Category Archives: Police/Fire

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

Staff Reports

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

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.

Crime Recap June

Photo courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff’s Coroner,
Pictured is Kyle Kammers

A recap of crime that took place in Norco during the month of June.

Staff Reports

Inland Empire – Last month, crime was limited in Eastvale and Corona, but there were a few cases in Norco.  Below is a list of the crime that took place in Norco during the month of June.

INCIDENT: Grand Theft / Residential Burglary

WHEN: June 3, 2019

WHERE: 2000 Block Mountain Avenue Norco

On June 3, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Deputies responded to a call of grand theft at the 2100 block of Hamner Ave in Norco.  The suspect fled the scene to a residence in the 2000 block of Mountain Ave., in Norco. 

“Entry was made to the residence and the subject was apprehended inside the residence,” according to the Riverside County Sheriff Coroner’s office.  The suspect was later identified as Rafael Murrillo Quezada, 21 of San Bernardino.  Quezada was arrested and booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center.  The property and currency that was stolen from the residence was recovered. 

Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy Monzon at (951) 270-5673

INCIDENT: Sexual Assault Investigation

WHEN: June 20, 2019

WHERE: John F. Kennedy Middle College High School, Norco

A May 2019 investigation led to the recent arrest of Kyle Kammers, 33 of Riverside, who was a school employee at John F. Kennedy High School.  The investigation began in May 2019 when school administrators from the Corona-Norco Unified School District informed law enforcement of a possible inappropriate relationship between Kammers and a seventeen-year-old female student. 

Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station Investigators determined that Kammers and the student first interacted with each other at the school and communicated through text messaging, along with other social media platforms. “During some of their interactions, it was alleged Kammers started a sexual relationship with the student and received multiple inappropriate photographs of the minor,” according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Coroner’s office.

On June 20, a search warrant was served at Kammers residence, located in the 3300 block of July Drive, and Kammers was taken into custody.  Kammers was booked and transported into the Riverside County Jail for sexual assault against a minor, in addition to various crimes.

However, this is still an active investigation. Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is encouraged to contact Investigator Patrick at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station by calling (951) 955-9234. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

Riverside Police & Fire to Assist in Upcoming Summer S.T.E.M. Academy for Local High School Students

Riverside Stem Police

Photo Courtesy: InlandEmpire.US

Courtesy InlandEmpire.US

Last week, the Science and Technology Education Partnership (STEP) announced an interactive program that will immerse 140 Riverside high school students in the application of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in Law Enforcement and Public Safety (LEAPS). This program will provide intensive, hands-on STEM training through experiential learning. It will also focus on Police and Fire Department careers during the week of July 15 -19, 2019. Two groups of 70 pre-selected students will spend the week with the Riverside Police Department and the Riverside Fire Department. Members of Police and Fire will provide instruction and hands-on training to students in various areas where STEM concepts are applied within public safety. At the completion of the week, students will develop and present their innovative STEM LEAPS projects during the design challenge competition.

The program curriculum will include:

  • Simulated detection and neutralization of bombs and hazardous materials
  • Application of scientific methods to manage, collect and analyze crime scene data including fingerprints and blood samples
  • Arson/Fire Investigation
  • Vehicle Extrication & Jaws of Life demonstration
  • Hazardous Materials Response and Mitigation
  • Construction and coding of robots
  • Developing mobile apps to assist in emergency situations
  • Crime scene forensic analysis
  • Paramedic & Critical Care Transport – American Medical Response (AMR)
  • Hands Only CPR

“A major goal for the STEM LEAPS Learning Labs is that many more of our local students will graduate from college with STEM degrees and then be employed by the Riverside Police Department, Riverside Fire Department, and other local law enforcement and public safety organizations,” said Gordon Bourns, Chairman and CEO of Bourns, Inc.

Sheriff’s Fourth of July 2019 Fireworks Enforcement Operation

Courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff’s Dept.

Eastvale- In response to the illegal use of fireworks, 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. 

Beginning in June 2019, the Eastvale Police Department launched an educational campaign to curtail the use of illegal fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday.  This campaign included video Public Service Announcements, Social Media Outreach, and press releases.  The goal was to decrease calls for service, injuries to the public, and property damage caused by the illegal use of fireworks.

On July 4, 2019, these agencies participated in a proactive operation to combat the illegal use of fireworks in the City of Eastvale.  This operation began on 4th of July at 17:00 PM and ended on July 5, 2019, at 2:00 AM.

  • 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.    
Photo Courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff Dept.

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

Area Crime Recap: May 2019

Staff Reports

Riverside County – Several crimes have occurred in Eastvale and Norco, but our Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is committed to keeping our community safe.  Below is a recap of crimes and suspects apprehended in the month of May. 

INCIDENT: School Threats Investigation

WHEN: May 30, 2019

WHERE: Norco High School, 2065 Temescal Avenue, Norco

On Thursday, May 30, at approximately 8:51 p.m., the Norco Sheriff’s Office received a report of a school violence related threat towards Norco High School via social media.

After an investigation took place, a suspect was identified as a 15-year old ninth grade boy, who was “detained, arrested, and booked into juvenile hall on terrorist threats charges. The investigation revealed the threats were not credible,” according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.  See page 1 for more information.

INCIDENT: Fatal Hit and Run Traffic Collision

WHEN: May 30, 2019

WHERE: 68th Street cross of Tarah Street, Eastvale 

On Thursday, May 30, a 15-year-old Eastvale resident, Anthony Gaitan, was killed after a hit and run incident at around 2:40 a.m.

Witnesses told Police Officers that they saw a dark colored 4-door sedan hit the 15-year-old juvenile. Then, the driver of the vehicle fled eastbound on 68th Street without stopping and assisting the juvenile, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Deputy Lonthair at the Jurupa Valley Station, 951-955-2600.  See page 1 for more information.

INCIDENT: Felon in Possession of a Firearm

WHEN: May 11, 2019

WHERE: 12600 block of Limonite Avenue, Eastvale

Martin Florez Jr., 25 of Eastvale

On May 11, Eastvale Police Officers arrested Martin Flores Jr., 25 of Eastvale, for carrying a loaded firearm in a public place.  At approximately 3:12 p.m., Eastvale PD responded to a report of an armed suspect in a shopping center parking lot.  The bystander who reported the incident said he saw a pistol tucked in the suspect’s waistband.  Flores then entered an SUV and headed toward an exit in the shopping center.  However, Eastvale PD arrived on scene quickly and conducted a traffic stop for the vehicle.  “The suspect was taken into custody without incident and officers recovered a loaded pistol from underneath the seat of the SUV,” according to the Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner. 

Flores was booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center for Possession of a Firearm in a Public Place, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Felon in Possession of Ammunition and Altering a Firearm’s Serial Number.  Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy R. Roach at the Eastvale Police Department (951) 955-2600 or at Riverside Sheriff’s Dispatch (951) 776-1099.

INCIDENT: Counterfeiting

WHEN: May 8, 2019

WHERE: 4100 Block Old Hamner Road, Norco

On May 8, deputies of the Norco Special Enforcement Team (SET) arrested Kevin Anthony Galvan, of Norco.  Since Galvan was on Riverside County Probation for Burglary, Norco SET conducted a probation compliance check at his residence.  Upon the visit, Norco SET discovered Galvan was in possession of counterfeiting equipment, including counterfeit bills.

“Galvan was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for the felony warrants with additional charges of counterfeiting,” according to the Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner.  If you have any information regarding this case, please contact Deputy Faucher with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Norco Station at (951) 270-5673.

INCIDENT: Indecent Exposure Suspect Arrested

WHEN: May 2, 2019

WHERE: 14000 block of Schleisman Avenue, Eastvale

Ricardo Anthony Aguirre Vazquez, 29 of Eastvale

On May 2, Eastvale Police Officers arrested Ricardo Anthony Aguirre Vazquez, 29 of Eastvale, for indecent exposure.  At approximately 6:05 p.m., Eastvale Police Department officers responded to a call at a coffee shop located off Schleisman Avenue.  A witness reported that Vazquez was “sitting alone at one of the tables, fully exposed and fondling himself, as several customers entered and exited the business,” according to the Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner.  When Eastvale Police Officers arrived to the coffee shop, Vazquez was still engaged in the activity so officers took him into custody without incident. 

Vazquez was later booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center for charges related to felony indecent exposure.  Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy R. Arredondo at the Eastvale Police Department (951) 955-2600 or at Riverside Sheriff’s Dispatch (951) 776-1099.

Area Crime Recap: April 2019

Staff Reports

INCIDENT: ORGANIZED RETAIL THEFT/VIOLATION OF PROBATION

WHEN: 4/9/2019

WHERE: CITIES OF JURUPA VALLEY, EASTVALE, AND NORCO

DETAILS: Between February 5, 2019 and March 19, 2019, officers assigned to the Jurupa Valley Police Department, Norco Sheriff’s Office and Eastvale Police Department investigated multiple thefts of lottery tickets at various businesses in their respective jurisdictions. The suspect would enter different businesses and distract employees. While the employees were distracted, the suspect reached over the counter and stole lottery tickets. The value of the stolen lottery tickets totaled over $2500.00.    

Garry Gordon, a 25-year-old resident of Jurupa Valley was identified as the suspect in these thefts. Gordon was arrested in the City of Jurupa Valley and transported to the Robert Presley Detention Center. Gordon was booked into jail for over eight counts of theft which occurred at different businesses in the cities of Jurupa Valley, Eastvale and Norco.         

This investigation included members assigned to the Jurupa Valley Police Department, the Eastvale Police Department, the Norco Sheriff’s Office, and the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station. The investigation is on-going, and it is believed Gordon may be involved in other similar thefts. 

Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is encouraged to contact Investigator Patrick at (951) 955-2600 at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station. 

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

INCIDENT: ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING

WHEN: 4/12/2019

WHERE: 3900 BLOCK OF BUCHANAN ST., CORONA

DETAILS: On Friday, April 12, 2019, about 4:30 p.m., a student was walking home from school in the area of Magnolia Avenue and Lincoln Street, in the unincorporated area of Riverside County known as Home Gardens. As the student walked past a black, older model Toyota sedan (no further description) parked in the area of the 91 Riverside Freeway bridge and Buchanan Street in the City of Corona, the sole male Hispanic occupant caught her attention by whistling and motioning her to his vehicle.

The student walked up to the passenger window at which time the subject asked for directions to the street he was already parked on. Without warning, the subject reached across his front right passenger seat and grabbed the student’s right arm in an attempt to pull her inside of his vehicle.

The student immediately pulled away from the subject breaking free from his grasp. The student ran away from the location and observed the subject immediately drive away in the opposite direction out of sight. Due to the delayed reporting of the incident, deputies were unable to conduct a search of the area for the subject.

The subject was described as a clean shaven 45-50-year-old male. He was wearing an orange colored t-shirt (as worn by construction workers) and blue jeans. He did not have a weapon.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is dedicated to maintaining a high quality of life and encourages citizens to report any suspicious activity they observe. Parents are also encouraged to remind their children to always be aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious citizens and activity as well.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Deputy Curry at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 955-2600.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

INCIDENT: WEAPON/FRAUD/DRUG ARREST

WHEN: 4/18/19

WHERE: 7000 BLOCK OF ARCHIBALD AVENUE, EASTVALE

DETAILS: On Thursday, April 18, 2019, Eastvale deputies responded to the 7000 block of Archibald Avenue, in the City of Eastvale, to investigate a possible kidnapping.  A concerned citizen called to report a female locked in the cargo area of a U-Haul box truck.

Deputies stopped the vehicle and detained five occupants, some of which were hiding in the cargo area of the truck. The kidnap report was unfounded; however, deputies located several items inside the truck, to include a credit card skimmer, checks, numerous fraudulent identification cards, credit cards and gift cards, indicating the truck was being used as a mobile credit card fraud and identity theft laboratory.  In addition, deputies located a loaded .40 caliber gun and methamphetamine.

The driver, Mario Gomez (age 42), was arrested for credit card fraud, identity theft, possession of a loaded firearm while being under the influence of an illicit drug, and possession of methamphetamine.

Deputies are actively searching for potential identity theft and credit card fraud victims based on this investigation. Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact Deputy Nuño #3683 from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 955-2600.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

INCIDENT: FATAL HIT & RUN TRAFFIC COLLISION

WHEN: 4/21/20;

WHERE: VAN BUREN BLVD & LIMONITE AVE., JURUPA VALLERY

DETAILS: On Saturday, April 20, 2019, at 11:07 p.m., officers assigned to the Jurupa Valley Police Department responded to the area of Van Buren Blvd. just north of Limonite Avenue, reference a male laying in the roadway with obvious signs of trauma. Officers arrived on scene and observed injuries to the deceased consistent with being struck by a vehicle. The male was pronounced deceased by deputies on scene at 11:08 p.m.  Members of the Jurupa Valley Traffic Team responded to the scene to assume the investigation.

The preliminary investigation determined the deceased was riding his bicycle northbound Van Buren Blvd. just north of the Limonite on ramp, in the far east portion of the roadway, when a vehicle struck him and fled the scene.

On Sunday, April 21, 2019, at 0833 hours, officers responded to the 9000 block of 56th Street, in Jurupa Valley, regarding follow-up call related to the fatal hit and run traffic collision. Officers obtained information that identified Andrew Walters as the driver of the vehicle that struck the deceased male.

Walters was arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for violation of  20001 (a) VC (Felony Hit and Run).

Alcohol and/or drug impairment does not appear to be a factor in this collision at this time.

The Jurupa Valley Police Department’s Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team is currently conducting this investigation. This investigation is ongoing, and we are asking anyone with additional information to contact Deputy Ditfurth at the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

INCIDENT: SERIAL ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECTS ARRESTED

WHEN: 4/25/2019

WHERE: MULTIPLE BUSINESSES IN THE CITIES OF JURUPA VALLEY, RIVERSIDE & FONTANA

DETAILS: Between April 13, 2019 and April 23, 2019, several businesses in Riverside County and San Bernardino County to include, Jurupa Valley, Riverside, and Fontana were victimized by a serial armed robbery suspect. The suspect targeted small businesses which included gas stations and fast food restaurants located in various strip malls. During some of these robberies, the suspect was described as a Hispanic male adult wearing a camouflage backpack. The suspect would place a shotgun shell on the counter in front of the victims, threaten the victims and demand money. Other times, the suspect would brandish what appeared to be a semi-automatic pistol. 

On April 24, 2019, at approximately 12:30 p.m., deputies from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station’s Special Enforcement Team, with the assistance from the Eastvale Special Enforcement Team detained a subject matching the suspect description near the businesses located in the 8000 block of Limonite Avenue, in the City of Jurupa Valley. The subject was in possession of a camouflage backpack and a replica semi-automatic pistol. The subject was ultimately identified as the armed robbery suspect. Francisco Alejandro Siles, a 21-year-old transient of Jurupa Valley was arrested for numerous counts of armed robbery.

Further investigation revealed a vehicle described as a silver G35 Infiniti sedan was used as a getaway vehicle during some of the robberies. This vehicle was located along with Sunday Nadal, a 50-year-old female transient of Jurupa Valley. Nadal was identified as a second suspect in this investigation. Siles was arrested for multiple counts of armed robbery. Nadal was arrested for being an accessory during the commission of these robberies. Both were booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center, Riverside County Jail. Siles is currently being held pending a $500,000.00 bail.

The success of this investigation would not have been possible without the collaborated effort from members of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, the Eastvale Police Department, the Riverside Police Department and the Fontana Police Department.

Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is encouraged to contact Investigator Munoz or Deputy Chua at (951) 955-2600 at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station, Detective Corbett at (951) 353-7134, Email: kcorbett@riversideca.gov with the Riverside Police Department or Detective Clark at (909) 350-7700 with the Fontana Police Department.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

Area Crime Recap: March 2019

Staff Reports

INCIDENT: MAJOR INJURY TRAFFIC COLLISION

WHEN: 3/10/2019

WHERE: Limonite Ave. & Archer St., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On Sunday, March 10, 2019, about 7:39 AM, officers from the Jurupa Valley Police Department responded to Limonite Avenue cross of Archer Street, in the city of Jurupa Valley, regarding a report of a two- vehicle traffic collision. The preliminary investigation revealed one of the vehicles involved, a white 2013 Toyota Camry, was traveling northbound on Archer Street, stopped at the stop sign and proceeded onto Limonite Avenue directly in front of a red 2014 Ford F150 traveling eastbound Limonite Avenue. The vehicles collided in the intersection. The driver of the Toyota Camry sustained major injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital for emergency medical treatment. The driver of the Ford F150 sustained only minor injuries and remained on scene after the collision to provide information to assist with the investigation. The Jurupa Valley Station’s Traffic Reconstruction Team responded and assumed the investigation.  This investigation is ongoing; however, it does not appear alcohol or drugs are a factor in this collision. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Deputy Ditfurth at the Jurupa Valley Station, 951-955-2600.  Persons who wish to report 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.

INCIDENT: DUI/DRIVER’S LICENSE CHECKPOINT

WHEN: 3/15/2019

WHERE: Limonite Ave. & Cloverdale Market Place, Eastvale

DETAILS: The Eastvale Police Department conducted a DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, March 15, 2019 at Limonite Avenue and Cloverdale Market Place between the hours of 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. resulting in the following:

796 Vehicles Screened

  • 2 Field Sobriety tests conducted
  • 24 Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked
  • 2 Citations issued (non-license related)

DUI Checkpoints like this one are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests. Officers were looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, with officers checking drivers for proper licensing. Eastvale Police Department 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. In 2017, 1,120 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes on California roads. Last year Eastvale Police Department investigated 14 DUI collisions which have claimed 1 life and resulted in another 11 injuries.

Eastvale Police Department offers these reminders 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 are drinking and how they are getting home.

Getting home safely is cheap, but getting a DUI is not! Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be upwards of $13,500. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses not to mention possible jail time. Funding for this checkpoint is provided to Eastvale Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

INCIDENT: ARMED ROBBERY

INCIDENT DATE: 2/27/2019

UPDATE: 3/16/2019

WHERE: 6000 block of Hamner Ave., Eastvale

UPDATE DETAILS: On Friday, March 15, 2019, at approximately 9:30 p.m., a search warrant related to this investigation was served at a residence located in the 800 block of William Street, in the City of Pomona. Ismael Cuevas, 18 years old, was identified as a suspect in this armed robbery and he was ultimately placed under arrest. At the time of his arrest, Cuevas was in possession of a loaded semi-automatic Glock 31, .357 caliber firearm. Additionally, a loaded .45 caliber Springfield XDS firearm and an AK-47 assault rifle with a 75 round drum magazine was located. Cuevas was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for first degree robbery, assault with a deadly weapon (firearm), and felony reckless evading.

ORIGINAL INCIDENT:  On Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at approximately 3:50 a.m., officers assigned to the Eastvale Police Department responded to an armed robbery at the 7-11 convenient store located in the 6000 block of Hamner Avenue. Two suspects, armed with semi-automatic firearms, committed the robbery and fled the area on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. Deputies apprehended one suspect, a 17 year-old Hispanic male, resident of Alhambra, near the store and recovered a loaded semi-automatic firearm.

The second suspect entered a vehicle and drove away from the area. Deputies attempted to conduct an enforcement stop on the vehicle. The suspect fled at a high rate of speed and a vehicle pursuit was initiated. The suspect drove recklessly toward Los Angeles County. Due to the suspect’s driving actions and disregard for other vehicles on the roadway, the vehicle pursuit was discontinued.  

The investigation continued and led to Los Angeles County. A search warrant was executed at a residence located in the 2900 block of West Concord Avenue, in the City of Alhambra. A 15 year-old Hispanic male, resident of Alhambra, was detained regarding the armed robbery. The 17 year-old male and 15 year-old male were ultimately booked into Riverside Juvenile Hall on robbery charges.

This investigation included members assigned to the Eastvale Police Department, the Norco Sheriff’s Office, the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s Major Crimes Unit and the Alhambra Police Department.

Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy Robertson at (951) 270-5673 or Investigator Contreras at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station, at (951) 955-2600.

INCIDENT: FATAL HIT AND RUN TRAFFIC COLLISION

WHEN: 3/23/2019

WHERE: Van Buren Blvd. & Jurupa Rd., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 4:36 a.m., officers assigned to the Jurupa Valley Police Department responded to the area of Van Buren Blvd. just north of Jurupa Road, reference a male laying in the roadway with obvious signs of trauma. Officers arrived on scene and observed injuries to the deceased consistent with being struck by a vehicle. The pedestrian was pronounced deceased by deputies on scene at 4:40 a.m.  Members of the Jurupa Valley Traffic Team responded to the scene to assume the investigation. The preliminary investigation determined the deceased was running across Van Buren Blvd from the Chevron Gas Station, when an unknown vehicle struck the victim and fled the scene. It is unknown if alcohol and/or drug impairment were a factor in this collision at this time. The Jurupa Valley Police Department’s Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team is currently conducting this investigation. This investigation is ongoing, and we are asking anyone with additional information to contact Deputy Hallenbeck at the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600.

INCIDENT: FALSE IMPRISONMENT, SEXUAL ASSAULT, & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

WHEN: 3/25/2019

WHERE: 6800 block of Mission Blvd., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On Monday, March 25, 2019, at approximately 2:17 a.m., officers assigned to the Jurupa Valley Police Department responded to an assault at the Motel 6 located in the 6800 block of Mission Boulevard. Officers arrived and located an adult female victim at the location. The victim and the suspect, Emmett Davis, a 32 year-old resident of Chicago, Illinois, were inside a room at the Motel 6 when Davis held the victim against her will and sexually assaulted her. During the assault, the victim was able to escape out of the room, run to the front office and call 911 for help. Officers located Davis at the Motel 6. Davis was ultimately placed under arrest for false imprisonment, sexual assault, and domestic violence. He was transported and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center. Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is encouraged to contact Officer Montanez at the Jurupa Valley Police Department at (951) 955-2600 or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Dispatch at (951) 776-1099.

Area Crime Recap: December 2018

INCIDENT: THEFT INVESTIGATION AND ARREST

WHEN: 12/8/2018

WHERE: 1400 block of Morab Way, Norco

DETAILS: On Saturday, December 8, 2018, about 9:34 a.m., deputies assigned to the Norco Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence located in the 1400 block of Morab Way, in the City of Norco, reference a theft.

The investigation revealed suspects had arrived at the location and stole property from the victim’s vehicle before fleeing the area in another vehicle. The crime was recorded on a residence video surveillance system.

Deputies assigned to the Special Enforcement Team (SET) conducted follow-up into the theft. On Tuesday, December 11, 2018, Special Enforcement Team deputies determined the stolen property had been listed “for sale” by the suspects through an electronic and mobile-driven market place. Deputies initiated an undercover operation and met with the suspects at a location in the City of Jurupa Valley. The suspects were detained without incident.

Further investigation revealed the suspects were in possession of stolen property affiliated with the Norco theft and had arrived at the location in a stolen vehicle, which was subsequently recovered. The suspects were identified as Danny Lee Petray, age 23, and Daniel Lee Shirley, age 28, both residents of Jurupa Valley.

Petray was arrested for grand theft, possession of stolen property, and violation of probation. Shirley was arrested for possession of stolen property and several outstanding warrants. Both suspects were booked into the county jail in the City of Riverside.

Anyone with any information pertaining to this case is encouraged to contact Deputies Darryl Robertson or Matt Faucher at (951) 270-5673.

INCIDENT: HOMICIDE

WHEN: 12/22/2018

WHERE: 7800 block of Virtue Vista Dr., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On Saturday, December 22nd 2018, at about 9:15 pm, deputies assigned to the Jurupa Valley Station were dispatched to investigate a report of a male who had been shot in the 7800 block of Virtue Vista Drive in the city of Jurupa Valley. When deputies arrived, they located an adult male victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries. His name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Investigators from the Central Homicide Unit and investigators with the Jurupa Valley Station have assumed the investigation.

During the initial stages of the investigation, a suspect was identified as Tyler Borg, a 23-year-old male from Fontana. Borg was located in the 41800 block of Briarwood in Hemet and taken into custody without incident. Borg was later booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center for 187(a) PC-Murder. There are no outstanding suspects and no present threat to the community. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Investigator Bishop of the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit at (951) 955-2777. 

INCIDENT: OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

WHEN: 12/26/2018

WHERE: 6000 block of Camino Real, Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On Wednesday, December 26th, at 11:43 AM, officers from the Jurupa Valley Police Department responded to the 6000 block of Camino Real reference an in-progress fraud at a local business.  Officers contacted the suspects involved in the fraud and an officer involved shooting occurred.

Following the shooting the suspects fled the location in a vehicle which came to rest in a dirt field at Mission Boulevard and Camino Real.  No parties were struck by gunfire and the use of a police canine assisted in the apprehension of the suspects.  There were no injuries sustained by law enforcement personnel or the public, and there are no outstanding suspects or threat to public safety.  The Riverside County Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation.  The suspect’s names will not be released at this time pending the ongoing investigation.

The officer involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave per Department policy.  The involved officer’s name will not be released at this time.  This is an active investigation and no additional details are available at this time.  The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Central Homicide Investigator Paz at (951) 955-2777, or Jurupa Valley Police Department’s Station Investigator Munoz at (951) 955-2600.

CHP Notes New Roadway Safety Laws for 2019

By California Highway Patrol

Sacamento New laws approved by the California Legislature in 2018 will affect roadway safety in several ways, including helmet use on bicycles and motorized scooters, hit-and-run on bicycle paths, modified exhaust systems, and enhanced safety for refuse collection vehicles.  To support its mission of providing the highest levels of Safety, Service, and Security, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is highlighting several of these new laws. 

Bicycle hit-and-run on bike path (AB 1755, Steinorth):  The provisions of the felony hit-and-run law are extended to cyclists on Class I bikeways (bike paths).  Currently, in the California Vehicle Code, a driver involved in a collision resulting in death or injury to another party is required to stop at the scene.  This law clarifies that the same vehicle code also applies on Class I bikeways and allows law enforcement to hold individuals accountable for reckless behavior.  

Bicycle helmets (AB 3077, Caballero):  Persons under age 18 not wearing a helmet on a bicycle, scooter, skateboard, or skates will receive a “fix-it” ticket.  A citation is considered non-punitive and correctable if proof that the minor has completed a bicycle safety course and has a helmet that meets safety standards is presented within 120 days to the issuing law enforcement agency. 

Helmet use on motorized scooters (AB 2989, Flora):  Bicycle helmets are no longer required for riders of motorized scooters who are age 18 or older.  Motorized scooters may operate within a Class IV bikeway as well as a Class II bikeway and on highways with speed limits up to 25 miles per hour.  Local jurisdictions may pass ordinances to allow motorized scooters on highways with speed limits up to 35 miles per hour.  It is still illegal to operate a motorized scooter on a sidewalk. 

Certain vehicle exhaust violations no longer correctable (AB 1824, Committee on Budget):  A fine will become mandatory, not correctable, when loud motor vehicles and motorcycles are cited.  Previously, a driver or motorcyclist who was cited for modified or excessively loud exhaust or muffler systems could correct the violation to avoid a fine.   

Passing waste service vehicles (AB 2115, Santiago):  When approaching or overtaking a refuse collection vehicle with its amber lights flashing, drivers must move into an adjacent lane, if possible, and pass at a safe distance.  If it is not possible, drivers must slow to a safe and reasonable speed.  This law provides a safety margin for sanitation workers while they are actively working. 

Carjacking in Corona; Suspect Arrested Following Pursuit

By: Izabella Salinas

Corona– On Jan. 9 at about 4:20 p.m., Corona Police responded to a call about a carjacking.

A 2016 Honda Accord was stolen in the 400 block of River Road while the owner was standing near it. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male and was later identified as Corona resident Eric Guzman, 20.

Nearly two hours later, officers located the stolen vehicle in the 200 Block of E. Olive Street. They tried to stop Mr. Guzman but instead they had to begin a short pursuit.

The pursuit ended in the 700 Block of N. Main Street after the suspect collided into a tree and then into two other vehicles. Eric Guzman was then transported to a local hospital and sustained minor injuries. The two women involved in the crash were also transported to a local hospital with injuries but they are now in stable condition.

“Anyone with information regarding the carjacking and/or the resulting traffic collision is encouraged to contact the Corona Police Department,” said the Corona Police Department in a press release.

If you have any information about the carjacking, contact Sgt. Shatford at 951-736-2423 or Sgt. Bryan Snow at 951-739-4885 for information about the collision.

Eastvale Woman Fatally Shot

By Diana Sanchez

Eastvale – On Nov. 24, an Eastvale woman was shot and found deceased in the roadway of Jasper Loop, north of Aspen Leaf Lane.  The woman was later identified as Alicia Rene Lopez, 28 of Eastvale.  The Eastvale Police Department is currently seeking the public’s assistance to obtain any additional information regarding the shooting. 

The incident occurred at around 8:08 pm on Saturday evening, when nearby residents reported that they heard “shots being fired” in the 1300 block of Jasper Loop.  Eastvale Police Officers were dispatched to the location.  When Police officials arrived, Lopez was found in the middle of the roadway and was pronounced deceased at the scene.  It is unknown at this time if Lopez lived near the residence where she was shot. 

“One adult male was seen running from the location after the shooting,” said Sergeant Walter Mendez in a news release.  “But no further information is available at this time,” Mendez added. 

After the incident occurred, several members of the community turned to social media group pages asking what happened and what the suspect looked like.  The posts caused a lot of speculation of what could have led to the shooting.  However, out of respect for the family, many administrators of the social media sites deleted or addressed comments that contained unconfirmed information.  A family member of Lopez even commented on a post stating that the incident was not a result of domestic violence.  All parties reiterated that the incident is under investigation and information regarding the suspect’s appearance will be released when available.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department-Central Homicide Unit and the Jurupa Valley Station Investigators have assumed the investigation, according to Mendez.  Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to call Investigator Vasquez of the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit at (760) 393-3529.  An anonymous tip can also be submitted using the Sheriff’s Homicide Tipline online form at www.riversidesheriff.org/tipline/.  This investigation incident number is EV183280060.

Eastvale Area Crime Recap: November 2018

INCIDENT: GRAND THEFT INVESTIGATION AND ARREST

WHEN: 10/20/2018 (Date of theft) & 11/7/2018 (Date of arrest)

WHERE: Norco High School, 2065 Temescal Ave., Norco

DETAILS: On Monday, October 22, 2018, a Riverside County Sheriff’s school resource officer investigated a reported theft at the Norco High School campus, located at 2065 Temescal Avenue, in the City of Norco. The investigation revealed that on Saturday, October 20, 2018, about 11:13 p.m., a suspect had entered the campus and removed copper drainage lines from several air-conditioner units located on different buildings within the campus. In addition to stealing the copper, the suspect caused approximately $10,000 in damage to the units. On Wednesday, October 24, 2018, about 11:56 p.m., the suspect returned to the campus and stole additional copper lines, causing further damage to the existing air-conditioning units. Both thefts were recorded through the campus camera surveillance system, providing deputies with the suspect’s physical identifying information. On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, about 2:00 p.m., a deputy assigned to the Norco Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Team, contacted Timothy Wayne Arnett, age 45, a Corona resident, during a narcotics related investigation. During this subsequent investigation, Arnett was identified as the theft suspect responsible for the Norco High School incident. Based on the information collected during the investigation, Arnett was arrested and booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center for the charge of grand theft. Anyone with any information pertaining to this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy Scott of the Jurupa Valley Station School Resource Unit, at (951) 955-2600.

INCIDENT: ATTEMPTED MURDER

WHEN: 11/7/18

WHERE: 5800 block of Samantha Pl., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On Wednesday, November 07, 2018, about 3:30 PM, members of the Region 7 Regional Gang Task Force were conducting a follow up investigation to a shooting that occurred in the 5800 Block of Samantha Place in Jurupa Valley where the victim sustained two gunshot wounds, which were non-life threatening. During the course of the investigation, Task Force Officers identified 25-year-old Jurupa Valley resident, George Ayala, a documented gang member, as the person responsible for the shooting. Further investigation also revealed Ayala was involved in an unrelated armed car-jacking, which occurred on Saturday, November 03, 2018, and for being in possession of a stolen vehicle, which occurred on Wednesday, November 07, 2018. Both unrelated incidents occurred in the Jurupa Valley area. Ayala was arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for the following charges:  Attempted Murder with a Firearm, Armed Carjacking, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Criminal Street Gang Membership. The Region 7 Gang Task Force is one of eight teams composing the Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force, which is a collaborative effort of 25 law enforcement agencies with the goal of combating criminal street gangs throughout Riverside County. The Region 7 Gang Task Force is composed of members from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, and Riverside County Probation. Anyone with additional information regarding this arrest is encouraged to contact Sergeant Nathan Padilla from the Region 7 Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force at (951) 955-2734.  

INCIDENT: FATAL TRAFFIC COLLISION

INCIDENT UPDATE: 11/9/2018

ORIGINAL INCIDENT: 10/23/2018

WHERE: Van Buren Blvd & 56th St., Jurupa Valley

UPDATE: On Friday, November 9, 2018, George Ponce, of Jurupa Valley, was discharged from Riverside Community Hospital, where he had been treated for injuries sustained from the fatal traffic collision on October 23, 2018. George Ponce was immediately arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center on four counts of 191.5 (a) P.C. (Gross Vehicular Manslaughter while Intoxicated).

ORIGINAL INCIDENT DETAILS: On Tuesday, October 23, 2018, about 11:45 PM, officers from the Jurupa Valley Police Department responded to a report of a major traffic collision on Van Buren Boulevard, south of 56th Street, Jurupa Valley. Upon arriving, officers located a traffic collision involving four vehicles. The preliminary investigation identified a single occupant vehicle was traveling northbound on Van Buren Boulevard and attempted to make a westbound turn onto 56th Street. The driver failed to negotiate the turn and traveled into southbound lanes of Van Buren Boulevard and collided with the vehicle occupied by four individuals.  All four individuals were pronounced deceased by emergency medical personnel on scene. Two additional vehicles traveling southbound sustained minor vehicle damage only attempting to avoid the collision. The driver who caused the collision sustained serious non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital where he was admitted. Alcohol appears to be a contributing factor in this traffic collision.  The Jurupa Valley Station’s Traffic Reconstruction Team is conducting a full investigation. The identities of the deceased are being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Anyone with information regarding this fatal traffic collision is encouraged to call Deputy Ditfurth at the Jurupa Valley Station, 951-955-2600.  Persons who wish to report 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

INCIDENT: DEATH INVESTIGATION

WHEN: 11/10/18

WHERE: Robert Presley Detention Center, Riverside

DETAILS: On Saturday, November 10, 2018, about 10:29 P.M., deputies assigned to the Robert Presley Detention Center located an adult male Hispanic unresponsive within his cell in a housing area of the facility. Deputies and medical personnel in the jail, initiated life-saving measures and the male Hispanic inmate was transported to a local hospital, where he later died. The Riverside Sheriff’s Department, Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station Investigations Bureau responded and assumed the investigation.  The identification of the victim will not be released at this time pending notification of family.  There are no signs of foul play and due to the ongoing investigation, no further information will be released at this time.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Investigator Medina of the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at 951-955-2600.

INCIDENT: FALSE BOMB REPORT/ SCHOOL THREATS INVESTIGATION AND ARREST

WHEN: August 2018- 11/14/18

WHERE:  Norco High School, Norco

DETAILS: Starting in August 2018 and spanning several months, the Norco Sheriff’s Office, received several school violence related threats from an unidentified suspect. The threats were directed toward Norco High School, located at 2065 Temescal Avenue, in the city of Norco. In each instance, the Norco Sheriff’s Office responded to the high school and conducted thorough safety sweeps to ensure the safety of students and faculty. The threats resulted in tying up Sheriff’s resources, delaying school schedules, as well as greatly inconveniencing students, faculty, and parents. The threats were determined not to be credible. The investigation was assumed by the Norco Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Team, who spent several months tracking down leads in an attempt to identify and locate the suspect. On Thursday, November 8, the Jurupa Valley Station School Resource Officer, assigned to Norco High School, developed information that led to the suspect’s identity and residence location. On Monday, November 12, deputies assigned to the School Resource Officer Unit, the Norco Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Team, and the Department’s Special Investigation Bureau, served a search warrant at a residence, located in the City of Corona. During the service of the warrant, deputies were able detain the suspect, identified as a male juvenile, in addition to recovering evidence related to the crime. The investigation revealed the threats were not credible. The suspect was subsequently arrested for making false bomb reports and transported to the Norco Sheriff’s Office for processing.  The Norco Sheriff’s Office and Jurupa Valley Station School Resource Unit, in our partnership with the Corona-Norco Unified School District, is committed to the safety of all our students and school faculty. Anyone making bomb threats, threats or reports of violence against any of our schools, students, or to our community, will be thoroughly investigated and held accountable for their actions. Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy Jeff Scott or Matt Faucher, at (951) 270-5673.

INCIDENT: MANUFACTURED DANGEROUS WEAPONS

WHEN: 11/16/18

WHERE: 5400 Block of 34th St., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On Friday, November 16, 2018, about 10:35 AM, members of the Region 7 Regional Gang Task Force conducted a license plate inquiry on a pick-up truck in the 5400 Block of 34th Street, Jurupa Valley. The pick-up truck returned stolen out of the City of Riverside. During the course of their investigation, Task Force Officers identified 35-year-old Jurupa Valley resident, Andy Acuna, as the person in possession of the stolen pick-up truck. Acuna is a self-admitted Criminal Street Gang Associate. With Acuna was 27-year old Jurupa Valley resident, Kayla Webb. Webb was identified as being on Post Release Community Supervision (P.R.C.S.) Further investigation revealed Acuna was in possession of two Manufactured Dangerous Weapons. Both weapons, the “Zip-Gun” also known as a “Slam-Fired Shotgun” and the “Cane-Gun” were both loaded and fully operable. Both Acuna and Webb were arrested and booked into custody at the Robert Presley Detention Center for the following charges: Andy Acuna: Manufactured Dangerous Weapons, Possession of a Cane-Gun, Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Convicted Felon in Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Controlled Substance While Armed, Possession of Stolen Property. Kayla Webb: Violation of Post Release Community Supervision Terms. The Region 7 Gang Task Force is one of eight teams composing the Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force , which is a collaborative effort of 25 law enforcement agencies with the goal of combating criminal street gangs throughout Riverside County. The Region 7 Gang Task Force is composed of members from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, and Riverside County Probation. Anyone with additional information regarding this arrest is encouraged to contact Sergeant Nathan Padilla from the Region 7 Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force at (951) 955-2734.

INCIDENT: HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION *PUBLIC ASSISTANCE REQUESTED*

WHEN: 11/24/18

WHERE: 13000 Block of Jasper Loop, Eastvale

DETAILS: On Saturday, November 24th, 2018 at about 8:08 pm, officers assigned to the Eastvale Police Department were dispatched to “shots being fired” in the 13000 block of Jasper Loop, in the city of Eastvale. Officers arrived and located an adult female victim, identified as Alicia Rene Lopez, 28 of Eastvale, deceased in the roadway on Jasper Loop north of Aspen Leaf Lane. One adult male was seen running from the location after the shooting, but no further information is available at this time. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department-Central Homicide Unit and the Jurupa Valley Station Investigators have assumed the investigation. Investigators are requesting the public’s assistance with any information regarding this incident and are encouraged to please call Investigator Vasquez of the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit at (760) 393-3529. 

Eastvale Area Crime Recap: October 2018

By RCSD

INCIDENT: HOMICIDE(UPDATE) WHEN (ORIGINAL INCIDENT): 5/8/2018 UPDATE/ARREST: 10/4/2018 WHERE:6700 Block of Pedley Rd., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On Tuesday,May 8, 2018, at 3:30 AM, Cal-Fire personnel and Jurupa Valley Police responded to the 6700 block of Pedley Road, where an abandoned trailer was engulfed inflames. After the fire was extinguished, the charred remains of an adult male were discovered inside. Based on the discovery, investigators from the Jurupa Valley Station, the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit, Cal-fire Arson, and the Coroner’s Office responded to the scene to assist with the investigation. An autopsy ofthe remains in conjunction with an examination of the scene suggested the adult male; later identified as 40-year-old, Michael Reynoso, was the victim of a homicide. Based on the findings, the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit assumed the investigation. Further investigation revealed that August Nielsen was involved in Reynoso’s death. A warrant was issued for Nielsen for his involvement in the murder of Reynoso.

UPDATE: In the months that followed, Sheriff’s investigators identified 37-year-old, August Nielsen, as a suspect in the homicide of Michael Reynoso. Nielsen’s  whereabouts were unknown and a warrant was issued for his arrest. On October 4, 2018, the Desert Hawk Violent Crime TaskForce, with the assistance of the Inland Regional Apprehension Team, located and arrested August Nielsen near Phoenix, Arizona. Nielsen is currently held in a Maricopa county correctional facility awaiting extradition to Riverside county. He is held on $1,000,000 bail. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Investigator Dickey at the Central Homicide Unit by calling (951) 955-2777. 

INCIDENT: DEATH INVESTIGATION, WHEN: 10/11/18, WHERE: 12500 block of Limonite Ave., Eastvale

DETAILS: On Thursday, October 11, 2018, Eastvale deputies responded to the 12500 block of Limonite Avenue, in the City of Eastvale, for a medical aid call.  Cal-Fire personnel arrived prior to deputies and found a 25-year-old male Eastvale resident deceased on a bench in front of a business. Eastvale deputies initiated a death investigation. The deceased’s name will not be released until the Coroner’s Office notifies his next of kin.  The investigation is on-going. Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact Deputy Martinez #3809 from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 955-2600. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

INCIDENT: ARMED ROBBERY INVESTIGATION AND ARREST WHEN: 10/17/18 WHERE: 1100 block of Hamner Ave., Norco

DETAILS: On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, about 2:20 PM, deputies assigned to the Norco Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a retail business in the 1100 block of Hamner Avenue, in the City of Norco, in reference to an armed robbery. Upon arrival, deputies learned two male suspects had entered the business and stole property while brandishing a weapon at an employee and assaulting another. The two male suspects fled to an awaiting vehicle, driven by a third female suspect. All three suspects fled the location in the vehicle. Neither victim sustained injuries. A description of the suspects and suspect vehicle were provided to nearby deputies. Several minutes later, an Eastvale Police Officer,located the suspect vehicle travelling north on the I-15 freeway, through the Eastvale area. Officers followed the suspect vehicle before stopping it near the intersection of Philadelphia Street and Vineyard Avenue, in the City of Ontario. The three suspects were detained without incident. Deputies located stolen property in the suspect’s vehicle. The suspects were identified as Drashawn Stewart, age 21, a resident of San Bernardino, Autumn Smith, age 20, a resident of Fontana, and the third suspect was identified as a male juvenile.The two adult suspects were arrested for robbery and booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center. The juvenile suspect was arrested for an outstanding felony warrant and booked at Riverside Juvenile Hall. The juvenile suspect is also facing robbery charges. Anyone with any information pertaining to this incident is encouraged to contact Deputy Garcia Villa or Deputy Vawter of the Norco Sheriff’s Office, at (951) 270-5673.

INCIDENT: MAJOR INJURY TRAFFIC COLLISION INVESTIGATION WHEN: 10/19/18 WHERE: 5th St. and Broken Lance Dr., Norco

DETAILS: On Friday,October 19, 2018, at 2:36 AM, deputies assigned to the Norco Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of 5th Street and Broken Lance Drive, in the city of Norco, regarding a major-injury traffic collision.  The preliminary investigation revealed a vehicle traveling westbound on 5th Street at a high rate of speed, collided into the center median causing the vehicle to spin out of control. Three of the four occupants of the vehicle were ejected from the vehicle. All four occupants were transported to local area hospitals for serious injuries sustained during the collision. This investigation is ongoing; however, it appears that alcohol,and/or drug impairment appears to be a contributing factor in this collision.The Jurupa Valley Police Department’s Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team responded to the scene to conduct this investigation.  This investigation is ongoing, and we are asking anyone with additional information to contact Deputy Lewis at the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600.

INCIDENT: DEATH INVESTIGATION WHEN: 10/15/18 WHERE: Robert Presley Detention Center, Riverside

DETAILS: On Monday,October 15, 2018, about 7:57 P.M., deputies assigned to the Robert Presley Detention Center located an adult male Hispanic unresponsive within his cell ina housing area of the facility. Deputies and medical personnel in the jail,initiated life-saving measures and the male Hispanic inmate was transported to a local hospital, where he later died. The Riverside Sheriff’s Department,Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station Investigations Bureau and Robert Presley Detention Center Investigators responded and assumed the investigation.  The identification of the victim will not be released at this time pending notification of family.  There are no signs of foul play and due to the ongoing investigation, no further information will be released at this time.  Please call Investigator Martinez of the JV Sheriff’s Station at 951-955-2600 with info.

INCIDENT: FATAL TRAFFIC COLLISION WHEN: 10/23/18 WHERE: Van Buren Blvd. and 56th Street, Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On Tuesday, October 23, 2018, about 11:45 PM, officers from the Jurupa Valley Police Department responded to a report of a major traffic collision on Van Buren Boulevard, south of 56th Street, Jurupa Valley. Upon arriving, officers located a traffic collision involving four vehicles. The preliminary investigation identified a single occupant vehicle was traveling northbound on Van Buren Boulevard and attempted to make a westbound turn onto 56th Street. The driver failed to negotiate the turn and traveled into southbound lanes of Van Buren Boulevard and collided with the vehicle occupied by four individuals.  All four individuals were pronounced deceased by emergency medical personnel on scene. The victims were: 20 year old Daniel Smith of Riverside, 20 year old Nicholas Cahill of Riverside, 25 year old Clinton Jellsey of Riverside and 23 year old Marco Aguilar of Riverside. Two additional vehicles traveling southbound sustained minor vehicle damage only attempting to avoid the collision. The driver who caused the collision sustained serious non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital where he was admitted. Alcohol appears to be a contributing factor in this traffic collision.  The Jurupa Valley Station’s Traffic Reconstruction Team is conducting a full investigation. Anyone with information regarding this fatal traffic collision is encouraged to call Deputy Ditfurth at the Jurupa Valley Station,951-955-2600.  Persons who wish to report criminal activity and wish to remain anonymous can call crime stoppers at800-78-CRIME (800-782-7463) or 800-47-DRUGS (800-473-7847).  You can also leave anonymous information atwww.riversidesheriff.org/tipline or http://www.wetip.com

Arrest for felony evading and possessing a controlled substance for sale in Chino Hills

Saturday, October 20, 2018 / 10:01 P.M.

INCIDENT: VC 2800.2(a)- Felony Evading, HS 11378- Possess Controlled Substance for Sale

LOCATION: Roswell Avenue and Grand Avenue in the unincorporated area of Pomona

SUSPECT(S): Kevin Ceballos, age 21 a resident of Montclair

VICTIM(S): People of California

SUMMARY:

On Saturday, October 20, 2018, at about 10:01 P.M., Deputy B. Cervantes attempted a traffic stop at the entrance of a mobile home park. The driver, later identified as Kevin Ceballos fled, driving recklessly through the complex and collided with a tree. He ran from the vehicle and was later arrested. A large amount of narcotics packaged for sales was located at the end of the pursuit.

Sheriff’s Aviation, along with Chino and Montclair Police Departments assisted with the apprehension of Ceballos. The traffic collision is under investigation by the Californ ia Highway Patrol.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Chino Hills Sheriff’s Station at (909) 364-2000. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.

Refer: Deputy Brian Cervantes or Sergeant Matthew Gordon

Station: Chino Hills

Phone No. (909) 364-2000

Case No. 021800824

Man Lunged Towards Student

Staff Reports

Eastvale – On August 23, at about 3:30 P.M., it was reported a student was walking home from school in the area of Sumner Avenue and Pheasant Knoll Road, in Eastvale.

The student observed a white male adult walking towards him, who subsequently sat on the ground in some bushes concealing himself from view. As the student walked past the subject, the subject lunged towards the student and grabbed his ankle. The student broke free and immediately ran away.

The subject was described as a 50-60-year-old male with a grey beard. He was wearing a red hat, unknown type jacket with gold/tan vertical stripes on the sleeves, and light blue pants (dirty and ripped). He did not have a weapon.

The Eastvale Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a high quality of life and encourages citizens to report any suspicious activity they observe. Parents are also encouraged to remind their children to always be aware of their surroundings and to walk in pairs when possible.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Investigations Bureau at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 955-2600.

 

Area Crime Recap: August 2018

INCIDENT: VEHICLE THEFT INVESTIGATION AND ARREST

WHEN: 8/7/18

WHERE: Hamner Ave. and Hidden Valley Pkwy., Norco

DETAILS: On Tuesday, August 7, 2018, about 2:15 p.m., a deputy assigned to the Norco Sheriff’s Office was conducting routine patrol in the area of Hamner Avenue and Hidden Valley Parkway, in the City of Norco. During that time, the deputy located an occupied stolen vehicle travelling on Hidden Valley, near the intersection of Hamner Avenue. The deputy initiated an enforcement stop on the stolen vehicle, which drove into a nearby business parking lot and came to a stop. The suspect was detained without incident. The suspect was identified as Michael Morris, age 31, a Riverside resident. During the subsequent investigation, it was determined the vehicle had been stolen out of the City of Riverside earlier in the morning. Morris was arrested and booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center in the City of Riverside for vehicle theft and possession of stolen property. Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy Lycopolus of the Norco Sheriff’s Office, at (951) 270-5673.

 

INCIDENT: BOMB THREAT

WHEN: 8/13/18

WHERE: ERHS Campus, 7400 block of Scholar Way, Eastvale

DETAILS: On August 13, 2018, about 12:43 P.M, a caller reported they had planted an explosive device on the Eleanor Roosevelt High School campus.  Although the call appeared to be a hoax, out of abundance of caution, the school was placed on lockdown and several deputies as well as bomb sniffing dogs from the Riverside Sheriff’s and Corona Police Department responded to ensure the safety of everyone on campus.  After a thorough search of the campus, no devices were found and the lockdown was lifted at 3:05 P.M. This case was a collaborative effort by Corona Police Department, Corona-Norco Unified School District and the Riverside Sheriff’s Department, and a sincere thank you goes out to all involved. The Riverside Sheriff’s Department makes safety a priority and would like to remind people if they see or hear something, say something. This is an ongoing investigation and we are asking anyone with information regarding this case to call Deputy Myers at (951) 955-2600.

INCIDENT: ROBBERY INVESTIGATION AND ARREST

WHEN: 8/15/18

WHERE: 2600 block of Hamer Ave., Norco

DETAILS: On Wednesday, August 15, 2018, about 12:57 p.m., deputies from the Norco Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a business located in the 2600 block of Hamner Avenue, in the city of Norco, in reference to a reported theft that had just occurred. As deputies were responding, additional information was received that the suspect had fled the business and was attempting to allude capture in a nearby residential neighborhood. With the assistance of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit, deputies quickly set up a perimeter in the area where the suspect had last been seen. After several minutes, the suspect surrendered to deputies and was taken into custody without incident. The subsequent investigation revealed the suspect had entered the business and had committed a robbery. No one at the business was injured. The suspect was identified as Milaad Hassim Perine-Black, age 24, a Los Angeles resident. Perine-Black was later arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center in the city of Riverside, for robbery charges. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Deputy Postoian of the Norco Sheriff’s Office, at (951) 270-5673.

INCIDENT: SUSPICIOUS SUBJECT

WHEN: 8/24/18

WHERE: 7300 block of Sumner Ave., Eastvale

DETAILS: On August 23, 2018, about 3:30 P.M., it was reported a student was walking home from school in the area of Sumner Avenue and Pheasant Knoll Road, in the City of Eastvale. The student observed a white male adult walking towards him, who subsequently sat on the ground in some bushes concealing himself from view. As the student walked past the subject, the subject lunged towards the student and grabbed his ankle. The student broke free and immediately ran away. The subject chased the student for a short period of time. The student lost sight of the subject moments thereafter. Deputies conducted an extensive search of the area and were unable to locate the subject. The subject was described as a 50-60-year-old male with a grey beard. He was wearing a red hat, unknown type jacket with gold/tan vertical stripes on the sleeves, and light blue pants (dirty and ripped). He did not have a weapon. The Eastvale Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a high quality of life and encourages citizens to report any suspicious activity they observe. Parents are also encouraged to remind their children to always be aware of their surroundings and to walk in pairs when possible. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Investigations Bureau at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 955-2600.

INCIDENT: SEARCH WARRANT- ILLEGAL GAMBLING OPERATION

WHEN: 8/24/18

WHERE: 5000 block of Mission Blvd., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: Over the past few months, citizens and business owners on Mission Boulevard in the City of Jurupa Valley have reported a business was operating as an illegal gambling enterprise.  Several calls for service at this business resulted in arrests for weapons, felony warrants and drug related charges. On August 24, 2018, around 1:00 PM, members of the Jurupa Valley Station’s Special Enforcement Team and the California Department of Justice served a search warrant in the 5000 block of Mission Boulevard for the business operating as an illegal gambling café.  Several patrons of the business as well as the person operating the business were detained during the investigation.  During the investigation, evidence was located that supported the claims by business owners the business was operating as a gambling establishment.  The following subjects were arrested at the location:

  1. George Edward Ayala, 25-year-old resident of Jurupa Valley.
    • 148 (a)(1) PC – Delaying / Obstructing Peace Officer
    • 11364 HS – Possession of Paraphernlia – JV182360117
    • PRCS violation
  2. Eddie Green, 33-year-old resident of Jurupa Valley.
    • Felony warrant – JV182360102
  3. Tijuana Lenoir, 55-year-old resident of Jurupa Valley
    • 330a(a) PC – Illegal Gambling
    • 1 HS – Possession of Paraphernalia
  4. Julio Alberto Nevariz, 41-year-old Jurupa Valley resident.
    • 330a(a) PC – Operating Illegal Gambling Business
    • 11377 (a) HS – Possession of Methamphetamine
  5. Julio Alberto Nevariz Jr., 18-year-old Jurupa Valley resident.
    • 330a(a) PC – Illegal Gambling

This investigation is on-going.  Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy Gilbert at the Jurupa Valley Station, 951-955-2600.

INCIDENT: FATAL HIT AND RUN TRAFFIC COLLISION

WHEN: 8/25/18

WHERE: Mission Blvd. cross of Jurupa Rd., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On Saturday, August 25, 2018, at 4:48 AM, officers assigned to the Jurupa Valley Police Department responded to the area of Mission Boulevard cross of Jurupa Road, in the city of Jurupa Valley, regarding a deceased pedestrian in the roadway. The adult female pedestrian displayed obvious signs of trauma related to being struck by a vehicle. The Jurupa Valley Traffic Team responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. The preliminary investigation determined the pedestrian was struck in the roadway of the eastbound lanes of Mission Boulevard. The driver of the vehicle fled from the scene prior to the pedestrian being discovered by the reporting party. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Deputy Krusbe at the Jurupa Valley Station, 951-955-2600.  Persons who wish to report 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.

INCIDENT: DRIVER LICENSE/ DUI CHECKPOINT

WHEN: 8/25/18

WHERE: City of Norco

DETAILS: On August 25, 2018, the Norco Sheriff’s Office conducted a Driver License/DUI Checkpoint on Hamner Avenue near Commerce Street between the hours of 8:00 pm and 3:00 am resulting in the following:

615 Vehicles Screened

  • 3 DUI-Alcohol suspects arrested
  • 2 Arrested on other Criminal Charges
  • 14 Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked
  • 16 Citations issued

Checkpoints are placed at locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.

In recent years, California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes. The Norco Sheriff’s Office supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate all 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. Studies of California drivers have shown that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent).  Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol. The Norco Sheriff’s Office offers these reminders to ensure a fun night doesn’t get spoiled with a DUI:

  • Decide before you go out whether you plan to drink or drive. You can’t do both.
  • If you plan to drink, designate a sober driver before going out, or map out another way to get home safely by taking a cab, ride-share service like Uber or Lyft, or using public transportation. You can also look up designated driver services in your area using the National Directory of Designated Driver Services (NDDDS).
  • If you are DD, bars and restaurants statewide have created non-alcoholic specialty drinks (“DDrinks”) for sober drivers: http://bit.ly/OTSDDrinks
  • If you happen to see a drunk driver on the road, call 911. Offer a description of the vehicle, location and direction of travel
  • See your friend or other patron impaired trying to get behind the wheel? Take the keys or help them make other arrangements to get where they are going safely.

Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be approximately $13,500. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses not to mention possible jail time. The Norco Sheriff’s Office will be conducting another DUI/Driver License Checkpoint or DUI Saturation Patrol in the near future in our ongoing commitment to take suspected impaired drivers off our streets and highways, ultimately lowering the risk for deaths and injuries. The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Whether by bike, car, motorcycle or walking, the Norco Sheriff’s Office encourages everyone to be a part of the solution and “Go Safely California.”The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is seeking applicants for Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff Trainee, Correctional Deputy, Sheriff’s 911 Communications Officer, and other employment opportunities such as clerical and support positions.  If you are interested in a career with us, please apply at www.joinrsd.orgor call 1-888-Join-RSD.

INCIDENT: SEARCH WARRANT/ RECOVERED STOLEN TRACTOR AND DOG

WHEN: 8/24/18

WHERE: 8400 block of 58th St., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: Jurupa Valley deputies completed their investigation last night (08/29/2018) and arrested 48-year-old Jurupa Valley resident, Jose Arias.  Arias was booked into Robert Presley Detention Center for the tractor’s theft and possession of stolen property.   On Friday, August 24, 2018, Jurupa Valley Deputies tracked a stolen John Deere tractor, valued at $80,000, to a parcel of undeveloped land on the 8400 block of 58th Street, in the City of Jurupa Valley.  Atkinson Construction Company owns the tractor and it was reported stolen sometime Thursday night, August 23, from a construction site.  Deputies investigated the theft that led them to the location where they authored a search warrant for the property. Deputies recovered the tractor on the property along with a missing family pet, a Great Dane, named “Sadie.”  Riverside County Animal Control confirmed Sadie had been away from her rightful Jurupa Valley family by scanning her microchip.  Sadie’s family stated they suspected someone stole her from their yard approximately two years ago and they have been looking for her ever since. Sadie’s owners mentioned that it is their daughter’s 5th birthday and she is excited to have her best friend back!  Animal Control took custody of Sadie and she was reunited with her family in time for their daughter’s 5th birthday (click on the attached link below to view the family reunion with Sadie). Atkinson Construction Company was thrilled to have their equipment back!

DETAILS: ARMED ROBBERY ARRESTS

WHEN: 8/30/18

WHERE; 9700 block of Jurupa Rd and 8900 block of Limonite Ave., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On Friday, August 24, 2018, at approximately 3:30 pm, officers from the Jurupa Valley Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery that occurred at a business located in the 9700 block of Jurupa Road. One male adult entered the business while in possession of a firearm, brandished the weapon at an employee, and takes an undisclosed amount of money. During the incident a physical altercation between the suspect and employee occurred. During the altercation another suspect (male adult) entered the business to aid the armed suspect when he fired the gun outside of the business. No one was struck by the round and the employee suffered minor injuries from the altercation.

Investigators form the Jurupa Valley Station responded and assumed the investigation. On Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at approximately 8:30 pm, officers from the Jurupa Valley Police Department responded to another armed robbery that occurred at a business located in the 8900 block of Limonite Avenue. Two suspects entered the business, one suspect brandished a firearm at an employee and take an undisclosed amount of US currency. During the investigation officers located a possible suspect vehicle in the area of Valley Way and Mission Boulevard. Investigators from the Jurupa Valley Station responded and assumed the investigation. The investigation into both armed robberies led to the arrest of four suspects who were all booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for robbery and additional charges. This is an active investigation and anyone with information regarding these incidents are encouraged to contact Investigator Ruben Martinez at the Jurupa Valley Station, 951-955-2600

  1. Alexis Uspana, 19-year-old Riverside resident.
  2. Alexander Horn, 21-year-old Jurupa Valley resident.
  3. Juan Marron, 27-year-old Jurupa Valley resident.
  4. Christina Gutierrez, 18-year-old Fontana resident

 

 

 

 

 

 

Area Crime Recap: July 2018

Staff Reports

 

INCIDENT: IN-CUSTODY DEATH

WHEN: 7/19/18

WHERE: ROBERT PRESLEY DETENTION CENTER

DETAILS: On Monday, July 16, 2018, about 8:44 P.M., deputies assigned to the Robert Presley Detention Center located an adult male Hispanic unresponsive within his cell in a housing area of the facility. Deputies and medical personnel in the jail initiated life saving measures and the male Hispanic inmate was transported to a local hospital, where he later died. The Riverside Sheriff’s Department, Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station Investigations Bureau and Robert Presley Detention Center Investigators responded and assumed the investigation.  The identification of the victim will not be released at this time pending notification of family.  There are no signs of foul play and due to the ongoing investigation, no further information will be released at this time.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Investigator Jones of the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at 951-955-2600.

 

INCIDENT: FATAL TRAFFIC COLLISION INVESTIGATION

WHEN: 7/26/18

WHERE: LIMONITE AVE. & ETIWANDA AVE., JURUPA VALLEY

DETAILS: On Thursday, July 26, 2018, at 9:55 p.m., officers assigned to the Jurupa Valley Police Department responded to the area of Limonite Avenue and Etiwanda Avenue, in the city of Jurupa Valley, regarding a vehicle versus pedestrian traffic collision.  American Medical Response and California Fire Department personnel also responded to the scene. The adult male pedestrian was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  The Jurupa Valley Traffic Team responded to the scene and assumed investigation. The preliminary investigation determined the pedestrian was pushing a shopping cart across Limonite Avenue from the south side of the road to the north side of the roadway, when he was stuck by a vehicle traveling eastbound on Limonite Avenue.  The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and gave full cooperation in the investigation. Alcohol and/or drug impairment do not appear to be a factor in this collision at this time. The Jurupa Valley Police Department’s Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team is currently conducting this investigation. We are asking anyone with additional information to contact Deputy Petersen at the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600.

 

1 Dead in Auto Accident in Norco

Staff Reports

Norco – There was a fatal accident in Norco on Sunday morning, one person died in the single-pickup truck crash that occurred on the southbound side of the 15 Freeway in Norco, authorities reported.

According to CHP logs and Cal Fire/Riverside County reports the accident took place at approximately 7:09 a.m. on an otherwise quiet morning.

The victim who at the time of the report who was still unidentified at the time this was released, was ejected from a white Toyota pickup truck. The pickup truck landed on its side in the area of the Second Street off ramp of the freeway,

The person was pronounced deceased at the scene. The witness who reported the incident said the pickup truck nearly hit their vehicle before the accident occurred, according to CHP logs.

There was no indication that there was a passenger with the driver in the pickup when the accident took place. If anybody else was a witness to the accident it is encouraged you contact the CHP and give them a statement.

 

Suspect Arrested for Sexually Assaulting a Child in Public Library Restroom

Staff Reports

Riverside – Earlier this month a father and his two young children were at the SPC Jesus S. Duran Eastside Public Library.  The Library is located at 4033 Chicago Avenue in the Eastside neighborhood of Riverside. At around 5:00 pm, his six-year-old son went to the restroom on his own. Video cameras at the library captured the boy walking toward the restroom as an unknown Hispanic male suspect watched. The suspect followed the boy into the restroom and sexually assaulted him. Following the assault, the suspect quickly fled the library on foot and ran through a nearby shopping center and proceeded toward University Avenue.

The victim informed his father of the assault and the father immediately notified library staff. Riverside PD was called and officers responded to the library and began their investigation. An exhaustive search for the subject was conducted in the surrounding area however the police were unable to locate the suspect.

Detectives from the Sexual Assault – Child Abuse Unit assumed the investigation and were able to quickly identify the suspect as Juan Francisco Palacios, a 29-year-old male transient living in Riverside. Once identified, detectives coordinated their efforts to locate Palacios with members of the Riverside County S.A.F.E. (Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement) Task Force, Riverside County Probation, and the Riverside Police Department’s METRO Team (SWAT). The METRO Team also utilized their partnership with the United States Marshals Service in the search for the suspect.

A short time later, Riverside PD was contacted by the main branch of the Riverside Public Library, located at 3581 Mission Inn Avenue, who reported that a subject matching the description of Palacios was at the library. When officers arrived, the subject was safely detained and identified as the suspect they were looking for. Palacios was arrested and taken to the police station for questioning by detectives. He was later booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center on a single charge of sexual assault against a minor under the age of 10 and probation violations. Palacios is currently on probation for possession of child pornography and is required to register as a sex offender.

If anyone has information regarding this investigation, please contact Detective Daniel Mercadefe at (951) 353-7120 or dmercadefe@riversideca.gov, or Detective Stacie Ontko at (951) 353-7121 or sontko@riversideca.gov.