Category Archives: Police/Fire

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.

 

Area Crime Recap: June 2018

INCIDENT: MAJOR INJURY DUI TRAFFIC COLLISION

WHEN: 6/4/2018

WHERE: Schleisman Rd. cross of Scholar Way, Eastvale

DETAILS: On Monday, June 4, 2018, about 4:53 PM, officers from the Eastvale Police Department responded to Schleisman Road cross of Scholar Way, in the city of Eastvale, regarding a report of a major injury traffic collision. Based on the severity of the injuries, the Eastvale Police Department’s Traffic Reconstruction Team responded and conducted a full investigation to determine the cause of the collision. The preliminary investigation revealed Grace Whitman, a 19-year-old resident of Rancho Cucamonga, was driving a gray in color Subaru westbound on Schleisman Road. Whitman failed to stop at a red light colliding in the middle of the intersection with a black in color Toyota sedan that was traveling southbound Scholar Way. The driver and a passenger of the Toyota sedan sustained major to life threatening injuries.  Whitman did not sustain any injuries during this collision. Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in this traffic collision. Whitman was arrested for 23153 (a) &(b) CVC, Driving Under the Influence and causing injury. Whitman was taken to a local hospital and after she was medically cleared she was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for the above listed charges. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Deputy Medina 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: DEPUTY INVOLVED SHOOTING

WHEN: 6/3/2018

WHERE: 9100 Block of Bellegrave Ave., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On Sunday, June 3, 2018, about 5:25 PM, deputies from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station received a report of a possible DUI driver in the area of 54th Street and Pedley Road, Jurupa Valley.  Deputies responded to the area and located the suspected vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic enforcement stop. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop, and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The vehicle stopped in the 9100 block of Bellegrave Avenue, Jurupa Valley, where the driver exited the vehicle and a deputy involved shooting occurred. The suspect, whose name will not be released at this time, succumbed to his injuries at the scene. There are no outstanding suspects and no threat to the community.  No law enforcement personnel were injured as a result of this incident. The Deputies involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave per department policy.  The involved Deputies names will not be released at this time.  Investigators from the Riverside County Sheriff Department’s Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation.  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 Higgins at (951) 955-2777, or Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station Investigator Contreras (951) 955-2600.

Update, 6/7/2018: The Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit assumed the investigation into the deputy involved shooting that occurred on Sunday, June 3, 2018, in Jurupa Valley. Their on-going investigation revealed the suspect; 34-year-old, Rudy Molina, was reported by his girlfriend to be driving in the Jurupa Valley area while under the influence of alcohol, armed with a rifle and handgun, and made threats to shoot at law enforcement if confronted. The threats were made during an earlier domestic dispute. Deputies responded to the call and located Molina with his vehicle at his girlfriend’s residence on the 9100 block of Bellegrave Avenue, where he refused to surrender. Molina entered his vehicle and led deputies on high speed pursuit through Jurupa Valley that ended back at his girlfriend’s residence on Bellegrave Avenue. At the residence, Molina again refused to surrender but instead brandished a rifle while a Sheriff’s K-9 attempted to subdue Molina. A deputy involved shooting occurred which resulted in Molina’s death at the scene. The shooting involved three deputies and one sergeant from the Jurupa Valley Station. The sergeant and deputies involved in the shooting were placed on administrative leave per department policy. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Central Homicide Investigator Higgins at (951) 955-2777.

INCIDENT: GANG MEMBER ARRESTED FOR DRUG SALES

WHEN: 6/8/2018

WHERE: 6000 Block of Hamner Ave., Eastvale

DETAILS: On Friday, June 8, 2018, about 10:00 PM, an Eastvale deputy working commercial burglary suppression conducted an occupied vehicle check at the Eastvale Gateway Shopping Center in the 6000 Block of Hanmer Avenue in Eastvale.  The deputy contacted the driver, identified as 43-year-old Eastvale resident, Willie Abarca. It was determined Abarca was on formal probation for drug sales in San Bernardino County and was also identified as being an active participant of a criminal street gang. Abarca was found to be in possession of approximately two ounces of methamphetamine and other items indicative of methamphetamine sales. Abarca was arrested and booked into custody at the Robert Presley Detention Center for methamphetamine sales. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Deputy Ramirez from the Jurupa Valley Station at (951) 955-2600.

INCIDENT: PROBATION VIOLATION, COUNTERFEITING, AND FORGERY ARREST

WHEN: 6/12/2018

WHERE: 4100 Block of Old Hamner Ave., City of Norco

DETAILS: On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, about 2:10 p.m., deputies assigned to the Norco Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Team (SET), conducted a probation compliance check at a residence, located in the 4100 block of Old Hamner Avenue, in the city of Norco. Upon arriving, deputies contacted Kevin Anthony Galvan, age 28, a Norco resident. Galvan was currently on probation for a burglary conviction through Riverside County Superior Court, case number RIF1703244. During the investigation, deputies located evidence inside of the residence garage pertaining to the counterfeiting of U.S. currency. Galvan was subsequently arrested for violation of probation, counterfeiting, and forgery. Galvan was transported and booked on the listed charges at the Robert Presley Detention Center, in the city of Riverside. This investigation is ongoing and additional charges are anticipated. Anyone with information pertaining to this case is encouraged to contact Deputy Faucher, with the Norco Sheriff’s Office, at (951) 270-5673.

INCIDENT: INJURY DUI TRAFFIC COLLISION

WHEN: 6/19/2018

WHERE: Limonite Ave. cross Eastvale Gateway, Eastvale

DETAILS: On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, about 2:04 PM, officers from the Eastvale Police Department responded to Limonite Avenue cross of Eastvale Gateway, in the city of Eastvale, regarding a report of a multi-vehicle traffic collision. The preliminary investigation revealed Kaleb Diaz, a 24-year-old resident of Lake Elsinore, was driving a gray in color Dodge Ram Truck eastbound on Limonite Avenue. Diaz failed to stop at a red light at Limonite Avenue cross of Eastvale Gateway colliding into several vehicles that were traveling through the intersection. The traffic collision involved 6 vehicles resulting in three individuals being transported to local hospitals for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.  Diaz did not sustain any injuries as a result of the collision. Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in this traffic collision. Diaz was arrested for 23153 (a) &(b) CVC, Driving Under the Influence and causing injury. Diaz will be taken to a local hospital and after he is medically cleared he will be booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for the above listed charges.  Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Deputy Shamhart 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: NORCO SHERIFF’S OFFICE- SANTA ANA RIVERBED ILLEGAL ENCAMPMENTS

WHEN: 6/27/2018

WHERE: Homeless Outreach and Illegal Encampments, Santa Ana Riverbed, City of Norco

DETAILS: On Wednesday, June 27, 2018, deputies assigned to the Norco Sheriff’s Office and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Homeless Outreach Team, conducted enforcement pertaining to illegal encampments in the Santa Ana Riverbed, between the I-15 Freeway and Pedley Avenue, in the City of Norco. The objective of the operation was to provide homeless outreach, as well as to prevent trespassing and other crimes associated with the homeless community. During the operation, deputies located 4 encampments, containing a total of 8 individuals. Each of the individuals were given notice they were in violation of trespassing on city property, requiring them to vacate the area. They also had direct communication with the deputy assigned to the homeless outreach team, where they received information pertaining to available resources and assistance programs. The city of Norco will be posting no trespassing signs throughout the impacted areas. The Norco Sheriff’s Office is committed to preserving the quality of life for Norco residents and will be conducting further follow-up at these same locations.

INCIDENT: CHOP SHOP ARREST

WHEN: 6/29/2018

WHERE: 5500 block of Agate Ave., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: Jurupa Valley Deputies continued their “Chop Shop” investigation today by serving a search warrant.  Deputies recovered an additional stolen vehicle, additional stolen property, made an additional arrest, and recovered a loaded firearm.  The following people have been arrested thus far: Charly Barker – Age 30, Anthony Jimenez – Age 47, Marisol Magallanes – Age 28, Saul Silva – Age 28, Michael Weber – Age 52 The investigation is on-going. Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact Deputy Newman #3555 from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 955-2600. The investigation is on-going. Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact Deputy Newman #3555 from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 955-2600.

 

 

 

Two Drivers Dead in 91 Freeway Accident

By Anthony Saude

CORONA — An accident on the 91 freeway in Corona claimed the lives of two drivers. One of the drivers, a male, was running away from the accident when he was struck and killed by oncoming traffic.

Initially a two-car crash was reported just before 10 p.m. on the westbound Riverside Freeway. According to the California Highway Patrol the accident took place just east of Lincoln Avenue.

Witnesses told the CHP the driver of a black Dodge sedan appeared to be under the influence before he crashed into a white sedan. After his vehicle hit the white sedan the driver exited the vehicle and started running down the freeway in the westbound lanes to get away from the accident. After only a short distance the driver, who has not been identified, was hit by several cars and died at the scene.

A source close to the victim driving the black sedan stated that “to the best of his knowledge the driver didn’t drink at all”.

The transition from the northbound Corona (15) Freeway carpool lane to the westbound Riverside Freeway Fast Track was shut down for several hours due to the wreckage and investigation.

 

Eastvale PD Routine Patrol Uncovers Drug Dealer

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Caption: Eastvale Police Department has deputy’s patrolling businesses later in the evening as part of their commercial burglary suppression nightly patrols

By Anthony Saude

Eastvale – Eastvale Police Department has deputy’s patrolling businesses later in the evening as part of their commercial burglary suppression nightly patrols. This is the type of proactive action taken that the City of Eastvale should take pride in.

On June 8, at approximately 10:00 PM, a deputy of the Eastvale Police Department noticed a suspicious vehicle with an occupant parked at the Eastvale Gateway Shopping Center in the 6000 Block of Hamner Avenue in Eastvale.

The deputy approached the vehicle and made contact with the driver, he was able to identify him as Willie Abarca, a 43-year-old Eastvale resident. After further investigation by the deputy it was discovered that Abarca was currently on formal probation for drug sales in San Bernardino County. Abarca was also identified as being an active member of a well known criminal street gang.

The deputy conducted a vehicle search and discovered approximately two ounces of methamphetamine and other paraphernalia indicative of methamphetamine sales in Abarca’s possession. The deputy arrested Abarca and he was booked into custody at the Robert Presley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga and charged with methamphetamine sales.

For full press release, visit: https://bit.ly/2l8xEVt or our website at www.eastvaleca.gov.

 

Eastvale Area Crime Recap: May 2018

INCIDENT: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/ ATTEMPTED MURDER

WHEN: 5/2/18

WHERE: 31000 Block of Allen Avenue, Homeland, CA

DETAILS: On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at 1:54PM, Perris Station Deputies were dispatched to a residence situated in the 31000 block of Allen Avenue, Homeland, CA after receiving a 911 call for help.  When deputies arrived, they located 40-year old Richard Anthony Lopez suffering from gunshot wounds.  They also contacted a 34-year old female at the residence who suffering from numerous injuries to her head and face.  Lopez was provided First Aid and transported to Inland Valley Hospital in Wildomar for professional medical treatment.  Paramedics also administered first aid to the female, but she declined additional medical treatment at the time. Perris Station investigators deployed to the scene and acquired evidence and statements to determine what had occurred.  The female was subsequently transported to the Perris Station and interviewed.  Several hours later, Lopez was released from the hospital and transported to the station for further investigation. The investigation revealed Lopez and the female were involved in an on-again/off-again relationship.  Today, Lopez arrived at the female’s residence unannounced and uninvited.  While there, Lopez beat the female and brandished a firearm as he threatened to kill her. At some point during the altercation, Lopez set the firearm down. The female quickly grabbed the gun to defend herself and ordered Lopez to leave her house.  Lopez refused to do so and attempted to assault her again. The female discharged several rounds from the firearm, striking Lopez in the process. After Lopez was interviewed, he was transported to the Cois Byrd Detention Center to be booked for Attempted Murder, Domestic Violence, Criminal Threats and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.  Bail was set at $1,000,000.00. This investigating is ongoing.  Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Investigator Cassie Pemberton at the Perris Station by calling (951) 210-1000, or by email at PerrisStation@RiversideSheriff.org.

 

INCIDENT: MAJOR INJURY TRAFFIC COLLISION

WHEN: 5/8/18

WHERE: Clay Street X General Road, Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, about 9:53 PM, officers from the Jurupa Valley Police Department responded to a major traffic collision on Clay Street X General Road, in Jurupa Valley, involving two vehicles. Upon arrival, officers discovered one of the drivers was unconscious and unresponsive. Both drivers were transported by American Medical Response paramedics to local hospitals. Officers learned one of the drivers was traveling at a high rate of speed on Clay Street and it appeared he lost control of the vehicle, which caused it to drift into the oncoming lane of traffic, striking a vehicle stopped at a red light. The Jurupa Valley Station’s Traffic Reconstruction Team is conducting a full investigation to determine the cause of the collision. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Deputy Robles 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 RESULTS

WHEN: 5/11/18

WHERE: Limonite Avenue X Spectrum, Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: The Jurupa Valley Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, May 11, 2018, near the intersection of Limonite Avenue and Spectrum, between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public. Driving under the influence of alcohol can have deadly, devastating consequences. Nationally in 2016, 37,461 people were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes, and 28 percent (10,497) died in crashes where a driver had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) over the limit of .08. California reported 1,059 DUI deaths at .08 or above. In recent years, California has seen an increase in drug-impaired driving crashes.  The Jurupa Valley Police Department 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 use can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI. “Two simple words can keep your holiday festivities safe – plan ahead,” said OTS Director Rhonda Craft. “Before you head out to any celebration, plan how you are getting home safely. If you are drinking, that means knowing what sober driver or service you will be using.”

Results:

  • 951 Vehicles screened
  • 1 DUI-Alcohol suspect arrested
  • 22 Drivers cited for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked
  • 9 Vehicles towed
  • 3 Warrants served
  • Drivers are encouraged to download the Designated Driver VIP, or “DDVIP,” free mobile app for Android or iPhone.  The DDVIP app helps find nearby bars and restaurants that feature free incentives for the designated sober driver, from free non-alcoholic drinks to free appetizers and more. Funding for this DUI operation is provided to the Jurupa Valley Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1’.

INCIDENT: SUSPICIOUS DEVICE

WHEN: 5/14/18

WHERE: 68th Street x 15 Fwy, Eastvale

DETAILS: On May 14, 2018, at 9:38 AM, deputies from the Eastvale Police Department responded to report of a suspicious device on 68th Street in the city of Eastvale. Deputies arrived and set a perimeter, closing off traffic on the surrounding streets. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Hazardous Device Team responded to the location and inspected the suspicious device. A preliminary investigation revealed the device to be a modified, commercial firework.  The suspicious device was rendered safe at the scene and collected as evidence. Their was no damage to property due to the suspicious device and no injuries reported. Anyone with concerns related to suspicious or criminal activity is urged to contact the Eastvale Police Department  at 951-955-2600.

INCIDENT: HOMICIDE

WHEN: 5/14/18

WHERE: Grape Street and Rail Road Canyon, LAKE ELSINORE

DETAILS: On May 14, 2018, at about 3:30 p.m., officers assigned to the Lake Elsinore Police Department were dispatched to Rail Road Canyon and Grape Street to a report of a shooting. The victim, Henry Shannon, a 35-year-old male, left the scene of the shooting in his vehicle. He was involved in a single vehicle traffic collision near Rail Road Canyon and Church Street. Officers performed life saving measures and Shannon was transported to a local hospital where he later died from injuries sustained from the shooting. The investigation is currently on-going and no further information will be released at this time. If anyone has information regarding this investigation, they are encouraged to call Detective Stoyer with the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777 or Detective Kelleher with the Lake Elsinore Police Department at 951-245-3300.

INCIDENT: WANTED GANG MEMBER ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF AN ASSUALT WEAPON AND DRUGS

WHEN: 5/11/18

WHERE: 10000 Block of 50th Street, Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On Thursday, May 10, 2018, members of the Region 7 Regional Gang Task Force investigated an active assault with a deadly weapon investigation in the 10000 Block of Palomino Drive in Jurupa Valley. Task Force officers were able to identify the suspect as 22-year old Jurupa Valley resident James Ysais. Task Force officers previously knew Ysais was a documented member of a criminal street gang and was wanted on a $250,000 felony vehicle theft and evading arrest warrant. On May 11, 2018, members of the Region 7 Gang Task Force located Ysais at a residence in the 10000 Block of 50th Street in Jurupa Valley and located credible evidence linking Ysais to the previous assault with a deadly weapon investigation. Additionally, Ysais was linked to a robbery that occurred on May 2, 2018 in Jurupa Valley. Ysais also was found to be in possession of a loaded assault weapon with a high capacity magazine along with additional ammunition and methamphetamine. Ysais was arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for the following charges:

  • Possession of an assault weapon with a controlled substance
  • Gang member in possession of a loaded firearm
  • Gang enhancement
  • No bail parole violation warrant
  • Felony vehicle theft and evading warrant
  • Robbery
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Felon in possession of a firearm
  • Under the influence of a controlled substance while armed

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Sergeant Frank Lodes from the Region 7 Regional Gang Task Force at (951) 955-2734. 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, Probation and Parole.

INCIDENT: ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON/ STABBING

WHEN: 5/17/18

WHERE: Mission Boulevard and Packard Avenue, Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On May 17, 2018, Jurupa Valley Deputies responded to the intersection of Mission Boulevard and Packard Avenue, in the City of Jurupa Valley, to investigate a stabbing.  Deputies learned that a male, and a dog, had been stabbed during a fight.  Deputies detained a male nearby and he is being questioned by Detectives.  Deputies located a second male who had been stabbed at a local hospital.  Deputies located the dog at a local veterinary hospital.  Both stabbing victim and dog sustained knife wounds, but they are both expected to survive.  The investigation is on-going. Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact Detective Merrill #3118 from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 955-2600.

INCIDENT: ILLEGAL SOLICITATION/ NARCOTICS ARREST

WHEN: 5/11/18

WHERE: Valley Way and Highway 60, Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On May 11, 2018, Jurupa Valley Deputies responded to the area of Valley Way and Highway 60, in the City of Jurupa Valley, in response to complaints of pedestrian soliciting money in violation of the city’s Municipal Code.  The City of Jurupa Valley has enacted §11.15.060, which generally prohibits people from soliciting on roadway median strips, at traffic intersections, and in public roadways. The intent of this statute is to minimize safety hazards to pedestrians in roadways, alongside roadways, and to drivers and passengers in vehicles traveling on the roadway. Deputies contacted Rocco Vitale (age 30) standing in the center median strip, holding a sign identifying himself as homeless, soliciting occupants in passing vehicles for money. Aside from being in violation of the city’s Municipal Code, Vitale was arrested for possessing illegal narcotics and narcotic paraphernalia. Many cities throughout Riverside County have followed suit and have similar statutes prohibiting solicitation on or near roadways.  The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department appreciates the vulnerability of our homeless population, but generally discourages people from providing money to solicitors alongside roadways, as there are several alternative ways to help our homeless residents.

Below is a list of local county and non-profit partners who provide shelter, medical aid, food and emergency services here in the Jurupa Valley area:

  • Corona/Norco Rescue Shelter offers housing and food services (951) 279-1300
  • Path of Life, Riverside which functions as a community shelter (951) 683-4101
  • HHOPE- Riverside University Health System which provide emergency/transitional housing (951) 715-5050
  • Teen Challenge Recovery Home is a faith based transitional housing for men and women (951) 683-4241
  • Whiteside Manor, Riverside operates drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs (800) 300-7326
  • Operation Safehouse, Riverside is an emergency shelter for at-risk youth (951) 351-4418

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages concerned citizens to donate their money and/or time to these organization as opposed to donating alongside public roadways. Additionally, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has Deputies assigned to a Homeless Outreach Team (HOT), to help build positive relationships with our homeless population.  This team offers social services and outreach programs not traditionally provided by law enforcement agencies.  This team is stationed out of the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station. For further information, or to discover alternative ways on how YOU can help, HOT can be reached at (951) 955-2600.

INCIDENT: FATAL HIT AND RUN TRAFFIC COLLISON

WHEN: 5/28/18

WHERE: Hall Avenue, south of 26th Street, Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On Monday, May 28, 2018, at 2:47 a.m., officers assigned to the Jurupa Valley Police Department responded to the area of Hall Avenue south of 26th Street reference a body found in the roadway with obvious signs of trauma. Officers on scene observed injuries to the deceased consistent with being struck by a vehicle. The pedestrian was pronounced deceased on scene by CDF personnel at 2:52 a.m.  Members of the Jurupa Valley Traffic Team responded to the scene to assume the investigation. The preliminary investigation determined the deceased was traveling south on Hall Avenue via a skateboard, 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 Krusbe at the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600.

INCIDENT: POSSESSION OF STOLEN VEHICLE

WHEN: 5/31/18

WHERE: 12400 Block of Limonite Avenue, Eastvale

DETAILS: On May 31, 2018, around 11:55 PM, deputies assigned to the Eastvale Special Enforcement Team were conducting burglary suppression in various Eastvale shopping centers.  During the patrols of a parking lot located near the 12400 block of Limonite Avenue, a deputy spotted an occupied vehicle parked in front the of the entry doors of a closed business.  The deputy detained the driver and determined the vehicle was reported stolen from the city of Fontana. The driver, Ronald George Pena of Fontana, was arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for possession of a stolen vehicle.  Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy Kiley Hansen at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station, 951-955-2600.

Area Crime Recap April 2018

Staff Reports

 

Incident: Warrant Sweep

When: 4/14/18

Where: Jurupa Valley

Details: Some think if they just don’t show up for a court hearing, the police won’t have the manpower to come find them.  If your violation is a DUI or traffic related, don’t count on it.   On April 14, 2018, The Jurupa Valley Traffic Team with dozens of outstanding arrest warrants fanned out into neighborhoods in search of high risk DUI offenders and others with traffic related warrants. Officers served warrants and arrested offenders who either failed to show up for a court date or violated terms of their probation in an outstanding traffic-related case.  “The best bet for anyone with a missed court date is to go to court on their own now,” said Sergeant Raemie Wood. “If you don’t, that warrant isn’t going away. We’re going to come find you and take you to jail.” Those caught often face additional jail time for failing to appear in court or for violating probation. When family, friends, and co-workers find out, violators can also face personal embarrassment as they are led away in handcuffs, as well as missing work while sitting in jail. Special Warrant Service Operations along with regularly scheduled ‘High Visibility’ DUI enforcement has a deterrent effect on those who disregard driving safety and abuse alcohol and drugs.  The Jurupa Valley PD places a high priority on lowering deaths and injuries with the goal of removing impaired drivers and heightening awareness of the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Funding for the operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Report Drunk Drivers; Call 9-1-1! Results: Warrants Attempted: 28 ,  Warrants Served: 10

Incident: Fatal Traffic Collision

When: 4/18/18

Where: Mission Blvd. cross of Vernon Ave., Jurupa Valley

Details: On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, about 2:55 PM, officers from the Jurupa Valley Police Department responded to a traffic collision on Mission Boulevard cross of Vernon Avenue, in Jurupa Valley, involving a motorcycle and a vehicle.  Officers arrived on scene and immediately attempted life-saving measures to the motorcyclist until they were relieved by American Medical Response paramedics. The motorcyclist succumbed from his injuries. The Jurupa Valley Station’s Traffic Reconstruction Team is conducting a full investigation to determine the cause of the collision. Alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor in this collision. The victim will remain unidentified at this time pending Coroner notification to the next of kin. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Deputy Robles 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: Homicide

When: 4/18/18

Where: 5200 Block of Stone Ave., Jurupa Valley

Details: On April 18, 2018, detectives from the Burbank Police Department requested assistance from the Riverside Sheriff’s Department regarding a homicide investigation involving three Hispanic male victims. Their investigation led Burbank detectives to a residence of interest on the 5200 block of Stone Avenue, in Jurupa Valley. Personnel from the Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Bureau and the Central Homicide Unit assisted Burbank detectives with serving a search warrant at the Stone Avenue address. Based on the circumstances and evidence found at the scene, the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit assumed the homicide investigation.   The identities of the victims are being withheld until families are notified.  This is an on-going investigation and no further information will be released at this time.  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Central Homicide Unit Investigator Gonzales at 951-955-2777.

Incident: Homicide Investigation

When: 4/20/18

Where: Canal St. cross Mission Blvd., Jurupa Valley

Details: On Friday, April 20th, 2018 at about 7:37 pm, officers assigned to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department-Jurupa Valley Station were dispatched to a “Man Down” call in the area of Canal St. x Mission Blvd., in the city of Jurupa Valley.  Officers arrived and located an adult male victim deceased near the rail road tracks.  The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification to the next of kin.  There is no suspect information available for release at this time. The Riverside Sheriff’s Department-Central Homicide Unit and 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 Button of the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit at (760) 393-3531.

 

Incident: Street Racing & Traffic Safety Enforcement

When: 4/21/18

Where: Area of Augua Mansa x Brown, Jurupa Valley

Details: On Saturday, April 21, 2018, Jurupa Valley Police Officers conducted zero tolerance enforcement activities in an effort to combat illegal street racing, sideshows, reckless driving and other related traffic offenses.  A marked increase in street racing related activity has been noted at several locations throughout the city in recent months, jeopardizing the public as well as the participants themselves. During the enforcement operation, officers responded to multiple reports of vehicles and pedestrians congregating in the area of Auga Mansa and Brown, Jurupa Valley. Upon the arrival of officers, several vehicles were observed driving recklessly in close proximity to spectators. The following persons were arrested for street racing and/or reckless driving, blocking the road to facilitate street racing, and other related vehicle code violations. All three subject’s vehicles were towed.

In an effort to keep the community safe, the Jurupa Valley Police Department will continue zero tolerance enforcement operations targeting illegal street racing activities and reckless driving. It should be noted that these operations will include arresting and or citing participants and spectators at these illegal events.

 

 

 

 

Police Need Your Help With Fatal Accident

By Anthony Saude

 

Eastvale – Crime never goes away, and the Eastvale Police Department’s Traffic Division is asking for the public’s help with an investigation that occurred four years ago.

On Friday, April 25, 2014, just after midnight, Eastvale officers began a Hit-And-Run investigation at the intersection of Limonite Avenue and Hamner Avenue. The collision turned fatal. Officers learned a black, unknown make sedan, struck a bicyclist after failing to stop for a red light. The sedan fled the scene on Limonite Avenue and was never located. Witnesses attempted to provide information that day, but at this moment, no one is in custody. The day’s tragic events took the life of a young man, Troy Davids, and left his family mourning his loss.

The commitment to the investigation has never diminished for the Eastvale Police Department. They are now asking for residents in the community for your help. All information and the previous leads the public provided have been exhausted. The traffic division for the police department is encouraging anyone with information to come forward and contact them at 951-955-2600.

Details:

On Friday, April 25, 2014 at 12:12 a.m., Eastvale Police Officers responded to a reported injury traffic collision at the intersection of Limonite Ave. and Hamner Ave., in the City of Eastvale.  During the preliminary investigation it was revealed that an unknown make or model black sedan, traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of Limonite Ave., failed to stop for a red traffic signal light.  As a result, the black sedan collided into a bicyclist, who was traveling southbound on Hamner Ave.

After the collision, the black sedan continued westbound on Limonite Avenue in the eastbound lanes of traffic. The sedan was last seen turning south on Scholar Way. Officers arrived within minutes of receiving being dispatched to the scene. When they arrived at the scene neither the black sedan, nor the driver of the sedan were in the area any longer. They were never located.

Witnesses on scene described the suspect vehicle as a black, four door sedan. The suspect vehicle fled the scene of the traffic collision westbound on Limonite Avenue and made a left turn onto Scholar Way.

As a result of the collision, the bicyclist ultimately succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at a regional hospital.

The Eastvale Police Department is seeking help from the public in identifying the suspect and suspect vehicle of this traffic collision.   Specifically, the Eastvale Police Department is seeking the help of a good Samaritan, who was driving a tan Chevrolet Suburban. The police believe  that they may have seen the suspect vehicle and driver as is it fled the scene of the collision.

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call Deputy Cuadra at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 955-2662.

 

Woman Crashes Into Corona Walmart Produce Section

Photo: courtesy of Corona Police Department
A vehicle crashed into the produce section of a Corona Walmart Sunday, April 15. The driver was cited for suspicion of driving under the influence. (Courtesy Corona Police Department)

By Anthony Saude

Corona– A Riverside woman crashed her sedan through the glass door and into the produce section of a Corona Neighborhood Walmart on an otherwise uneventful Sunday evening in April.

The woman who was later identified as Diane Mickens, 56, of Riverside, drove through the entrance of the store in the 1500 block of W. Sixth Street around 7:45 p.m. Sunday, April 15, Corona police officials said.

A Walmart employee called 911 after the vehicle came to a rest approximately 25 feet into the produce section. Witnesses say, Mickens got out of the sedan, walked away from the scene and left her two passengers engulfed bin debris and scattered fruits and vegetables.

Officers found Mickens a little later walking near Smith Street and Pleasant View Avenue, she was detained. When the Paramedics showed up at the scene they determined Mickens needed  medical attention. She was transported to a local hospital where she was issued a citation for suspicion of driving under the influence.

She was the only one hurt in the crash.

Many people enquired about the reason the woman wasn’t being held in jail.

“If a person in police custody is treated at a medical facility, the taxpayers end up paying for the cost of that treatment,” A Corona police representative explained on Facebook. Just issuing a citation has no impact on the charges the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office may file later date.

It’s standard operating procedure for the department to issue a citation when a suspect requires medical treatment.

 

Motorcyclist Killed, Corona Man Arrested

By Anthony Saude

Corona – A Corona man was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence when he collided with a motorcyclist early Sunday morning. The collision on the westbound 60 Freeway in Jurupa Valley left the motorcyclist, a Menifee resident, dead, the California Highway Patrol said Monday, April 2.

Tonga Tavake, 59, died at the scene of the accident on the freeway just west of Valley Way, the Riverside County Coroner said Monday. Tavake was struck by several passing motorists as he lay motionless on the pavement, the CHP incident log reported.

The initial call that went out for the 4:07 a.m. crash was that a 2006 Volkswagen had collided with a center divider. Only a few minutes later, a report of a motorcyclist down in the No. 1 (fast) lane of the freeway in the same area came across the radio, according to CHP reports. Later it was learned that the collision involved both the motorcycle, and the Volkswagen from the earlier report. The motorcycle rider had been ejected from the motorcycle, the Monday report said.

The driver of the Volkswagen, identified as a 24-year-old Wilson Mayora Jr. of Corona, was arrested on suspicion of felony driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter. He remained in custody Monday night at the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside.

The accident remains under investigation; anyone with information about it is encouraged to contact the Riverside California Highway Patrol Accident Investigation Unit at (951) 637-8000.

Eastvale Area Crime Recap: March 2018

INCIDENT: OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

WHEN: 3/8/18

WHERE: 9900 Block of Willowbrook Rd., Jurupa Valley

 

On March 8, 2018, at about 5:35 PM, officers from the Riverside Police Department were conducting an investigation for a wanted suspect within the 9900 block of Willowbrook Road, Jurupa Valley.  As the officers encountered the suspect an officer involved shooting occurred.  Life-saving measures were performed, but the suspect succumbed to his injuries.  No citizens or officers were injured as a result of this incident.  Deputies from the Jurupa Valley Station responded and assisted Riverside Police Department personnel.  Based on this being an ongoing investigation, the identity of the suspect is being withheld at this time.  Riverside County Sheriff Department’s Central Homicide Unit investigators responded and assumed the investigation.  The Riverside Police Department also sent out an investigative team to investigate the incident.  Per the Riverside Police Department’s policy, the involved officers were placed on administrative leave.  This is an ongoing investigation and the Riverside County Sheriff Department’s Central Homicide Unit encourages anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Investigator Johnson at 760-393-3502, or Investigator Liu of the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600.

 

INCIDENT: POSSESSION OF STOLEN VEHICLE, INVESTIGATION AND ARREST

WHEN: 3/9/18

WHERE: 1200 Block of Hamner Ave., Norco

 

On Friday, March 9, 2018, about 7:27 p.m., a deputy assigned to the Norco Sheriff’s Office conducted an enforcement stop on a vehicle, in the 1200 block of Hamner Avenue, in the City of Norco. A records check of the vehicle revealed it had been reported stolen. The vehicle driver and passenger were subsequently detained, pending the investigation. The driver of the stolen vehicle was identified as Amanda Cortez, age 28, a Jurupa Valley resident, and the vehicle passenger was identified Marco Raul Arevalo, age 28, a Montclair resident. Cortez and Arevalo were arrested for possession of stolen property in addition to several outstanding felony warrants. Both suspects were booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center, in the City of Riverside for the listed charges and warrants.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy Robertson of the Norco Sheriff’s Office at (951) 270-5673.

 

INCIDENT: PACKAGE THEFT- SEEKING PUBLIC ASSISTANCE

WHEN: 3/9/18

WHERE: 400 Block of Branding Iron Ln., Norco

The Norco Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance with identifying a package theft suspect.

On Saturday, March 10, 2018, about 3:00 p.m., a deputy from the Norco Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a residence, located in the 400 block of Branding Iron Lane, in the City of Norco. This was in reference to a reported package theft.

The subsequent investigation revealed that on Friday, March 9, about 6:30 p.m., a female suspect had walked up to the front of the residence, stole several delivered packages, and fled the location. The theft was recorded on a home camera surveillance system. The female suspect was described as being white, approximately 30 years of age, with light brown or red hair. She was last seen wearing a blue floral blouse, blue jeans, and red tennis shoes. Anyone who has information about the identity of the suspect or has any information pertaining to this case, is encouraged to contact Deputy Hughes of the Norco Sheriff’s Office, at (951) 270-5673.

 

INCIDENT: ASSAULT

WHEN: 3/21/18 (UPDATED: 3/22/18)

WHERE: 13000 Block of Dearborn St., Eastvale

UPDATE: On Wednesday, March 21, 2018, around 3:00 p.m., the suspect vehicle and suspect were identified and located. The suspect, Juan Francisco Romero Coto, was booked in at the Robert Presley Detention Center for an unrelated warrant. The case will be submitted to the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office for review. ORIGINAL INCIDENT: On Wednesday, March 21, 2018, around 7:10 a.m. officers assigned to the Eastvale Police Department responded to an assault that occurred on the Riverwalk Trail near Dearborn Street. During the assault, the suspect knocked the victim to the ground, the victim kicked the suspect off and the suspect fled on foot. A person of interest was last seen wearing a red sweatshirt with white lettering on the back. The person of interest was seen entering a white Chevy 2-door pick-up truck equipped with white work racks and an orange water cooler tied to the bed. The pick-up was towing a white, single axle trailer. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Investigator Contreras of the Eastvale Police Department at (951) 955-2600.

INCIDENT: QUALITY OF LIFE ENFORCEMENT OPERATION

WHEN: 3/22/18

WHERE: Mission Blvd. Business District, Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On March 22, 2018, deputies assigned to the Jurupa Valley Special Enforcement Team conducted a directed enforcement and undercover operation in the Mission Boulevard Business District of Jurupa Valley after receiving numerous complaints from business owners and citizens regarding suspicious activity in the area. During this operation, Hakeen Joadikay Richardson, a 27-year-old resident of Perris, was observed loitering for the purpose of prostitution and subsequently arrested on scene. The Jurupa Valley Special Enforcement Team will continue to monitor and deter criminal activity in the Mission Boulevard Business District and is asking anyone with concerns related to suspicious or criminal activity in the area to contact the Jurupa Valley Special Enforcement Team at 951-955-2600.

INCIDENT: VEHICLE THEFT INVESTIGATION AND ARREST

WHEN: 3/29/18

WHERE: 1300 Block of Sixth St., Norco

DETAILS: On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, about 9:44 a.m., a deputy assigned to the Norco Sheriff’s Office, was patrolling near a business, located in the 1300 block of Sixth Street, in the city of Norco.  While at this location, a citizen advised the deputy their vehicle had just been stolen from the business parking lot. Deputies obtained the victim’s vehicle description and the last known direction of travel. Within minutes, responding deputies located the suspect driving the stolen vehicle on a nearby street. Deputies attempted to conduct an enforcement stop on the stolen vehicle; however, the suspect drove away, and a pursuit ensued. The suspect attempted to evade pursuing deputies by driving onto the northbound I-15 Freeway from Sixth Street. As the suspect drove on the freeway, he collided into a ravine near the right shoulder. The suspect exited the vehicle and attempted to flee from deputies on foot but was quickly apprehended without incident. The driver was identified as Menny Gaytan, age 28, a resident of Pomona. Gaytan was arrested for vehicle theft and evading a peace officer. Following the arrest, Gaytan was transported to a nearby hospital for a precautionary medical evaluation as a result of the vehicle collision. Gaytan was released from the hospital and later booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center in the City of Riverside for the listed charges. The Norco Sheriff’s Office is committed to the safety of the citizens of Norco and will be vigilant in investigation all crimes of this nature. We are asking anyone with additional information on this case to contact Deputy Postoian during business hours at (951) 270-5673.

 

 

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Fatal Accident Victim Identified From Eastvale

By Jaelyn Fudge

Eastvale – On March 14, 2018, authorities identified a 24 year old male from the City of Eastvale who was a victim of a freak fatal accident that Wednesday afternoon. The deadly incident occurred on the westbound interstate 210 freeway near the Buena Vista Street off- ramp at approximately 12:42 p.m. The accident was a result of heavy metal debris that allegedly flew through the vehicleowner’s windshield; which immediately affected the security of the vehicle, safety of the driver, and induced the passenger to attempt to maintain control of the vehicle, a Volkswagen Jetta. Disclosed by authorities and present witnesses, this incident was the resultof a heavy unidentified vehicle (possibly an SUV or pickup truck)that seemingly drove over metal debris which instantly ascended into open air, and unintentionally plowed directly through the window of the Jetta. Although the passenger of the vehicle showed no signs of injury, the driver of the vehicle, later identified as Stace Woodward, suffered a fatal injury to the head as a result to the impact of the metal debris. Woodward was pronounced deceased shortly after the arrival of the fire department and paramedics, despite the passenger’s attempts to revive him with first aid. “Upon our arrival, we noticed that the debris had seemingly entered the Volkswagen through the windshield, and undoubtedly struck Woodward. Afterwards, the No. 1 lane of the Buena Vista Street off ramp was blocked for about three hours while the fatal crash was investigated and the scene was cleaned up.” CHP Officer Rodrigo Jimenez stated. This occurrence is not only tragic and unfortunate, but has been presumably difficult to process for Woodward’s family  Parents Andrew and Tiffany Woodward  who referred to Stace as “A joy to our lives and beloved member of our family who brought life and love wherever he went” in the obituary to their son. The surviving family of Stace Woodward however, will be entitled to a wrongful death lawsuit, in which they will be granted the opportunity to seek compensation for damages including expenses, funeral costs, etc. While condolences are directed towards the Woodward family, if your loved one has been the victim of a wrongful death, contact the Los Angeles and Riverside Wrongful Death Attorney’s at 800-235-6801.