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Eastvale News Complete Print Edition- September 2019

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The City of Eastvale News covers local news for Eastvale, Norco, Corona, Jurupa Valley, Mira Loma, Chino, Chino Hills and more. Click the following link to access the complete issue in pdf format:

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Voortman’s Farm Fresh Eggs

The Voortman family circa 1956. Voortman’s Egg Ranch is located at 13960 Grove Ave in Ontario. You can reach them at (909) 465-1319. They are open Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

By K.P. Sander

Ontario – Voortman’s Egg Ranch has been in the business of providing farm fresh eggs to friends and visitors to the local area for over 60 years. Originally from Bellflower, the Voortman family – who has always been in the egg ranching business – moved their operation to Ontario in 1951.

Voortman’s has a small-town farm ambiance, with the latest in technology.  Their happy chickens are enjoying their newly remodeled home; and their egg-processing machine can handle about 36,000 eggs per hour at its peak. If the average bird lays one egg about every 26 hours, that equals a lot of chickens at the Voortman ranch!

Did you know that you can tell how fresh an egg is by how high the yolk stands up in the frying pan after you crack it?  Voortman’s will have your over-easies standing tall.  Their fresh eggs are the highest in quality, with dark, nutrient-dense yolks.  You will immediately notice a difference in your cooking and baking.

Have you ever wondered how long the eggs in the grocery stores have actually been sitting around?  Despite the use-by date, there is really no way to know how long ago they were produced.  With Voortman’s, the eggs are selected daily, on site, and readied for you in their store.

Third-generation egg rancher, Eddie Voortman, says, “We are a local, family-owned business that provides fresh, quality products to the public.”

Customers of Voortman’s rave about their all natural, cage free eggs, touting the freshness, and great pricing.  One customer said, “They make the fluffiest scrambled eggs!”

The eggs come in all sizes and colors, depending on your needs.  Whatever you choose, you will not be disappointed.

Voortman’s is centrally located just minutes from Chino at 13960 Grove Avenue in Ontario (just north of Edison).  You can reach Voortman’s at (909) 465-1319; and Like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Voortmans-Egg-Ranch.

Stop by any time Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Traffic Codes During The Holidays

Staff Reports

Know your traffic violations during this upcoming holiday season to avoid getting a ticket. There are no exceptions except for emergency situations. If you violate these laws be prepared for a hefty fine.

Unattended Child in Vehicle: A parent, legal guardian, or other person responsible for a child who is 6 years of age or younger may not leave that child inside a motor vehicle without being subject to the supervision of a person who is 12 years of age or older. CVC 15620(a), 22516

Disabled Parking: Unless a vehicle displays a disabled license plate or placard, you may not park in parking spaces designated for the disabled by blue lines or signs, nor in the cross-hatched area adjacent to them. CVC 22507.8

No U-Turn Sign: It is unlawful for a driver of a vehicle to fail to obey a sign or signal. CVC 21461 (a)

No Parking Signs: You may not stop or park your vehicle, whether occupied or not, except while actually engaged in loading or unloading merchandise or passengers. CVC 463, 22505, 22506, 22507

Passing a Stopped School Bus: When approaching a school bus, from either direction, that is stopped for the loading or unloading of school children, and which displays a flashing red light signal and stop signal arm, you must immediately stop and shall not proceed until the flashing red light and stop arm cease operation. CVC 22454 (a)

U-Turn in Residential District: You shall not make a U-Turn in a residential district when any other vehicle is approaching from either direction within 200 feet, except at an intersection when the approaching vehicle is controlled by an official traffic control device. CVC 22103

Impeding Traffic: You may not drive your vehicle upon a highway at a slow speed as to impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic. Please do not unload your children from the traffic lane and allow them to walk between vehicles in motion . CVC 22400 (a)

Double Parking / Unlawful Curb Parking: You may not park on the street adjacent to another parked vehicle. Vehicles parked must be within 18” from the curb. CVC 22500 (h) , CVC 22502

(a) Red Curbs: No Stopping, standing, or parking, whether the vehicle is attended or unattended. CVC 21458 (a) (1)

Indoor Marijuana Cultivation Warrants

Staff Reports

Eastvale – Members of the Jurupa Valley Station’s Special Enforcement Teams (SET) representing the cities of Jurupa Valley and Eastvale have been aggressively targeting illegal indoor marijuana grows throughout the cities of Eastvale and Jurupa Valley in 2019.

On October 30, 2019, at 7:00 AM, members from the Jurupa Valley station’s SET with the assistance of Region 7 Gang Task Force, investigators and deputies from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station conducted marijuana eradication search warrants at the direction of Sheriff Chad Bianco. They served seven residential search warrants within the cities of Eastvale and Jurupa Valley. 

Deputies recovered a total amount of 5,570 marijuana plants. The estimated combined full harvest street value was $11,140,000. Also, a combined theft of electrical utilities from the residences worth $583,200. Jurupa Valley and Eastvale Cities Code Enforcement were summoned to the locations and they conducted their own separate investigations into various building code violations.

The following subjects were arrested for illegal marijuana cultivation and possession with intent to sell and theft of utilities. Subsequently, they were booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center:

  1. Yang, Song, 32-year old resident of the city of Eastvale.
  2. Liu, FangMeng, 29-year old resident of the city of Eastvale.
  3. Xu, Qu, 35-year old resident of the city of Eastvale.
  4. Tan, Zhongchao, 35-year old resident of the city of San Gabriel.
  5. Chen, Chaoming, 48-year old resident of the city of Eastvale.
  6. Wu, Zeling, 38-year old resident of the city of Eastvale.
  7. Chen, Yuping, 28-year old resident of the city of Eastvale.
  8. Xu, Riko, 36-year old resident of the city of West Covina.
  9. Lin, Xinxing, 53-year old resident of China.

Anyone with further information about this incident is encouraged to call Deputies Hughes and Boggs at the Jurupa Valley Station, 951-955-2600.

It’s Time To Clean Your Dryer Vents

Staff Reports

Corona – Many make a habit of cleaning their home, but how often do you clean your dryer vents and HVAC ducting? 

Owner and operated of Corona Dryer Vent Cleaning, Kevin Blue, says, “It’s important to know the dangers of neglecting a clogged dryer vent.” A clogged dryer vent can be a fire hazard and a health hazard, according to hbairduct.com. When it’s clogged, it can send carbon monoxide back in to your home or it can possibly catch on fire.  

However, Corona Dryer Vent Cleaning can help! They are simply the best at cleaning, repairing, replacing and rerouting dryer vent lines. They can also do the same for your HVAC ducting.

Dryer Vent Cleaning has been family owned and operated since 1982. “We are the little company who covers a very large area,” said Blue. “We believe in family, we love God, and we value our community.”

They are the champions in their industry because they offer “upfront pricing and deliver only quality service,” said Blue.

Blue has been in the cleaning industry since 1982.  He found a love for the industry right out of high school.  Blue received his first IICRC certification in 1982 where he became an IICRC Carpet Cleaning Technician.  From then on, he never looked back. Over the years, the certifications started adding up.  A few of his first titles and certifications include Upholstery Cleaning Technician, Drapery Cleaning Technician, Stone and Tile Certification, and Pet Odor Removal Certification. “By 1999, I was certified to do crime scene clean up, flood damages, and so much more.”

In 2000, Blue started moving away from carpet, upholstery and drapery cleaning and soon began air duct and dryer vents cleaning jobs. Blue received a certification from Air-Care of Nevada as an Air System Handler Cleaning Technician.  This allowed him to be certified to clean HVAC Systems using the Negative Air Flow Process and Air Duct Decontamination. In 2002, he went to Dallas Fort Worth to be certified by Roto-Brush International for the Roto Brush Process and the Contact Agitation. In addition, Blue also said they received a few national certifications for Commercial and Residential Air Duct Cleaning and Decontamination.

“In 2015, I joined the NCSGA National Chimney Sweep Guild of America, and CSIA Chimney Sweep Institute of America,” said Blue. This is where he received another National Certification called a C-DET Certified Dry Exhaust Technician.

Blue and his company are more than qualified to clean your dryer vents and HVAC ducting. However, what makes them a quality company is that they love to get up in the morning and do their job.  “I do what I do because I love the challenge of waking up every-morning traveling to the South Bay, I.E., South and North Orange County, or wherever the job leads me to perform quality work,” said Blue.

Dryer Vent Cleaning Company has three offices located in Corona, Huntington Beach and Hawthorne. Call 562-441-4111 to schedule an appointment today or visit their website at hbairduct.com. They also offer discounts to Military (past and present), Educators, First Responders (Firefighters, Police Officers, EMT), and seniors.

Package Safety for the Holiday Season

Staff Reports

Package thieves are hard at work during the holiday season. The pickings are ripe when you can drive through a neighborhood, see packages sitting on front porches that won’t be touched for hours. With online shopping being so prevalent, those packages will contain some valuable commodities for them to be enticed by.

Here are some safety tips for package delivery for the upcoming holiday season:

10 Holiday Package Delivery Safety Tips

1. DELIVER TO YOUR OFFICE

If your place of work allows it, have your packages delivered right to your office. You may not be able to get weekend delivery if you’re not there, but it would be a convenient, safe way to handle package delivery when you can’t be home to wait.

2. USE PICK UP POINTS

Different than a P.O. Box, delivery services are setting up temporary delivery points for you to have your packages delivered to. You can then pick up your packages on your way home from work. Amazon Locker and UPS’ Access Point Network provide those areas in local grocery stores, convenience stores, storefronts and more.

3. USE A TEMPORARY PO BOX

Many delivery services such as UPS or FedEx will not deliver to a traditional P.O. Box address, but will deliver to a street address that just happens to be in a Postal Delivery Service Office. Many of those offices will even call you when you have a package arrives, and take a photo of it for you to see ahead of time. The UPS Store has this service, as well as many privately owned companies. Check your local listings to find one a location near you, then rent the P. O. Box through the season. Be mindful of contract times and fees.

4. REQUEST A RE-ROUTE OR RE-DELIVERY

You can request that a package be held at the delivery facility of your deliverer, rerouted to another location, or delivered on another day.

  • Call UPS or FedEx once you have a tracking number from the company you’ve purchased from, and have UPS or FedEx hold the package at their facility for pickup later.
  • Use  FedEx’s Delivery Manager, and UPS My Choice, premium memberships, which allows you more choices in re-delivery.

5. USE A NEIGHBOR’S HOUSE

Keeping your packages safe during the day is hard if you’re working all the time, but you can find a neighbor who may be willing to accept deliveries for you. Or, if you’re the entrepreneurial type, start a service for a small fee for friends and family. You can become your own Amazon Locker!

6. USE A WIRELESS HOME MONITORING SYSTEM

Use a wireless door monitor, such as Ring, that allows you to see your porch. You’ll know when packages are delivered, and will be able to see visitors, even when not at home. It works through a wi-fi-enabled camera at your door and an app on your phone. You can set off alarms for snoopers, as well as ask questions to those approaching.

7. REQUEST A SIGNATURE CONFIRMATION

Requesting a signature delivery is a little harder in this day of order and drop, but you may be able to call the delivery service to request a required signature for a package using the tracking number. This insures that the package isn’t just dumped. Packages sent through USPS have the option for a small fee.

8. REQUEST A KNOCK

Our UPS delivery folks are hit and miss with this quick convenience. It is helpful to hear that a package has been delivered, even when you’re home, so that you can pick it up, instead of it sitting outside. So request it in the notes on your order form, call your delivery service with tracking number and put that request in, etc. You are not going to be guaranteed a knock, but it is a note that will be on the delivery for the carrier.

9. CREATE A DELIVERY CORNER

You may be able to hide smaller package deliveries behind planters or decorations on your porch. This is not a guarantee that a delivery person will actually put a package there, but many try to make sure that packages are put in places that don’t draw attention. There is also the Package Guard, a Wi-Fi-enabled device that alerts you, through an app, when a package has been delivered to your house, and sets off a loud alarm if anyone unauthorized tries to steal the package. You can program it, to allow a neighbor to pick it up for you, but unauthorized ‘pick ups’ will be alarmed.

10. GIVE THEM A VIRTUAL KEY

Amazon Key is a new program that puts a keypad lock on your door that is accessible to anyone you give the code to. You get notifications on your phone app that a service has used the lock. Amazon deliverers place your package just inside the door, are recorded on video, and you receive notification. You can also use the service to allow cleaners, dog walkers, etc., into your home with the same service. It’s $250 to begin the service, Amazon installs for you, and it gives you an option for safe package delivery if you have concerns about your package, your neighborhood, and all other options have been exhausted.

I’ll be honest, this last program is one that we wouldn’t use for our home, but I understand the convenience factor for so many. It isn’t any different than having a cleaner or dog walker coming to your home to provide service when you aren’t there, but at least those folks have been vetted personally. I’m sure the service is bonded, and regulations are in place that the deliverer cannot be in the home longer than thirty seconds, it’s just not something I’d be comfortable with. I’d love to hear your experience if you have used it, though.

Holiday Package Delivery Safety Tips — keep those gifts from the heart safe from thieves during the holiday season and anytime during the year! Don’t let Christmas holidays be ruined by thieves, protect your deliveries!

Other alternatives for package delivery safety

  • Purchase a lock box for your front porch
  • Purchase a mailbox with secured access
  • Place a hold on mail and pick up at post office
  • Insure your packages – it may not stop a thief, but it may get you your money back or items replaced at no cost to you!

Eastvale Coach Arrested

ERHS Athletic Coach, Jose Robles (age 36) was arrested
for having multiple sexual relationships with students
as young as 14.

By Michael Armijo

Eastvale – An Eastvale coach was arrested for multiple sexual counts involving current and former students last week.

Joe Robles Jr, an athletic coach at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, was arrested at his home last Saturday in Ontario for a number of crimes which include “sexual assaults against multiple former students,” confirmed Riverside County Sheriff’s Department (RS0) Sgt. Ernie Esquibel. Robles was booked on suspicion of unlawful sex with a minor and rape of a minor under 14 years of age. His bail was set at $1 million.

On September 26, officials from the Corona-Norco Unified School District informed the RSO that a school employee possibly having inappropriate relationships with former students, Sgt. Esquibel confirmed.

An investigation confirmed Robles, 36, had multiple sexual relationships with students who had previously attended the school and was having contact with several current and former students via social media connections, Sgt. Esquibel said.

Investigators are seeking more victims and information. Please call Investigator Patrick at the Jurupa Sheriff’s Station at 951.955.9234 if you have any information regarding the case.

New Additions To Eastvale

Staff Reports

Eastvale – On October 1, the City of Eastvale turned 9-years-old!  Over the last nine years, the city has grown with new businesses opening almost every month. Here is what’s expected to open soon.       

Courtesy: City of Eastvale
The Little Eastern Cafe will be opening this fall at The Station.

On October 2, the City of Eastvale announced that the Little Eastern Café will be opening this fall at The Station.  Little Eastern Café will feature a delicious menu of Taiwanese and Japanese fusion.  The Station is located at Hamner Avenue and Cantu-Galleano Ranch Road in the Goodman Commerce Center.

In addition, Fire Station 31 had an Open House on October 12 in honor of National Fire Prevention Week.  The event took place from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Fire Station 31, located at 14491 Chandler Street in Eastvale.  The open house included a static display, fire station tours and demonstrations for all ages.

Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9 in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, and caused devastating damage, according to the City of Eastvale. 

“In a fire, mere seconds can mean the difference between a safe escape and a tragedy,” states the City. “Fire safety education isn’t just for school children. Teenagers, adults, and the elderly are also at risk in fires, making it important for every member of the community to take some time every October during Fire Prevention Week to make sure they understand how to stay safe in case of a fire.”

Another big project we have all been waiting to be completed is the I-15 Limonite Avenue Interchange Project. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will take place on November 14, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The ceremony will be held at the Park & Ride located at 12105 Limonite Avenue, Jurupa Valley.

The City of Eastvale and City of Jurupa Valley will be celebrating the new Limonite Avenue bridge that connects our two cities.  The new design will feature a new 8-lane overcrossing; 3-through lanes in each direction plus 2 turn lanes; widening of the off-ramps from two to four lanes; the addition of two new loop on-ramps; and widening of Limonite to four lanes in each direction between Hamner Avenue and Wineville Avenue.

To RSVP for I-15 Limonite Avenue Interchange Project ribbon cutting ceremony, please email trollings@jurupavalley.org or call 951.332.6464. 

Halloween Events

Check out the list below for a variety of Halloween events that you and your family can enjoy in the surrounding areas!

Trunk or Treat

When: Wednesday, October 23 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  

Where: Sky Country Elementary, 5520 Lucretia Ave in Mira Loma

Details: Trunk or treat will begin promptly at 4 pm. and will conclude at 5:45 p.m. Come dressed to impress! Costume contest will take place at 5:45 p.m. No masks or weapons please. Fun free activities include bounce houses, craft tables, cakewalk, costume contest, decorated trunk contest.  Concessions will be for sale.

Host: Sky Country Elementary School

Trunk or Treat Carnival

When: Wednesday, October 23 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Granite Hill Elementary School, 9371 Granite Hill Dr. in Riverside

Details: Students are encouraged to wear costumes to participate in the parade. 

Cost: Admission is $1 per person. Additional tickets are needed to purchase food and play games at different booths. Ticket cost is $0.25 each during event

Host: Granite Hill Elementary School

Harvest Festival 2019

When: Friday, October 25 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Norco College, 2001 3rd St in Norco

Details: Free activities: face painting, pumpkin launching, carnival games, trick-or-treating, photo booths, pumpkin decorating, dance performances, live music and more

Cost: Admission is FREE

Host: Norco College

Trunk or Treat

When: Friday, October 25 at 6 p.m.

Where: Riverview Elementary, 4600 Pedley Ave. in Norco

Details: Games and food for all ages and families

Host: Riverview Elementary School

Spooktacular

When: Saturday, October 26 from 5 p.m to 9 p.m.

Where: Agate Park, 8623 Jurupa Rd. in Jurupa Valley

Details: Bring your family to enjoy a night of carnival style games.  The annual Spooktacular includes jumpers, music, game booths, FREE costume contest, train rides and new Trick or Treat Stations. Free Costume Contest for All Ages begins at 6:30 p.m. sharp!

Price: $5.00/wristbands for unlimited games, jumpers, trick or treat stations, and train rides, while supplies last.  (Excludes food vendors)

More info: www.jarpd.org

Harvest Festival

When: Saturday, October 26 at 5 p.m.

Where: Inland Vineyard Church, 935 McKinley St., Corona

Details: Photo ops, food, raffles, inflatables, trunk-n-treat, youth zone

Host: Inland Vineyard Church

Fall Festival

When: Sunday, October 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Inland Regional Center, off Main Street in Riverside

Details: Food, entertainment, resource and vendor booths, games, prizes and more. 

Price: Free entry

Host: Pathway Inc.

More info: community@inlandrc.org

Halloween Open House

When: Tuesday, October 29 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Where: Arlington Heights Sports Park, 9401 Cleveland Ave in Riverside  

Details: Halloween themed games, Disney theme characters, costume parade (4:30 p.m.), trunk or treat (5 p.m.), opportunity drawing photo backdrop, fire truck tour, bubble artist, face painting, potluck, crafts

Host: Mom’s Club Riverside West

More info: momsclub.riversidewest@gmail.com

Bright Night

When: Thursday, October 31 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Orchard Park, 5900 E. Festival Way Eastvale

Details: Music, food, game trailer, jumpers, free candy.

Host: Calvary Chapel Eastvale

More info: calvaryeastvale.org 

Crime Recap

Staff Reports

Inland Empire – Over the last month, several crime incidents took place in Eastvale and Norco.  See the list below of crime in the last month, courtesy of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

INCIDENT: Sexual Assault of a Minor

WHEN: September 18, 2019

WHERE: 13000 block of Coldwater Court, Eastvale  

On September 18, a School Resource Officer and Administrators at Centennial High School located in the City of Corona were notified of a sexual assault involving a 16-year-old female student. Based on preliminary information, the assault appeared to have occurred within the city limits of Eastvale. Deputies assigned to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department responded to the high school and contacted the victim. Due to the nature of this incident, investigators from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station assumed the investigation.

Jay Myungbae Kim
Courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff’s Dept

The investigation revealed on September 18, Jay Myungbae Kim, 23-year-old resident of Eastvale, communicated with the victim using a social media application. Kim drove a white 2017 Honda Accord, license plate #7UZV740, to the area of Rimpau Avenue and Olympic Drive, located in the City of Corona and picked up the victim after school. Kim drove to his residence, located in the 13000 block of Coldwater Court, Eastvale. While at his residence, Kim sexually assaulted the victim. After the assault, Kim drove the victim back to Centennial High School and dropped her off.

On September 25, investigators conducted an undercover operation and located Kim near Centennial High School. A search warrant was served at Kim’s residence and he was ultimately booked into the Riverside County Jail for sexual assault related charges and his bail was set at $500,000.00.        

Based on this investigation, it is believed Kim might have communicated with other underage females via social media applications. This investigation is still active and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department asks anyone with information pertaining to this investigation to contact Investigator Medina at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station by calling (951) 955-0952.  

INCIDENT: Residential Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property, Identity Theft, Felon in Possession of a Firearm

WHEN: September 16, 2019

WHERE: 1900 block of Norco Dr., Norco

On Monday, September 16, around 3:08 pm, deputies responded to the 1900 block of Norco Dr., Norco, in reference to a residential burglary investigation. The residents arrived home and reported that the residence had been forced into and several items were taken. Surveillance video was captured of the suspects as they left the residence. The Norco Special Enforcement Team took over the investigation.

Deputies learned that the suspects had utilized several credit cards belonging to the victim in the city of Fontana. After reviewing surveillance video, deputies followed up with suspect leads that led them to a residence located in the 2300 block of Orange St., Riverside.

A search warrant was obtained for the residence and on Thursday, September 19, 2019, deputies served the search warrant. Three suspects were arrested and during a search, deputies located the victims’ stolen property from the burglary and an altered sawed off shotgun.

The following suspects were arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center:

Justin Sorg, a 35-year-old male resident of Riverside, Leopoldo Lopez, a 30-year-old male resident of Riverside, and Raelynn Kruse, a 40-year-old female resident of Riverside.

If you have any information pertaining to this investigation, you are encouraged to contact Deputy Kehrier at (951) 270-5673 at the Norco Sheriff’s Station. 

INCIDENT: Child Pornography/Illegal Marijuana Grow 

WHEN: September 12, 2019

WHERE: 7000 Block of Canterwood Court, Eastvale

Bryan James Green
Courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff’s Dept

On Thursday, September 12, about 7 AM, members of the Riverside County SAFE/ICAC Task Force (Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement/Internet Crimes Against Children) and members of the Region-7 Gang Task Force conducted a joint operation regarding the service of a search warrant at a residence in the 7000 Block of Canterwood Court in the City of Eastvale. The search warrant stemmed from a lengthy investigation regarding the on-line sexual exploitation of children. Task force officers contacted the single occupant and renter inside the residence. He was identified as 45-year-old Eastvale resident, Bryan James Green. Task force officers determined Green was in possession of child sexual abuse images. Task force officers also discovered an indoor illegal marijuana grow operation with approximately 400 plants in various stages of growth. The plants have an estimated street value of $80,000. Task force officers also discovered electricity was being illegally bypassed with an estimated utility theft of $ 120,000. Members of the Eastvale Community Enhancement Safety Team (CEST) were also summoned to assist in the investigation.  

Green was later booked in custody at the Robert Presley Detention Center and booked into custody for the following charges:

  • Possession of child pornography
  • Possession of an illegal marijuana grow
  • Felony theft of utilities

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Investigator Rich Boyd with the SAFE/ICAC Task Force at (951) 955-5486 or Corporal James Herington with the Region-7 Gang Task Force at (951) 955-2460.

INCIDENT: Theft of a Community Mailbox 

WHEN: September 5, 2019

WHERE: Emmerdale Street and Kensington Court, Eastvale 

David Avila
Courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff’s Dept

On Thursday, September 5, a deputy assigned to the Eastvale Police Department responded to Emmerdale Street and Kensington Court, in the City of Eastvale regarding a theft of a community mailbox. The suspects involved in this theft removed the entire community mailbox from the ground and fled the location. A citizen within the Eastvale community provided video surveillance, which captured images of the suspects and the vehicle used during the commission of this crime. 

Investigators assigned to the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station and deputies assigned to the Eastvale Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team assumed the investigation. On Tuesday, September 10, 2019, a search warrant was written for a residence and a vehicle located in the 5800 block of Hamner Avenue, Eastvale, also known as Swan Lake. Several pieces of stolen mail and other items linking the suspects to the theft were located during the service of this search warrant.

Nadia Gomez-Nunez
Courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff’s Dept

Nadia Gomez-Nunez, 41-years-old, and David Avila, 31-years-old, both residents of Eastvale, were ultimately arrested for grand theft, conspiracy, mail theft and other applicable charges.

There are times when homeowners are not aware their mail has been stolen. The Eastvale Police Department encourages homeowners to visit the United States Postal Service website at www.USPS.com and enroll in the United States Postal Service’s Informed Delivery in an effort to protect their mail.

If you have any information pertaining to this investigation, you are encouraged to contact Investigator Medina at (951) 955-2600 at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station. 

INCIDENT: Shooting Investigation

WHEN: August 27, 2019

WHERE: 6500 block of Gladiola Street, Eastvale

On August 27, at 11:25 a.m. Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputies assigned to the city of Eastvale responded to a report of a shooting near the 6500 block of Gladiola Street in the city Eastvale. Several reporting parties called to report the shooting and that two males were hiding in a front yard. Deputies responded and the suspects fled on foot into several backyards. A Riverside County Sheriff’s police service dog was utilized to find the suspects who were taken into custody. Numerous items of stolen property were recovered in area of the suspects to include a handgun. Deputies investigating the scene located several vehicles that were struck by gunfire and numerous spent shell casings were recovered in the street, sidewalks and yards.

At this point in the investigation, there are no outstanding victims or suspects and there is no threat to the public.

Bryce Anthony McDonald
Courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff’s Dept

Bryce Anthony Mcdonald, a Black male adult, 18 years old, a resident of Corona, was arrested at the scene for possession of stolen property, obstructing a peace officer and burglary.

The 15-year-old black male, resident of Corona, was booked into Juvenile Hall

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call Deputy C. Johnson at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station by calling (951) 955-2600.

New Additions to the City of Eastvale

Staff Reports

Eastvale – On October 1, the City of Eastvale turned 9-years-old!  Over the last nine years, the city has grown with new businesses opening almost every month. Here is what’s expected to open soon.            

On October 2, the City of Eastvale announced that the Little Eastern Café will be opening this fall at The Station.  Little Eastern Café will feature a delicious menu of Taiwanese and Japanese fusion.  The Station is located at Hamner Avenue and Cantu-Galleano Ranch Road in the Goodman Commerce Center.

In addition, Fire Station 31 is having an Open House on October 12 in honor of National Fire Prevention Week.  The event will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Fire Station 31, located at 14491 Chandler Street in Eastvale.  The open house will include a static display, fire station tours and demonstrations for all ages.

Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9 in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, and caused devastating damage, according to the City of Eastvale. 

“In a fire, mere seconds can mean the difference between a safe escape and a tragedy,” states the City. “Fire safety education isn’t just for school children. Teenagers, adults, and the elderly are also at risk in fires, making it important for every member of the community to take some time every October during Fire Prevention Week to make sure they understand how to stay safe in case of a fire.”

Another big project we have all been waiting to be completed is the I-15 Limonite Avenue Interchange Project. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will take place on November 14, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The ceremony will be held at the Park & Ride located at 12105 Limonite Avenue, Jurupa Valley.

The City of Eastvale and City of Jurupa Valley will be celebrating the new Limonite Avenue bridge that connects our two cities.  The new design will feature a new 8-lane overcrossing; 3-through lanes in each direction plus 2 turn lanes; widening of the off-ramps from two to four lanes; the addition of two new loop on-ramps; and widening of Limonite to four lanes in each direction between Hamner Avenue and Wineville Avenue.

To RSVP for I-15 Limonite Avenue Interchange Project ribbon cutting ceremony, please email trollings@jurupavalley.org or call 951.332.6464. 

DUI Checkpoint Results

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Eastvale/Norco – The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department conducted two DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoints recently, one in Eastvale and one in Norco.

The Eastvale checkpoint started on Friday, August 30 at 7 p.m. and ended on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 3 a.m.  The checkpoint took place at Schleisman Road and Archibald Avenue.  There were a total of 2,500 vehicles screened. The results included one DUI arrest, 25 Field Sobriety tests conducted, and 18 drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked. 

The Norco checkpoint started on Friday, August 16 at 8 p.m. and ended on Saturday, August 17 at 3 a.m.  The checkpoint took place at Hamner Avenue and Alhambra Street.  There were a total of 961 vehicles screened. The results included one DUI arrest, 10 Field Sobriety tests conducted, and 8 drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked. 

DUI Checkpoints are usually placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests. Funding for DUI enforcement is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reminds drivers to avoid getting behind the wheel after drinking or using drugs that affect your ability to drive safely. Driving while impaired is illegal, whether it is alcohol, prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications or marijuana. 

In 2017, 1,120 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes on California roads, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. The Norco Sheriff’s Station 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.

Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be upwards of $13,500, according to the Sheriff’s Department. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses not to mention possible jail time.

 “There are so many ways to get home safely without driving,” said Jurupa Valley Station’s Eastvale Traffic, Sergeant Gutierrez. “Driving while drunk or high is dangerous, irresponsible and causes too many senseless tragedies. We hope that drivers get the message that driving impaired will never be tolerated.”

The Norco Sheriff’s Station issued a statement with these tips 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 is drinking and how they are getting home.

August 2019 City of Eastvale News.com Available Online!

The City of Eastvale News covers local news for Eastvale, Norco, Corona, Jurupa Valley, Mira Loma, Chino and more. Click the following link to access the complete issue in pdf format: https://anaprdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/this.one_.2019-08-eastvalenews12pages.pdf

Customers Satisfied with LarSun Solar

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Corona – LarSun Solar is a great company that provides sustainable and reliable energy for your home.  You may have seen their sign off the 91 freeway or read their great reviews on Yelp!

LarSun customers are satisfied because LarSun provides the highest quality US-made equipment at the best price and with the best warranties.  They install solar panels that include a 25-year warranty and a full monitoring system to track the performance. 

LarSun Solar have been in business for over 12 years, and the company has focused on solar specifically for 7 years. In addition, they have solar installers you can trust because their team has been working on roofs for over 30 years.

Erik Larsen, President and Founder of LarSun Solar, said he loves that the company has been solar specific for the last 7 years. “I love solar as a product. Ultimately, we are just selling people on savings for what they are already buying – electricity.” 

Larsen also loves that solar panels are great for your wallet and the planet.  “I feel good at night knowing I’m saving families tons of money and saving the future for my kids.”

In addition, LarSun Solar strives to build relationships with their customers.  “We know and care about every customer we work with,” said Larsen. From throwing BBQs to hosting little league parties, LarSun loves serving the community.  “We want to take care of you. We love our community.”

Also, LarSun offers incentives for military, both current and veterans, and donates to local organizations like little league and schools. “Just ask,” said Larsen regarding donations.

Before Solar, Larsen obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Entrepreneurship and he said his first business was a cupcake truck.  He was even a finalist on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars!  “If you request, I will make cupcakes for you on the day of install,” said Larsen.

LarSun Solar is located off the 91 between Lincoln and Maple, but they service all of California.  Their address is 1611 Pomona Rd, Corona CA 92880.  You can give them a call at 909-600-5050 or 949-294-4220.  You can also check out their website at LarSun.com or read reviews from satisfied customers.  LarSun Solar is certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners, is C-46 solar specific licensed and bond, and is insured. 

Photography Contest Winners

Photo courtesy: City of Eastvale
Juan Carlos Becarra’s photo “Winter is Coming”

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Eastvale – The Embrace Eastvale Photography Contest Winners were announced on August 8.  Congratulations to Juan Carlos Becerra and Benjamin Perez for being this year’s winners!

This is the first year the City held this type of contest and they plan to continue the tradition yearly.  The contest objective was to embrace all things Eastvale, from events, beautiful sceneries, outdoor landscapes, exciting development projects, and anything else that is unique and defining of Eastvale.  The entries were placed into the following categories: Elementary School (K-6), Middle School (7-8), High School (9-12), Amateur Photography, and Professional Photography, as applicable. The winners received special recognition at the Eastvale City Council Meeting, and had their photo featured at the 2019 Eastvale State of the City Address and at City Hall.

“We would like to give a huge shout out to this year’s winners and all of the participants for showing their best representation of Eastvale’s Beauty,” stated City officials.

Photo Courtesy: City of Eastvale
Benjamin Perez’s photo “Eastvale Sunset”

Norco High Prepares For Active Shooter

Police officials partnered with CNUSD to conduct an Active Shooting Training at Norco High School.

Photo courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff’s Department

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Norco– On Monday, July 22 to Thursday, July 25, an Active Shooter Training took place at Norco High School. Jurupa Valley Station patrol and investigative personnel partnered with the Corona-Norco Unified School District (CNUSD) to prepare and create a plan of action if an active shooter was ever on campus.

“The Jurupa Valley Station and the Corona-Norco Unified School District are committed to the safety of our students, faculty, and community,” stated a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department news release.

The Jurupa Valley Station Training Unit, School Resource Officer Unit, and Special Enforcement Team facilitated the 4-day training which consisted of “realistic, close-range, lethal and non-lethal scenarios simulating an active shooter event,” according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. “Under simulated stress, the scenarios created a positive training environment and helped department members strengthen the critical skills needed to respond to and effectively operate during such an event.”

The Jurupa Valley Station issued a statement to thank the following allied entities for their participation in the 4-day training: Riverside Community College District Police Department (Norco College), Perris Station, Robert Presley Detention Center, Smith Correctional Facility, and the Norco High School administrative staff.  

In addition, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said, “anyone making threats or reports of violence against any of [the CNUSD] schools will be thoroughly investigated and held accountable for their actions.”

For questions, concerns, or additional information, please contact Jurupa Valley Station School Resource Officer Supervisor, Sergeant Edward Soto, at (951) 955-2600.

Courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff’s Department

New Additions To Eastvale

New additions have come to Eastvale in the last month. Many businesses have opened and a new Paramedic Squad is now in service.


Courtesy: City of Eastvale
All Magic Paint & Body Collision Centers Express celebrated their Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on August 1. 

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Eastvale – The City continues to grow as we welcome new businesses and additions to the area.  Two businesses officially opened this last month and the residents were excited to celebrate. In addition, a Paramedic Squad is now in service to help the community. 

On August 1, residents gathered to welcome All Magic Paint & Body Collision Centers Express to the city.  The Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony took place at their location, 3788 S. Milliken Avenue in Eastvale.  All Magic Paint & Body Collision Centers Express is a family-owned business that provides trusted service for all your car needs. 

On August 15, city officials celebrated the Grand Opening of MOD Pizza located at The Station in Eastvale.  On Grand Opening day, the first 52 people through the door were given free pizza, many residents were given prizes, and 100% of the proceeds went to The American Red Cross. MOD Pizza offers a fresh selection of custom pizzas, salads, milkshakes, and more.  They are located at 12585 Cantu-Galilean Ranch Rd. Suite 150.

In addition to the grand openings, a special squad was also added to the Eastvale community this month.  A Paramedic Squad is now officially ready to serve, effective August 12.  The squad consists of five staff members who were transferred from various City contracts in Riverside County.  The squad will use a smaller truck that will allow them to respond quicker to critical incidents and medical emergencies. The Paramedic Squad members “are each well versed in their positions and exemplary employees who all want to be a part of the Eastvale community,” according to the City.   

The Eastvale City Council approved to add the Paramedic Squad to Fire Station 27 as part of the 2019-2020 Adopted Budget in May.

“As one of Riverside County’s youngest cities, I am honored to partner with the City of Eastvale to increase our level of Fire Services,” said Battalion Chief, Richard Tovar. “This Paramedic Squad will provide coverage to our growing community of Eastvale to allow us to better protect our highest values at risk, the residents.”

Courtesy: City of Eastvale
MOD Pizza held their Grand Opening Ceremony on August 15and donated 100% of the day’s proceeds to The American Red Cross.

Crime Recap July

Courtesy: RUSD
Ismael Lopez

Inland Empire – Last month, several crime incidents took place in the surrounding area.  See a below of crime in the month of July.

INCIDENT: Fatal Traffic collision

WHEN: July 4, 2019

WHERE: Sixth Street cross of Temescal Avenue, Norco

On July 4, at about 9:16 p.m., deputies responded to a two-vehicle traffic collision off Sixth Street cross of Temescal Avenue in the city of Norco. 

An investigation revealed a “Chevrolet El Camino was traveling southbound on Temescal Avenue at a high rate of speed,” according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. “The vehicle struck a Toyota Tundra in the intersection, which was traveling westbound on Sixth Street. The force of impact caused the Toyota Tundra to flip onto its roof and slide across the intersection. Both vehicles came to rest on the southwest portion of the intersection into the oncoming lanes of traffic.”

The driver of the vehicle, a 44-year-old male from Norco, was found trapped and unresponsive on scene. When Cal Fire and American Medical Response arrived to the scene, they pronounced the driver deceased at the scene.  The sole occupant of the Toyota Tundra was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. 

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Deputy Murphy at the Jurupa Valley Station, 951-955-2600.  Persons who wish to report any 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.     

Courtesy: RUSD

INCIDENT: Fourth of July 2019 Fireworks Enforcement Operation

WHEN: July 4, 2019

WHERE: City of Eastvale

The Eastvale Police Department, in conjunction with City of Eastvale Code Enforcement, Riverside County Fire, and Riverside County Animal Control, developed response plans to educate the public and to enforce all laws related to the illegal use and possession of fireworks within the city limits. 

On July 4, 2019, a proactive operation was conducted on 4th of July at 5 PM and ended on July 5, 2019, at 2:00 AM to combat the illegal use of fireworks in the City of Eastvale.  The following information was reported:

  • Deputies responded to 31 calls for service related to fireworks that were received through the Sheriff’s Department Dispatch Center and the Riverside Sheriff’s Department’s on-line reporting site. 
  • A total of 14 citations were given to subjects in violation of the Eastvale Municipal Code which prohibits the possession and discharging of fireworks within the city limits. 
  • Approximately 100 pounds of unused fireworks were confiscated and collected by the Sheriff’s Hazardous Device Team for destruction.    

The Eastvale Police Department would like to remind everyone that fireworks are illegal in Riverside County and the City of Eastvale.  They also would like to encourage the reporting of the illegal use and possession of fireworks by calling the Sheriff’s Dispatch Center at 951-800-950-2444 or through the online reporting on the Sheriff’s Department webpage.

INCIDENT: Telephone Scam

WHERE: Throughout Riverside County

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department issued a statement regarding an increase in reports of a specific telephone “scam.” The “scam” is described below:

Victims are being called by persons identifying themselves as “agents” of the Social Security Administration. These fictitious “agents” then advise the victim of felonious activity associated with their social security number. The victim is then directed to post a monetary “bond” to prevent an arrest warrant from being issued.

Frequently, victims report that significant lengths are gone through to “establish” the caller’s credibility. In several cases the caller requested a contact number for the local law enforcement agency where the victim lives. The agent directs the victim to wait for a call from the local law enforcement agency. The victim receives a call from a Caller ID identified number naming the local law enforcement agency. The person on the phone identifies themselves as an officer with the local agency, who then directs the victim to comply with the “agent” when called again.  The fictitious agent calls back then threatens the victim with a felony arrest warrant unless a ‘bond” is posted.

The fictitious “agent” advises the bond can be most conveniently taken care of with a Google Play, Apple Pay, Target Gift, Walmart gift, or other commercial gift/payment card.  Once purchased, the victim is directed to read off the coded numbers on the back of the cards to the agent, completing payment of the “bond.” The public should be aware that no police or government agency will ask for or accept a store gift card for payment of a lawful, legitimate fine or fee.

This type of scam has several variations. In addition to callers claiming to represent the Social Security Administration, the IRS, out-of-state police agencies, and other government agencies have also been falsely represented. The consistent theme is the victim is directed to submit the “gift card bond.” The victim is told the “bond” will be refunded when the criminal issue is resolved. Since the cards are purchased then provided to the fictitious agents, there is no mechanism for reimbursing the victim. Similar scams have the victim going directly to the bank for withdrawals.

Anyone wishing to report this type of crime is encouraged to contact Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Telephone Reporting Unit by calling (951) 776-1099.