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Photo courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff Dept; Pictured: Steven Schultz

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

INCIDENT: Shooting Suspect Arrested

Location: Norco

Details: On August 10,2022, about 11:13 A.M., deputies from the Norco Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of a shooting inside a residence in the 4400 block of Valley View Avenue in the city of Norco. Upon arrival, deputies located a male adult suffering from a gun shot wound. The victim was transported by ambulance to an area hospital, where he remains in critical condition.

While at the residence, deputies detained an adult male determined to be involved in the shooting. Investigators from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station responded and assumed the investigation. Preliminary investigation revealed this incident was the result of a family dispute involving parties that lived at the location. Gary Haneline, a 78-year-old resident of Norco, was arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for assault with a firearm.

This is an on-going investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Investigator Morgan at the Jurupa Valley Station by calling (951)955-2600.

INCIDENT: Threat of Workplace Violence

Location: Eastvale

Details: On July 19, 2022, deputies from the Jurupa Valley Station responded to a business in the 5000 block of Goodman Way in the city of Eastvale, regarding a threat of workplace violence. Deputies learned an employee at the business, later identified as Steven Schultz, a 43-year-old resident of Apple Valley, made concerning statements of violence to several other employees. Deputies arrived to the business and arrested Schultz without incident. A search warrant was prepared and executed at Schultz’s residence in Apple Valley. Multiple un-serialized firearms, known as “ghost guns”, were located, along with high capacity magazines and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. Preliminary investigative findings suggest Schultz was manufacturing ghost guns at his residence. Schultz was booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center and charged with numerous felony violations, to include criminal threats and weapons charges. He is being held in lieu of $1,000,000 bail.

This incident is an excellent example of the “See Something, Say Something” philosophy and how critical it is to report suspicious activity to law enforcement. The actions taken by the suspect’s co-workers were instrumental in this case. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is committed to safeguarding the communities we proudly serve. In situations such as this, the smallest details often prove critical to preventing acts of violence and should be reported at once by calling 911.

Anyone with additional information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Cpl. Schofield at the Jurupa Valley Station by calling 951-955-2600.

Photo courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff Dept
Photo courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff Dept

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Norco – The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Norco Station, conducted a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) enforcement operation within the city of Norco on July 1 and July 9.

These were the results of the operation on July 9:

  • 38 vehicle stops
  • 30 citations issued
  • 1 unlicensed driver

These were the results of the operation on July 1:

  • 33 vehicle stops
  • 29 citations issued
  • 2 field sobriety tests
  • 0 drive’s arrested

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department wants to remind the public about the importance of being safe and sober when you are driving. They provided the below statement:

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is dedicated to keeping the public safe and urges people to stay at home or use a designated sober driver if you plan to drink.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs and marijuana can also impair, especially in combination with alcohol and other drugs. Do your research and understand how certain drugs you are taking may affect your driving ability.

Always follow directions for use and read warning labels about “driving” or “operating heavy machinery,” which includes driving a vehicle. While medicinal and recreational marijuana are legal, driving under the influence is not.

If you plan on drinking or taking medications that may impact your ability to drive safely, plan on staying at home.

Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, and a suspended license.

Funding for these operations is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Eastvale – In the last month, a few updates and announcements took place in the City of Eastvale. The information listed below is courtesy of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

INCIDENT: Drive-By Shooting

INCIDENT DATE: May 22, 2022; update June 1, 2022

WHERE: Eastvale

Details:

On Sunday, May 22, 2022, at 6:08 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a shooting in the 6500 block of Red Oak Drive in the City of Eastvale. Upon arrival, deputies learned that a vehicle drove down the street, and an occupant from inside the car fired numerous rounds at an occupied residence. The gunfire struck no victims; however, several vehicles parked in the driveway sustained significant damage.

Update as of June 1: Jurupa Valley Station Investigators continued the shooting investigation. During follow-up interviews, investigators learned the shooting stemmed from an internal family dispute, and the suspect, Juan Huerta, was identified. On June 1,2022, Jurupa Valley Station investigators and Special Enforcement Team members served a search warrant in the 2900 block of Missouri Avenue in the City of South Gate. A handgun and numerous live rounds of ammunition were seized. Subsequently, Juan Huerta was arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for negligent discharge of a firearm where his bail has been set at $500,000.

Anyone with information regarding this shooting investigation is encouraged to contact Investigator Komins from the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600.

INCIDENT: Copycat Threats

WHERE: Riverside County

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department made the following announcement on May 26:

We have been made aware of “copycat threats” in the wake of the tragic school shooting in Texas.

Please be assured that our Department works diligently to identify specifics on each incident and has not been able to confirm any credible threats.

Deputy presence has been increased at school events and will continue for the remainder of the school year.

The safety and security of our children is our top priority, and these copycat incidents are not taken lightly.

New Radar Speed Signs In Eastvale

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Courtesy: City of Eastvale

Eastvale – The City of Eastvale Public Works team and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department recently met to discuss the possible installation of radar speed signs in the City. “Radar speed signs are traffic signs that alert drivers of their speed when driving by, helping them stay within the speed limit,” stated the City.

Both teams meet every month to discuss “safety concerns, traffic concerns, traffic count updates, community feedback, and more,” according to the City. The Eastvale Public Works Team is committed to the maintenance and operation of the City of Eastvale’s infrastructure, according to the City website.

In the past, many residents have expressed their concern of speeding taking place throughout the community. Therefore, the potential speed signs may be a possible solution to the current issue.

However, when the City posted on their social media about the speed signs, many residents commented against them saying they wouldn’t fix the problem. Many suggested other solutions such as cameras, speed bumps, and more law enforcement.

Mayor Pro Tem Todd Rigby also commented on the post stating, “Part of the purpose of speed radar signs is to collect data (speed mph, time of day, frequency, etc.). This data helps law enforcement deploy traffic enforcement appropriately throughout the day and throughout the city.”

In addition, many studies have shown that radar speed signs can be effective. According to radarsign.com, “studies repeatedly show that when alerted by a radar sign, speeders will slow down up to 80% of the time. Typical average speed reductions are 10-20%, and overall compliance with the posted speed limit will increase by 30-60%.” However, many still have their doubts.

This topic was discussed at the last meeting, but no decisions have been announced by the City or the Public Works team. 

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Courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff Dept.; Pictured: Juan Ayala Flores

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Eastvale – In the last month, a crime was committed in neighboring city of Norco. The information listed below is courtesy of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

INCIDENT: $6,500.00 Worth of Stolen Property Recovered During Theft Investigation

INCIDENT DATE: April 18, 2022

WHERE: Norco

DETAILS: On April 18, 2022, deputies responded to a business located in the 1100 Block of 6 Street, Norco, regarding a grand theft investigation. During the investigation, it was determined the suspect entered the property of the closed business, and stole numerous items used in agricultural and animal husbandry. Since the initial theft investigation, additional grand thefts were reported from the additional business in the 1200 Block of 6th Street, Norco.

The Norco Special Enforcement Team (SET) assumed the investigation and identified the suspect as Juan Ayala Flores, a 36-year-old resident of Anaheim. On May 10, 2022, Norco SET deputies located and detained Flores in the city of Norco. A search warrant was served at a residence in the 4100 block of Hillside Avenue, Norco. During the service of the search warrant, over $6,500.00 worth of stolen property related to the thefts was located. Deputies also recovered numerous tools and construction items that are believed to be stolen. Flores was arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for grand theft and possession of stolen property.

Anyone with any additional information regarding this investigation is asked to call Deputy Whittenburg at 951-280-5690.

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Eastvale/Norco
In the last month, there were several crimes that took place in the City of Eastvale, Norco, and surrounding cities. The information listed below is courtesy of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.


INCIDENT: Fatal Traffic Collision
INCIDENT DATE: March 4, 2022
WHERE: First Street east of Parkridge Avenue, Norco
DETAILS: On Friday, March 4, 2022, about 11:09 PM, deputies assigned to the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to the area of First Street east of Parkridge Avenue, Norco, regarding a major-injury traffic collision. When deputies arrived, they found the collision involved a single vehicle and a pedestrian. The pedestrian was found unresponsive and ultimately succumbed to injuries sustained during the collision at the scene. The driver of the vehicle was uninjured during the traffic collision, remained on-scene and cooperated with the investigation.
The Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. The cause of the collision is still under investigation and alcohol and/or drugs does not appear to be a factor. The identity of the pedestrian will not be released at this time, pending notification to the next of kin.
The collision investigation required the temporary closure of First Street, between Parkridge Avenue and Mountain Avenue in order to process the scene and collect evidence.
Anyone who witnessed the traffic collision or has any information about this incident is encouraged to call Deputy Packer of the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 955-2600 or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at (951) 776-1099.

Riverside County Sheriff Dept; Amanda Listoe
Riverside County Sheriff Dept; Gustavo chavez


INCIDENT: Fentanyl Sales Arrest
INCIDENT DATE: March 2, 2022
WHERE: Various locations in the city of Eastvale, Norco, Jurupa Valley, Riverside and Corona
DETAILS: In December of 2021, Amanda Listoe (31-year-old resident of Ontario) was arrested in the City of Eastvale for possession fentanyl pills for sales. After her release from custody, deputies assigned to the Eastvale Special Enforcement Team (SET) developed information that Listoe continued to sell fentanyl and other illegal narcotics throughout the cities of Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, Norco, Riverside and Corona. Gustavo Chavez (32-year-old resident of Ontario) was identified as a co-conspirator engaged in the sales of fentanyl with Listoe. On Tuesday, March 1, 2022, Eastvale SET deputies contacted Listoe and Chavez in the city of Norco. A subsequent search of their person and vehicle revealed a significant amount of fentanyl pills, methamphetamine and items indicative of the sales of controlled substances. Listoe and Chavez were arrested and booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center for illegal narcotic sales.
On March 3, 2022, deputies served a narcotics search warrant at Listoe and Chavez’ residence in the 3200 block of Yellowstone Drive, city of Ontario. Deputies located fentanyl pills, methamphetamine and items indicative of the sales of controlled substances. Listoe and Chavez were charged with additional charges related to narcotic sales while in custody.
Anyone with additional information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Deputy Schofield at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at 951-955-2600.
As a reminder, “Community Policing” involves partnerships between law enforcement and community members.  Business owners and residents are encouraged to report criminal activity directly to law enforcement by calling Sheriff’s Dispatch at (951) 776-1099, or by calling 911 if the matter is an emergency.

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Courtesy: RUSD; Allyson Berndsen

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Eastvale/Norco – In the last month, there were several incidents that took place in the City of Eastvale and the City of Norco. The incidents are listed below, courtesy of the Riverside County Sheriff ’s Department.
INCIDENT: Illegal Marijuana Cultivation
INCIDENT DATE: January 3, 2022
WHERE: 14000 Block of Viva Drive, Eastvale
DETAILS: On Monday, January 3, 2022, deputies assigned to the Eastvale Special Enforcement Team served a search warrant at a residence in the 14000 block of Viva Drive in the City of Eastvale. The search warrant stemmed from an illegal marijuana cultivation investigation. During the service of the warrant, the home was discovered to have been completely transformed into a greenhouse which contained a large number of mature marijuana plants. This type of work is consistent with the work performed by large scale illegal marijuana cultivation organizations. Deputies learned the electricity used to power the growing equipment was being stolen. A Southern California Edison representative estimated the theft of electricity to be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Deputy Cervantes at (951) 955-2600.
INCIDENT: Lewd Acts with a Minor
INCIDENT DATE: December 1, 2021
WRITTEN DATE: January 7, 2022
WHERE: 3200 block of Belgian Drive, Norco
DETAILS: On Wednesday, December 1, 2021, about 7:14 P.M., deputies responded to a call for service regarding an alleged child molestation in the city of Norco. It was reported the victim attended Montessori School of Corona, which is a private elementary school, which is where the victim met the suspect, Allyson Berndsen, a 31-year-old resident of Norco. Berndsen was employed at the school as a teacher’s aide. Berndsen also provided babysitting services for the victim at a residence in the city of Norco.
The investigation was assumed by the Jurupa Valley Station’s Detective Bureau. After a thorough investigation, it was determined that a crime had been committed.
On Thursday, January 6, 2022, Jurupa Valley Station detectives arrested Berndsen at her place of employment and a search warrant was served at her residence. Berndsen was later booked into Robert Presley Detention Center for 288 (a) PC (Lewd Acts with a Minor Child under 14) and additional charges
This is an on-going investigation and no other information will be released at this time. If anyone has information regarding this investigation, they are encouraged to contact Investigator Medina at the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600.

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Courtesy: RCSD; Alvin Linton

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Eastvale – In the last month, there were several incidents that took place in the City of Eastvale and City of Norco. The incidents are listed below, courtesy of the Riverside County Sheriff ’s Department.
INCIDENT: Fatal Traffic Collision
INCIDENT DATE: November 23, 2021
WHERE: Bellegrave Ave. and Jamestown Ave., Eastvale
DETAILS: On Tuesday, November 23, 2021, about 3:03 P.M., deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Jurupa Valley Station, responded to the report of a major injury traffic collision located at Bellegrave Avenue and Jamestown Avenue, in the city of Eastvale. Upon arrival they located an unknown adult male with obvious signs of death.
The Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team responded to the location and assumed the investigation. Preliminary investigation indicated the driver of a silver, 2006 Toyota Avalon was traveling eastbound on Bellegrave Avenue and veered onto oncoming traffic and collided with a white, 2009 Freightliner Cascadia which was traveling westbound on Bellegrave Avenue. The driver of the Freightliner suffered no injury and cooperated with the investigation. At this time, it remains unknown if alcohol and/or drugs were a factor in the collision. Bellegrave Avenue between Scholar Way and Hamner Avenue were closed for the duration of the investigation.
The identities of the involved parties will not be released pending further investigation and the notification to next of kin. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call Deputy Medina at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at 951-955-2600 or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at 951-776-1099.
INCIDENT: Fatal Traffic Collision
INCIDENT DATE: November 17, 2021
WHERE: Norco Hills Rd. and Valley Dr., Norco
DETAILS: On Wednesday, November 17, 2021, about 2:11 A.M., deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Jurupa Valley Station, responded to a single-vehicle traffic collision near the intersection of Norco Hills Road and Valley Drive, in the city of Norco. Upon arrival, deputies located a male adult, who had been ejected from the vehicle. The driver had suffered life-threatening injuries and was declared deceased at the scene by paramedics and Cal Fire personnel. He was determined to be the sole occupant.
The Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team responded to the location and assumed the investigation. Preliminary investigation indicated the driver was traveling eastbound on Norco Hills Road and collided into a brick column. Norco Hills Road and Valley Drive were closed for the duration of the investigation.
The identities of the involved party will not be released pending further investigation and the notification to the next of kin. At this time, it remains unknown if alcohol and/or drugs were a factor in the collision.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call Deputy Petersen at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at 951-955-2600 or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at 951-776-1099.
INCIDENT: Homicide
INCIDENT DATE: November 9, 2021
WHERE: 6400 Block of Wells Springs Street city of Eastvale
DETAILS: On November 9, 2020, about 2:46 PM, Jurupa Valley Station Deputies were dispatched to a call of an unresponsive male adult in the 6400 block of Wells Springs Street, city of Eastvale. Upon deputies arrival, it was determined a 19 year old male adult was deceased. Through extensive investigation by investigators from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Overdose Death Investigations and Narcotics Unit, it was determined the decedent, Javon Richard, was a victim of homicide due to a Fentanyl overdose. The investigation was worked tirelessly over the next several months and a suspect, Alvin Linton (36) from the city of Ontario, was responsible for selling the Fentanyl that killed Richard. On November 17, 2021, Linton was located and taken into custody without incident and booked for Murder. This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to contact Investigator Hollingsworth at 951-955-1700.
As a reminder, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department wants to remind citizens of the dangers of illicit narcotics many which may contain Fentanyl. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 100 times stronger than morphine and can cause death or serious bodily harm.
INCIDENT: Attempted Murder
INCIDENT DATE: October 30, 2021
WHERE: 1600 Block of Valley View, Norco
DETAILS: On October 30, 2021, at 3:04 AM, deputies assigned to the Norco Station were dispatched to a residence in the 1600 Block of Valley View Avenue reference an assault with a deadly weapon. When deputies arrived, they located an adult male victim with numerous stab wounds. Deputies rendered medical aid to the victim until medical personnel arrived. The victim was transported by ambulance to a local area hospital for emergency medical treatment.
The Norco Special Enforcement Team assumed the investigation. Deputies identified the suspect as Ethan Melnikoff, a 19-year-old resident from Riverside. On November 3, 2021, with the assistance of the Sheriff’s Department Special Investigations Bureau, a search warrant was served at the suspect’s residence where additional evidence was located. Melnikoff was arrested without incident and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for attempted murder.
Anyone with additional with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy M. Faucher of the Norco Special Enforcement Team at 951-280-5211.

Courtesy: RCSD; Ethan Melnikoff

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Eastvale – In the last month, there were several incidents that took place in the City of Eastvale and City of Norco. The incidents are listed below, courtesy of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

INCIDENT: Fatal Traffic Collision

INCIDENT DATE: September 20, 2021

WHERE: Goodman Way and Cantu-Galleano Ranch Road, Eastvale

DETAILS: On Monday, September 20, 2021, about 6:31 P.M., deputies responded to the report of a major injury traffic collision near the intersection of Goodman Way and Cantu-Galleano Ranch Road. When Cal Fire personnel arrived on scene, they located a Hispanic male adult who had been struck by a vehicle. The subject was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver and passenger were transported to a local hospital and treated for their injuries. The Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team responded to the location and assumed the investigation.

Preliminary investigation indicated the driver was traveling through the parking lot and suffered a medical emergency. The driver lost control of the vehicle, collided with a metal gate and struck the decedent who was walking through the parking lot. At this time, it remains unknown if alcohol and/or drugs were a factor in the collision. The identity of the decedent is pending identification from the Coroner’s Bureau. Amazon parking lot was closed for the duration of the investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call Deputy D. Medina at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at 951-955-2600 or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at 951-776-1099.

INCIDENT: Shooting

INCIDENT DATE: September 10, 2021

WHERE: 5400 block of W. Homecoming Cir., Eastvale

DETAILS: On September 10, 2021, at 10:05 pm, Eastvale deputies were conducting a battery investigation near the 5400 block of W. Homecoming Cir., in the city of Eastvale, when an adult male contacted the deputy and advised he had been shot. The deputy requested assistance and rendered medical aid to the victim until relieved by Cal Fire personnel. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital to be treated for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Jurupa Valley station detectives responded to the location and assumed the investigation.

At this time, the suspect(s) in this incident have not been contacted; however, the investigation is on-going. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Investigator Ko at (951) 955-2600.

INCIDENT: Hit and Run Collision

INCIDENT DATE: September 3, 2021

WHERE: Schleisman Rd and Sumner Ave, City of Eastvale

DETAILS: On September 3, 2021, around 3:38 PM, deputies assigned to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Jurupa Valley Station, responded to a Hit and Run collision at Schleisman Road and Sumner Avenue, in the City of Eastvale. Deputies arrived within minutes and located a 16-year-old victim who had been hit by a vehicle. Preliminary investigation indicates as the victim entered the crosswalk the suspect vehicle began to make a right turn, resulting in the vehicle colliding with the victim.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the suspect responsible for the hit-and-run that left the juvenile with minor injuries. The vehicle was described as a light colored 4-door sports utility vehicle, driven by a white adult male, with gray hair. The vehicle fled the area traveling southbound on Sumner from Schleisman.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call CSO Newman at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at 951-955-2600 or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at 951-776-1099.

INCIDENT: Negligent Discharge of a Firearm

INCIDENT DATE: September 2, 2021

WHERE: 14000 Block of Fabiola Lane, Eastvale

DETAILS: On September 2, 2021, at 3:15 am, Jurupa Valley Sheriff station Deputies responded to a reported family disturbance near the 14000 block of Fabiola Lane, in the city of Eastvale. While en route to the residence, deputies learned that the suspect fired a firearm within an occupied dwelling. Upon the deputies arrival, the shooting suspect remained inside the residence and refused to exit. 

Jurupa Valley station investigators and members of the Special Enforcement Bureau (SEB) responded to the location and were able to take suspect Jessica Palma into custody without incident. Suspect Jessica Palma will be booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center for negligent discharge of a firearm. No one was injured during this incident. This is an active and ongoing investigation; anyone with information is encouraged to contact Investigators at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 955-2600.

INCIDENT: Driving Under The Influence (DUI) Checkpoint

INCIDENT DATE: August 27, 2021

WHERE: Undisclosed location within the city of Norco

DETAILS: City of Norco, Calif.-The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department – Norco Station conducted a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) / Driver’s License checkpoint on Friday, August 27, 2021. The checkpoint was in the 1700 block of Hamner Avenue between the hours of 8:00 P.M. and 2:00 A.M. The checkpoint yielded the following:

  • 663 vehicles screened
  • 5 drivers arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol
  • 20 citations issued for unlicensed drivers
  • 1 citation issued for a suspended license

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Eastvale – In the last month, only one incident took place in the City of Eastvale. The incident is listed below, courtesy of the Riverside County Sheriff ’s Department.

INCIDENT: Burglary

Photo courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff’s Dept.; Dominic Anthony Donley

INCIDENT DATE: July 25, 2021

WHERE: 7500 block of Elm Grove, Eastvale

DETAILS: The Jurupa Valley Station’s Special Enforcement Team (SET) assigned to the city of Eastvale conducted a follow-up investigation that stemmed from a burglary; the burglary occurred on July 25, 2021, on the 7400 block of Scholar Way (Eleanor Roosevelt High School) city of Eastvale.

A security video became known to the School Resource Officer assigned to the high school, which captured images of the suspect(s) in the commission of this crime. Two Master Keys were stolen, which per school administration would cost the high school approximately $25,000 to re-key the entire school.

Photo courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff’s Dept

Working cooperatively, SET deputies immediately assumed this investigation in conjunction with the school resource officer to establish the identity of the suspects. The suspects were later positively identified as 18-year-old Donley, Dominic Anthony, and a male juvenile, both residents of Eastvale.

On Saturday, August 7, 2021, a search warrant was authored by SET for a residence in the 7500 block of Elm Grove, Eastvale. Multiple items of evidence related to this investigation linking the suspects to the burglary were located during the service of this search warrant.

Donley was arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for burglary and possession of the stolen property.

Anyone with further information about this incident or if you suspect drug activity in your area, please contact the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s station. The Jurupa Valley Special Enforcement Team can be reached at 951-955-2600.

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Inland Empire – In the last month, a few incidents took place in the City of Eastvale.  The incidents are listed below, courtesy of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. 

INCIDENT: Vehicle Burglary

INCIDENT DATE: May 28, 2021

WHERE: 7100 Block of Rivertrails Dr., Eastvale

DETAILS: On May 28, 2021 at 3:16 am, Eastvale deputies responded to the 7100 block of Rivertrails Drive, in the city of Eastvale, for a vehicle burglary in progress. When the deputies arrived, the suspects had fled the scene. Deputies searched the area and located two male suspects wearing ski masks being chased by a homeowner from a nearby street. The suspects were detained and identified as Randal Amari (18 year old resident of Los Angeles) and a 17 year old juvenile (resident of Moreno Valley).  The suspects were found to be in possession of several watches, cell phones, three backpacks, and a replica firearm. Preliminary investigation indicated the suspects were in the neighborhood stealing from unlocked vehicles. Both suspects were charged for conspiracy to commit a crime and petty theft. Amari was subsequently booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center and the juvenile was released to his parents, pending criminal charges.

The owners of the watches, cellphones and backpacks (pictured) are unknown at this time. The owners of the property or anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Deputy Varoni at (951) 955-2600.

INCIDENT: Marijuana Indoor/outdoor Cultivation Warrants

INCIDENT DATE: May 21, 2021

WHERE: 13900 block of Camp Rock., city of Eastvale and the 9600 block of 51st., city of Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: Members of the Jurupa Valley Station’s Special Enforcement Teams (SET) representing the cities of Eastvale and Jurupa Valley have been aggressively targeting illegal indoor and outdoor marijuana grows throughout the cities of Eastvale and Jurupa Valley in 2021.

Deputies assigned to the SET team received complaints from residents of the city of Eastvale and Jurupa Valley regarding possible illegal indoor and outdoor marijuana cultivations. The SET deputies investigated and determined that properties located in the 13900 block of Camp Rock., city of Eastvale and the 9600 block of 51st., city of Jurupa Valley, had been converted to support illegal indoor/outdoor marijuana cultivation and there was evidence that marijuana plants were being cultivated on the properties, along with theft of utilities.

On May 21. 2021, at 10:05 AM, members from the Jurupa Valley station’s SET team served two marijuana cultivation related search warrants on the properties located at the above addresses within the cities of Eastvale and Jurupa Valley. During the service of the search warrants, deputies recovered approximately 1,353 marijuana plants and 90 pounds of processed marijuana from the locations. Also, a combined theft of electrical utilities from the residence’s worth $90,000.

The following subjects was arrested for illegal marijuana cultivation, maintaining and operating a drug house, possession of marijuana for sales and theft of utilities. Subsequently, they were booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center: Wencong Chen, Hugo Ulices Infante, Julio Cesar Fierros

Eastvale Code Enforcement and Southern California Edison responded to the location in the city of Eastvale and they conducted their own separate investigations into various building and safety code violations.

Anyone with further information about this incident or if you suspect drug activity in your area, please contact the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s station. The Special Enforcement Team can be reached at 951-955-2600.

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Courtesy: RUSD; Michael Martinez

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Eastvale/Norco – In the last month, a few incidents and enforcements took place in the City of Eastvale. The incidents are listed below, courtesy of the Riverside County Sheriff ’s Department.

INCIDENT: Driving Under the Influence Driver License Checkpoint

INCIDENT DATE: May 14, 2021

LOCATION: Undisclosed location within the city of Eastvale

DETAILS: The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department/Jurupa Valley Station conducted a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) / Driver’s License checkpoint on Friday, May 14, 2021. The checkpoint was in the 9800 Block of Limonite Avenue, between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. The checkpoint yielded the following:

  • 760 cars screened.
  • 17 citations for unlicensed drivers.
  • 3 citations for suspended license.
  • 0 driving under the influence arrests.
  • 2 vehicles were towed

INCIDENT: Possession of Illicit Drugs for Sale

INCIDENT DATE: May 12, 2021

LOCATION: Goodman Way and Cantu Galleano Ranch Road, Eastvale

DETAILS: On May 12, 2021, about 6:00 A.M. Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies assigned to the Jurupa Valley Station, Eastvale, conducted a traffic enforcement stop in the area of Goodman Way and Cantu Galleano Ranch Road, in the city of Eastvale. During the traffic stop the suspect, identified as 32-year-old Michael Martinez, a resident of Upland, exited the vehicle and fled on foot. After a brief foot pursuit, Martinez was taken into custody.

Martinez was charged with possession of narcotics for sale and resisting arrest and was later booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages all citizens to report any suspicious activity. Anyone with additional information can contact Deputy Newman at Riverside County Sheriff’s dispatch at (951) 776-1099, or the Jurupa Valley Station at (951) 955-2600.

INCIDENT: Driving Under the Influence Enforcement

INCIDENT DATE: May 8, 2021 8:00 PM – 2:00 AM

LOCATION: Undisclosed location within the city of Eastvale

DETAILS: On May 8, 2021, Jurupa Valley Station deputies conducted a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) saturation patrol in the City of Eastvale. Deputies conducted 9 vehicle enforcement stops, administered 2 field sobriety tests, and cited 5 drivers for various vehicle code violations.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department wants to remind the public about the importance of being safe and sober when you are driving. The Department is dedicated to keeping the public safe and urges people to stay at home or use a designated sober driver if you plan to drink.

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 Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs and marijuana can also impair, especially in combination with alcohol and other drugs. Do your research and understand how certain drugs you are taking may affect your driving ability.

INCIDENT: Homicide

INCIDENT DATE: April 3, 2021

LOCATION: 7000 Block of Orchid Dr. Eastvale

DETAILS: On Saturday, April 3, 2021, a male was dropped off at a local hospital in Ontario suffering from a gunshot wound. Medical staff provided emergency medical care, unfortunately, the male died as a result of his injuries. Information obtained during the follow up investigation revealed the incident occurred at a residence in the 7000 Block of Orchid Dr. in Eastvale.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation. The deceased male was identified as Steven Aquino Valentin, 23 years old out of Richie, Florida.

This is an active investigation and no additional details are currently available. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Central Homicide Investigator David Sandoval at (760) 770-2236 or (951) 955-2777.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign

Riverside Sheriff’s Department Coroner

Eastvale, Norco, Jurupa Valley – This holiday season, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department wants to remind the public about the importance of being safe and sober when you are driving.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is dedicated to keeping the public safe and urges people to stay at home or use a designated sober driver if you plan to drink.

Starting Dec. 14 and through New Year’s Day, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department will have deputies on patrol looking for drivers suspected of being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The enforcement effort is part of a national campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, intended to show zero tolerance for drunk driving and keep roads safe.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs and marijuana can also impair, especially in combination with alcohol and other drugs. Do your research and understand how certain drugs you are taking may affect your driving ability.

Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Crime Recap

Staff Reports

Inland Empire – In the last month, a few incidents took place in the City of Eastvale and the City of Norco.  The incidents are listed below, courtesy of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. 

INCIDENT: Armed Robbery, Attempt Car Jacking Arrest

INCIDENT DATE: November 16, 2020

WHERE: 400 block Hidden Valley Parkway, Norco

On Monday, November 16, 2020 at 8:33 AM, Norco Deputies responded to the 100 block of Hidden Valley Parkway in reference to a reported petty theft from the convenience store.  As deputies searched the area for the suspect, another call for service was dispatched in the 400 block of Hidden Valley Parkway with the same suspect description given. The reporting party stated the suspect had just robbed the convenience store and the two female employees of their belongings. The suspect had taken car keys from one of the female victims by force and was actively trying to steal her vehicle. The suspect inadvertently was trying to steal the wrong vehicle with the keys he had taken from her.

Courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff Coroner
Pictured: Paul Martinez

A Norco Deputy arrived on scene and the suspect; later identified as Paul Martinez, 48 years old, of Los Angeles, made eye contact with the deputy and fled on foot from the vehicle. After a foot pursuit of the suspect he was detained without incident. Martinez was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for two counts of Robbery and Attempted Car Jacking.

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call Deputy Saif Alobaidi at the Norco Sheriff’s Station by calling (951) 270-5673.

INCIDENT: Deputy Involved Shooting 

INCIDENT DATE: November 14, 2020

WHERE: 14000 Block of Alpaca Court, City of Eastvale

On Saturday, November 14th, 2020, approximately 2:58 AM, Jurupa Valley Station Deputies were dispatched to the 14000 Block of Alpaca Court, in the City of Eastvale, reference an unknown trouble. Shortly after deputies arrived on scene, they contacted an adult male who was armed with a weapon and threatening the deputies. While waiting for additional units to arrive on scene, the suspect shot multiple rounds at the deputies from the interior of a home. The deputies took cover behind their vehicles, and the suspect continued to shoot at the deputies. At this time, a deputy involved shooting occurred. An officer help call was broadcasted to multiple law enforcement agencies and Chino Police Department, Ontario Police Department, Corona Police Department and Riverside Police Department all responded. Corona Police Department and Ontario Police Department both arrived on scene with armored rescue vehicles and assisted in safely removing our deputies away from the suspects line of fire. Information was received that juveniles were in the home where the suspect was firing from. As an armored rescue vehicle was approaching the residence to safely remove the juveniles, the suspect appeared in the doorway and a second deputy involved shooting occurred.

The suspect, later identified as 43 year old Jose Alfredo Gonzalez, was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital for medical treatment of a non-life threatening injury. Three juveniles were removed from the home unharmed. Multiple weapons were located at the scene.

Suspect Gonzalez will be booked into jail for multiple counts of attempted murder on a Peace Officer, three counts of child endangerment, domestic violence and false imprisonment. (Booking photo is unavailable at this time)

The deputies involved will be placed on administrative leave per Department policy. The involved deputies’ names will not be released at this time. 

An Investigator from the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office will lead this investigation, aided by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Force Investigations Detail and Central Homicide Unit. This is an active and on-going investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident are encouraged to contact Investigator Dickey at (951) 955-2777 or Investigator Del Haro at (951) 955-5400.

INCIDENT: Vehicle Pursuit / Stolen Vehicle Arrest

INCIDENT DATE: November 10, 2020

WHERE: Hamner Ave. and 6th Street, Norco

Courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff Coroner
Pictured: George Michael Mendoza

On November 10, 2020 about 3:36 PM, a Deputy assigned to the Norco Station observed a reported stolen vehicle in the area of Hamner and 6th Street, Norco. An enforcement stop was attempted and the occupant of the vehicle failed to stop and attempted to evade. A pursuit was initiated and continued on 6th Street in which the suspect exited the stolen vehicle at the dead end near Pikes Peak and attempted to flee on foot. The suspect who was later identified as George Michael Mendoza, was detained without incident.

George Michael Mendoza a 29 year old, resident of the city of Jurupa Valley, was arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for Possession of Stolen Vehicle, Vehicle Theft, Felony Evading, Violation of Probation, Violation of Parole, and and an outstanding Felony Warrant.

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call Deputy A. Lucifora at the Norco Sheriff’s Station by calling (951) 270-5673.

Stay At Home Order Response

Staff Reports

Eastvale– The State recently issued a limited Stay at Home Order for Counties in the Purple Tier, which includes Riverside County and the City of Eastvale.

According to a statement issued by Erica S. Pan, Acting State Public Health Officer, the order is requiring that “all gatherings with members of other households and all activities conducted outside the residence, lodging, or temporary accommodation with members of other households cease between 10:00pm PST and 5:00am PST, except for those activities associated with the operation, maintenance, or usage of critical infrastructure[1] or required by law.” Pan stated that this order does not apply to those that are homeless. “Nothing in this order prevents any number of persons from the same household from leaving their residence, lodging, or temporary accommodation, as long as they do not engage in any interaction with (or otherwise gather with) any number of persons from any other household, except as specifically permitted herein,” stated Pan. The order began November 21 and will remain in effect until 5 a.m., December 21.

Many had various opinions about the recent order and how it would affect the city. However, on November 19, Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco issued the following statement in response to the Stay at Home Order: “The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is aware of the new Limited Stay at Home Order issued by the Governor set to go into effect on Saturday at 10:00pm.
It is very important that all of us do everything we can to protect ourselves from contracting or spreading this virus. The only way to ensure you do not contract the virus is to stay at home and avoid contact with others. For those going out into public, it is very important to protect yourself from contracting and/or spreading the virus by wearing a mask and social distancing.
It has been the policy of the Sheriff’s Department to encourage responsible behavior and compliance with the Governor’s orders. To ensure constitutional rights are not violated and to limit potential negative interactions and exposure to our deputies, we will not be responding to calls for service based solely on non-compliance with the new order or social distancing and mask guidelines.
I would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving holiday.”

Crime Recap: September

Staff Reports

Inland Empire – in the month of September, a few incidents took place in the City of Eastvale and the City of Norco. The incidents are listed below, courtesy of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Chazz Perez, age 22. Photo courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff’s Coroner.


INCIDENT: Felon in Possession of a Firearm / Identity Theft / Fraud
INCIDENT DATE: September 23, 2020
WHERE: 3200 Block Hamner Avenue, Norco
On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, around 6:00 PM , deputies from the Norco Special Enforcement Team were conducting high visibility patrol at a hotel located in the 3200 block of Hamner Ave., Norco.
Deputies contacted a male subject who was on Post Release Community Supervision. A search of his room revealed an unregistered firearm and ammunition. In addition, deputies located several victims of fraud related to unemployment claims from the Economic Development Department (EDD). Several debit cards and an undisclosed amount of U.S. Currency was seized.Deputies took Chazz Perez, a 22-year-old resident of Riverside, into custody and transported him to the Robert Presley Detention Center for booking on the charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Ammunition by a Felon, Identity Theft, Possession of Stolen Property and a Violation of Probation. Perez is being held on a no bail hold.

Jaden Samsoe, age 24.

Also arrested was Jaden Samsoe, a 24-year-old resident of Riverside, for charges of Identity Theft and Possession of Stolen Property.
This investigation is continuing and anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Deputy Whittenburg at the Norco Station, 951-270-5673. 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 on our Online Tip Form or wetip.com.


INCIDENT: Fatal Traffic Collision
INCIDENT DATE: September 21, 2020
WHERE: Limonite Avenue and Hamner Avenue, Eastvale
On September 21, 2020, at 9:48 PM, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Eastvale Station, responded to a report of a vehicle versus pedestrian traffic collision on Limonite Avenue near Hamner Avenue. Caller reported a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle. The pedestrian was transported to a local area hospital and later succumbed to her injuries.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Eastvale Station Traffic Reconstruction Team responded and assumed the investigation.
Westbound Limonite Avenue near Hamner Avenue was closed for the duration of the investigation.
The identity of the deceased subject is pending confirmation and notification to next of kin by the Riverside County Coroner’s Office. The identity of the driver of the vehicle involved will not be released at this time. Alcohol and/or drugs do not appear to be a factor.
Anyone with any information about this incident is encouraged to called Deputy Van Gorder at the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600 or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at 951-776-1099.


INCIDENT: Traffic Enforcement Operation
INCIDENT DATE: September 12, 2020
WHERE: Throughout the city of Eastvale
Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Eastvale Station conducted a Traffic Enforcement Saturation patrol on September 12, 2020 in the city of Eastvale. The patrol targeted unsafe drivers throughout the city of Eastvale from 2:00pm to 2:00am.
Deputies conducted 36 vehicle enforcement stops and cited 30 drivers for various traffic violations, with a focus on distracted driving and cell phone violations.
Traffic Safety Saturation patrol will continue throughout the year to help reduce the number of traffic collisions and ensure the safety of the motoring public.
Funding for this Saturation Patrol was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Crime Recap: August

Staff Reports

Inland Empire – in the month of August, a few incidents took place in the City of Eastvale and the City of Norco.  The incidents are listed below, courtesy of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. 

Rachel Ferris Moore, age 56. Photo courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff’s Coroner

INCIDENT: Possession of Heroin/Methamphetamine for Sales

INCIDENT DATE: August 28, 2020

WHERE: 3200 Block Hamner Avenue, Norco

Over several weeks deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department-Norco Station conducted an investigation into illegal narcotics activity at a local hotel located in the 3200 block of Hamner Ave., Norco. On Friday, August 28, 2020, Deputies authored and served a search warrant at the location.

Michelle Elaine Montano, age 50. Photo courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff’s Coroner.

Several people were detained during the search warrant service. A search of the room revealed a large amount of narcotics to include heroin, methamphetamines, and cocaine. The following subjects were arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center;

Rachel Ferris Moore, a 56 year-old resident of Norco, for narcotic sales. Additionally, Michelle Elaine Montano, a 50 year-old  resident of Norco, for possession of a controlled substance.

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

INCIDENT: Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Checkpoint Planned

INCIDENT DATE: August 28, 2020

WHERE: Undisclosed location in the city of Eastvale

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department/Jurupa Valley Station conducted a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) / Driver’s License checkpoint on August 28, 2020. The checkpoint was in the 12000 Block of Limonite Avenue between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. The checkpoint yielded the following:

  • 824 cars screened.
  • 24 citations for unlicensed drivers.
  • 3 citations for suspended license.
  • 2 driving under the influence arrests.
  • 3 misdemeanors warrant arrests.
  • 11 vehicles were towed.

Details:

City of Eastvale, Calif. – The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department/Jurupa Valley Station will hold a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, August 28, 2020 from 8:00 pm to 2:00 am at an undisclosed location within the city of Eastvale.  

Checkpoint locations are chosen based on a history of DUI crashes and arrests. The primary purpose of checkpoints is not to make arrests, but to promote public safety by deterring drivers from driving impaired.

During the checkpoint, deputies will look for signs that drivers are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The safety of our community is and always will be our mission. Driving under the influence is dangerous and puts a further strain on critical resources.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Some prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs may interfere with driving. 

Always follow directions for use and read warning labels about “driving” or “operating heavy machinery,” which includes driving a vehicle. While medicinal and recreational marijuana are legal, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal.

If you plan on drinking or taking medications that may impact your ability to drive safely, plan on staying at home.

Drivers charged with DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license.

Funding for this checkpoint is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to “Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1”. 

INCIDENT: Assault with a Deadly Weapon

INCIDENT DATE: August 15, 2020

WHERE: 6400 block of Peridot Court, in Eastvale

Malik Minnix, age 49. Photo courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff’s Coroner

On Saturday, August 15, 2020, about 9:52 A.M. deputies responded to a residence in the 6400 block of Peridot Court, in the city of Eastvale, in reference to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon.

Upon arrival, deputies located a female adult who sustained multiple gunshot wounds. Deputies learned the shooting was related to a domestic disturbance. The suspect fled from the residence prior to the deputies arrival. The female victim was transported to a local hospital where she was treated for her injuries.

The Jurupa Valley Stations Investigations Bureau responded and assumed the investigation.

During the course of this investigation, multiple witness interviews were conducted, and corroborating evidence helped identified the suspect as Malik Minnix (49 of Eastvale), who was on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) during the time of the incident. An arrest warrant for Minnix has been issued and the Sheriff’s Department is requesting the public’s help regarding the whereabouts of Malik Minnix. The investigation is on-going and no further information will be released at this time. If anyone has information regarding this investigation, thy are encouraged to contact Investigator Contreras with the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600.

Crime Recap: July

Joseph Garibay, age 41. Photo Courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff’s Coroner.

Staff Reports

Inland Empire – In the last month, a few incidents took place in the City of Eastvale and the City of Norco.  The incidents are listed below, courtesy of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. 

INCIDENT: Possession of a Loaded Shotgun and Narcotics

INCIDENT DATE: August 2, 2020

WHERE: Harada Heritage Park, Eastvale

Rebeccah Fleming, age 28. Photo Courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff’s Coroner.

On August 2, at 8:40 am, deputies assigned to the city of Eastvale saw a suspicious vehicle parked at Harada Heritage Park and contacted the occupants, Joseph Garibay (age 41) and Rebeccah Fleming (age 28).  Both reside of Northern California.  Deputies searched the vehicle pursuant to their probation terms and located a loaded shotgun, narcotics and narcotics paraphernalia.  Both occupants were arrested and booked for numerous felony charges, to include Previously Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Possession of Narcotics while Armed. 

The investigation is on-going. Anyone with further information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Deputy Huggins #4496 at (951) 955-2600.

INCIDENT: Theft of Mail, Identity Theft, Burglary, Violation of Probation, Felony Warrant-Arrest

INCIDENT DATE: July 18, 2020

WHERE: 1400 Block of Valley Drive, Norco

On Saturday, July 18, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department-Norco Station conducted an investigation regarding theft of mail in the 1400 block of Valley Drive, Norco. Deputies found that a suspect broke into the community mail box, stole mail, and used a credit card to make fraudulent purchases at various retail locations. 

Jacob Andrew Williamson, age 26. Photo Courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff’s Coroner.

Norco Special Enforcement Team deputies followed up on several leads. On Tuesday, July 21, 2020 around 8:45 pm, they located the vehicle involved in the theft and conducted an enforcement stop in the City of Riverside. The driver was contacted and identified as Jacob Andrew Williamson, a 26-year old, resident of Jurupa Valley. After an interview with Williamson, he was arrested. 

Jacob Andrew Williamson, was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for the above listed charges and is being held on No-Bail for a Felony Warrant.

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

The Jurupa Valley Traffic Reconstruction Team responded to the location and assumed the investigation. River Road was closed in both directions while deputies processed the scene. At this time it does not appear that drugs or alcohol were a factor in this traffic collision.

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Deputy Van Gorder 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 by using our online Tip Form or wetip.com.

Crime Recap June

Staff Reports

Inland Empire – Last month, several incidents took place in the City of Eastvale and the City of Norco.  The incidents are listed below, courtesy of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. 

INCIDENT: Assault with a Deadly Weapon – Firearm

INCIDENT DATE: June 28, 2020

WHERE: 13300 block of Heather Lee Street, Eastvale

On June 28, 2020, at 12:38 am, deputies assigned to the city of Eastvale responded to the 13300 block of Heather Lee Street for a large party and possible shooting.  Deputies learned a 25-year-old male had been shot.  The male was air lifted to a local trauma center where he received medical treatment for his gunshot wounds.  

The investigation is on-going. Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact Investigator Corey #2938 from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff Station’s Detective Bureau at (951) 955-2600.

INCIDENT: Fatal Traffic Collision

INCIDENT DATE: June 24, 2020

WHERE: River Road cross of Baron Road, Eastvale

On Wednesday, June 24, 2020, about 8:34 AM, deputies responded to a report of a traffic collision at River Road cross of Baron Road, in the city of Eastvale.

Upon arrival, deputies located an injury traffic collision involving two vehicles. A male adult driver was transported by American Medical Response to a local hospital for treatment. On the way to the hospital the male adult succumbed from his injuries. The driver of the other vehicle cooperated with the investigation and was released from the scene with minor injuries.

The preliminary investigation revealed one of the vehicles was traveling eastbound on Baron Road cross of River Road. The driver attempted to make a northbound turn onto River Road from a southbound only turning lane. The vehicle was struck by the second vehicle that was traveling southbound on River Road.

The Jurupa Valley Traffic Reconstruction Team responded to the location and assumed the investigation. River Road was closed in both directions while deputies processed the scene. At this time it does not appear that drugs or alcohol were a factor in this traffic collision.

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Deputy Van Gorder 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 by using our online Tip Form or wetip.com.

INCIDENT: Major Injury Traffic Collision

INCIDENT DATE: June 19, 2020

WHERE: Hamner Avenue cross of Citrus Street, Eastvale

On Friday, June 19, 2020, about 10:28 PM, deputies responded to a report of a traffic collision at Hamner Avenue cross of Citrus Street, in the city of Eastvale.

Upon arrival, deputies located a major injury traffic collision involving two vehicles. One of the vehicles had two occupants and the other vehicle had a single occupant. All of the occupants involved in the collision were transported to a local hospital with moderate to major injuries.

The preliminary investigation revealed one of the vehicles was traveling southbound Hamner Avenue at a high rate of speed. The vehicle failed to stop for the red light at Hamner Avenue cross of Citrus Street where the collision occurred in the intersection. At this time, it is unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor in this collision.

The Jurupa Valley Traffic Reconstruction Team responded to the location and assumed the investigation. Hamner Avenue was closed in both directions while deputies processed the scene.

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Deputy Nancarrow 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 by using our online Tip Form or wetip.com.

INCIDENT: Major Injury Traffic Collision

INCIDENT DATE: June 18, 2020

WHERE: Hamner Avenue, cross of 3rd. Street, Norco

On Thursday, June 18, 2020, deputies from the Norco Station responded to a report of traffic collision at Hamner avenue, cross of 3rd Street, in the city of Norco.

Upon arrival, deputies located a vehicle collision involving two vehicles and a motorcycle. During the collision the motorcyclist was ejected from his motorcycle. The motorcyclist was transported to a local hospital with major injuries.

The preliminary investigation revealed the motorcyclist was traveling northbound on Hamner Avenue, approaching 3rd street and  collided into the rear of a small pick-up truck. The collision caused the pick-up to travel into the southbound lanes colliding with another vehicle. The driver of the pick-up truck and the other vehicle remained on scene. Both drivers cooperated with the investigation. At this time, it is unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor in this collision.

The Jurupa Valley Traffic Reconstruction Team responded to the location and assumed the investigation. Hamner Avenue was closed for several hours in both directions while deputies processed the scene.

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Deputy Lonthair 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 on our Crime Tip Form or wetip.com.

INCIDENT: Assault with a Deadly Weapon

INCIDENT DATE: June 1, 2020

WHERE: 13000 65th St. (Harada Heritage Park) Eastvale

Within the past couple of days, a video depicting a violent physical altercation at the Harada Heritage Park in Eastvale began circulating on social media.  The video clearly depicts numerous male and female adults engaged in a physical altercation, which ended up in a shooting with one person shot suffering a non-life-threatening injury. At the time of the initial investigation, it was believed the shooting was possibly gang related; however, no suspects were initially arrested or identified. 

Photo courtesy: RUSD

The deputy assigned to the parks within the city of Eastvale was made aware of the video. In an effort to establish the identity of the victims, potential witnesses and suspects deputies assigned to the Jurupa Valley Special Enforcement Team (SET) in conjunction with the parks deputy immediately assumed the investigation.  The suspect was later positively identified as 18-year old Alprentice Caleb Young, resident of Eastvale.

On June 17, 2020, about 1700 hours, SET deputies observed Young traveling westbound on 65th St. near Sumner Ave. A felony vehicle stop was conducted. Young was contacted and was in possession of a loaded firearm. 

Overnight search warrants were executed in the 13500 block of Gray Hawk Ct. and the 6500 block of Acey St, in Eastvale.  Multiple items of evidence related to the shooting, including a firearm were seized.  Efforts to locate additional suspect as well as other persons of interest in this investigation are ongoing. Young was booked into Robert Presley Detention Center for assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a loaded firearm.

Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy Parham (951) 955-2600.

Crime Recap

Staff Reports

Inland Empire – Last month, several incidents took place in the City of Eastvale and the City of Norco, including attempted murder and marijuana plants found.  The incidents are listed below, courtesy of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. 

INCIDENT: Attempted Murder with a Firearm

INCIDENT DATE: June 7, 2020

WHERE: Intersection of Limonite Avenue and Scholar Way

On Sunday, June 7, 2020, about 8:23 AM, deputies responded to the intersection of Limonite Avenue and Scholar Way in the City of Eastvale, regarding a shooting. Deputies arrived and learned an altercation took place between a motorist and bicyclist. During the altercation, the bicyclist reached into a handbag and the motorist believed the bicyclist was reaching for a weapon. The motorist, along with three passengers feared for their safety and fled. The bicyclist fired a single gunshot at the motorist as the motorist fled the scene. Two of the four passengers were identified as juveniles.

Deputies searched the area and located the suspect, who was in possession of a loaded firearm. The suspect was identified as 23-year-old Eastvale resident, Donovan Moore. He was later booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center on four counts of attempted murder.

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Sergeant Frank Lodes of the Jurupa Valley Station at (951) 955-2634.

INCIDENT: Assault with a Deadly Weapon / Felon in Possession of a Firearm

INCIDENT DATE: June 6, 2020

WHERE: 3900 Block of Mount Shasta Place, Norco

Courtesy: RCSD
Dakota Halverson

On Saturday, June 6, 2020, around 1:07am, deputies responded to the 3900 block of Mount Shasta Pl., Norco, in reference to an assault with a deadly weapon. Upon arrival it was learned that a subject, later identified as Dakota Halverson, a 26-year-old male resident of Riverside, had arrived at the location and was in a verbal argument. During the altercation, Halverson fired a handgun into the air and fled behind the residence into the hills.

With the assistance of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department SWAT and SWAT K9 teams, deputies unsuccessfully canvassed the hillside and neighborhood for several hours.

Later that day, around 3:30pm, deputies received an additional call for service at the same residence advising that Halverson had returned. Deputies, the SWAT K9 team, and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Aviation Unit responded. Halverson was located at the residence and taken into custody.

Deputies recovered a firearm at the location. Halverson was booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center for Negligent Discharge of a Firearm, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Obstruct, Resist, Delay a Peace Officer, and Violation of Parole. He is currently be held on a No Bail hold.

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to contact Deputy X. Martinez at the Jurupa Valley Station by calling (951) 955-2600.

INCIDENT: Burglary – Resist Public Officer

INCIDENT DATE: June 1, 2020

WHERE: 1200 Block of Hamner Avenue, Norco

On Monday, June 1, 2020, about 10:00 PM, deputies from the Norco Sheriff’s Station responded to a burglary in progress at the Target retail store located in the 1200 block of Hamner Avenue., Norco.

Photo courtesy: RCSD
Van Bigman Lindsay

Upon arrival, deputies saw one of the suspects fleeing through a rear emergency door. After a brief struggle, he was taken into custody without further incident and with no injuries to the suspect or deputies. The suspect was identified as Van Bigman Lindsay, a 24-year-old resident of Apple Valley. Live surveillance inside Target showed there were three other suspects inside the store; however, they fled the scene in a white GMC Suburban before deputies arrived. The suspects gained entry by smashing glass doors at the front entrance. Information was received that the same suspects burglarized a pharmacy in a neighboring city earlier in the evening and evidence was collected at the scene.

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Deputy Bergert 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 by visiting our Online Tip Form or wetip.com.

INCIDENT: Marijuana Indoor Cultivation Warrants

INCIDENT DATE: May 18, 2020

WHERE: Multiple locations throughout the city of Eastvale

Courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff’s Dept.

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

Deputies assigned to SET received complaints from residents of the city of Eastvale regarding possible illegal indoor marijuana cultivations. SET Deputies investigated and determined that properties located on the 6200 block of Arcadia St., 12200 block of Meadowvale St., and 7700 block of Stonegate Dr. in the city of Eastvale, had been converted to support illegal indoor marijuana cultivation and there was evidence that marijuana plants were harvested on the properties.

On May 18, 2020, members from the Jurupa Valley station’s SET, at the direction of Sheriff Chad Bianco, served three residential search warrants within the city of Eastvale. They recovered a total of 4,256 marijuana plants. Its estimated that $58,000 worth of combined electrical theft occurred. 

Eastvale Code Enforcement and Southern California Edison, were summoned to conduct their own separate investigation into various building and electrical code violations.

Anyone with further information about this incident is encouraged to call the Special Enforcement Team at the Jurupa Valley Station, 951-955-2600.

INCIDENT: Marijuana Indoor Cultivation Warrant

INCIDENT DATE: May 5, 2020

WHERE: 7400 block of Wild Rose Dr. City of Eastvale

Members of the Jurupa Valley Station’s Special Enforcement Teams (SET) representing the cities of Eastvale and Jurupa Valley have been aggressively targeting illegal indoor marijuana grows throughout the cities of Eastvale and Jurupa Valley in 2020.

SET Deputies investigated and determined that a property located on the 7400 block of Wild Rose Dr. city of Eastvale, had been converted to support illegal indoor marijuana cultivation and there was evidence that marijuana plants were harvested inside the property.

On May 5, 2020, at 6pm, members from the Jurupa Valley station’s SET conducted a marijuana eradication search warrant at the direction of Sheriff Chad Bianco. Deputies served the search warrant and recovered a total amount of 786 marijuana plants. Also, a combined theft of electrical utilities from the residence worth $30,000. Eastvale City Code Enforcement and Southern California Edison representatives were summoned to the location and they conducted their own separate investigations into various building code violations and utilities violations.

Anyone with further information about this incident is encouraged to call the Special Enforcement Team at the Jurupa Valley Station, 951-955-2600.