at $1,000,000.00. This investigating is ongoing.  Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Investigator Cassie Pemberton at the Perris Station by calling (951) 210-1000, or by email at PerrisStation@RiversideSheriff.org.

 

INCIDENT: MAJOR INJURY TRAFFIC COLLISION

WHEN: 5/8/18

WHERE: Clay Street X General Road, Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, about 9:53 PM, officers from the Jurupa Valley Police Department responded to a major traffic collision on Clay Street X General Road, in Jurupa Valley, involving two vehicles. Upon arrival, officers discovered one of the drivers was unconscious and unresponsive. Both drivers were transported by American Medical Response paramedics to local hospitals. Officers learned one of the drivers was traveling at a high rate of speed on Clay Street and it appeared he lost control of the vehicle, which caused it to drift into the oncoming lane of traffic, striking a vehicle stopped at a red light. The Jurupa Valley Station’s Traffic Reconstruction Team is conducting a full investigation to determine the cause of the collision. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Deputy Robles 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: DUI/DRIVER’S LICENSE CHECKPOINT RESULTS

WHEN: 5/11/18

WHERE: Limonite Avenue X Spectrum, Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: The Jurupa Valley Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, May 11, 2018, near the intersection of Limonite Avenue and Spectrum, between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 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. Driving under the influence of alcohol can have deadly, devastating consequences. Nationally in 2016, 37,461 people were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes, and 28 percent (10,497) died in crashes where a driver had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) over the limit of .08. California reported 1,059 DUI deaths at .08 or above. In recent years, California has seen an increase in drug-impaired driving crashes.  The Jurupa Valley 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 use can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI. “Two simple words can keep your holiday festivities safe – plan ahead,” said OTS Director Rhonda Craft. “Before you head out to any celebration, plan how you are getting home safely. If you are drinking, that means knowing what sober driver or service you will be using.”

Results:

  • 951 Vehicles screened
  • 1 DUI-Alcohol suspect arrested
  • 22 Drivers cited for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked
  • 9 Vehicles towed
  • 3 Warrants served
  • Drivers are encouraged to download the Designated Driver VIP, or “DDVIP,” 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. Funding for this DUI operation is provided to the Jurupa Valley Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1’.

INCIDENT: SUSPICIOUS DEVICE

WHEN: 5/14/18

WHERE: 68th Street x 15 Fwy, Eastvale

DETAILS: On May 14, 2018, at 9:38 AM, deputies from the Eastvale Police Department responded to report of a suspicious device on 68th Street in the city of Eastvale. Deputies arrived and set a perimeter, closing off traffic on the surrounding streets. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Hazardous Device Team responded to the location and inspected the suspicious device. A preliminary investigation revealed the device to be a modified, commercial firework.  The suspicious device was rendered safe at the scene and collected as evidence. Their was no damage to property due to the suspicious device and no injuries reported. Anyone with concerns related to suspicious or criminal activity is urged to contact the Eastvale Police Department  at 951-955-2600.

INCIDENT: HOMICIDE

WHEN: 5/14/18

WHERE: Grape Street and Rail Road Canyon, LAKE ELSINORE

DETAILS: On May 14, 2018, at about 3:30 p.m., officers assigned to the Lake Elsinore Police Department were dispatched to Rail Road Canyon and Grape Street to a report of a shooting. The victim, Henry Shannon, a 35-year-old male, left the scene of the shooting in his vehicle. He was involved in a single vehicle traffic collision near Rail Road Canyon and Church Street. Officers performed life saving measures and Shannon was transported to a local hospital where he later died from injuries sustained from the shooting. The investigation is currently on-going and no further information will be released at this time. If anyone has information regarding this investigation, they are encouraged to call Detective Stoyer with the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777 or Detective Kelleher with the Lake Elsinore Police Department at 951-245-3300.

INCIDENT: WANTED GANG MEMBER ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF AN ASSUALT WEAPON AND DRUGS

WHEN: 5/11/18

WHERE: 10000 Block of 50th Street, Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On Thursday, May 10, 2018, members of the Region 7 Regional Gang Task Force investigated an active assault with a deadly weapon investigation in the 10000 Block of Palomino Drive in Jurupa Valley. Task Force officers were able to identify the suspect as 22-year old Jurupa Valley resident James Ysais. Task Force officers previously knew Ysais was a documented member of a criminal street gang and was wanted on a $250,000 felony vehicle theft and evading arrest warrant. On May 11, 2018, members of the Region 7 Gang Task Force located Ysais at a residence in the 10000 Block of 50th Street in Jurupa Valley and located credible evidence linking Ysais to the previous assault with a deadly weapon investigation. Additionally, Ysais was linked to a robbery that occurred on May 2, 2018 in Jurupa Valley. Ysais also was found to be in possession of a loaded assault weapon with a high capacity magazine along with additional ammunition and methamphetamine. Ysais was arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for the following charges:

  • Possession of an assault weapon with a controlled substance
  • Gang member in possession of a loaded firearm
  • Gang enhancement
  • No bail parole violation warrant
  • Felony vehicle theft and evading warrant
  • Robbery
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Felon in possession of a firearm
  • Under the influence of a controlled substance while armed

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Sergeant Frank Lodes from the Region 7 Regional Gang Task Force at (951) 955-2734. The Region 7 Gang Task Force is one of eight teams composing the Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force, which is a collaborative effort of 25 law enforcement agencies with the goal of combating criminal street gangs throughout Riverside County. The Region 7 Gang Task Force is composed of members from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, Probation and Parole.

INCIDENT: ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON/ STABBING

WHEN: 5/17/18

WHERE: Mission Boulevard and Packard Avenue, Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On May 17, 2018, Jurupa Valley Deputies responded to the intersection of Mission Boulevard and Packard Avenue, in the City of Jurupa Valley, to investigate a stabbing.  Deputies learned that a male, and a dog, had been stabbed during a fight.  Deputies detained a male nearby and he is being questioned by Detectives.  Deputies located a second male who had been stabbed at a local hospital.  Deputies located the dog at a local veterinary hospital.  Both stabbing victim and dog sustained knife wounds, but they are both expected to survive.  The investigation is on-going. Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact Detective Merrill #3118 from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 955-2600.

INCIDENT: ILLEGAL SOLICITATION/ NARCOTICS ARREST

WHEN: 5/11/18

WHERE: Valley Way and Highway 60, Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On May 11, 2018, Jurupa Valley Deputies responded to the area of Valley Way and Highway 60, in the City of Jurupa Valley, in response to complaints of pedestrian soliciting money in violation of the city’s Municipal Code.  The City of Jurupa Valley has enacted §11.15.060, which generally prohibits people from soliciting on roadway median strips, at traffic intersections, and in public roadways. The intent of this statute is to minimize safety hazards to pedestrians in roadways, alongside roadways, and to drivers and passengers in vehicles traveling on the roadway. Deputies contacted Rocco Vitale (age 30) standing in the center median strip, holding a sign identifying himself as homeless, soliciting occupants in passing vehicles for money. Aside from being in violation of the city’s Municipal Code, Vitale was arrested for possessing illegal narcotics and narcotic paraphernalia. Many cities throughout Riverside County have followed suit and have similar statutes prohibiting solicitation on or near roadways.  The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department appreciates the vulnerability of our homeless population, but generally discourages people from providing money to solicitors alongside roadways, as there are several alternative ways to help our homeless residents.

Below is a list of local county and non-profit partners who provide shelter, medical aid, food and emergency services here in the Jurupa Valley area:

  • Corona/Norco Rescue Shelter offers housing and food services (951) 279-1300
  • Path of Life, Riverside which functions as a community shelter (951) 683-4101
  • HHOPE- Riverside University Health System which provide emergency/transitional housing (951) 715-5050
  • Teen Challenge Recovery Home is a faith based transitional housing for men and women (951) 683-4241
  • Whiteside Manor, Riverside operates drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs (800) 300-7326
  • Operation Safehouse, Riverside is an emergency shelter for at-risk youth (951) 351-4418

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages concerned citizens to donate their money and/or time to these organization as opposed to donating alongside public roadways. Additionally, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has Deputies assigned to a Homeless Outreach Team (HOT), to help build positive relationships with our homeless population.  This team offers social services and outreach programs not traditionally provided by law enforcement agencies.  This team is stationed out of the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station. For further information, or to discover alternative ways on how YOU can help, HOT can be reached at (951) 955-2600.

INCIDENT: FATAL HIT AND RUN TRAFFIC COLLISON

WHEN: 5/28/18

WHERE: Hall Avenue, south of 26th Street, Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On Monday, May 28, 2018, at 2:47 a.m., officers assigned to the Jurupa Valley Police Department responded to the area of Hall Avenue south of 26th Street reference a body found in the roadway with obvious signs of trauma. Officers on scene observed injuries to the deceased consistent with being struck by a vehicle. The pedestrian was pronounced deceased on scene by CDF personnel at 2:52 a.m.  Members of the Jurupa Valley Traffic Team responded to the scene to assume the investigation. The preliminary investigation determined the deceased was traveling south on Hall Avenue via a skateboard, when an unknown vehicle struck the victim and fled the scene. It is unknown if alcohol and/or drug impairment were a factor in this collision at this time. The Jurupa Valley Police Department’s Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team is currently conducting this investigation. This investigation is ongoing, and we are asking anyone with additional information to contact Deputy Krusbe at the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600.

INCIDENT: POSSESSION OF STOLEN VEHICLE

WHEN: 5/31/18

WHERE: 12400 Block of Limonite Avenue, Eastvale

DETAILS: On May 31, 2018, around 11:55 PM, deputies assigned to the Eastvale Special Enforcement Team were conducting burglary suppression in various Eastvale shopping centers.  During the patrols of a parking lot located near the 12400 block of Limonite Avenue, a deputy spotted an occupied vehicle parked in front the of the entry doors of a closed business.  The deputy detained the driver and determined the vehicle was reported stolen from the city of Fontana. The driver, Ronald George Pena of Fontana, was arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for possession of a stolen vehicle.  Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy Kiley Hansen at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station, 951-955-2600.

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