Area Crime Recap: August 2018

INCIDENT: VEHICLE THEFT INVESTIGATION AND ARREST

WHEN: 8/7/18

WHERE: Hamner Ave. and Hidden Valley Pkwy., Norco

DETAILS: On Tuesday, August 7, 2018, about 2:15 p.m., a deputy assigned to the Norco Sheriff’s Office was conducting routine patrol in the area of Hamner Avenue and Hidden Valley Parkway, in the City of Norco. During that time, the deputy located an occupied stolen vehicle travelling on Hidden Valley, near the intersection of Hamner Avenue. The deputy initiated an enforcement stop on the stolen vehicle, which drove into a nearby business parking lot and came to a stop. The suspect was detained without incident. The suspect was identified as Michael Morris, age 31, a Riverside resident. During the subsequent investigation, it was determined the vehicle had been stolen out of the City of Riverside earlier in the morning. Morris was arrested and booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center in the City of Riverside for vehicle theft and possession of stolen property. Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy Lycopolus of the Norco Sheriff’s Office, at (951) 270-5673.

 

INCIDENT: BOMB THREAT

WHEN: 8/13/18

WHERE: ERHS Campus, 7400 block of Scholar Way, Eastvale

DETAILS: On August 13, 2018, about 12:43 P.M, a caller reported they had planted an explosive device on the Eleanor Roosevelt High School campus.  Although the call appeared to be a hoax, out of abundance of caution, the school was placed on lockdown and several deputies as well as bomb sniffing dogs from the Riverside Sheriff’s and Corona Police Department responded to ensure the safety of everyone on campus.  After a thorough search of the campus, no devices were found and the lockdown was lifted at 3:05 P.M. This case was a collaborative effort by Corona Police Department, Corona-Norco Unified School District and the Riverside Sheriff’s Department, and a sincere thank you goes out to all involved. The Riverside Sheriff’s Department makes safety a priority and would like to remind people if they see or hear something, say something. This is an ongoing investigation and we are asking anyone with information regarding this case to call Deputy Myers at (951) 955-2600.

INCIDENT: ROBBERY INVESTIGATION AND ARREST

WHEN: 8/15/18

WHERE: 2600 block of Hamer Ave., Norco

DETAILS: On Wednesday, August 15, 2018, about 12:57 p.m., deputies from the Norco Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a business located in the 2600 block of Hamner Avenue, in the city of Norco, in reference to a reported theft that had just occurred. As deputies were responding, additional information was received that the suspect had fled the business and was attempting to allude capture in a nearby residential neighborhood. With the assistance of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit, deputies quickly set up a perimeter in the area where the suspect had last been seen. After several minutes, the suspect surrendered to deputies and was taken into custody without incident. The subsequent investigation revealed the suspect had entered the business and had committed a robbery. No one at the business was injured. The suspect was identified as Milaad Hassim Perine-Black, age 24, a Los Angeles resident. Perine-Black was later arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center in the city of Riverside, for robbery charges. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Deputy Postoian of the Norco Sheriff’s Office, at (951) 270-5673.

INCIDENT: SUSPICIOUS SUBJECT

WHEN: 8/24/18

WHERE: 7300 block of Sumner Ave., Eastvale

DETAILS: On August 23, 2018, about 3:30 P.M., it was reported a student was walking home from school in the area of Sumner Avenue and Pheasant Knoll Road, in the City of Eastvale. The student observed a white male adult walking towards him, who subsequently sat on the ground in some bushes concealing himself from view. As the student walked past the subject, the subject lunged towards the student and grabbed his ankle. The student broke free and immediately ran away. The subject chased the student for a short period of time. The student lost sight of the subject moments thereafter. Deputies conducted an extensive search of the area and were unable to locate the subject. The subject was described as a 50-60-year-old male with a grey beard. He was wearing a red hat, unknown type jacket with gold/tan vertical stripes on the sleeves, and light blue pants (dirty and ripped). He did not have a weapon. The Eastvale Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a high quality of life and encourages citizens to report any suspicious activity they observe. Parents are also encouraged to remind their children to always be aware of their surroundings and to walk in pairs when possible. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Investigations Bureau at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 955-2600.

INCIDENT: SEARCH WARRANT- ILLEGAL GAMBLING OPERATION

WHEN: 8/24/18

WHERE: 5000 block of Mission Blvd., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: Over the past few months, citizens and business owners on Mission Boulevard in the City of Jurupa Valley have reported a business was operating as an illegal gambling enterprise.  Several calls for service at this business resulted in arrests for weapons, felony warrants and drug related charges. On August 24, 2018, around 1:00 PM, members of the Jurupa Valley Station’s Special Enforcement Team and the California Department of Justice served a search warrant in the 5000 block of Mission Boulevard for the business operating as an illegal gambling café.  Several patrons of the business as well as the person operating the business were detained during the investigation.  During the investigation, evidence was located that supported the claims by business owners the business was operating as a gambling establishment.  The following subjects were arrested at the location:

  1. George Edward Ayala, 25-year-old resident of Jurupa Valley.
    • 148 (a)(1) PC – Delaying / Obstructing Peace Officer
    • 11364 HS – Possession of Paraphernlia – JV182360117
    • PRCS violation
  2. Eddie Green, 33-year-old resident of Jurupa Valley.
    • Felony warrant – JV182360102
  3. Tijuana Lenoir, 55-year-old resident of Jurupa Valley
    • 330a(a) PC – Illegal Gambling
    • 1 HS – Possession of Paraphernalia
  4. Julio Alberto Nevariz, 41-year-old Jurupa Valley resident.
    • 330a(a) PC – Operating Illegal Gambling Business
    • 11377 (a) HS – Possession of Methamphetamine
  5. Julio Alberto Nevariz Jr., 18-year-old Jurupa Valley resident.
    • 330a(a) PC – Illegal Gambling

This investigation is on-going.  Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy Gilbert at the Jurupa Valley Station, 951-955-2600.

INCIDENT: FATAL HIT AND RUN TRAFFIC COLLISION

WHEN: 8/25/18

WHERE: Mission Blvd. cross of Jurupa Rd., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On Saturday, August 25, 2018, at 4:48 AM, officers assigned to the Jurupa Valley Police Department responded to the area of Mission Boulevard cross of Jurupa Road, in the city of Jurupa Valley, regarding a deceased pedestrian in the roadway. The adult female pedestrian displayed obvious signs of trauma related to being struck by a vehicle. The Jurupa Valley Traffic Team responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. The preliminary investigation determined the pedestrian was struck in the roadway of the eastbound lanes of Mission Boulevard. The driver of the vehicle fled from the scene prior to the pedestrian being discovered by the reporting party. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Deputy Krusbe 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: DRIVER LICENSE/ DUI CHECKPOINT

WHEN: 8/25/18

WHERE: City of Norco

DETAILS: On August 25, 2018, the Norco Sheriff’s Office conducted a Driver License/DUI Checkpoint on Hamner Avenue near Commerce Street between the hours of 8:00 pm and 3:00 am resulting in the following:

615 Vehicles Screened

  • 3 DUI-Alcohol suspects arrested
  • 2 Arrested on other Criminal Charges
  • 14 Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked
  • 16 Citations issued

Checkpoints are placed at locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.

In recent years, California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes. The Norco Sheriff’s Office 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 can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI. Studies of California drivers have shown that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent).  Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol. The Norco Sheriff’s Office offers these reminders to ensure a fun night doesn’t get spoiled with a DUI:

  • Decide before you go out whether you plan to drink or drive. You can’t do both.
  • If you plan to drink, designate a sober driver before going out, or map out another way to get home safely by taking a cab, ride-share service like Uber or Lyft, or using public transportation. You can also look up designated driver services in your area using the National Directory of Designated Driver Services (NDDDS).
  • If you are DD, bars and restaurants statewide have created non-alcoholic specialty drinks (“DDrinks”) for sober drivers: http://bit.ly/OTSDDrinks
  • If you happen to see a drunk driver on the road, call 911. Offer a description of the vehicle, location and direction of travel
  • See your friend or other patron impaired trying to get behind the wheel? Take the keys or help them make other arrangements to get where they are going safely.

Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be approximately $13,500. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses not to mention possible jail time. The Norco Sheriff’s Office will be conducting another DUI/Driver License Checkpoint or DUI Saturation Patrol in the near future in our ongoing commitment to take suspected impaired drivers off our streets and highways, ultimately lowering the risk for deaths and injuries. The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Whether by bike, car, motorcycle or walking, the Norco Sheriff’s Office encourages everyone to be a part of the solution and “Go Safely California.”The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is seeking applicants for Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff Trainee, Correctional Deputy, Sheriff’s 911 Communications Officer, and other employment opportunities such as clerical and support positions.  If you are interested in a career with us, please apply at www.joinrsd.orgor call 1-888-Join-RSD.

INCIDENT: SEARCH WARRANT/ RECOVERED STOLEN TRACTOR AND DOG

WHEN: 8/24/18

WHERE: 8400 block of 58th St., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: Jurupa Valley deputies completed their investigation last night (08/29/2018) and arrested 48-year-old Jurupa Valley resident, Jose Arias.  Arias was booked into Robert Presley Detention Center for the tractor’s theft and possession of stolen property.   On Friday, August 24, 2018, Jurupa Valley Deputies tracked a stolen John Deere tractor, valued at $80,000, to a parcel of undeveloped land on the 8400 block of 58th Street, in the City of Jurupa Valley.  Atkinson Construction Company owns the tractor and it was reported stolen sometime Thursday night, August 23, from a construction site.  Deputies investigated the theft that led them to the location where they authored a search warrant for the property. Deputies recovered the tractor on the property along with a missing family pet, a Great Dane, named “Sadie.”  Riverside County Animal Control confirmed Sadie had been away from her rightful Jurupa Valley family by scanning her microchip.  Sadie’s family stated they suspected someone stole her from their yard approximately two years ago and they have been looking for her ever since. Sadie’s owners mentioned that it is their daughter’s 5th birthday and she is excited to have her best friend back!  Animal Control took custody of Sadie and she was reunited with her family in time for their daughter’s 5th birthday (click on the attached link below to view the family reunion with Sadie). Atkinson Construction Company was thrilled to have their equipment back!

DETAILS: ARMED ROBBERY ARRESTS

WHEN: 8/30/18

WHERE; 9700 block of Jurupa Rd and 8900 block of Limonite Ave., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On Friday, August 24, 2018, at approximately 3:30 pm, officers from the Jurupa Valley Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery that occurred at a business located in the 9700 block of Jurupa Road. One male adult entered the business while in possession of a firearm, brandished the weapon at an employee, and takes an undisclosed amount of money. During the incident a physical altercation between the suspect and employee occurred. During the altercation another suspect (male adult) entered the business to aid the armed suspect when he fired the gun outside of the business. No one was struck by the round and the employee suffered minor injuries from the altercation.

Investigators form the Jurupa Valley Station responded and assumed the investigation. On Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at approximately 8:30 pm, officers from the Jurupa Valley Police Department responded to another armed robbery that occurred at a business located in the 8900 block of Limonite Avenue. Two suspects entered the business, one suspect brandished a firearm at an employee and take an undisclosed amount of US currency. During the investigation officers located a possible suspect vehicle in the area of Valley Way and Mission Boulevard. Investigators from the Jurupa Valley Station responded and assumed the investigation. The investigation into both armed robberies led to the arrest of four suspects who were all booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for robbery and additional charges. This is an active investigation and anyone with information regarding these incidents are encouraged to contact Investigator Ruben Martinez at the Jurupa Valley Station, 951-955-2600

  1. Alexis Uspana, 19-year-old Riverside resident.
  2. Alexander Horn, 21-year-old Jurupa Valley resident.
  3. Juan Marron, 27-year-old Jurupa Valley resident.
  4. Christina Gutierrez, 18-year-old Fontana resident

 

 

 

 

 

 

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