Area Crime Recap: June 2018

INCIDENT: MAJOR INJURY DUI TRAFFIC COLLISION

WHEN: 6/4/2018

WHERE: Schleisman Rd. cross of Scholar Way, Eastvale

DETAILS: On Monday, June 4, 2018, about 4:53 PM, officers from the Eastvale Police Department responded to Schleisman Road cross of Scholar Way, in the city of Eastvale, regarding a report of a major injury traffic collision. Based on the severity of the injuries, the Eastvale Police Department’s Traffic Reconstruction Team responded and conducted a full investigation to determine the cause of the collision. The preliminary investigation revealed Grace Whitman, a 19-year-old resident of Rancho Cucamonga, was driving a gray in color Subaru westbound on Schleisman Road. Whitman failed to stop at a red light colliding in the middle of the intersection with a black in color Toyota sedan that was traveling southbound Scholar Way. The driver and a passenger of the Toyota sedan sustained major to life threatening injuries.  Whitman did not sustain any injuries during this collision. Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in this traffic collision. Whitman was arrested for 23153 (a) &(b) CVC, Driving Under the Influence and causing injury. Whitman was taken to a local hospital and after she was medically cleared she was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for the above listed charges. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Deputy Medina 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: DEPUTY INVOLVED SHOOTING

WHEN: 6/3/2018

WHERE: 9100 Block of Bellegrave Ave., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On Sunday, June 3, 2018, about 5:25 PM, deputies from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station received a report of a possible DUI driver in the area of 54th Street and Pedley Road, Jurupa Valley.  Deputies responded to the area and located the suspected vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic enforcement stop. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop, and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The vehicle stopped in the 9100 block of Bellegrave Avenue, Jurupa Valley, where the driver exited the vehicle and a deputy involved shooting occurred. The suspect, whose name will not be released at this time, succumbed to his injuries at the scene. There are no outstanding suspects and no threat to the community.  No law enforcement personnel were injured as a result of this incident. The Deputies involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave per department policy.  The involved Deputies names will not be released at this time.  Investigators from the Riverside County Sheriff Department’s Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation.  This is an active investigation and no additional details are available at this time.  The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Central Homicide Investigator Higgins at (951) 955-2777, or Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station Investigator Contreras (951) 955-2600.

Update, 6/7/2018: The Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit assumed the investigation into the deputy involved shooting that occurred on Sunday, June 3, 2018, in Jurupa Valley. Their on-going investigation revealed the suspect; 34-year-old, Rudy Molina, was reported by his girlfriend to be driving in the Jurupa Valley area while under the influence of alcohol, armed with a rifle and handgun, and made threats to shoot at law enforcement if confronted. The threats were made during an earlier domestic dispute. Deputies responded to the call and located Molina with his vehicle at his girlfriend’s residence on the 9100 block of Bellegrave Avenue, where he refused to surrender. Molina entered his vehicle and led deputies on high speed pursuit through Jurupa Valley that ended back at his girlfriend’s residence on Bellegrave Avenue. At the residence, Molina again refused to surrender but instead brandished a rifle while a Sheriff’s K-9 attempted to subdue Molina. A deputy involved shooting occurred which resulted in Molina’s death at the scene. The shooting involved three deputies and one sergeant from the Jurupa Valley Station. The sergeant and deputies involved in the shooting were placed on administrative leave per department policy. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Central Homicide Investigator Higgins at (951) 955-2777.

INCIDENT: GANG MEMBER ARRESTED FOR DRUG SALES

WHEN: 6/8/2018

WHERE: 6000 Block of Hamner Ave., Eastvale

DETAILS: On Friday, June 8, 2018, about 10:00 PM, an Eastvale deputy working commercial burglary suppression conducted an occupied vehicle check at the Eastvale Gateway Shopping Center in the 6000 Block of Hanmer Avenue in Eastvale.  The deputy contacted the driver, identified as 43-year-old Eastvale resident, Willie Abarca. It was determined Abarca was on formal probation for drug sales in San Bernardino County and was also identified as being an active participant of a criminal street gang. Abarca was found to be in possession of approximately two ounces of methamphetamine and other items indicative of methamphetamine sales. Abarca was arrested and booked into custody at the Robert Presley Detention Center for methamphetamine sales. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Deputy Ramirez from the Jurupa Valley Station at (951) 955-2600.

INCIDENT: PROBATION VIOLATION, COUNTERFEITING, AND FORGERY ARREST

WHEN: 6/12/2018

WHERE: 4100 Block of Old Hamner Ave., City of Norco

DETAILS: On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, about 2:10 p.m., deputies assigned to the Norco Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Team (SET), conducted a probation compliance check at a residence, located in the 4100 block of Old Hamner Avenue, in the city of Norco. Upon arriving, deputies contacted Kevin Anthony Galvan, age 28, a Norco resident. Galvan was currently on probation for a burglary conviction through Riverside County Superior Court, case number RIF1703244. During the investigation, deputies located evidence inside of the residence garage pertaining to the counterfeiting of U.S. currency. Galvan was subsequently arrested for violation of probation, counterfeiting, and forgery. Galvan was transported and booked on the listed charges at the Robert Presley Detention Center, in the city of Riverside. This investigation is ongoing and additional charges are anticipated. Anyone with information pertaining to this case is encouraged to contact Deputy Faucher, with the Norco Sheriff’s Office, at (951) 270-5673.

INCIDENT: INJURY DUI TRAFFIC COLLISION

WHEN: 6/19/2018

WHERE: Limonite Ave. cross Eastvale Gateway, Eastvale

DETAILS: On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, about 2:04 PM, officers from the Eastvale Police Department responded to Limonite Avenue cross of Eastvale Gateway, in the city of Eastvale, regarding a report of a multi-vehicle traffic collision. The preliminary investigation revealed Kaleb Diaz, a 24-year-old resident of Lake Elsinore, was driving a gray in color Dodge Ram Truck eastbound on Limonite Avenue. Diaz failed to stop at a red light at Limonite Avenue cross of Eastvale Gateway colliding into several vehicles that were traveling through the intersection. The traffic collision involved 6 vehicles resulting in three individuals being transported to local hospitals for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.  Diaz did not sustain any injuries as a result of the collision. Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in this traffic collision. Diaz was arrested for 23153 (a) &(b) CVC, Driving Under the Influence and causing injury. Diaz will be taken to a local hospital and after he is medically cleared he will be booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for the above listed charges.  Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Deputy Shamhart 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: NORCO SHERIFF’S OFFICE- SANTA ANA RIVERBED ILLEGAL ENCAMPMENTS

WHEN: 6/27/2018

WHERE: Homeless Outreach and Illegal Encampments, Santa Ana Riverbed, City of Norco

DETAILS: On Wednesday, June 27, 2018, deputies assigned to the Norco Sheriff’s Office and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Homeless Outreach Team, conducted enforcement pertaining to illegal encampments in the Santa Ana Riverbed, between the I-15 Freeway and Pedley Avenue, in the City of Norco. The objective of the operation was to provide homeless outreach, as well as to prevent trespassing and other crimes associated with the homeless community. During the operation, deputies located 4 encampments, containing a total of 8 individuals. Each of the individuals were given notice they were in violation of trespassing on city property, requiring them to vacate the area. They also had direct communication with the deputy assigned to the homeless outreach team, where they received information pertaining to available resources and assistance programs. The city of Norco will be posting no trespassing signs throughout the impacted areas. The Norco Sheriff’s Office is committed to preserving the quality of life for Norco residents and will be conducting further follow-up at these same locations.

INCIDENT: CHOP SHOP ARREST

WHEN: 6/29/2018

WHERE: 5500 block of Agate Ave., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: Jurupa Valley Deputies continued their “Chop Shop” investigation today by serving a search warrant.  Deputies recovered an additional stolen vehicle, additional stolen property, made an additional arrest, and recovered a loaded firearm.  The following people have been arrested thus far: Charly Barker – Age 30, Anthony Jimenez – Age 47, Marisol Magallanes – Age 28, Saul Silva – Age 28, Michael Weber – Age 52 The investigation is on-going. Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact Deputy Newman #3555 from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 955-2600. The investigation is on-going. Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact Deputy Newman #3555 from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 955-2600.

 

 

 

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