Category Archives: Police/Fire

Illegal Drug Lab Discovered In Eastvale After Burlgary

Courtesy of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department

Incident Date: December 6, 2017 Time: 12:30 PM
Incident Location: 12000 block of Kern River Drive, in the city of Eastvale
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Christian Dekker
File Number(s): EV173390018

On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, about 10:50 a.m., deputies from the Eastvale Police Department were dispatched to a residence located in the 13000 block of Dellbrook Street, in the city of Eastvale, reference a reported burglary.

Upon arrival, deputies determined three suspects had burglarized the residence and fled the location in a black Mercedes. A broadcast of the suspect information and vehicle description was made. Deputies from the Norco Sheriff’s Office, located the black Mercedes around Hamner Avenue and 4th Street, in the city of Norco. The three suspects abandoned their vehicle and fled from the deputies to evade immediate capture.

Deputies located one of the suspects, who was hiding in the thick brush on the I-15 embankment, by utilizing a K-9. The suspect was apprehended by the K-9 and was bitten. The suspect was transported to the hospital and treated for his injuries. A Norco resident reported seeing a suspicious person around the 2700 block of Hamner Avenue in the city of Norco. Norco and Eastvale deputies responded to the area. The suspect fled from the deputies a second time. The suspect was located and taken into custody in a nearby business complex with the assistance of the Aviation Unit and K-9 deputies. The third suspect was not able to be located.

The two suspects who were arrested were identified as Terrion Arnold, age 18, and DeAnthony Harris, age 18, both from the city of Eastvale. Arnold and Harris were arrested for 459 PC (Burglary) and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center.

Terrion Arnold 
Courtesy of RCSD

DeAnthony Harris
Courtesy of RCSD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Wednesday, December 6, 2017, about 12:30 p.m., Investigators from the Eastvale Police Department conducted further investigation, which led to a search warrant being served in the 12000 block of Kern River Drive, in the city of Eastvale. During the search warrant, additional stolen property, and an illegal butane marijuana honey oil lab operation was discovered. The Riverside Sheriff’s Department’s Special Investigations Bureau, responded and processed the honey oil lab operation. The suspects arrested during the search warrant and were booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center were identified as follows:

Todd Adamson, age 41, of Eastvale. Charged with 11379.6 HS (Manufacturing of controlled substance), 29800 PC (Felon in possession of a firearm), 1203.2 PC (Violation of probation) and 273A PC (Child Endangerment)
Jacki Mosley, age 49, of Eastvale. Charged with 11379.6 HS (Manufacturing of controlled substance), 273A PC (Child Endangerment).

Todd Adamson 
Courtesy of RUSD

Jacki Mosley
Courtesy of RCSD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The investigation is continuing. Anyone with additional information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Investigator Martinez at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 955-2600.

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

Corona Man Charged With Murder

Photo courtesy: Corona PD

By Anthony Saude

Corona – On Thanksgiving Day Corona Police Officers responded to a family disturbance call that involved an assault with a deadly weapon in the 1700 block of Rainbow Ridge on the west side of the City of Corona.

The Corona Fire Department paramedics were dispatched to the scene and found 64 year old Corona resident Lidia Urrutia unconscious with life threatening injuries. The victim was transported to a local trauma center via ambulance. The result of the injuries left Lidia with no brain function and she was pronounced dead on Sunday, November 26.

Gilberto Urrutia Perez a 45 year old male was visiting his mother from San Bernardino for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Following up on some information, officers from Corona Police arrested Perez at Brentwood Park in the City of Corona in connection with the crime without incident. “On Tuesday November 28 Perez has been charged with 1 count of homicide and 1 count of cruelty to an elder or dependant adult”, said Detective Andy Bryant of the Corona Police Department. Court records show his bail has been set at $1 million and his arraignment is scheduled for November 29. Detective Bryant said, “t the investigation is still ongoing and there aren’t any outstanding suspects at this time”. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Detective Jurado at 951-279-3628 or via email at jesse.jurado@corona.gov. For inquiries relating to the filed criminal case, please contact Riverside County District Attorney Public Information Officer John Hall at 951-955-8662 or via email at johnhall@rivcoda.org.

 

Corona Pd Receives $75,000 Grant

By Marissa Mitchell

Corona, CA – Corona Police Department recently received $75,000 in grant money for traffic enforcement and crash prevention, resulting in some crackdown on impaired drivers.

The Corona Department has been given the money from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long programs. This program will consist of special enforcements, particularly in the case of impaired drivers, and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic-related deaths and injuries.

The $75,000 will be used to keep roadways safe. OTS Director Rhonda Craft states, “Unsafe behaviors account for 94 percent of traffic crashes. This grant emphasizes the two most effective ways to change behaviors – education and enforcement. The Corona Police Department, with assistance from the Office of Traffic Safety, will use these tools to help keep the City of Corona streets safe.”

The number of persons killed on roadways fell a record decade low in 2010, but since then it has risen almost 17 percent across the state, with 3,429 fatalities in the year 2015. Most notable is the climb of pedestrian and bicycle fatalities, now comprising nearly 25 percent of all traffic deaths. This has raised concerns of distracted driving and drug-impaired driving.

The grant funding will provide an avenue to combat distracted and impaired driving, as well as the problem of speeding and crashes at intersections.

“The rise in impaired drivers is very concerning,” declared Chief of Police Michael Abel. “The Corona Police Department is dedicated to reducing the amount of impaired drivers by education through our Drive 4 Life program, proactive enforcement operations, and our community outreach,” he continued.

The grant money presented will fund educational programs, DUI/DWI checkpoints, DUI saturation patrols, bicycle/pedestrian safety enforcement, motorcycle safety enforcement, distracted driving enforcement, Seat belt and child safety seat enforcement, and speeding/red light/stop sign enforcement.

Although alcohol remains the worst offender of DUI cases and crashes, the Corona PD will be supporting the effort of the OTS to increase awareness that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.”

Prescription medications and marijuana can impair the driver alone as a substance, or in combination with alcohol, resulting in a DUI or DWI arrest.

 

 

Eastvale Crime Recap: October 2017

INCIDENT: GRAND THEFT AND CONSPIRACY

WHEN: 10/16/2017

WHERE: 1200 block of Hamner Ave., City of Norco

On October 16, 2017, at approximately 2:00 p.m., deputies from the Norco Sheriff’s Office responded to a theft at a business, located in the 1200 block of Hamner Avenue, in the city of Norco.

Three suspects entered the business, took merchandise, and exited without paying. Officers arrived at the location and contacted a suspect (later identified as Melargo Bobo, age 20 of Lancaster).  Two other suspects (later identified as Oshaunice Holderness, age 25 of Lancaster, and Angelica Bobo, age 25 of Lancaster) were also located after they attempted to drive away from the location. Deputies located additional evidence inside of the vehicle linking them to an additional theft that occurred at a retail business located in the 12400 block of Limonite, in the city of Eastvale.

All three suspects were arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center, located in the city of Riverside for grand theft and conspiracy. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy Bloomer or Deputy Robertson from the Norco Sheriff’s Office at (951) 270-5673.

 

INCIDENT: POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY

WHEN: 10/18/2017

WHERE: 13000 block of Running Deer Circle, Eastvale

DETAILS: On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, about 9:06 AM, a resident called to report a vehicle theft of his dirt bike motorcycle. The victim informed officers that his dirt bike motorcycle was stolen from the inside of his garage.  The victim posted a picture of the stolen dirt bike, via social media. Numerous residents of Eastvale reported both on social media and through calls for service with dispatch as to seeing two individuals riding on the reported stolen dirt bike.

About 7:00 PM, the victim was notified, via social media, that his stolen dirt bike was placed at a corner near his residence. Deputies assigned to the city of Eastvale conducted further investigation regarding the pictures that were posted on social media. The suspects were identified as eighteen-year oldDestin J-Brent and a fifteen-year old juvenile both of Eastvale.

On Thursday, October 19, 2017, Destin J-Brent was booked into Robert Presley Detention Center for possession of stolen property and the juvenile was booked into Juvenile Hall for possession of stolen property.

The Eastvale Police Department would like to thank the vigilante citizens of the community of Eastvale. The leads generated by the citizens of Eastvale helped solve this crime. The power of social media is a great tool for law enforcement as well as community members to be informed with crime in their communities.

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Corporal Torres 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: MAJOR INCIDENT- TRAFFIC COLLISION INVESTIGATION

WHEN: 10/21/2017

WHERE: Country Village Rd and Oak Leaf Way, Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On Saturday, October 21, 2017, at 2:25 a.m., officers assigned to the Jurupa Valley Police Department responded to the area of Country Village Rd. and Oak Leaf Way, Jurupa Valley, regarding a major-injury traffic collision.  The preliminary investigation revealed a vehicle traveling northbound on Country Village Rd., drifted into oncoming traffic, colliding head-on with a vehicle traveling southbound on Country Village Rd.  The occupants of both vehicles were transported to local area hospitals for serious injuries sustained during the collision. This investigation is ongoing, but alcohol and/or drug impairment appears to be a 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 Petersen at the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600.

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: ILLEGAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY

WHEN: 10/25/2017

WHERE: Riverside County

DETAILS: The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has experienced an increase in the number of criminal investigations involving the illegal sales of marijuana at storefront locations known as dispensaries. The Sheriff’s Department began identifying an increase in the number of non-medical marijuana dispensaries following the passage of Prop 64, in November 2016.

In the State of California, sales of non-medical marijuana are illegal and all sales of marijuana for profit is prohibited under Prop 215. California law has only DECRIMININALIZED (Not Legalized) the sales of marijuana to seriously ill individuals who have a physician’s recommendation. This means that person(s) who sale, cultivate and/or possesses marijuana for their personal medical needs or the medical needs of a person they are a caregiver for will have a legal defense for selling, cultivating or possessing marijuana, as long as they do not exceed the amount of marijuana reasonably necessary for their medical condition. Under Prop 215, a medical marijuana recommendation from a doctor does not exempt a person from an investigation or prosecution.

On October 25, 2017, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s Marijuana Enforcement Team served a search warrant for illegal sales of marijuana at a local dispensary in the City of Jurupa Valley. Following a criminal investigation, and pursuant to the search warrant, several items of marijuana product were seized as evidence. Once the investigation is completed, the case will be referred to the District Attorney’s Office for criminal prosecution.

The Riverside Sheriff’s Department would like to remind the public that sales of non-medical marijuana is in violation of State and Federal law. Those found in violation of illegal sales of marijuana are subject to arrest and prosecution. The City of Jurupa Valley would also like to remind residents that all sales of marijuana are strictly prohibited in the city.

 

INCIDENT: HOMICIDE- PUBLIC ASSISTANCE REQUESTED

WHEN: 8/26/2017

WHERE: 6900 block of Adele Ln., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: UPDATE: 10/27/2017: Central Homicide Unit is asking for the public’s assistance with this homicide investigation and encourage anyone with any information regarding this vehicle of interest to call.

ORIGINAL INCIDENT: On Friday, August 25, 2017, at about 9:48 PM, deputies from the Jurupa Valley Station responded to a call of an assault with a deadly weapon occurring in the 6900 block of Adele Lane, Jurupa Valley. Upon arrival deputies located a Hispanic male suffering from gunshot injuries. The male was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Investigators from the Jurupa Valley Station and Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation. The investigation is ongoing. No suspects have been arrested.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Investigator Paz from the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2195.

 

 

Possession of Stolen Property

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department

On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, about 9:06 AM, a resident called to report a vehicle theft of his dirt bike motorcycle. The victim informed officers that his dirt bike motorcycle was stolen from the inside of his garage. The victim posted a picture of the stolen dirt bike, via social media. Numerous residents of Eastvale reported both on social media and through calls for service with dispatch as to seeing two individuals riding on the reported stolen dirt bike.

About 7:00 PM, the victim was notified, via social media, that his stolen dirt bike was placed at a corner near his residence. Deputies assigned to the city of Eastvale conducted further investigation regarding the pictures that were posted on social media. The suspects were identified as eighteen-year old Destin J-Brent and a fifteen-year old juvenile both of Eastvale.

On Thursday, October 19, 2017, Destin J-Brent was booked into Robert Presley Detention Center for possession of stolen property and the juvenile was booked into Juvenile Hall for possession of stolen property.

The Eastvale Police Department would like to thank the vigilante citizens of the community of Eastvale. The leads generated by the citizens of Eastvale helped solve this crime. The power of social media is a great tool for law enforcement as well as community members to be informed with crime in their communities.

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Corporal Torres 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 http://www.riversidesheriff.org/tipline or http://www.wetip.com Opens in New Window.

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

Eastvale Crime Recap

INCIDENT: ARSON

WHEN: 8/28/2017

WHERE: Wash near Chandler St. & Hall Ave., Eastvale

DETAILS: On Monday, August 28, 2017, CAL FIRE Law Enforcement Officers arrested Emanuel Alves of Eastvale for allegedly starting a debris fire in a wash near Chandler Street and Hall Avenue the same day.  Alves, 31 was arrested at his home in Eastvale and was transported to the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside where he was booked on multiple charges, including: PC 451(d) – 1 Count of Arson to Property, PC 451.1(a)(1) – 1 Count of Previous Conviction of a Felony of Section 451, PC 12022.1(a)(2) – Committing a felony while on parole. Alves is a known arson registrant with a prior arson conviction in Riverside County. For additional information, please contact Senior Public Information Specialist, John Hall of the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office at 951-955-8662.

 

INCIDENT: HOMICIDE

WHEN: 8/25/2017

WHERE: 6900 Block of Adele Ln., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On Friday, August 25, 2017, at about 9:48 PM, deputies from the Jurupa Valley Station responded to a call of an assault with a deadly weapon occurring in the 6900 block of Adele Lane, Jurupa Valley. Upon arrival deputies located a Hispanic male suffering from gunshot injuries. The male was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Investigators from the Jurupa Valley Station and Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation. The investigation is ongoing. No suspects have been arrested.  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Investigator Paz from the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2195.

 

INCIDENT: QUALITY OF LIFE ENFORCEMENT OPERATION

WHEN: 8/24-25/17

WHERE: Various shopping centers and roadways in Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: The Jurupa Valley Station’s Special Enforcement Team is in place to combat current crime trends, suppress gang activity and investigate quality of life complaints from the citizens of the cities of Jurupa Valley and Eastvale. Recently, we received multiple complaints from citizens, shopping center management and city officials regarding aggressive panhandling practices at several shopping centers within the city of Jurupa Valley. We have also received numerous complaints regarding panhandlers who loiter in the center medians of roadways, entrance and exits points of shopping centers and freeway off-ramps. On August 24 and 25, 2017, deputies assigned to the Jurupa Valley Special Enforcement Team conducted directed enforcement and undercover operations in various shopping centers and intersections in order to identify and curtail illegal, aggressive panhandling of shopping center patrons and motorists.  These types of operations will continue within the city of Jurupa Valley over the next few weeks in an effort to stop this activity. The Jurupa Valley Special Enforcement Team issued 17 citations for Jurupa Valley City Ordinance violations, arrested eight subjects for misdemeanor warrants, two subjects for Business and Professions Code violations, one subject for a felony warrant and issued one citation for solicitation near a freeway off-ramp.  All of the subjects contacted, cited and arrested were part of the homeless population within Jurupa Valley. The Jurupa Valley Station also hosts the Homeless Outreach Team for the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, which concentrates on providing assistance and resources to those in need.  There are representatives for the city of Jurupa Valley within the Special Enforcement Team.  Anyone with concerns related to suspicious or criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Jurupa Valley Special Enforcement Team at 951-955-2600.

 

INCIDENT: INDOOR MARIJUANA CULTIVATION/ THEFT OF UTILITIES

WHEN: 8/23/17

WHERE: 14000 block of Silver Stream, Eastvale

DETAILS: On August 23, 2017, at 12:15 PM, members of the Jurupa Valley Station’s Special Enforcement Team, along with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Marijuana Eradication Team, served a search warrant in the 14000 block of Silver Stream in the city of Eastvale.  Evidence of illegal marijuana cultivation along with an electrical bypass to steal electricity were located inside of the residence.  This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact Deputy James Herington at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station, (951) 955-2600.

 

INCIDENT: FATAL TRAFFIC COLLISION

WHEN: 8/20/17

WHERE: 5800 block of Hamner Ave., Eastvale

DETAILS: On Sunday, August 20, 2017, at 2:30 p.m., officers assigned to the Eastvale Police Department responded to the 5800 block of Hamner Ave., Eastvale, regarding a traffic collision.  The preliminary investigation revealed a 2-year-old juvenile pedestrian sustained serious head injuries after being struck by a vehicle. The juvenile was transported to a local hospital by ambulance.  Life saving measures were unsuccessful and the juvenile later died at the hospital. Impairment does not appear to be a factor in this traffic collision and no criminal charges have been requested at this time. The Eastvale 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 Petersen at the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600.

 

INCIDENT: INDOOR MARIJUANA CULTIVATION, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA FOR SALE, THEFT OF UTILITIES

WHEN: 8/18/17

WHERE: 14000 block of Henry St., Eastvale

DETAILS: On August 18, 2017, at 10:30 AM, members of the Jurupa Valley Station’s Special Enforcement Team, along with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Marijuana Eradication Team, served a search warrant in the 14000 block of Henry Street in the city of Eastvale.  Evidence of illegal marijuana cultivation along with an electrical bypass to steal electricity were located inside of the residence.  Chris VoongGuo Yong Xu, and Shu Qiang Chen were arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana with the intent to sell and theft of utilities.  Anyone with further information regarding this case is urged to contact Deputy James Herington at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station, (951) 955-2600. Tips for Spotting a Marijuana Grow House: The Eastvale Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team is partnering with the City of Eastvale’s Code Enforcement to combat the recent trend of residential indoor marijuana grow operations. This type of operation usually starts when a rental home is converted in the interior area by covering most or all of the windows. The subjects then make room-by-room conversions throughout the house by bypassing the electrical meter, installing additional electrical wiring, outlets, circuit-breaker panels, commercial grade lighting and air conditioning units. These conversions are extremely hazardous and pose a serious fire risk, not only to the home, but the surrounding homes as well. Some of the tell-tales signs of marijuana grow houses are: All windows are covered from the interior by newspaper or other materials,  Lights and televisions on timers,  Subjects moving in commercial grade electrical equipment during the late night or early morning hours,  No signs of normal residential occupation,  The smell of marijuana emitting from the home,  Can you see wires leading up to the power line before the meter? , Do people come and go at odd hours or do they never seem to be there?,  Are they accumulating the kind of trash a real resident would?,  Do strange cars pull up outside at night? ,  Is anybody taking care of the landscaping? , The sound of the air conditioner running at all the times.  The Eastvale Police Department is seeking information regarding these types of operations. Callers may remain anonymous. Reporting this type of activity can be done by calling Deputy James Herington at the Jurupa Valley Station at (951) 955-2600 or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s dispatch center at (951)776-1099.

 

INCIDENT: DUI/DRIVER’S LICENSE CHECKPOINT

WHEN: 8/17/17

WHERE: Eastvale

DETAILS: The Eastvale Police Department’s Traffic Bureau conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on August 19, 2017, at Hamner Ave. x Schleisman Rd., between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 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.  In recent years, California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes.  The Eastvale 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 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. Results: 621 Vehicles Screened,  1 DUI-Alcohol arrest,  10 Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked,  10 citations issued,  3 vehicles were towed. Drivers are encouraged to download the California Office of Traffic Safety DDVIP (Designated Driver VIP) 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.  The feature-packed app even has social media tie-ins and even a tab for the non-DD to call Uber, Lyft or Curb. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses that can exceed $10,000 not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out. The Eastvale Police Department will be conducting another DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint and DUI Saturation Patrol in the future in our ongoing commitment to lowering deaths and injuries upon our streets and highways.

 

 

INCIDENT: ARMED AND DANGEROUS GANG MEMBER WITH A GUN

WHEN: 8/17/17

WHERE: 9000 block of Mission Blvd., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On July 11, 2017, members of the Riverside County Sheriff Department’s Region 7 Gang Task Force began investigating a series of gang vandalism’s throughout the Jurupa Valley area. Task Force officers identified 28 year-old Jurupa Valley resident Anthony Abraham Martinez as the suspect. Martinez is an active participant of a criminal street gang and on parole for assault with a firearm. On July 20, 2017, Task Force officers attempted to apprehend Martinez near a shopping center at the intersection of Mission Boulevard and Glen Street. A foot pursuit ensued and Martinez discarded a loaded handgun. Martinez was able to elude capture. However, the loaded firearm was recovered at scene by Task Force officers. On August 17, 2017, about 4:00 PM, Task Force officers with the assistance of Jurupa Valley Station patrol deputies, K-9 and Sheriff’s Aviation ultimately located and arrested Martinez at a residence in the 9000 block of Mission Boulevard. Martinez was booked into custody at the Robert Presley Detention Center for the following charges: Felon in possession of a firearm,  Felon in possession of ammunition,  Gang member in possession of a firearm,  Possession of an unregistered firearm,  Felony Gang Enhancement,  Felony Vandalism, Felony Parole violation.  Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Sergeant Frank Lodes from the Riverside County Sheriff Department’s Region 7 Gang Task Force at (951) 955-2734.

 

INCIDENT: DRUG INVESTIGATION AND ARREST

WHEN: 8/6/17

WHERE: Hamner Ave. near Sixth St., Norco

DETAILS: On Sunday, August 6, 2017, at 3:30 p.m., a deputy assigned to the Norco Sheriff’s Office conducted a vehicle enforcement stop, on Hamner Avenue near Sixth Street, in the city of Norco. The vehicle driver, later identified as Scott Warren, age 35, a resident of San Bernardino, was determined to be driving while under the influence of drugs and detained for further investigation. The vehicle passengers were identified as Felicia Aguilar, age 27, a resident of San Bernardino, and Richard Prater, age 29, a resident of San Bernardino, and were also determined to be under the influence of drugs. During the subsequent investigation, deputies located evidence related to the sales of narcotics. Warren was arrested for possession of drugs for sales and driving while under the influence of drugs. Aguilar was arrested for being under the influence of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. Prater was arrested for drug possession, being under the influence of drugs, and two misdemeanor warrants. All three suspects were booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for the listed charges.  The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department will be vigilant in investigating all crimes of this nature. If anyone has additional information regarding this investigation, please contact Deputy Robertson at the Norco Sheriff’s Office at 951-270-5673.

 

INCIDENT: NEGLIGENT DISCHARGE

WHEN: 8/4/17

WHERE: 12500 block of Limonite Ave., Eastvale

DETAILS: On Friday, August 4, 2017, at 11:02 PM, dispatch started receiving numerous calls reference a shooting near Limonite Avenue / Hamner Avenue, in the city of Eastvale. Several patrol units responded to the area, but no victims or suspects were located. Initial investigation revealed there was a physical altercation involving 20 or more subjects, and at one point, someone started shooting. All subjects involved in the altercation either fled on foot or in vehicles before the police arrived. This is an on-going investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact Deputy David Olsen at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station, (951) 955-2600.

 

INCIDENT: INDOOR MARIJUANA CULTIVATION, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA FOR SALE, THEFT OF UTILITIES

WHEN: 8/3/17

WHERE: 14000 block of Wolfhound St., Eastvale

DETAILS: On August 3, 2017, at 2:30 PM, members of the Jurupa Valley Station’s Special Enforcement Team, along with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Marijuana Eradication Team, served a search warrant in the 14000 block of Wolfhound Street in the city of Eastvale.  Evidence of illegal marijuana cultivation along with an electrical bypass to steal electricity were located inside of the residence.  Jianguo Li, at 40-year-old resident of New York, was arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana with the intent to sell and theft of utilities.  Anyone with further information regarding this case is urged to contact Deputy James Herington at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station, (951) 955-2600.

 

INCIDENT: STOLEN VEHICLE ARREST

WHEN: 8/1/17

WHERE: 1600 block of Hamner Ave., Norco

DETAILS: On August 1, at 11:34 a.m., deputies from the Norco Sheriff’s Office located a stolen vehicle at a business, in the 1600 block of Hamner Avenue, in the city of Norco. The subsequent investigation revealed the vehicle had been stolen from the city of Corona on July 12, 2017. Deputies were able to locate and detain the suspect, identified as Mario Nunez, a 21-year-old resident of El Cerrito. Nunez was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle and a dirk/dagger. He was subsequently booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for the listed charges. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Deputy Faucher with the Norco Sheriff’s Office at (951) 270-5673.

Eastvale Crime Recap: July 2017

Staff Reports

 

INCIDENT: HOMICIDE

WHEN: 7/29/2017 @ 4:05 pm

WHERE: Pacific Avanue and Canal St., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On Saturday, July 29, 2017, at about 4:05 PM, deputies from the Jurupa Valley Station responded to a man down in the area of Pacific Avenue and Canal Street, Jurupa Valley. Upon arrival deputies located a deceased Hispanic male adult. The male sustained traumatic injuries that caused his death. The victim was identified as Benny Carrasco, age 52, of La Puente. Investigators from the Jurupa Valley Station and Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation. The investigation is ongoing. No suspects have been arrested. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Investigator Loureiro from the Central Homicide Unit at 760-393-3524.

 

 

INCIDENT: SUICIDE

WHEN: 7/23/2017 @ 9:00 am

WHERE: Orchard Park, 5900 Block of Festival Way, Eastvale

DETAILS: On Sunday, July 23, about 9:00 a.m., deputies assigned to the Eastvale Police Department responded to a suicide at Orchard Park, located in the 5900 block of Festival Way, city of Eastvale. Upon arrival, deputies located a deceased male adult in the restroom area of the park. The investigation revealed the victim’s death appears to be a result of suicide. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Coroner’s Bureau responded to the scene. This incident is still under investigation and the victim’s identity is being withheld until family is notified. Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact Deputy Loza at the Jurupa Valley Station at (951) 955-2600, or the Coroner’s Bureau at (951) 443-2300.

 

INCIDENT: FATAL TRAFFIC COLLISION

WHEN: 7/20/2017 @ 10:30 pm

WHERE: Live Oak Dr. & Lakeside Dr., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On Thursday, July 20, 2017, at about 10:30 PM, deputies from the Jurupa Valley Police Department responded to Live Oak Drive and Lakeside Drive, regarding a possible hit and run traffic collision. Deputies arrived on scene within minutes and found a male laying in the road way.  The male was identified as a 14-year-old resident of Jurupa Valley. The male’s identity will be withheld due to him being a juvenile. American Medical Response and California Fire Department personnel responded to the scene. The male was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.  Jurupa Valley Traffic Investigators responded to the scene and assumed control of the investigation. The preliminary investigation revealed the male had been thrown from the back of a moving pick- up truck, due to reckless driving. The investigation lead deputies to the suspect’s address in the 4000 block of Scholes Avenue, Jurupa Valley.  Deputies arrested the suspect, Layn Meyer (age 22 of Jurupa Valley) for homicide. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Deputy A. Ditfurth at the Jurupa Valley Station, (951) 955-2600.

 

INCIDENT: WEAPON AND DRUG SALES ARREST

WHEN: 7/14/2017 @ 4:40 pm

WHERE: 4000 Block of Mennes Ave., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On Friday, 07/14/17, about 4:40 PM, members of the Region 7 Riverside County Sheriff Department’s Regional Gang Task Force attempted to serve an arrest warrant at a residence in the 4000 Block of Mennes Avenue in Jurupa Valley.  Task Force officers contacted 40 year-old Jurupa Valley resident Kasey Holt near the residence. Holt was found to be in possession of a loaded firearm and methamphetamine. Additional items were located indicative of drug sales. Holt was later booked into custody at the Robert Presley Detention Center for the following charges: Felon in possession of a loaded firearm with methamphetamine, Felon in possession of ammunition, Possession of methamphetamine for sales, Possession of an unregistered firearm.  Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Sergeant Frank Lodes from the Region 7 Regional Gang Task Force at (951) 955-2734.

INCIDENT: IN CUSTODY DEATH

WHEN: 7/8/2017 @ 1:43 pm

WHERE: Robert Presley Detention Center

DETAILS: On Saturday, July 8, 2017, a 47-year-old male inmate at the Robert Presley Detention Center suffered a life-threatening medical emergency.  Facility medical personnel responded and immediately began life saving efforts.  The male was transported to a local hospital by ambulance, where he succumbed to his condition and was pronounced deceased. At this time, no foul play is suspected.  Investigators from the Jurupa Valley Station Investigations Bureau are investigating the inmate’s death.  The inmate’s identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Investigator Fransik at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 955-2600.

INCIDENT: BURGLARY

WHEN: 7/7/2017 @ 12:00 am

WHERE: 2700 Block of Hamner Ave., Norco

DETAILS: On Friday, July 7, about 12:00 a.m., Norco Sheriff’s deputies responded to a burglary alarm at a business, located in the 2700 block of Hamner Avenue, in the city of Norco. Upon arriving, deputies determined the business had been burglarized and began an immediate search for the suspect. While searching the interior of the business, deputies located the suspect who fled. The fleeing suspect was located a short time later and taken into custody. The suspect was identified as Glenn David Volpei, age 50, a Burbank resident. The suspect was arrested for burglary and booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Deputy Cadena with the Norco Sheriff’s Office at (951) 270-5673.

Eastvale Crime Recap

JUNE 2017

 

INCIDENT:           HOMICIDE

WHEN:                 6/4/17 @ 7:56 pm

WHERE:                1400 Block of Pacific Ave., Norco

DETAILS:              Officers from the Norco Police Department responded to a physical altercation between two adult males outside a residence in Norco. Officers arrived within minutes and located a male laying on a driveway and not breathing. Officers began emergency lifesaving procedures for the male until paramedics arrived. The victim, later identified as 57-year-old, Gerald Lee, was transported to Corona Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased. Based on the circumstances, the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. Investigators are currently searching for 55-year-old, Klaus Peter Foster of Norco. Klaus Foster is a white male adult 5’8”/ 200 lbs. with red hair, a beard, and brown eyes.  He was last seen driving a green 2005 GMC Sierra pickup truck, California license plate number 74953F2. Klaus Foster is wanted only for questioning regarding the incident. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts or this incident can call Investigator Mullins as 951-955-2777.

UPDATE:              Based on information gathered during the ongoing investigation, an arrest warrant was obtained for suspect, Klaus Foster. Additional leads directed investigators to a residence in Big River California near the Colorado river. At the request of the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit, San Bernardino Sheriff’s deputies located and arrested Foster in Big River. He was later transferred to the custody of deputies from Riverside Sheriff’s Colorado River Station and booked into the Blythe Jail. Foster’s bail is set at $1,000,000.

 

INCIDENT:           TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT OPERATION

WHEN:                 6/5/2017 from 6:00 am until 12:00 pm

WHERE:                Eastvale

RESULTS:             30 Citations were issued for traffic violations

2 vehicles were impounded for unlicensed/suspended drivers

 

 

INCIDENT:           NARCOTICS INVESTIGATION & ARREST

WHEN:                 6/8/2017 @ 12:30 pm

WHERE:                3100 block of Corona Ave., Norco

DETAILS:              Deputies assigned to the Norco Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Team conducted a narcotics investigation at a Norco residence. During a probation sweep of the residence, deputies located a small amount of heroin & associated paraphernalia. Patrick Page, a 36-year old Norco resident, was arrested at the scene without incident. He was later booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for felony violation of probation and other associated charges.

 


WHEN:                
6/10/2017 from 7:00 pm until 3:00 amINCIDENT:           DUI TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT OPERATION

WHERE:                Norco

RESULTS:             36 vehicles stopped

8 drivers were given Field Sobriety tests

1 driver arrested for DUI

 

 

INCIDENT:           WARRANT SWEEP

WHEN:                 6/11/2017 from 6:00 am until 12:00 pm

WHERE:                Jurupa Valley

RESULTS:             29 Warrants Attempted

18 Warrants Served

 

INCIDENT:           STOLEN VEHICLE ARREST

WHEN:                 6/12/2017 @ 7:40 am

WHERE:                54th Street & Steve Ave., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS:              Jurupa Valley Police officers received information a pickup truck with a utility trailer was stolen that morning in San Diego.  The owner located the vehicle and followed it through the city of Jurupa Valley.  Officers located the vehicle at 54th Street and Steve Avenue, in the city of Jurupa Valley.  The driver and sole occupant, Juan Villarreal (age 25 of Jurupa Valley), was arrested and booked for vehicle theft, possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools, and a violation of probation for auto theft.

 

INCIDENT:           VEHICLE THEFT INVESTIGATION & ARREST

WHEN:                 6/14/2017 @ 10:50 am

WHERE:                1700 block of Western Ave., Norco

DETAILS:              Deputies assigned to the Norco Sheriff’s Office contacted the occupant of a suspicious vehicle parked on Western Ave. in Norco. After running the license plate, deputies discovered the vehicle had been reported stolen from a residence in LA County on June 12th. The occupant of the vehicle, George Alberto Anzaldo, a 40- year old Pico Rivera resident, was arrested without incident at the scene. During a search of his person, deputies discovered a burglary tool commonly used in vehicle thefts. He was later booked into the R. Presley Detention Center for possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of burglary tools & committing a felony while on bail.

 

INCIDENT:           COURT STING OPERATION

WHEN:                 6/15/2017 from 7:00 am until 12:00 pm

WHERE:                Jurupa Valley

DETAILS:           On June 15, 2017, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.,  officers from Jurupa Valley Traffic Division conducted an undercover “Court Sting” operation at the Riverside Superior Court targeting suspected DUI drivers whose  licenses where suspended/revoked or who were unlicensed drivers and reside in the city of Jurupa Valley.  Deputies staked out offenders who had been told by a judge not to drive and/or who had been told of their license suspension.  While some offenders complied with the law and had alternate means of transportation, four individuals in court for DUI/suspended licenses proceeded to get behind the wheel and drove away from the court house.  Those who chose to drive were stopped by waiting deputies and cited back into court and their vehicles were impounded: RESULTS- 4 Suspended/Revoked, 4 Vehicles Impounded  Those arrested today could face additional jail time, long driver license suspensions, along with other financial hits including attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work, and the potential loss of job or job prospects. When family, friends and co-workers find out, violators can also face tremendous personal embarrassment and humiliation. DUI Court Sting stakeout operations, along with regularly scheduled high visibility DUI enforcement, serve as a proven deterrent with the goal of keeping impaired drivers from the road and heightening awareness among the public of the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. This special DUI operation was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  Please help the Jurupa Valley Police Department every day of the week:  Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1!  The operation was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

 

INCIDENT:           WEAPON AND DRUG SALES ARREST OF GANG MEMBER

WHEN:                 6/22/17 @ 2:48 pm

WHERE:                4000 Block of Lindsay Street, Jurupa Valley

DETAILS:         On Thursday, 06/22/17, about 2:48 PM, members of the Riverside County Sheriff Department’s Region 7 Gang Task Force conducted a probation compliance check at a residence in the 4000 Block of Lindsay Street in Jurupa Valley. Task Force officers contacted 37-year old Jurupa Valley resident, David Perez at the residence. Perez was determined to be on supervised probation for weapons violations. Perez was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun and approximately one ounce of methamphetamine along with heroin. Additional items were also located indicative of drug sales. Perez was also identified as being an active participant of a criminal street gang. Perez was arrested and booked into custody at the Robert Presley Detention Center for the following charges: Ex-Felon in possession of a loaded firearm, Ex-Felon in possession of ammunition, Methamphetamine and heroin sales,  Possession of methamphetamine and heroin while armed , Prior drug sale enhancements,  Criminal street gang member in possession of a loaded firearm,  Felony probation violation. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Sergeant Frank Lodes from the Riverside County Region 7 Gang Task Force at (951) 955-2734.

Deputy Arrests Mira Loma Women for Identity Theft and Possession of a Controlled Substance

DATE/TIME: July 1, 2017 / 1800 hours
INCIDENT: PC 530.5, Identity Theft
HS 11378, Sales of Methamphetamine
LOCATION: Britton Way / Mount Vernon Ave, city of Grand Terrace
SUSPECT(S): Shawna Hernandez, 27-year-old resident of Mira Loma
VICTIM(S): Confidential

SUMMARY: Deputy Joshua Gile was patrolling in the contract city of Grand Terrace. He conducted a vehicle check in the parking lot of the CVS Pharmacy. The vehicle’s tag was expired for over four years. The driver was contacted and identified as Shawna Hernandez. Hernandez had an outstanding warrant for her arrest and the vehicel was inventoried so it could be towed. Evidence of identity theft was discovered, such as other people’s mail, identifying information and access cards. Hernandez had burglary tools including pry bars, bolt cutters and other cutting tools used to facilitate the mail theft. Over an ounce of suspected methamphetamine and other drug paraphernalia was also found in the vehicle.

Hernandez was transported to Central Detention Center and booked for Identity Theft and sales of methamphetamine.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.

Crime Recap

Courtesy of the SBCSD and RCSD

Iowa Fugitive, Frank French, Arrested in Fontana

DATE/Time: Friday May 19, 2017 / 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Sierra Way/Baseline Road, Fontana
SUSPECT: Frank French, Caucasian male, 72 years old, of Council Bluffs Iowa
VICTIM: Confidential

SUMMARY:

On May 19, 2017, Specialized Enforcement Division personnel assigned to the United States Marshals Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force, located and arrested Frank French near Sierra Way and Baseline Road in Fontana. French is a fugitive wanted out of Council Bluffs, Iowa for false imprisonment, four counts of child endangerment with bodily injury, and two counts of child endangerment.
The preliminary information released regarding the victim’s duration of false imprisonment was factually inaccurate. While French is facing several charges related to child abuse, the victim was locked in her room for a period of four days, not several years. The warrant for French’s arrest was issued in late January.
Upon learning o f the warrants for his arrest, French fled the Council Bluffs area and evaded authorities for several months. After an extensive investigation by the US Marshal’s Southern District of Iowa Office and the Fugitive Task Force, French was located and arrested without incident.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Public Affairs Division at (909) 387-3700. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Lewd Acts w/Minor Under 10, Production of Child Pornography

DATE/TIME: May 23, 2017
LOCATION: Residence in Adelanto
SUSPECT: Jonathan Robert Jones, 30 years old, resident of Adelanto
VICTIM: Confidential – 5 year old male
SUMMARY:
On April 28, 2017, Deputy Wendy Perea from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s station was assigned to investigate a Cybertip that was sent to the National Center for Missing and Exploided Children (NCMEC) by an online digital file storage company. The Cybertip contained images and videos of confirmed child pornography. Perea authored a search warrant to obtain the subscriber information for the Internet Service Provider (ISP.)
On May 18, 2017, Deputy Perea received the results from the ISP and identified the account holder. She used various law enforcement databases and search techniques to positively identify the suspect, whose image was captured in the vide os. Through the investigation, Deputy Perea identified the suspect as Jonathan Robert Jones, and determined the 5 year old victim was related to the suspect.
Detectives from Specialized Investigations Divisiton – Crimes Against Children Detail responded to the Victor Valley station to assist. Perea authored a search warrant for the suspect’s residence and seized evidence to help corroborate the various crimes Jones committed.
Jonathan Jones was arrested on May 18, 2017 and is being held at High Desert Detention Center with bail set at $300,000.
Through this investigation, Perea learned that Jones used to live with his family in the Colton area. There is evidence that indicates there may be additional victims in the Colton and/or Victor Valley area. Anyone with information is asked to contact either the Victor Valley Station at (760)552-6800 or the Crimes Against Children Detail at (909)387-3615.

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Residential Burglary Arrest

Incident Date: May 19, 2017 Time: 2 p.m.

Incident Location: 14000 block of Saline Drive, Eastvale

SUMMARY:

On My 19, 2017, Officers from the Eastvale Police Department responded to the 14000 block of Saline Drive, Eastvale, reference a residential burglary that just occurred. Officers arrived within minutes and obtained information that a Hispanic male adult had just broken into the residence and stole several items including a firearm. The suspect fled the area in a dark colored BMW. Investigators with the Jurupa Valley Station assumed the investigation.

After a extensive investigation, the suspect was identified as Richard Quilliam a 33 year-old resident of the city of Fontana. On May 21, 2017, Quilliam was arrested by the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department for unrelated charges. On May 22, 2017, Jurupa Valley Investigators took custody of Mr. Quilliam upon his release from the West Valley Detention Center, in Rancho Cucamonga. Mr. Quilliam was subsequently arrested for the burglary and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center, in Riverside.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Investigator Barros of the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 955-2600.

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

 Missing 16 Year Old Female Located

– UPDATE –
Missing 16 year old female has been located and subsequently released to the custody of LA County Social Workers.

– ORIGINAL MESSAGE –
Missing Person: Kimberly Molina (16)
Description: Female, Hispanic, 5’01”, 110 lbs., blonde hair, brown eyes, last seen wearing brown sweater, unknown color leggings and blue hospital socks.
Tattoos: Star on each shoulder and “KIKO” on left chest.
(Photo taken about one year ago)
Location last seen: 500 N. Main Street, Santa Ana

Synopsis:
On 5/23/17, a social worker was transporting Molina to LA County. Molina jumped out of the car at 500 N. Main Street in Santa Ana and fled northbound.
Molina has priors for prostitution and has been a victim of human trafficking. She may be in the company of her pimp known only as “FEDERICO.”
If located contact LA Co. Social Worker Mayra Gallo assigned to Commercially Sexually Exploited Children at cell (626) 460-9620 or Santa Ana Police Department Detective Gus Moroyoqui at desk (714) 245-8731.

Homicide Investigation

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at 7:45 a.m.
LOCATION: 10600 block of Dumond Avenue in Bloomington
VICTIM: Michael Garcia, age 37 of Riverside
SUSPECT(s): Unknown

SUMMARY:
On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at approximately 7:45 a.m., deputies from the Fontana Sheriff’s Station responded to the 10600 block of Dumond Avenue following the report of shots heard. Upon arrival, deputies located an adult male outside of the residence suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Emergency fire personnel responded and the victim, later identified as Michael Garcia, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Investigators from the Specialized Investigations Division, Homicide Detail, responded to the location and are currently conducting the investigation.
Updates will be released as they become available.
Anyone with information re garding this incident is urged to contact Detective Walt Peraza or Sergeant Robert Warrick at (909)387-3589. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

 

 

Homicide Investigation

DATE/TIME: ​Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at 6:05 a.m.
LOCATION: ​Homeless encampment behind 14950 Bear Valley Road, Victorville
VICTIM:​Prentice Dean, age 24 transient of Victorville
SUSPECT(s):​Unknown ​

SUMMARY:
On Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at approximately 6:05 a.m., deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to a homeless encampment behind the El Super Market following the report of a man down. Upon arrival, deputies located an adult male unresponsive behind the business. Emergency fire personnel responded and the victim, later identified as Prentice Dean, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Investigators from the Specialized Investigations Division, Homicide Detail, responded to the location and are currently conducting the investigation.
Updates will be released as they become available.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective Walt Peraza or Sergeant Robert Warrick at (909)387-3589. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Tips From Deputy Myers

Dear Deputy Myers:

How can I become more involved with my community and the Sheriff’s Department?

Did you know the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has numerous volunteers that assist the department with many different aspects of their day to day operations?  It’s true, and there are hundreds of volunteers department wide that are vital to assisting the department in various ways. Being the volunteer coordinator, as well as many other things, I get to see just how valuable the volunteers are to us every day! I directly supervise the Explorers, Mounted Posse, and Citizen Volunteer Patrol.

Not everyone can be an Explorer (due to age restrictions), and not everyone can be a member of the volunteer Mounted Posse (due to not having interest in horses), but nearly anyone over the age of 18 can be a Citizen Volunteer. The Citizen Volunteer Patrol meets once a month (the fourth Wednesday of every month) at 700pm at the Jurupa Valley Station. They have the opportunity to work hand in hand with deputies on patrol, assist with major incidents, DUI checkpoints, provide an added level of eyes and ears on the streets, logistics, and assist with community events (just to name a few). The station Volunteer Citizen Patrol helps in the contract cities of Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, and the outer lying unincorporated county areas. The Volunteers are a vital part of operations throughout the department.

If being a volunteer sounds like something that may interest you and you have the extra time, please come out to one of our meetings, learn about our program, meet some of our current volunteers, and possibly pick up a background packet to get started in something that can provide you with free training and a sense of community.

Deanna Myers is the Volunteer and Programs Coordinator for the Jurupa Valley Station of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department that services the Eastvale Police Department.  She has been with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department for about nine years, and most recently was assigned to patrol within the City of Eastvale before moving into her current position where she is in charge of the Neighborhood Watch program for the City of Eastvale.

 

Deputy Myers Tips

EV - Deputy Myers.jpgDear Deputy Myers:

Bicycle/Skateboard Helmet requirements…what is the law?

The California Vehicle Code  Section 21212, which pertains to helmet laws, is as follows: (a) A person under 18 years of age shall not operate a bicycle, a nonmotorized scooter, or a skateboard, nor shall they wear in-line or roller skates, nor ride upon a bicycle, a nonmotorized scooter, or a skateboard as a passenger, upon a street, bikeway, as defined in Section 890.4 of the Streets and Highways Code, or any other public bicycle path or trail unless that person is wearing a properly fitted and fastened bicycle helmet that meets the standards of either the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) or the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), or standards subsequently established by those entities. This requirement also applies to a person who rides upon a bicycle while in a restraining seat that is attached to the bicycle or in a trailer towed by the bicycle.

Did you know every year in California alone, over 100 people are killed and thousands are injured in bicycle collisions? All too often these injuries are head related and could have been prevented. Where there is a responsibility on both the bicyclist and the motorist to maintain control and stay alert, the devastating injuries could be prevented by just wearing a helmet.

As the operator of the bicycle/skateboard and being under the age of 18, it is your responsibility to not only wear your helmet, but to also wear it properly. Consult the packaging of the helmet or your local first responder for assistance if you are unsure. Also consider taking a bicycle safety course to learn the proper hand signals to effectively communicate your intentions to other drivers on the road. Know that wearing a properly fitting helmet is the law and you could be cited for not wearing one. Don’t get caught without it!

There are four basic safety tips to follow when operating a bicycle or skateboard while on the street or in an enclosed skate park. 1) Maintain control of your bicycle/skateboard; 2) Protect yourself – Always wear your helmet; 3) Be visible, alert, and communicate your intentions clearly; and lastly 4) Ride with traffic. We at the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department are committed to your safety and encourage you to continue to keep yourself and your families safe.

Deanna Myers is the Volunteer and Programs Coordinator for the Jurupa Valley Station of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department that services the Eastvale Police Department.  She has been with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department for about nine years, and most recently was assigned to patrol within the City of Eastvale before moving into her current position where she is in charge of the Neighborhood Watch program for the City of Eastvale.

 

Dear Deputy Myers:

Dear Deputy Myers:

What is Jaywalking exactly? 

Deputy Myers

Deputy Myers

California Vehicle Code defines “Jaywalking” as travel between intersections controlled by traffic signal devices or by police officers, pedestrians shall not cross the roadway at any place except in a crosswalk. Ok, so what does that really mean? Basically, if you are crossing an intersection outside of a crosswalk or controlled intersection then you would be considered “Jaywalking” and could subject yourself to receiving a ticket from a law enforcement officer.

Now, as a pedestrian you also have a responsibility to yourself and the drivers on the road. You must show due diligence for your safety and the safety of the drivers on the road and check the intersection before stepping off the curb into the crosswalk. If you step off the curb directly in front of a vehicle, it is not then the drivers fault for hitting you. You have a responsibility to look before you step. All too often individuals believe the pedestrian always has the right-of-way no matter what and that is just not the case.

Drivers have a responsibility too when it comes to pedestrians in a crosswalk. California Vehicle Code states; “The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection.” So, if you are in a vehicle approaching a crosswalk, slow down to look for pedestrians before you drive through it. You could save someone’s life and/or prevent yourself from getting a ticket.

Ultimately, it is the responsibility of everyone on the road, whether inside of a vehicle, riding a bicycle, operating a scooter, or simply walking to watch out for one another and stay safe.

Cited sections of the vehicle code referred to are the following 21955CVC and 21950(a)CVC.

Deanna Myers is the Volunteer and Programs Coordinator for the Jurupa Valley Station of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department that services the Eastvale Police Department.  She has been with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department for about eight years, and most recently was assigned to patrol within the City of Eastvale before moving into her current position where she is in charge of the Neighborhood Watch program for the City of Eastvale.

 

Tips from Deputy Myers

Dear Deputy Myers:

Deputy Myers

Deputy Myers

An oldie, but a goodie…

All too often I hear people that are victims of crimes, such as vehicle burglaries or package delivery theft, post the incidents on social media but do not report the crimes to local law enforcement. I cannot begin to tell you how important it is to REPORT REPORT REPORT!!! If local law enforcement in your area does not know the crime occurred, they cannot be a part of the solution to preventing it from happening again.

Neighborhood watch meetings and social media are great ways to advise your neighbors of what is happening to keep them informed so it doesn’t happen to them; but reporting to law enforcement, will assist in making the crimes stop altogether. This is especially important if you have video surveillance of the possible suspect.

The following is a list of what to do if you fall victim to a property crime (i.e. burglary, theft, vandalism, etc.). 1) Try to avoid touching the vehicle, door, or area around where the item(s) were taken from. This will assist the officer when they arrive to possibly obtain prints. 2) Develop a timeline as to when the last time you saw the item, when you last used it, how/when you secured it, and when you noticed it missing. 3) Contact your local law enforcement!! The non-emergency number to report past crimes is (951)776-1099. Even if you are in a hurry to get to work or have to pick up/drop off a child at school, many reports can be taken over the phone. 4) After you have reported the crime and given necessary details, feel free to reach out to social media, neighbors, etc. to assist with catching those who may have committed the crime. Please note: posting to Facebook forums DOES NOT automatically inform your local law enforcement with what is going on in your neighborhood, you still need to call and report the crimes and suspicious activities as they occur to help prevent them from happening in the future.

It is incredibly important to report crimes, no matter how insignificant, as they affect the statistics regarding current crime trends in the area. The statistics also provide much needed information to law enforcement in crime prevention for the future.

Deanna Myers is the Volunteer and Programs Coordinator for the Jurupa Valley Station of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department that services the Eastvale Police Department.  She has been with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department for about eight years, and most recently was assigned to patrol within the City of Eastvale before moving into her current position where she is in charge of the Neighborhood Watch program for the City of Eastvale.

 

Battery Charging Safety Tips

By City of Eastvale

Don’t leave batteries on a charger for long periods of time as it can cause the charger to overheat and catch fire.

The City of Eastvale and CAL Fire Riverside want to advise residents that leaving batteries on a charger for long periods of time can cause the charger to overheat and catch fire.

Please review these important safety tips before charging a battery:

  • Keep sparks, flames, burning cigarettes and other ignition sources away at all times.
  • Be sure the room is properly ventilated.
  • Always wear protective safety goggles, gloves and an apron.
  • If acid splashes into eyes, flush immediately with cold water.
  • In case of acid spill, neutralize with baking soda.
  • Do NOT attempt to charge batteries unless you are properly trained.
  • NEVER leave charging batteries unattended.
  • If you smell or see smoke or a fire immediately dial 9-1-1.

Crime Re-cap for December

Staff Reports

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, including Eastvale Police and Corona Police, has done a great job combating crime in the area. Read a recap below to see what happened in the month of December.

Norco- On Thursday, December 22, 2016, at 5:45 A.M., deputies from the Norco Sheriff’s Office responded to the 3300 Block of Hamner Avenue in the city of Norco reference an unconscious male lying in a parking lot. Deputies arrived within minutes and located an adult male, deceased at the scene. Preliminary investigation indicates the deceased male may have been struck by a vehicle and the incident is being investigated as a fatal hit and run traffic collision. Traffic Investigators responded to the scene and have assumed the investigation. The name of the decedent is being withheld pending notification to next of kin. Preliminary investigation revealed the pedestrian was initially struck by an unknown vehicle and the driver fled the scene without stopping and providing aid.

Eastvale, CA – The Eastvale Police Department’s Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on December 16, 2016, at Hamner Ave. cross of Limonite Ave. between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 3:00 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.

Results: 513 Vehicles Screened; 3 DUI-Alcohol suspects arrested, 5 Arrested for warrants, 20 Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked, and 43 Citations issued.

Eastvale- On Friday, December 9, 2016, the Eastvale Police Department’s Traffic Division conducted a grant-funded traffic enforcement operation as part of its commitment to public safety. This operation is one of many that will be conducted throughout the year. This operation was conducted at numerous locations in the city of Eastvale where major injury and fatal collisions have occurred. The purpose of this operation was to educate motorists about dangerous driving such as exceeding the posted speed limit, failing to stop at stop signs, and using cellular devices while driving to name a few. The operation was conducted from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The results ended in 35 citations being issued.

Jurupa Valley- On December 7, 2016, Jurupa Valley police officers received information the residents from an address in the 4000 block of Bain Street were involved in multiple vehicle thefts and vehicle burglaries. While surveilling the residence, deputies saw a silver Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck parked in the back of the property. A records check revealed the truck was stolen from a residence in Eastvale on December 2, 2016.

Deputies contacted the occupant of the stolen truck, Steven McCary (age 31 of Jurupa Valley) and detained him for possession of a stolen vehicle. With the assistance of the Jurupa Valley Police and Eastvale Police Special Enforcement Teams (SET), a wallet that had been stolen from an unlocked car in Eastvale on December 6, 2016, was also recovered. McCary was booked in jail for possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, possession of stolen property, and committing a crime while on bail.

Corona- On Dec. 28, the Corona Police Department received a call regarding an in-progress commercial burglary at Graziano’s Pizza, 333 Magnolia Avenue, in Corona. Officers responded to the area while CPD dispatch relayed information from the reporting party. The suspect vehicle, a white Dodge Intrepid, was located in the area and a traffic stop was attempted, but the vehicle failed to yield, which initiated a vehicle pursuit. The suspect vehicle was pursued to the 1600 block of Leeson Lane, Corona where the suspect vehicle drove over a curb flattening its tires. The officers located and detained two of the three male suspects, who were later identified as brothers Rodney Shorter II, 21-year-old, and Rodney Shorter III, 19-year-old, of Long Beach. The third suspect was not located.

The investigation revealed that the suspects burglarized Graziano’s Pizza, removing a safe and cash register drawers, and minutes prior they had committed another commercial burglary at Chronic Taco, 160 E. Ontario Avenue, in Corona. The safe taken from Graziano’s Pizza was recovered from the suspect vehicle. In addition, burglary tools, two cloth masks, and a stolen firearm which had been reported stolen out of Los Angeles County were recovered. Both suspects were booked for Commercial Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Evading a Police Officer.

Tips from Deputy Myers

Deputy Myers

Deputy Myers

Dear Deputy Myers:

How can I start or join a Neighborhood Watch near my home?

With all the exceptional growth in population to Eastvale lately, I thought it would be a great time to re-visit neighborhood watch. Law Enforcement is not the ONLY form of protection for your homes and neighbors. YOU are the first defense when it comes to protecting where you live. There are six basic steps to getting a neighborhood watch program started within your community. Step 1– Create Awareness, start a buzz in the neighborhood about keeping it safe. Many neighbors nowadays, with all the modern technology, have started to disconnect from their neighbors. Communication starts with a wave and a smile, followed by starting to talk about your concern for continued safety within your community. Step 2– Organize Volunteers, once you have started a buzz neighbors often begin sharing their personal information to become more involved. Gather their information and set up a neighborhood meeting with them. Step 3– Coordinate with Law Enforcement, this is where I come in. I will provide a short power point presentation and activity for your neighbors. I will give them the tools they need to combat current issues in the neighborhood and keep those issues from returning. Step 4– Identify Concerns, Issues and Problems. Once the group has been formed and they have had time to think about the new tools they have been given, it’s time to discuss where the problems are in your neighborhood. It is best to prioritize the concerns of the volunteers so they can all get addressed in a timely manner. Step 5– Develop Strategies, six heads are better than one. As your group comes together, you can start to come up with ways in which to deal with issues. Having additional people from different backgrounds that come with different resources can be invaluable in eradicating problems in your neighborhood. Step 6-Action Steps, depending on the severity of the problems that arise in your neighborhood, there are several different ways to attack the issues. Planning activities such as clean-up days, neighborhood patrols, and joining social groups such as www.nextdoor.com are just a few of the ways to bring your neighborhoods closer and keep people involved. IF YOU SEE SOMETHING SAY SOMETHING!

 

Deanna Myers is the Volunteer and Programs Coordinator for the Jurupa Valley Station of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department that services the Eastvale Police Department.  She has been with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department for about eight years, and most recently was assigned to patrol within the City of Eastvale before moving into her current position where she is in charge of the Neighborhood Watch program for the City of Eastvale.

 

Check the Air Quality Before You Burn: Season began Nov 1

By City of Eastvale  burn-season

The South Coast AQMD’s Check Before You Burn season began Tuesday, November 1, and will continue through February 28 of 2017.

While residential burning has not yet been restricted this season, please watch for no-burn alerts in your AirAlerts subscription emails or by one of the other methods listed below.

Check Before You Burn is a program designed to protect public health and reduce wintertime fine particle pollution in our region.  During this time, residents are prohibited from burning wood in their fireplaces – both indoors and outdoors — on days when air quality is predicted to be poor.  This restriction applies to all residents of Orange County and non-desert portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.  A ‘No-Burn Alert’ will be issued by SCAQMD one day in advance of any no-burn day that is declared.

This fall and winter season, check the status of your air quality before you burn wood or any other solid fuel.  If you already receive the AirAlerts daily forecasts or real-time air quality alerts, you will automatically receive the special action day alert notices.  New subscribers can join at  www.airalerts.org.  You can also get the daily burn status by calling the SCAQMD’s 24-hour toll-free information line at (866) 966-3293, or by checking online at www.aqmd.gov, or by downloading SCAQMD’s app available for iPhones and iPads and for Android smartphones.

For more details about the Check Before You Burn program and alternatives to wood burning, please visit http://www.aqmd.gov/healthyhearths.

Thank you for helping to keep our air clean!

 

CNUSD Traffic Safety Reminder

A message from CORONA NORCO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

The Corona-Norco Unified School District would like to remind all parents to pay extra attention when driving in or around our schools. We have experienced some traffic collisions involving our students that could have been prevented. As part of our on-going working partnership with the Eastvale Police Department and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department we are committed to bring awareness to bicycle, pedestrian and traffic safety. Brochures about this safety campaign are available at your school site and videos have been prepared for students and parents. The student video can be viewed at http://vimeo.com/173440043 and the parent video can be viewed at http://vimeo.com/173442504. If you have an questions regarding our traffic safety programs, please call Student Services at 951-736-5111. Remember: by working together we can make a difference in keeping our students safe!

 

Crime Recap

Staff Reports

 

Eastvale – The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, including Eastvale Police and Corona Police, have done a great job combating crime in the area. Read a recap below to see what happened in the month of September.

Eastvale – The Eastvale Police Department started an investigation after the theft of a Ford Econoline work truck in the 7100 block of Citrus Valley. The end of August, the Eastvale Special Enforcement Team conducted a follow up investigation that led to the identification of the suspect, Robert Klocki, 33 years-old and resident of Jurupa Valley. The search warrant at the suspect’s home led to the recovery of numerous stolen items, as well as a second and third vehicle. Klocki was arrested and booked for several counts of possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of stolen property, and violation of probation.

Eastvale – Numerous reports of mail theft were happening in the period of several months. The Eastvale Police Department and the Jurupa Valley Station crime analyst teamed up to investigate the mail thefts. In September, deputies received information that led them to the suspect, Megan Schuchman, 32-years-old, Norco resident. Once the search warrant was served, five separate victims’ mail was recovered and predominantly residents of Orange County. Schuchman was located in Moreno Valley and arrested for felony warrant, however the investigation is on-going as mail was stolen from different areas and possibly additional victims.

Norco – An investigation started in the month of August for theft from a business located 2400 block of Hamner Ave. The suspect had stolen funds by the use of forgery from the business. After the month log extensive investigation, deputies identified the suspect as Carlos Alberto Calzadiaz, 19-years-old, resident of Riverside. He was arrested on September 16 for forgery, identify theft and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center.

Norco – The Norco Sheriff’s Office, Special Enforcement Team, were assigned to a narcotics investigation at a storage facility in the 2000 block of Second St. A search warrant was obtained on a single storage unit, where deputies discovered marijuana individually packaged for sales. The suspect was identified as, Guillermo Briseno Plancarte, 58-year-old resident of Riverside. Plancarte was arrested and booked for possession of marijuana for sales at the Robert Presley Detention Center.

Jurupa Valley/Norco – Deputies responded to a residence located in the 2000 block of Norco Drive on September 29. A resident called 911 to report two female suspects who had stolen mail from their residential mail box.The females got away by getting into a vehicle who had been driven by a third male suspect. The three suspects were later arrested and identified as Jamie Aguilera, 24 years-old, Angelica Cervantes, 20-years-old, and Dianne Zaragoza, 47-years-old. The three were booked for mail theft and conspiracy charges into Robert Presley Detention Center.