Area Crime Recap: March 2019

Staff Reports

INCIDENT: MAJOR INJURY TRAFFIC COLLISION

WHEN: 3/10/2019

WHERE: Limonite Ave. & Archer St., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On Sunday, March 10, 2019, about 7:39 AM, officers from the Jurupa Valley Police Department responded to Limonite Avenue cross of Archer Street, in the city of Jurupa Valley, regarding a report of a two- vehicle traffic collision. The preliminary investigation revealed one of the vehicles involved, a white 2013 Toyota Camry, was traveling northbound on Archer Street, stopped at the stop sign and proceeded onto Limonite Avenue directly in front of a red 2014 Ford F150 traveling eastbound Limonite Avenue. The vehicles collided in the intersection. The driver of the Toyota Camry sustained major injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital for emergency medical treatment. The driver of the Ford F150 sustained only minor injuries and remained on scene after the collision to provide information to assist with the investigation. The Jurupa Valley Station’s Traffic Reconstruction Team responded and assumed the investigation.  This investigation is ongoing; however, it does not appear alcohol or drugs are a factor in this collision. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Deputy Ditfurth 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

WHEN: 3/15/2019

WHERE: Limonite Ave. & Cloverdale Market Place, Eastvale

DETAILS: The Eastvale Police Department conducted a DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, March 15, 2019 at Limonite Avenue and Cloverdale Market Place between the hours of 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. resulting in the following:

796 Vehicles Screened

  • 2 Field Sobriety tests conducted
  • 24 Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked
  • 2 Citations issued (non-license related)

DUI Checkpoints like this one are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests. Officers were looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, with officers checking drivers for proper licensing. Eastvale Police Department reminds 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. In 2017, 1,120 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes on California roads. Last year Eastvale Police Department investigated 14 DUI collisions which have claimed 1 life and resulted in another 11 injuries.

Eastvale Police Department offers these reminders to ensure you have a safe night of fun that doesn’t involve a DUI:

  • Always use a designated sober driver – a friend who is not drinking, ride-share, cab or public transportation – to get home.
  • See someone who is clearly impaired try and drive? Take the keys and help them make other arrangements to find a sober way home.
  • Report drunk drivers – Call 911.
  • Hosting a party? Offer nonalcoholic drinks. Monitor who are drinking and how they are getting home.

Getting home safely is cheap, but getting a DUI is not! Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be upwards of $13,500. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses not to mention possible jail time. Funding for this checkpoint is provided to Eastvale Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

INCIDENT: ARMED ROBBERY

INCIDENT DATE: 2/27/2019

UPDATE: 3/16/2019

WHERE: 6000 block of Hamner Ave., Eastvale

UPDATE DETAILS: On Friday, March 15, 2019, at approximately 9:30 p.m., a search warrant related to this investigation was served at a residence located in the 800 block of William Street, in the City of Pomona. Ismael Cuevas, 18 years old, was identified as a suspect in this armed robbery and he was ultimately placed under arrest. At the time of his arrest, Cuevas was in possession of a loaded semi-automatic Glock 31, .357 caliber firearm. Additionally, a loaded .45 caliber Springfield XDS firearm and an AK-47 assault rifle with a 75 round drum magazine was located. Cuevas was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for first degree robbery, assault with a deadly weapon (firearm), and felony reckless evading.

ORIGINAL INCIDENT:  On Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at approximately 3:50 a.m., officers assigned to the Eastvale Police Department responded to an armed robbery at the 7-11 convenient store located in the 6000 block of Hamner Avenue. Two suspects, armed with semi-automatic firearms, committed the robbery and fled the area on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. Deputies apprehended one suspect, a 17 year-old Hispanic male, resident of Alhambra, near the store and recovered a loaded semi-automatic firearm.

The second suspect entered a vehicle and drove away from the area. Deputies attempted to conduct an enforcement stop on the vehicle. The suspect fled at a high rate of speed and a vehicle pursuit was initiated. The suspect drove recklessly toward Los Angeles County. Due to the suspect’s driving actions and disregard for other vehicles on the roadway, the vehicle pursuit was discontinued.  

The investigation continued and led to Los Angeles County. A search warrant was executed at a residence located in the 2900 block of West Concord Avenue, in the City of Alhambra. A 15 year-old Hispanic male, resident of Alhambra, was detained regarding the armed robbery. The 17 year-old male and 15 year-old male were ultimately booked into Riverside Juvenile Hall on robbery charges.

This investigation included members assigned to the Eastvale Police Department, the Norco Sheriff’s Office, the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s Major Crimes Unit and the Alhambra Police Department.

Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy Robertson at (951) 270-5673 or Investigator Contreras at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station, at (951) 955-2600.

INCIDENT: FATAL HIT AND RUN TRAFFIC COLLISION

WHEN: 3/23/2019

WHERE: Van Buren Blvd. & Jurupa Rd., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 4:36 a.m., officers assigned to the Jurupa Valley Police Department responded to the area of Van Buren Blvd. just north of Jurupa Road, reference a male laying in the roadway with obvious signs of trauma. Officers arrived on scene and observed injuries to the deceased consistent with being struck by a vehicle. The pedestrian was pronounced deceased by deputies on scene at 4:40 a.m.  Members of the Jurupa Valley Traffic Team responded to the scene to assume the investigation. The preliminary investigation determined the deceased was running across Van Buren Blvd from the Chevron Gas Station, 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 Hallenbeck at the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600.

INCIDENT: FALSE IMPRISONMENT, SEXUAL ASSAULT, & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

WHEN: 3/25/2019

WHERE: 6800 block of Mission Blvd., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On Monday, March 25, 2019, at approximately 2:17 a.m., officers assigned to the Jurupa Valley Police Department responded to an assault at the Motel 6 located in the 6800 block of Mission Boulevard. Officers arrived and located an adult female victim at the location. The victim and the suspect, Emmett Davis, a 32 year-old resident of Chicago, Illinois, were inside a room at the Motel 6 when Davis held the victim against her will and sexually assaulted her. During the assault, the victim was able to escape out of the room, run to the front office and call 911 for help. Officers located Davis at the Motel 6. Davis was ultimately placed under arrest for false imprisonment, sexual assault, and domestic violence. He was transported and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center. Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is encouraged to contact Officer Montanez at the Jurupa Valley Police Department at (951) 955-2600 or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Dispatch at (951) 776-1099.

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