Inland Empire – in the month of August, a few incidents took place in the City of Eastvale and the City of Norco. The incidents are listed below, courtesy of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
INCIDENT: Possession of Heroin/Methamphetamine for Sales
INCIDENT DATE: August 28, 2020
WHERE: 3200 Block Hamner Avenue, Norco
Over several weeks deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department-Norco Station conducted an investigation into illegal narcotics activity at a local hotel located in the 3200 block of Hamner Ave., Norco. On Friday, August 28, 2020, Deputies authored and served a search warrant at the location.
Several people were detained during the search warrant service. A search of the room revealed a large amount of narcotics to include heroin, methamphetamines, and cocaine. The following subjects were arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center;
Rachel Ferris Moore, a 56 year-old resident of Norco, for narcotic sales. Additionally, Michelle Elaine Montano, a 50 year-old resident of Norco, for possession of a controlled substance.
Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy Whittenburg at (951) 270-5673.
INCIDENT: Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Checkpoint Planned
INCIDENT DATE: August 28, 2020
WHERE: Undisclosed location in the city of Eastvale
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department/Jurupa Valley Station conducted a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) / Driver’s License checkpoint on August 28, 2020. The checkpoint was in the 12000 Block of Limonite Avenue between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. The checkpoint yielded the following:
- 824 cars screened.
- 24 citations for unlicensed drivers.
- 3 citations for suspended license.
- 2 driving under the influence arrests.
- 3 misdemeanors warrant arrests.
- 11 vehicles were towed.
City of Eastvale, Calif. – The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department/Jurupa Valley Station will hold a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, August 28, 2020 from 8:00 pm to 2:00 am at an undisclosed location within the city of Eastvale.
Checkpoint locations are chosen based on a history of DUI crashes and arrests. The primary purpose of checkpoints is not to make arrests, but to promote public safety by deterring drivers from driving impaired.
During the checkpoint, deputies will look for signs that drivers are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The safety of our community is and always will be our mission. Driving under the influence is dangerous and puts a further strain on critical resources.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Some prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs may interfere with driving.
Always follow directions for use and read warning labels about “driving” or “operating heavy machinery,” which includes driving a vehicle. While medicinal and recreational marijuana are legal, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal.
If you plan on drinking or taking medications that may impact your ability to drive safely, plan on staying at home.
Drivers charged with DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license.
Funding for this checkpoint is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to “Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1”.
INCIDENT: Assault with a Deadly Weapon
INCIDENT DATE: August 15, 2020
WHERE: 6400 block of Peridot Court, in Eastvale
On Saturday, August 15, 2020, about 9:52 A.M. deputies responded to a residence in the 6400 block of Peridot Court, in the city of Eastvale, in reference to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon.
Upon arrival, deputies located a female adult who sustained multiple gunshot wounds. Deputies learned the shooting was related to a domestic disturbance. The suspect fled from the residence prior to the deputies arrival. The female victim was transported to a local hospital where she was treated for her injuries.
The Jurupa Valley Stations Investigations Bureau responded and assumed the investigation.
During the course of this investigation, multiple witness interviews were conducted, and corroborating evidence helped identified the suspect as Malik Minnix (49 of Eastvale), who was on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) during the time of the incident. An arrest warrant for Minnix has been issued and the Sheriff’s Department is requesting the public’s help regarding the whereabouts of Malik Minnix. The investigation is on-going and no further information will be released at this time. If anyone has information regarding this investigation, thy are encouraged to contact Investigator Contreras with the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600.