Crime Recap

Staff Reports

Eastvale/Norco – In the last month, several crimes took place in the City of Eastvale, Norco, and Jurupa Valley. The information listed below is courtesy of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Incident: Possession of a Replica Handgun on a School Campus

Date: April 13, 2023

Location: Jurupa Valley

Details: On Thursday, April 13, 2023, at 11:01 P.M., deputies from the Jurupa Valley Station were dispatched to the report of a possible school violence threat. Deputies were informed there was a photograph posted on social media that showed what appeared to be a student in possession of a firearm on the school campus. Deputies investigated this incident and identified the person in the photograph as a 14-year-old high school student. A search of the student’s residence was conducted. The firearm depicted in the photograph was located and determined to be a replica firearm. The juvenile was arrested and booked into Riverside County Juvenile Hall for possession of a replica firearm on a school campus.

This is an active and ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Deputy Eddie Gonzalez at 951-955-2600.

Incident: Hate Crime Assault with a Deadly Weapon

Date: March 31, 2023

Location: Norco

Details: On March 31, 2023, at 5:55 P.M., deputies assigned to the Norco Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of two males fighting in a parking lot in the 3100 block of Hamner Avenue, Norco. Upon arrival, deputies located one of the males, who stated his wife had been struck by the suspect’s vehicle and fled the scene. Further investigation revealed an unidentified white male adult used racial slurs toward the victim and her family. The victim exited her vehicle to address what was being said, at which point the suspect continued to use racial slurs and threatened to assault the victim. The suspect struck the victim with his vehicle, and the victim’s husband exited their vehicle and struck the suspect in defense of his wife. The suspect fled from the area in a silver older model four-door vehicle on Hamner Avenue.

The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries to her lower legs and was treated at the scene by paramedics. Deputies and Investigators are currently interviewing witnesses and reviewing evidence to identify the suspect.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Norco Sheriff Station at (951) 270-5673, or Investigator Ryan Morgan at (951) 955-2600.

Incident: Drug Dealer Arrested

Courtesy: Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Department

Date: March 22, 2023

Location: Eastvale

Details: On March 22, Eastvale patrol deputies and the Eastvale Special Enforcement Team (SET) responded to a call to investigate screams coming from a residence. When they got there, they stumbled on a drug dealer with a firearm. The suspect was arrested and booked. No one was found to be in distress.

“The Riverside County Sheriff’s Office wants to thank the public for their continued support. Remember, if you see something (or in this case, hear something) – say something.”