Eastvale – In the last month, a crime was committed in neighboring city of Norco. The information listed below is courtesy of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
INCIDENT: $6,500.00 Worth of Stolen Property Recovered During Theft Investigation
INCIDENT DATE: April 18, 2022
DETAILS: On April 18, 2022, deputies responded to a business located in the 1100 Block of 6 Street, Norco, regarding a grand theft investigation. During the investigation, it was determined the suspect entered the property of the closed business, and stole numerous items used in agricultural and animal husbandry. Since the initial theft investigation, additional grand thefts were reported from the additional business in the 1200 Block of 6th Street, Norco.
The Norco Special Enforcement Team (SET) assumed the investigation and identified the suspect as Juan Ayala Flores, a 36-year-old resident of Anaheim. On May 10, 2022, Norco SET deputies located and detained Flores in the city of Norco. A search warrant was served at a residence in the 4100 block of Hillside Avenue, Norco. During the service of the search warrant, over $6,500.00 worth of stolen property related to the thefts was located. Deputies also recovered numerous tools and construction items that are believed to be stolen. Flores was arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for grand theft and possession of stolen property.
Anyone with any additional information regarding this investigation is asked to call Deputy Whittenburg at 951-280-5690.
Staff Reports Eastvale – In the last month, there were several incidents that took place in the City of Eastvale and City of Norco. The incidents are listed below, courtesy of the Riverside County Sheriff ’s Department. INCIDENT: Fatal Traffic Collision INCIDENT DATE: November 23, 2021 WHERE: Bellegrave Ave. and Jamestown Ave., Eastvale DETAILS: On Tuesday, November 23, 2021, about 3:03 P.M., deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Jurupa Valley Station, responded to the report of a major injury traffic collision located at Bellegrave Avenue and Jamestown Avenue, in the city of Eastvale. Upon arrival they located an unknown adult male with obvious signs of death. The Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team responded to the location and assumed the investigation. Preliminary investigation indicated the driver of a silver, 2006 Toyota Avalon was traveling eastbound on Bellegrave Avenue and veered onto oncoming traffic and collided with a white, 2009 Freightliner Cascadia which was traveling westbound on Bellegrave Avenue. The driver of the Freightliner suffered no injury and cooperated with the investigation. At this time, it remains unknown if alcohol and/or drugs were a factor in the collision. Bellegrave Avenue between Scholar Way and Hamner Avenue were closed for the duration of the investigation. The identities of the involved parties will not be released pending further investigation and the notification to next of kin. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call Deputy Medina at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at 951-955-2600 or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at 951-776-1099. INCIDENT: Fatal Traffic Collision INCIDENT DATE: November 17, 2021 WHERE: Norco Hills Rd. and Valley Dr., Norco DETAILS: On Wednesday, November 17, 2021, about 2:11 A.M., deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Jurupa Valley Station, responded to a single-vehicle traffic collision near the intersection of Norco Hills Road and Valley Drive, in the city of Norco. Upon arrival, deputies located a male adult, who had been ejected from the vehicle. The driver had suffered life-threatening injuries and was declared deceased at the scene by paramedics and Cal Fire personnel. He was determined to be the sole occupant. The Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team responded to the location and assumed the investigation. Preliminary investigation indicated the driver was traveling eastbound on Norco Hills Road and collided into a brick column. Norco Hills Road and Valley Drive were closed for the duration of the investigation. The identities of the involved party will not be released pending further investigation and the notification to the next of kin. At this time, it remains unknown if alcohol and/or drugs were a factor in the collision. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call Deputy Petersen at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at 951-955-2600 or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at 951-776-1099. INCIDENT: Homicide INCIDENT DATE: November 9, 2021 WHERE: 6400 Block of Wells Springs Street city of Eastvale DETAILS: On November 9, 2020, about 2:46 PM, Jurupa Valley Station Deputies were dispatched to a call of an unresponsive male adult in the 6400 block of Wells Springs Street, city of Eastvale. Upon deputies arrival, it was determined a 19 year old male adult was deceased. Through extensive investigation by investigators from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Overdose Death Investigations and Narcotics Unit, it was determined the decedent, Javon Richard, was a victim of homicide due to a Fentanyl overdose. The investigation was worked tirelessly over the next several months and a suspect, Alvin Linton (36) from the city of Ontario, was responsible for selling the Fentanyl that killed Richard. On November 17, 2021, Linton was located and taken into custody without incident and booked for Murder. This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to contact Investigator Hollingsworth at 951-955-1700. As a reminder, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department wants to remind citizens of the dangers of illicit narcotics many which may contain Fentanyl. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 100 times stronger than morphine and can cause death or serious bodily harm. INCIDENT: Attempted Murder INCIDENT DATE: October 30, 2021 WHERE: 1600 Block of Valley View, Norco DETAILS: On October 30, 2021, at 3:04 AM, deputies assigned to the Norco Station were dispatched to a residence in the 1600 Block of Valley View Avenue reference an assault with a deadly weapon. When deputies arrived, they located an adult male victim with numerous stab wounds. Deputies rendered medical aid to the victim until medical personnel arrived. The victim was transported by ambulance to a local area hospital for emergency medical treatment. The Norco Special Enforcement Team assumed the investigation. Deputies identified the suspect as Ethan Melnikoff, a 19-year-old resident from Riverside. On November 3, 2021, with the assistance of the Sheriff’s Department Special Investigations Bureau, a search warrant was served at the suspect’s residence where additional evidence was located. Melnikoff was arrested without incident and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for attempted murder. Anyone with additional with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy M. Faucher of the Norco Special Enforcement Team at 951-280-5211.
Staff Reports Eastvale/Norco – The Jurupa Valley Station was recently awarded a grant totaling $102,546 to use in the cities of Eastvale and Norco. Specifically, Eastvale was awarded $53,110 and Norco was awarded $49,436. Using these grants, the Jurupa Valley Station will roll out a police traffic services program to deter dangerous and illegal driving behaviors that increase the risk of crashes in the community. This program will run through September 2022. “Impairment, speeding and other dangerous driving behaviors jeopardize the safety of other people on the road,” according to the Riverside County Sheriff Department. “This funding allows the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department to provide necessary traffic enforcement measures with the goal of reducing serious injury and fatal crashes on our roads.” The Sheriff’s Department stated that the grant will pay for additional enforcement measures, including: DUI checkpoints and patrols specifically focused on suspected impaired drivers Enforcement operations focused on suspected distracted drivers in violation of California’s hands-free cell phone law Bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement operations focused on driver behaviors that put vulnerable road users at risk Officer training and/or recertification: Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST), Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) and Drug Recognition Expert (DRE). Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Norco – Apprenticeship is an Earn & Learn model of training where employers structure a career pathway by combining an educational track alongside paid on-the-job training. Apprentices agree to a duration of apprenticeship and a skills development path. In return, apprentices are awarded with regular salary increases throughout their program and an industry recognized certification upon completion. In apprenticeship, both career seekers and employers benefit. Career seekers are provided with clear and directed pathways to lucrative opportunities and employers have an internal method to perpetuate skill development and increase the pool of qualified individuals. Norco College works to increase apprenticeship opportunities in the Inland Empire region by providing guidance and educational support to employers, partnering with regional apprenticeship programs, and assisting career seekers in starting apprenticeships in high-demand occupations. For more information about these opportunities, visit http://www.norcocollege.edu/sd/apprenticeship or view the ad on page 7 of our newspaper.
Eastvale – In the last month, there were several incidents that took place in the City of Eastvale and City of Norco. The incidents are listed below, courtesy of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
INCIDENT: Fatal Traffic Collision
INCIDENT DATE: September 20, 2021
WHERE: Goodman Way and Cantu-Galleano Ranch Road, Eastvale
DETAILS: On Monday, September 20, 2021, about 6:31 P.M., deputies responded to the report of a major injury traffic collision near the intersection of Goodman Way and Cantu-Galleano Ranch Road. When Cal Fire personnel arrived on scene, they located a Hispanic male adult who had been struck by a vehicle. The subject was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver and passenger were transported to a local hospital and treated for their injuries. The Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team responded to the location and assumed the investigation.
Preliminary investigation indicated the driver was traveling through the parking lot and suffered a medical emergency. The driver lost control of the vehicle, collided with a metal gate and struck the decedent who was walking through the parking lot. At this time, it remains unknown if alcohol and/or drugs were a factor in the collision. The identity of the decedent is pending identification from the Coroner’s Bureau. Amazon parking lot was closed for the duration of the investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call Deputy D. Medina at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at 951-955-2600 or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at 951-776-1099.
INCIDENT DATE: September 10, 2021
WHERE: 5400 block of W. Homecoming Cir., Eastvale
DETAILS: On September 10, 2021, at 10:05 pm, Eastvale deputies were conducting a battery investigation near the 5400 block of W. Homecoming Cir., in the city of Eastvale, when an adult male contacted the deputy and advised he had been shot. The deputy requested assistance and rendered medical aid to the victim until relieved by Cal Fire personnel. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital to be treated for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Jurupa Valley station detectives responded to the location and assumed the investigation.
At this time, the suspect(s) in this incident have not been contacted; however, the investigation is on-going. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Investigator Ko at (951) 955-2600.
INCIDENT: Hit and Run Collision
INCIDENT DATE: September 3, 2021
WHERE: Schleisman Rd and Sumner Ave, City of Eastvale
DETAILS: On September 3, 2021, around 3:38 PM, deputies assigned to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Jurupa Valley Station, responded to a Hit and Run collision at Schleisman Road and Sumner Avenue, in the City of Eastvale. Deputies arrived within minutes and located a 16-year-old victim who had been hit by a vehicle. Preliminary investigation indicates as the victim entered the crosswalk the suspect vehicle began to make a right turn, resulting in the vehicle colliding with the victim.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the suspect responsible for the hit-and-run that left the juvenile with minor injuries. The vehicle was described as a light colored 4-door sports utility vehicle, driven by a white adult male, with gray hair. The vehicle fled the area traveling southbound on Sumner from Schleisman.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call CSO Newman at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at 951-955-2600 or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at 951-776-1099.
INCIDENT: Negligent Discharge of a Firearm
INCIDENT DATE: September 2, 2021
WHERE: 14000 Block of Fabiola Lane, Eastvale
DETAILS: On September 2, 2021, at 3:15 am, Jurupa Valley Sheriff station Deputies responded to a reported family disturbance near the 14000 block of Fabiola Lane, in the city of Eastvale. While en route to the residence, deputies learned that the suspect fired a firearm within an occupied dwelling. Upon the deputies arrival, the shooting suspect remained inside the residence and refused to exit.
Jurupa Valley station investigators and members of the Special Enforcement Bureau (SEB) responded to the location and were able to take suspect Jessica Palma into custody without incident. Suspect Jessica Palma will be booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center for negligent discharge of a firearm. No one was injured during this incident. This is an active and ongoing investigation; anyone with information is encouraged to contact Investigators at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 955-2600.
INCIDENT: Driving Under The Influence (DUI) Checkpoint
INCIDENT DATE: August 27, 2021
WHERE: Undisclosed location within the city of Norco
DETAILS: City of Norco, Calif.-The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department – Norco Station conducted a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) / Driver’s License checkpoint on Friday, August 27, 2021. The checkpoint was in the 1700 block of Hamner Avenue between the hours of 8:00 P.M. and 2:00 A.M. The checkpoint yielded the following:
663 vehicles screened
5 drivers arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol
Inland Empire – In the last month, a few incidents took place in the City of Eastvale and the City of Norco. The incidents are listed below, courtesy of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
INCIDENT: Armed Robbery, Attempt Car Jacking Arrest
INCIDENT DATE: November 16, 2020
WHERE: 400 block Hidden Valley Parkway, Norco
On Monday, November 16, 2020 at 8:33 AM, Norco Deputies responded to the 100 block of Hidden Valley Parkway in reference to a reported petty theft from the convenience store. As deputies searched the area for the suspect, another call for service was dispatched in the 400 block of Hidden Valley Parkway with the same suspect description given. The reporting party stated the suspect had just robbed the convenience store and the two female employees of their belongings. The suspect had taken car keys from one of the female victims by force and was actively trying to steal her vehicle. The suspect inadvertently was trying to steal the wrong vehicle with the keys he had taken from her.
A Norco Deputy arrived on scene and the suspect; later identified as Paul Martinez, 48 years old, of Los Angeles, made eye contact with the deputy and fled on foot from the vehicle. After a foot pursuit of the suspect he was detained without incident. Martinez was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for two counts of Robbery and Attempted Car Jacking.
Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call Deputy Saif Alobaidi at the Norco Sheriff’s Station by calling (951) 270-5673.
INCIDENT: Deputy Involved Shooting
INCIDENT DATE: November 14, 2020
WHERE: 14000 Block of Alpaca Court, City of Eastvale
On Saturday, November 14th, 2020, approximately 2:58 AM, Jurupa Valley Station Deputies were dispatched to the 14000 Block of Alpaca Court, in the City of Eastvale, reference an unknown trouble. Shortly after deputies arrived on scene, they contacted an adult male who was armed with a weapon and threatening the deputies. While waiting for additional units to arrive on scene, the suspect shot multiple rounds at the deputies from the interior of a home. The deputies took cover behind their vehicles, and the suspect continued to shoot at the deputies. At this time, a deputy involved shooting occurred. An officer help call was broadcasted to multiple law enforcement agencies and Chino Police Department, Ontario Police Department, Corona Police Department and Riverside Police Department all responded. Corona Police Department and Ontario Police Department both arrived on scene with armored rescue vehicles and assisted in safely removing our deputies away from the suspects line of fire. Information was received that juveniles were in the home where the suspect was firing from. As an armored rescue vehicle was approaching the residence to safely remove the juveniles, the suspect appeared in the doorway and a second deputy involved shooting occurred.
The suspect, later identified as 43 year old Jose Alfredo Gonzalez, was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital for medical treatment of a non-life threatening injury. Three juveniles were removed from the home unharmed. Multiple weapons were located at the scene.
Suspect Gonzalez will be booked into jail for multiple counts of attempted murder on a Peace Officer, three counts of child endangerment, domestic violence and false imprisonment. (Booking photo is unavailable at this time)
The deputies involved will be placed on administrative leave per Department policy. The involved deputies’ names will not be released at this time.
An Investigator from the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office will lead this investigation, aided by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Force Investigations Detail and Central Homicide Unit. This is an active and on-going investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident are encouraged to contact Investigator Dickey at (951) 955-2777 or Investigator Del Haro at (951) 955-5400.
INCIDENT: Vehicle Pursuit / Stolen Vehicle Arrest
INCIDENT DATE: November 10, 2020
WHERE: Hamner Ave. and 6th Street, Norco
On November 10, 2020 about 3:36 PM, a Deputy assigned to the Norco Station observed a reported stolen vehicle in the area of Hamner and 6th Street, Norco. An enforcement stop was attempted and the occupant of the vehicle failed to stop and attempted to evade. A pursuit was initiated and continued on 6th Street in which the suspect exited the stolen vehicle at the dead end near Pikes Peak and attempted to flee on foot. The suspect who was later identified as George Michael Mendoza, was detained without incident.
George Michael Mendoza a 29 year old, resident of the city of Jurupa Valley, was arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for Possession of Stolen Vehicle, Vehicle Theft, Felony Evading, Violation of Probation, Violation of Parole, and and an outstanding Felony Warrant.
Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call Deputy A. Lucifora at the Norco Sheriff’s Station by calling (951) 270-5673.
Norco- Car window tinting is one of the best ways to improve the look and comfort of your vehicle. You can protect the interior of the vehicle from sun damage by tinting the windows. Sunlight and heat can cause your interior, like seats and the dashboard, to fade, crack and deteriorate. Window tinting reduces the sunlight allowed into the vehicle, which in turn reduces how hot it gets inside your car. Likewise, homes and offices heat up during the day, and trying to keep your air-conditioner ahead of the game can be costly.
Car window tinting also increases the value of your vehicle when done by professionals like Mr. Tint. Quality car window tinting and expert installation is essential for a professional tint job and maintaining a showroom-quality car.
Mr. Tint has a solution for autos, homes, and commercial buildings. By tinting your windows, you can not only save up to 30% on your cooling costs with a significant decrease in heat, but you can reduce up to 99% of the UV rays that fade auto interiors, window coverings and furniture in your home and office.
There is one goal prevalent at Mr. Tint, and that is for their customers to be 100% satisfied. They are focused on not only providing a superior product, but with offering competitive pricing alongside exceptional customer service. Mr. Tint believes in treating the customer right in all aspects of their business. By earning your loyalty, you will refer your family, friends and business associates, and come back time and again. Family owned and operated, Mr. Tint offers free estimates and lifetime warranties. With over 20 years of experience, the quality of their workmanship is second to none. They are completely sure you will be satisfied, and invite you to see what other customers are saying on Yelp.com.
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Mr. Tint is conveniently located just minutes from Eastvale at 1780 Town and Country Drive, #104, in Norco (near the post office and DMV). Call them at (951) 737-7007 for more information, or visit their website at http://www.mrtint-ie.com.
Many years ago we took our children on a trip to California. We spent two days at Disneyland and then drove north to visit my brother and his family in Grass Valley. Our kids enjoyed time with their cousins and we enjoyed catching up with my brother and his wife.
One day we went to a pumpkin patch and each of our kids and the cousins selected their own pumpkin. They looked forward to carving and decorating their own pumpkins for Halloween when we got home. On our way back to Arizona we realized we would need to stop at the border for an agricultural inspection. We knew we would be asked by the border agent if we had any agricultural products that we were bringing into Arizona from California.
My wife and I had a lively discussion about what we should say to the agriculture inspector. If we said that we did not have any agricultural items – our children would get to keep their precious pumpkins. But, our children would also know we did not tell the truth. On the other hand, if we did tell the border agent that we did have some agricultural items – their personal pumpkins might be confiscated at the border and they would have nothing to carve for Halloween.
What would you say if you were faced with a similar situation? Do you tell or not tell? Do you disclose or conceal. Do you tell the truth and risk the loss of the precious pumpkins? Or to you tell a lie and hope you don’t get caught?
A man named Abraham faced a similar test. His wife was beautiful. He told her to lie and tell people she was his sister. He told the same lie when he was asked about her. Abraham was afraid someone might kill him and take his wife (Genesis 20). Years later his own son Isaac did the same thing following of his father’s example (Genesis 26)!
I know people are more important than pumpkins. I believe it is better to tell the truth and face the consequences than to tell a lie. There is a verse in the Bible that says, “Put aside falsehood and speak truthfully” (Ephesians 4:25). Your reputation is on the line and your children may follow your example. When we got to the border we decided to tell the inspector about our precious pumpkins. We held our breath – then he said no problem. Pumpkins are permitted! Let me encourage you to tell the truth. We were glad we did and you will be too.
You can find more stories and articles by Mark Hopper at his web site – letmarkencourageyou.com. His book with 365 stories and articles (one for each day of the year) is available for $25 which includes postage – contact him at email@example.com.
Chino – If you’re tired of the traditional restaurants in your area you have to try a classy and delicious place locally here in Chino since 1940.
Centro Basco French Restaurant, located at 13432 S. Central Avenue, just south of Chino Avenue, has been the best kept secret and the oldest Basque restaurant in the Valley. Featuring delicious and tasty menu items brought here for the Basque lands stretch along the Pyrennes Mountains in the southern region of France and north region of Spain. The hometown of the owner Monique Berterretche can be found just outside of St. Jean Pied Port, France.
Featuring lunch menu items, served from 11 am to 2:30 pm, such as breaded shrimp, fettuccini Alfredo, calamari steak, rib eye and flat iron steak, lamb chops and their famous meatloaf meals, among many other menu items.
Centro Basco also serves burgers and sandwiches: Angus beef, steak, French dip, tuna salad, tuna melt, Lukinka sausage and meatloaf on sandwich bread, among other items. For dinner, a four course meal will be impressive among you spouse or your clients. Serving French onion soup, salad, and bread, entrees include roasted chicken, chicken cordon blue, breast of chicken parmesan, fettuccini alfredo, Lukinka sausage and noodles, fresh baked salmon, trout, breaded shrimp, rack of lamb, angus prime rib (14 oz), rib eye and flat iron steak, veal cutlet or pork loin chops just to name a few!
During lunch and before dinner you can always relax in their full service bar, open to those who want to have a relaxing drink prior to eating. Always greeted with a smile and a handshake, always feel free to enjoy the Basque family atmosphere.
Their freshly made entrees for lunch or dinner are always made from scratch and always available the four course meal option, with soup of the day, salad, sourdough bread, and main course. The freshness of the food is always obvious along with the feeling of the Basque Country: friendliness and sense of family that is experienced amongst the Basque people. An atmosphere that makes coming to Centro Basco in Chino a unique, memorable and cherished experience.
Centro Basco Restaurant is open Wednesday through Sunday and can be reached at 909.628.9014, http://www.centrobasco.net, or just stop by at 13432 S. Central Avenue, just a block south of Chino avenue in Chino.
Inland Empire – in the month of September, a few incidents took place in the City of Eastvale and the City of Norco. The incidents are listed below, courtesy of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
INCIDENT: Felon in Possession of a Firearm / Identity Theft / Fraud INCIDENT DATE: September 23, 2020 WHERE: 3200 Block Hamner Avenue, Norco On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, around 6:00 PM , deputies from the Norco Special Enforcement Team were conducting high visibility patrol at a hotel located in the 3200 block of Hamner Ave., Norco. Deputies contacted a male subject who was on Post Release Community Supervision. A search of his room revealed an unregistered firearm and ammunition. In addition, deputies located several victims of fraud related to unemployment claims from the Economic Development Department (EDD). Several debit cards and an undisclosed amount of U.S. Currency was seized.Deputies took Chazz Perez, a 22-year-old resident of Riverside, into custody and transported him to the Robert Presley Detention Center for booking on the charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Ammunition by a Felon, Identity Theft, Possession of Stolen Property and a Violation of Probation. Perez is being held on a no bail hold.
Also arrested was Jaden Samsoe, a 24-year-old resident of Riverside, for charges of Identity Theft and Possession of Stolen Property. This investigation is continuing and anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Deputy Whittenburg at the Norco Station, 951-270-5673. Persons who wish to report criminal activity and wish to remain anonymous can call crime stoppers at 800-78-CRIME (800-782-7463) or 800-47-DRUGS (800-473-7847). You can also leave anonymous information on our Online Tip Form or wetip.com.
INCIDENT: Fatal Traffic Collision INCIDENT DATE: September 21, 2020 WHERE: Limonite Avenue and Hamner Avenue, Eastvale On September 21, 2020, at 9:48 PM, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Eastvale Station, responded to a report of a vehicle versus pedestrian traffic collision on Limonite Avenue near Hamner Avenue. Caller reported a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle. The pedestrian was transported to a local area hospital and later succumbed to her injuries. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Eastvale Station Traffic Reconstruction Team responded and assumed the investigation. Westbound Limonite Avenue near Hamner Avenue was closed for the duration of the investigation. The identity of the deceased subject is pending confirmation and notification to next of kin by the Riverside County Coroner’s Office. The identity of the driver of the vehicle involved will not be released at this time. Alcohol and/or drugs do not appear to be a factor. Anyone with any information about this incident is encouraged to called Deputy Van Gorder at the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600 or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at 951-776-1099.
INCIDENT: Traffic Enforcement Operation INCIDENT DATE: September 12, 2020 WHERE: Throughout the city of Eastvale Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Eastvale Station conducted a Traffic Enforcement Saturation patrol on September 12, 2020 in the city of Eastvale. The patrol targeted unsafe drivers throughout the city of Eastvale from 2:00pm to 2:00am. Deputies conducted 36 vehicle enforcement stops and cited 30 drivers for various traffic violations, with a focus on distracted driving and cell phone violations. Traffic Safety Saturation patrol will continue throughout the year to help reduce the number of traffic collisions and ensure the safety of the motoring public. Funding for this Saturation Patrol was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Eastvale – Celebrating their 10th anniversary on October 1, the City of Eastvale continues to grow each day. There were several announcements this month about businesses opening and what is expected to come to Eastvale. Check out the update below.
Expected to open in 2020:
•Stater Bros. Market is open as of October 14th! Stater’s is located at the New Haven Marketplace, on Ontario Ranch and Haven. •Starbucks, located at the New Haven Marketplace on Ontario Ranch and Haven. •Chase, located at the New Haven Marketplace on Ontario Ranch and Haven. •Pio Pico’s Tacos, located at the New Haven Marketplace on Ontario Ranch and Haven. •Kona Cleaners, located at the New Haven Marketplace on Ontario Ranch and Haven. •Jersey Mikes, located at the New Haven Marketplace on Ontario Ranch and Haven. •Great Clips, located at the New Haven Marketplace on Ontario Ranch and Haven. •Oi Asian Fusion, located at the New Haven Marketplace on Ontario Ranch and Haven. •Shomi Noods Ramen, located at the New Haven Marketplace on Ontario Ranch and Haven.
•Sprouts Farmers Market is opening on October 28! Sprouts will be located at The Merge, located on Archibald and Limonite. The first 200 customers in line will receive a 20% off coupon to use on opening day! Plus, you will have the chance to win a $500 Sprouts gift card! .Visit sprouts.com/Eastvale for additional details. •Dog aus Biergarten, located at The Merge on Archibald and Limonite •Starbucks, located at The Merge on Archibald and Limonite •Chevron, located at The Merge on Archibald and Limonite •Pure Barrer, located at The Merge on Archibald and Limonite •The Vale, located at The Merge on Archibald and Limonite •Capriotti’s, located at The Merge on Archibald and Limonite •Tae Kwon Do, located at The Merge on Archibald and Limonite •Dentistry 4 Kids, located at The Merge on Archibald and Limonite •America First Credit Union, located at The Merge on Archibald and Limonite •Noodle St., located at The Merge on Archibald and Limonite •9Round, located at The Merge on Archibald and Limonite
•Jinya Ramen Bar, located at Cloverdale Marketplace on Hamner Avenue and Limonite Avenue •Fire Wings, located at Eastvale Gateway on Limonite Avenue and Hamner Avenue •Chik-Fil-A, located at The Station on Cantu-Galleano Ranch Road and Hamner Avenue Expected to open in 2021: •Meet Fresh, Spring 2021, located at The Station on Cantu-Galleano Ranch Road and Hamner Avenue •Organic Nail Bar, Spring 2021, located at The Station on Cantu-Galleano Ranch Road and Hamner Avenue •Sports Clips, Spring 2021, located at The Station on Cantu-Galleano Ranch Road and Hamner Avenue •Altura Credit Union, Summer 2021, located at The Station on Cantu-Galleano Ranch Road and Hamner Avenue •99 Ranch Market & Cravings, Summer 2021, located at The Station on Cantu-Galleano Ranch Road and Hamner Avenue
•Heroes Restaurant & Brewery, Summer 2021, located at Hamner Place north of Silverlakes on Hamner Avenue and Schleisman Road •Tony’s Chop House, Summer 2021, located at Hamner Place north of Silverlakes on Hamner Avenue and Schleisman Road •Starbucks, Summer 2021, located at Hamner Place north of Silverlakes on Hamner Avenue and Schleisman Road •Chevron, Summer 2021, located at Hamner Place north of Silverlakes on Hamner Avenue and Schleisman Road •Pepito’s Mexican Restaurant, Summer 2021, located at Hamner Place north of Silverlakes on Hamner Avenue and Schleisman Road Expected to open in 2022: •Staybridge Suites, Summer 2021, located at Hamner Place north of Silverlakes on Hamner Avenue and Schleisman Road
Expected to come to Eastvale: •Dunkin’ Donuts is coming to Eastvale! This coffee brand with a drive-thru, has signed a lease for the vacant land adjacent to New Day Christian Church, 99 Cent Store and Fire Station 27. •Devil Kitchen at The Station, located on Cantu-Galleano Ranch Road and Hamner Avenue, will break ground soon.
Norco – Armando Gomez, 18, learned about the LAUNCH apprenticeship program while attending Corona High School.
“I was in the engineering program at Corona High for four years and when I learned about the apprenticeship program at Norco College, I decided to take advantage of it,” said Gomez. “It’s the best thing I’ve done to date.”
Gomez, a first generation college student, was recently hired at Brenner Fiedler as an apprentice where he is helping assemble pumps and wiring medical machinery. This allows him to learn the basics of wiring and electrical work while making a livable wage. Gomez’s long-term goal is to become an engineer. He finds joy in building and is grateful that the LAUNCH program allows him the opportunity to learn, earn, and work towards his ultimate career goal.
“The apprenticeship program helped me get to this step,” said Gomez. “I recommend anyone interested in this model to enroll because it is a great opportunity to explore different options while getting paid.”
For more information about the LAUNCH Apprenticeship program, visit the website or contact Carlos Vasquez, interim Apprenticeship director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Eastvale – The next general municipal election for the City of Eastvale will be held on Nov. 3, for two City Council seats: Districts 2 and 5. Both elected Council Members will receive a full 4-year term.
The list of candidates for District 2 and District 5, in ballot order, is as follows: District 2: •Linda Ou •Bashar Madani •Christian Dinco •Melissa Cochran District 5: •Ike Bootsma •Raul Gutierrez
All City Council candidates must reside in the district in which they are running for, be a registered voter, at least 18 years of age, and a U.S. citizen.
Recent state and national changes mean that many voters may wish to cast their vote early. Below is a list of ways you can vote this year, courtesy of the City of Eastvale
Vote-by-Mail: All registered voters in Riverside County will be mailed a ballot in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order. If you choose to vote at home, you can return your ballot by mail (no postage required). Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked by Election Day and received by November 20, 2020. Visit eastvaleca.gov for more details on how to vote by mail and track your ballot.
Ballot Drop-Off Locations in Eastvale: •Eastvale City Hall, located at 12363 Limonite Avenue, Suite 910. Open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. •Eastvale Community Center, located at 13820 Schleisman Road. Open Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. •Harada Neighborhood Center, located at 13099 Sixty Fifth Street. Open Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Vote In-Person Early voting is taking place the Registrar of Voters Office located at 2720 Gateway Drive, Riverside. You can vote early between Oct. 5 through Oct. 30, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Voting on Election Day, Nov. 3, will take place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voting locations in Eastvale include: •Eastvale Branch Library Community Room – 7447 Scholar Way •Eastvale City Hall City Council Chamber – 12363 Limonite Avenue, Suite 910 •Eastvale Community Center Pinnacle Room – 13820 Schleisman Road Harada Neighborhood Center Activity Room B – 13099 Sixty Fifth Street Voter Assistance Centers will be available for four days beginning the Saturday before the November 3, 2020, election. If you visit a voter assistance center in person, it is recommended to go before Election Day to help with physical distancing.
“Let each of you look out not only for his own interests but also for the interests of others.”
My boys and I go out almost every day to pick up school lunches. If anything, it gets us out of the house for a bit and gives us a break from on-line school.
On this one particular day, as I turned down the school street, there was a car in front of me that was going very slow. It was obvious this person was looking for something or someone. I just drove around them and proceeded into the school.
I was anxious to get the school lunches and get home before school started again. I still had to drop off something to a friend of mine, but she lived just right behind where the school was.
As I left my friend’s house, I got in my car as a car pulled up beside me. They rolled down their window ( it was that same car in front of me at the school going slowly). She asked if I knew how to get to the school. ( I was confused a bit since she was right in front of the school.) I started to explain to her to go down the street, turn right, turn right again, and go to… I could see her face was saying, “what?”
At that moment, I said, follow me. So I had her follow me to the front of the school. I pointed to the open driveway to get in, and I made a U-turn to go home. My son asked what I was doing, and did I know her? I said, no, I don’t know her, but whenever you can help someone do it. He said, I bet she appreciates you getting her to the school. I replied, Well, we may just have answered her prayer.
“Remember, whenever you’re in a position to help someone, be glad and always do it because that’s God answering someone else’s prayers through you.”
Melody Kraemer is the Editor and Publisher of Macaroni Kid Jurupa Valley-Eastvale and Autism Mom Adventures. For more information or general encouragement, feel free to email her at: email@example.com.
“6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
I’m frustrated, are you frustrated? I wake up, click my heels together, and say, “I wish we had school on campus.” Though nothing happens, maybe it’s because I’m not wearing ruby red slippers. Does anyone know the way to “OZ?”
Distant learning is not something my kids are not getting adjusted to at home. I know it’s hard for the teachers and staff as well. The principle of their school stated this is all uncharted waters, but everyone is doing their best.
Some children are probably doing wonderfully, though not the case in many families. I know how these parents feel, I am one of them. Have we looked at the impact of how it’s affecting our children, on the spectrum or not?
Many children I have interviewed have expressed that they are angry, sad, bored, miss their friends, and are scared.
There are so many emotions flying around for our little ones.
We always think our children are resilient and happy in their childhood. But on the contrary, they are experiences far more than they may be showing. Kids may not be open to how they are feeling, for not wanting to disappoint mom or dad.
Kids may think they don’t want to share their feelings since mom and/or dad may already be upset over this pandemic.
Some kids can’t even express what they are feeling. As parents, we need to hug our children more, reassure them they are awesome, and we will get through this. It’s time to remind them they will see their friends again and never give up hope. It’s a time to remind them God is in control and won’t leave us. We have to remember kids may not share their feelings fully, so sit down and have a heart to heart with them, if that’s feasible. If not just stay as positive as you can.
Staying positive is not always easy through this pandemic. For me anyway, but I see my children and look into their eyes, and it confirms they are trusting me to protect them, love them, and stay positive. So I smile and remind them they are the absolute best, and we are in this together along with everyone else. We all need to keep praying, keep loving, and stay positive. God is good and will take care of us and we should not be anxious about anything.
Melody Kraemer is the Editor and Publisher of Macaroni Kid Jurupa Valley-Eastvale and Autism Mom Adventures. For more information or general encouragement, feel free to email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eastvale – Businesses are opening, ground is breaking, and more is coming soon to Eastvale! Below is an update of how the community is growing.
On Sept. 13, it was announced that Yoshiharu Ramen is now open for business at the Station. They had a soft opening and are offering outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery. They are also running a promotion of free ice cream for all outdoor dining customers. Yoshiharu Ramen was featured as “Best Ramen in OC” by OC Weekly and No.1 Ramen in O.C. by Orange County Register, according to the City. “They offer authentic Japanese ramen that is Hokkaido, Japan region style, rice bowls and appetizers in a family friendly and modern setting.”
On Sept. 11, the City announced that 99 Ranch Market and Cravings Food Hall is coming to Eastvale. This grocery store and food hall will be located at the Station in the Goodman Commerce Center, on Cantu-Galleano Ranch Road and Hamner Avenue.
“With over 50 locations nationwide, 99 Ranch Market, the leading Asian grocery store chain, is known for its unique Asian grocery selections, popular snacks, authentic sauces, and much more,” stated the City. This 99 Ranch March will offer a wide range of produce, meats, live seafood, and a full-service bakery and hot deli. Cravings by 99 Ranch Market will also be joining the Station. Cravings will serve an assortment of local and global foods in individual and bulk sizes. With nine vendors, the food hall presents a mélange of Asian, Mexican, and American tastes.
These new additions join the City’s first Ramen restaurant, Yoshiharu Ramen Bar, and popular Taiwanese dessert concept, Meet Fresh, which is coming to the Station in Spring 2021. Chick-Fil-A is also joining these restaurants at The Station and is currently under construction.
On Sept. 9 at the City Council Meeting, the City introduced their new Planning Technician Melissa Manzo. Welcome Melissa!
On Aug. 29, JCSD Parks and Recreation Department announced that Friday Flicks and Food Trucks will begin on Sept. 18th at Eastvale Community Park. Gates open at 6 p.m. for an ultimate Drive in Movie experience. Each vehicle will be asked to pay $20 each and pre-registration is required. Register at: bit.ly/32sk4ks. Jurassic Park will be playing on Sept. 18 and Jumanji The Next Level will be playing on Sept. 25.
On Aug. 25, the City shared the groundbreaking photos of the first hotel in the City of Eastvale. This hotel is “part of the Hamner Place Development and will be a 4.5 star hotel with an amazing rooftop bar/restaurant, resort style cabana pool area, conference/event center and only vegan food option hotel in western Riverside county, amazing views over SilverLakes and the Inland Empire, and much much more,” stated the City.
Eastvale – The City of Eastvale has provided several updates over the last few weeks related to COVID.
The biggest change is that Eastvale restaurants are now open with COVID compliant exterior dining. Visit EastvaleGateway.com for more information. Also, both Cedar Creek and Dairyland Park splash Pads are now open daily from 9:30am to 5:30pm.
In addition, there have been several mask giveaway days at Eastvale City Hall over the last month. The County of Riverside initiated a “Masks are Medicine” campaign, which encourages all residents and visitors to “join the fight against COVID-19 by pledging to avoid social gatherings and to wear a face cover whenever leaving the home,” stated the City. The County generously donated masks to the City so that they could provide them to residents.
Riverside County has also partnered with Inland Empire nonprofit, Reach Out, to launch two new programs to help slow the spread of coronavirus through art. For the full news release, visit: https://bit.ly/3hXkV3s
On Sept. 15, it was announced that Riverside County residents whose employment was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic may receive up to $800 in assistance thanks to a state grant received by the Riverside County Workforce Development Division. The funding is available to “help provide supportive services for jobseekers enrolled in the agency’s various workforce assistance programs.” For more information and to apply contact Stephanie Macias at 951.955.0513 or at email@example.com
On Sept. 11, Corona-Norco Unified School District (CNUSD) announced that the school Board plans to bring back small groups of traditional/remote students (not to exceed 16) to all campuses for intervention and support within the parameters outlined by the CA Department of Public Health.
“These small groups will focus on assessments, interventions, and support to our students with disabilities (Special Education), Foster, Homeless, English Learners, and Socioeconomically Disadvantaged (Expanded Learning) students,” stated Dr. Lin.
“The implementation for small group return is aimed to begin with a pilot phase on September 28th followed by a Phase One implementation on October 5th. The program will go to the Board for approval next Tuesday, Sept. 15th. More information will come in the following weeks with further details of these programs.” Additionally, the Board voted to approve a Resolution to transition to an in-person instructional model, which may include a hybrid format. Necessary equipment and PPE have been purchased to ensure proper sanitation of classrooms and school sites. Physical barriers, mass temperature scanners, and upgraded filtration systems in CNUSD’s HVAC systems have been installed at all sites.
Inland Empire – in the month of August, a few incidents took place in the City of Eastvale and the City of Norco. The incidents are listed below, courtesy of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
INCIDENT: Possession of Heroin/Methamphetamine for Sales
INCIDENT DATE: August 28, 2020
WHERE: 3200 Block Hamner Avenue, Norco
Over several weeks deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department-Norco Station conducted an investigation into illegal narcotics activity at a local hotel located in the 3200 block of Hamner Ave., Norco. On Friday, August 28, 2020, Deputies authored and served a search warrant at the location.
Several people were detained during the search warrant service. A search of the room revealed a large amount of narcotics to include heroin, methamphetamines, and cocaine. The following subjects were arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center;
Rachel Ferris Moore, a 56 year-old resident of Norco, for narcotic sales. Additionally, Michelle Elaine Montano, a 50 year-old resident of Norco, for possession of a controlled substance.
Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy Whittenburg at (951) 270-5673.
INCIDENT: Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Checkpoint Planned
INCIDENT DATE: August 28, 2020
WHERE: Undisclosed location in the city of Eastvale
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department/Jurupa Valley Station conducted a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) / Driver’s License checkpoint on August 28, 2020. The checkpoint was in the 12000 Block of Limonite Avenue between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. The checkpoint yielded the following:
824 cars screened.
24 citations for unlicensed drivers.
3 citations for suspended license.
2 driving under the influence arrests.
3 misdemeanors warrant arrests.
11 vehicles were towed.
City of Eastvale, Calif. – The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department/Jurupa Valley Station will hold a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, August 28, 2020 from 8:00 pm to 2:00 am at an undisclosed location within the city of Eastvale.
Checkpoint locations are chosen based on a history of DUI crashes and arrests. The primary purpose of checkpoints is not to make arrests, but to promote public safety by deterring drivers from driving impaired.
During the checkpoint, deputies will look for signs that drivers are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The safety of our community is and always will be our mission. Driving under the influence is dangerous and puts a further strain on critical resources.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Some prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs may interfere with driving.
Always follow directions for use and read warning labels about “driving” or “operating heavy machinery,” which includes driving a vehicle. While medicinal and recreational marijuana are legal, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal.
If you plan on drinking or taking medications that may impact your ability to drive safely, plan on staying at home.
Drivers charged with DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license.
Funding for this checkpoint is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to “Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1”.
INCIDENT: Assault with a Deadly Weapon
INCIDENT DATE: August 15, 2020
WHERE: 6400 block of Peridot Court, in Eastvale
On Saturday, August 15, 2020, about 9:52 A.M. deputies responded to a residence in the 6400 block of Peridot Court, in the city of Eastvale, in reference to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon.
Upon arrival, deputies located a female adult who sustained multiple gunshot wounds. Deputies learned the shooting was related to a domestic disturbance. The suspect fled from the residence prior to the deputies arrival. The female victim was transported to a local hospital where she was treated for her injuries.
The Jurupa Valley Stations Investigations Bureau responded and assumed the investigation.
During the course of this investigation, multiple witness interviews were conducted, and corroborating evidence helped identified the suspect as Malik Minnix (49 of Eastvale), who was on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) during the time of the incident. An arrest warrant for Minnix has been issued and the Sheriff’s Department is requesting the public’s help regarding the whereabouts of Malik Minnix. The investigation is on-going and no further information will be released at this time. If anyone has information regarding this investigation, thy are encouraged to contact Investigator Contreras with the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600.
In my previous article I shared about how we need to take a look in the mirror and see what changes we need to make in our own life. The words of the song Man in the Mirror and the story of the pastor with the rebellious daughter really drive home the principle that changeneeds to begin with you.
Many years ago I attended a helpful seminar on leadership. I picked up some useful ideas on how to be a more effective leader of our staff and our church. One of the speakers was Ken Blanchard, he was well known for his best-selling book – The One Minute Manager. He shared an illustration that he often used with business leaders that has been very helpful to me as a husband, pastor and leader.
He said that when things are not going well, a foolish manager will look out his office window and place the blame on his workers. Why are sales and production declining? The employees must not be doing their jobs. On the other hand, when things are going well, a foolishmanager will look in a mirror and congratulate himself for the great job he is doing.
Blanchard went on to say that when things are going well and sales are up and production is growing, a wise manager will look out the window and recognize the success is due to the hard work of his employees. And, when sales are down and production is declining, a wise manager will look in the mirror and ask himself – What am I doing wrong? What steps do I need to take to help our business improve?
There is a passage in the Bible where King David ignored the warning of his own advisors and demanded that his staff count the number of troops under his command. This action resulted in the death of a number of innocent people. David realized his mistake and asked God to forgive him and stop the devastation and destruction. He accepted responsibility for his arrogant behavior (Second Samuel chapter 24). If things aren’t going well in your life or business, let me encourage you to take a good look in the mirror. Ask yourself – what changes do you need to make in your life? Accept responsibility and change what you are doing. And if things are going well in your life or business, I hope you will give the credit to God and to the people who have made it possible. They will be glad you did and you will too.
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Eastvale – Companies come and go, so longevity is key when you’re modifying your home, both inside and out. Extreme Backyard Designs is a testimony of longevity as their family run business has been designing outdoor entertainment centers with name brand components for over 20 years.
“A key component to staying in business so long is to treat people the way we would want ourselves to be treated,” said James Deeley, founder of the family business. With so many years in business, you not only get quality products, you also gets years of experience of getting things done correctly and creatively.
Extreme Backyard Designs can provide custom Barbeque islands, outdoor fireplaces, fire pit tables, spas, patio furniture, and many other items all wholesale to the public.
“We are college and trade school educated and enjoy the interaction and satisfaction of transforming backyards into a family’s personal oasis,” Deeley said. “Since we buy at such a large volume, we always have monthly specials on our website.”
The Extreme Backyard Designs staff are the most knowledgeable and friendly people in the area, as they are centrally located on the corner of the 60 Freeway and Vineyard, right across from the newest Kaiser building.
“We believe what makes a business thrive is to provide the best quality components, a superior level of customer service, while providing an affordable price,” Deeley said.
Serving all of Southern California, Extreme Backyard Designs is located at 2330 S. Vineyard Ave in our neighboring city of Ontario. They can be reached at 909.930.6111, or you can view their website at www.extremebackyarddesigns.com.