Eastvale – In the last month, a few updates and announcements took place in the City of Eastvale. The information listed below is courtesy of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
INCIDENT: Drive-By Shooting
INCIDENT DATE: May 22, 2022; update June 1, 2022
On Sunday, May 22, 2022, at 6:08 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a shooting in the 6500 block of Red Oak Drive in the City of Eastvale. Upon arrival, deputies learned that a vehicle drove down the street, and an occupant from inside the car fired numerous rounds at an occupied residence. The gunfire struck no victims; however, several vehicles parked in the driveway sustained significant damage.
Update as of June 1: Jurupa Valley Station Investigators continued the shooting investigation. During follow-up interviews, investigators learned the shooting stemmed from an internal family dispute, and the suspect, Juan Huerta, was identified. On June 1,2022, Jurupa Valley Station investigators and Special Enforcement Team members served a search warrant in the 2900 block of Missouri Avenue in the City of South Gate. A handgun and numerous live rounds of ammunition were seized. Subsequently, Juan Huerta was arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for negligent discharge of a firearm where his bail has been set at $500,000.
Anyone with information regarding this shooting investigation is encouraged to contact Investigator Komins from the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600.
INCIDENT: Copycat Threats
WHERE: Riverside County
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department made the following announcement on May 26:
We have been made aware of “copycat threats” in the wake of the tragic school shooting in Texas.
Please be assured that our Department works diligently to identify specifics on each incident and has not been able to confirm any credible threats.
Deputy presence has been increased at school events and will continue for the remainder of the school year.
The safety and security of our children is our top priority, and these copycat incidents are not taken lightly.