Eastvale – 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.
Date: May 9, 2023
Details: On May 9, 2023, at 3:30 pm, deputies from the Norco Station responded to a report of a juvenile medical aid at the 100 block of 8th Street in Norco. When deputies arrived, they found a female 17-month old juvenile not breathing. Life saving measures were conducted by deputies and Cal-Fire but the juvenile was unresponsive and was pronounced deceased. Investigators from the Jurupa Valley Station responded and believed the death to be suspicious. The Central Homicide Unit was contacted and responded to assume the investigation. The victim’s mother, Jennifer Johanna Allen, a 32-year old female from Norco, was later arrested for murder. During the course of the investigation, evidence was obtained showing fentanyl played a role in the juvenile’s death. This is an active investigation and anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Investigator Adams of the Central Homicide Unit at (951) 955–2777.
Incident: Illegal Marijuana Dispensary
Date: May 4, 2023
Location: Jurupa Valley
Details: On Thursday, May 4, 2023, at 5:30 p.m., deputies from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station Special Enforcement Team (SET) responded to the 1700 block of Production Circle regarding a disturbance. Upon deputies’ arrival, numerous subjects attempted to flee, but several were detained. Jurupa Valley SET deputies located evidence of an illegal/unlicensed marijuana dispensary and secured the location. Jurupa Valley SET deputies obtained a search warrant for the property and requested assistance from the Riverside Sheriff’s Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET).
During the service of the search warrant, deputies located approximately 115 pounds of processed marijuana, 10 pounds of psilocybin mushrooms, 100 pounds of marijuana concentrate, 2,400 marijuana vapes, and 1,200 edible marijuana items. The estimated value of the seized items was determined to be over $1,000,000.
The investigation is ongoing, and the Jurupa Valley Station SET is asking anyone with additional information on this case to contact Deputy Butler at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station by calling (951) 955–2600.
Incident: Retail Theft Investigation
Date: April 30, 2023
Details: On April 30, 2023, at 1:33 p.m., deputies from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to a business in the 12000 block of Limonite Avenue, in Eastvale, reference a theft. Witnesses reported four black females, in their 20’s, entered the business, filled bags with miscellaneous merchandise such as purses and clothing before attempting to leave the location. Prior to the suspects exiting the business, a bystander attempted to prevent them from leaving, and a physical altercation occurred. Prior to deputies arrival, the suspects fled the location with an estimated $1500 of stolen property.
Deputies from the Eastvale Special Enforcement Team are investigating the incident. Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call Deputy Linzey at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at 951-955-2600.
Incident: Major Injury Traffic Collision
Date: April 29, 2023
Details: On April 29, 2023, about 1:02 PM, deputies responded to the area of Archibald Avenue and Fairchild Drive, in the city of Eastvale, regarding a single-vehicle roll over traffic collision with the driver trapped inside the overturned vehicle. After removing the driver from the vehicle, he was airlifted to a local hospital for treatment.
The Jurupa Valley Station Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. The cause of the collision is still under investigation.
This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact Deputy Corlew of the Jurupa Valley Station, at (951) 955-2600.
Incident: Driving Under the Influence Traffic Collision
Date: April 29, 2023
Location: Jurupa Valley
Details: On April 29, 2023, about 5:27 PM, deputies responded to the 9900 block of Limonite Avenue, in the city of Jurupa Valley, regarding a minor injury traffic collision. Two of the parties from one vehicle sustained minor injuries. The first victim a 43-year-old female and her 13-year-old male passenger were transported to a local hospital for treatment.
During the investigation it was determined the second party had consumed alcohol prior to the collision. The suspect 45-year-old, Rafael De La Torre Jr., also a resident of Jurupa Valley was taken into custody and taken to a local hospital for treatment and subsequently booked into Robert Presley Detention Center for 23153 (a) CVC driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in injury.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call Deputy Medina at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at 951-955-2600.
Incident: Death Investigation
Date: April 22, 2023
Details: On Saturday, April 22, 2023, at 2:57 p.m., deputies assigned to the Jurupa Valley Station responded to a parking lot located in the 3500 block of Hamner Avenue, Norco, to check on the welfare of a male who was seated in a Dodge van. When deputies arrived, they found a 58-year-old male seated in the vehicle and was unresponsive. Deputies entered the vehicle and determined he was deceased.
Investigators from the Jurupa Valley Station responded and assumed the investigation. During a search of the vehicle, investigators found a suicide note and a revolver. The decedent appeared to have suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his chest. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Investigator Ko from the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600.