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Man Arrested in Chino Hills Murder Case

In the early morning hours of December 19, 2018, Martin Zendejas was beat to death by Ivan Mejia in the parking lot of Hotel Chino Hills . Chino Hills PD arrested Mejia within hours of the attack.

By Izabella Salinas

Chino Hills- On Dec. 19, 2018, a suspect was arrested for the murder of a Chino Hills resident.

Ivan Mejia, 44, was arrested and charged for the murder of Martin Zendejas. The Chino Hills Police Department stated that Mejia attacked Zendejas and beat him to death. Mejia is currently being held at the West Valley Detention Center without bail, according to public inmate records.

Authorities were called to Hotel Chino Hills on Dec. 19, 2018, after a woman ran into the hotel with blood on her clothes screaming for help, according to a Chino Hills PD press release. When police arrived on the scene a man, who was later identified as Martin Zendejas, was found with severe injuries to his head and face.

Martin Zendejas, 54, was said to be in the car with the female in the parking lot of Hotel Chino Hills moments before. Detectives later discovered that Mejia was the boyfriend of the female who was in the vehicle with Mr. Zendejas.

“Mejia pulled the victim out of his car and beat him causing the injuries that led to his death,” said the Chino Hills PD in their press release.

Martin was the brother to former NFL player Tony Zendejas. Martin, Tony, and their brother Javier managed the Zendejas restaurant in San Dimas.

A GoFundMe page was started by Tony to raise money for Martin’s funeral.

“They lost a great man, father, brother & friend. Martin Zendejas was an amazing man that was taken too soon,” according to the page. They hope to raise $25,000.

There’s an outpour of love and support for the Zendejas family in the comments on the campaign.

“So sorry for your loss, Marty was the nicest man, I really enjoyed working at the Restaurant with him a long time ago. Love and Prayers to the Zendejas Family,” commented Yolanda Falciani.

Visit gf.me/u/psbbab to donate to the campaign.

Another Consumer Conspiracy

Pastor Mark Hopper of Efree Church in Diamond Bar

By Mark Hopper

     A few years ago, I wrote an article about how food manufactures were reducing the size of their packaging but not reducing the prices they charge for their product.

     The most obvious example was with ice cream.  In the old days, a standard carton of ice cream was a half-gallon or 64 ounces.  If you went to the store to get a “carton” of ice cream, you knew you were purchasing a “half-gallon” – 64 ounces.

     But, sometime during the past decade, ice cream manufactures reduced the size of their packages to three pints or 48 ounces.  The carton of ice cream looked similar, but the content was 25% less and the price has remained the same!

     In the last five years, the orange juice companies changed the size of their packaging, too.  One day I discovered that the “Half-gallon” (64 ounces) of orange juice had been reduced to 59 ounces.  Again, the packaging looked so similar that you didn’t really notice unless you read the fine print on the container.  The price did not go down, but the volume was 10% less.

     Recently, when I was shopping at a local market, I noticed that my favorite orange juice carton looked a little different.  The package looked similar but a bit smaller.  When I read the fine print, I discovered that the new carton of orange juice was now 52 ounces!  They reduced the volume by another 10% but the price was still the same!

     I suspect there is a conspiracy going on between food manufacturers and grocery stores.  Their strategy is to reduce the volume or content of their products but not reduce the prices they charge.  I think they assume that the average customer will not notice the difference.

     I believe we need a congressional investigation!  Where is the Consumer Product Safety Commission when we need it?  Where are the government watch dogs who are supposed to protect us from misleading and false advertising?

     What will be next?  Will grocers start packaging egg cartons with only 10 eggs?  Will they start altering the scales in the produce section so that a five pound bag of potatoes will only contain 4 1/2 pounds?  Will the pound of ground beef be reduced by 10%?

Where will this conspiracy end?

     There is a passage in the Old Testament that warns against defrauding others.  “Do not have two different weights in your bag – a heavy one and a lighter one.  Do not have two different measuring cups – one large and one smaller.  You must have accurate and honest weights and measures (when you buy and sell) (Deuteronomy 25:13-15).

     You have heard the phrase “Buyer Beware”.  That is still true today.  Let me encourage you to read the labels carefully at your grocery store.  Read the fine print that tells you the real size and weight of the contents.  Don’t be misled or confused.   And, you may want to write to your local Congressman and request a Congressional investigation, too!

This article was written by Pastor Mark Hopper of Efree Church of Diamond Bar. Sunday Services are held at 9:00 am & 10:45 am at 3255 South Diamond Bar Blvd. You can contact the church at 909.594.7604 or visit them online at Efreedb.org

Chino Taking Action to Show They Care

By Izabella Salinas

Chino- Different members of the city of Chino have joined together to create a movement called “Chino Cares.”

Chino Cares is a movement with the ultimate goal to unite each group in the diverse Chino community. They plan to do this by asking members to pledge to five things: Be informed, be prepared, be connected, be committed, and be supportive. These pledges mean members must remain informed about the city, sign up for Chino’s mass communication system, commit to the safety of their neighbor, be prepared for disaster, and show support for the city by attending city events.

More than 200 city employees have pledged their allegiance to the campaign. The movement began with only city employees but has now expanded to allow residents, business owners, and organizations to join. Chino Cares believes that it is important for everyone to participate in the making of a more resilient community.

Since the expansion of membership to other parts of the community, there have been 180 households and eight businesses/organizations who have pledged to Chino Cares.

“We want to make our community even stronger so that we will be more resilient and recover more quickly when disaster strikes,” said Christin Wolff, the founder of Chino Cares.

Chino Cares hopes the concept of their movement will eventually reach every city across the nation.

“In a nation where communities are dividing over their differences, the City of Chino is looking to unify under the one sentiment that is common across the spectrum – ‘We Care’,” said the City of Chino website.

The campaign has provided special events for people in the community to meet members serving in the movement.

“We intend to do more of this in the future, bringing City Hall into our neighborhoods as another example of the ways in which ‘Chino Cares’,” said Christin Wolff.

The Chino Cares motto is, “Resilience through Unity.”

Visit http://www.cityofchino.org/chinocares to take the pledge and join the movement to unify.

SGV-IE News Complete Print Edition: January 2019

Four subjects are contacted during a traffic stop & arrested for stealing 32 laptops from Oak Ridge Elementary School

DATE/TIME: January 16, 2019 / 02:50AM

INCIDENT: Burglary

LOCATION: Oak Ridge Elementary School

SUSPECTS: Francisco Gomez, age 43; Joseph Hernandez, age 24; Joseph Flores, age 24; Alysse Flamenco, age 19, all residents of Chino Hills 

VICTIM: Oak Ridge Elementry School

SUMMARY: On January 16, 2019, at around 2:52 am, Deputy Anthony Ramirez conducted a traffic stop on Chevrolet Tahoe for a vehicle code violation. During a subsequent search of the vehicle, deputies located 32 laptops, accessories from Oak Ridge Elementary School, methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia. Francisco Gomez, Joseph Hernandez, Joseph Flores, and Alysee Flamenco were detained.

Deputies checked Oak Ridge Elementary and found a classroom had been burglarized overnight. The laptops and accessories were stolen from the classroom. 

Gomez, Hernandez, Flores, and Flamenco were arrested for burglary, con spiracy, and possession of stolen property. All were booked into the West Valley Detention Center.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Chino Hills Police/Sheriff’s Station at (909) 364-2000. 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.  

Refer: Deputy Anthony Ramirez

Station: Chino Hills Station

Phone No.(909) 364-2000

Case No.221900196

City of Eastvale News Complete Edition: January 2019

The City of Eastvale News covers local news for Eastvale, Norco, Corona, Jurupa Valley, Mira Loma, Chino and more. Click the following link to access the complete issue in pdf format: https://anaprdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/complete.online.edition.pdf

BOOK RELEASE: WE BALLIN’ An Unauthorized Biography of Media Personality & Father of 3 Basketball Players, LaVar Ball

Buy the Book

An Unauthorized Biography of Media Personality & Father of 3 Basketball Players, LaVar Ball

Growing up near Basketball Dad, LaVar Ball, was beyond interesting to teenagerMarissa Mitchell. A quiet, studious girl, she was fascinated by the boisterous man that lived in her neighborhood. Marissa began training with LaVar while his sons were still very young, becoming his first protégé. LaVar put her through the paces, seemingly testing on her the training methods he would one day use on his sons.

LaVar grew up within the inner city of Los Angeles and took part of the hood with him to the city of Chino Hills. There, he raised three amazingly athletic sons. Marissa couldn’t believe she was a part of this dynamic, loving family. After she graduated college and began her teaching career, she reunited with LaVar with the idea to write his biography. Once she was back in the circle, she was tasked with becoming a Jill-of-all-trades for Big Baller Media. During this time, Marissa interviewed LaVar repeatedly, questioning him as to how the Ball brothers ascended to national stardom. She applied for trademarks, set up the company website, corresponded with news outlets, and continued to work on the book. Ultimately, she was unceremoniously fired after attempting to receive compensation for her services and establishing a legitimate contract.

In We Ballin’, Marissa looks back on the wild ride that was the LaVar Ball experience from his early days to his very public Twitter war with Donald Trump and beyond. Through it all, she examines how LaVar was able to harness his sheer determination in preparing his sons for professional basketball and build a company that was intended to become a disrupter in the sports industry.

Her story takes the reader with her as she examines how LaVar Ball was able to succeed, the amazing techniques he used to train his boys to play basketball, and how they all handled the onslaught of publicity that followed them everywhere they went. Was LaVar Ball a calculating businessman, a carnival barker, or something in-between? Marissa was surprised at the things she learned from the man who turned the world of basketball upside-down, including lessons about herself and what’s really important in life.

CH Woman leads deputies on a pursuit

Woman leads deputies on a pursuit before being arrested

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 / 10:27A.M.

INCIDENT: VC 2800.2 (a)-Felony Evading

LOCATION: Chino Hills Parkway and Eucalyptus Avenue, Chino Hills

SUSPECT(S): Katrina Bracamonte, age 24, resident of Chino Hills

VICTIM(S):  

SUMMARY: On Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at approximately 10:27 A.M., Deputy Hernandez observed a vehicle with tinted rear brake lights, no rear license plate, and a broken right tail light. Deputy Hernandez attempted to stop the vehicle for the listed vehicle code violations in the area of Chino Hills Parkway and Eucalyptus Avenue. The driver of the vehicle, Katrina Bracamonte, did not yield and led Hernandez on a vehicle pursuit. Bracamonte drove with no regard for public safety, sped through business and residential streets, and failed to stop for a stop sign. The pursuit ended when Bracamonte traveled into a residential dead-end street, where she was arrested without incident for felony evading and driving on a suspended driver’s license. Bracamonte was later booked into West Valley Detention Center.  

Refer: Deputy Edward Herenandez

Station: Chino Hills

Phone No.909-364-2000

Case No.221900096

Eastvale Murder Suspects Arrested

Homicide Investigation – Suspects Arrested

Investigators with the Central Homicide Unit developed information related to the murder of Alicia Rene Lopez and secured multiple search warrants.  On Monday, 12-17-18 members of the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit, Major Crimes Unit, Special Enforcement Bureau, and the Jurupa Valley Special Enforcement Team executed these warrants at the following locations:

  • 1800 block of Lexington Drive, Corona
  • 6500 block of Harrow Street, Eastvale
  • 13500 block of Jasper Loop Circle, Eastvale
  • 11200 block of Conner Circle, Jurupa Valley

Anthony Salcida, age 34, and Kenyatta Crockett, age 23, both residents of the city of Eastvale were arrested for the murder of Alicia Rene Lopez.  Both suspects will be charged with First Degree Murder with Special Circumstances.

This is still an ongoing investigation and we are unable to release additional information at this time.  The Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit appreciates the outpouring of support and investigative leads received from the community regarding this case and additional updates will be provided when available.

Update From 12-11-2018:

Investigators from Central Homicide Unit are continuing to follow-up on all leads and information pertaining to the death of Alicia Rene Lopez. The case remains under investigation and the public’s assistance is needed as investigators work to find the person or persons responsible for Ms. Lopez’ death. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department urges anyone with information to come forward and assist in bringing a resolution to this investigation. All of the information provided thus far is appreciated and the department looks to work with the community to resolve this case.

Details:

On Saturday, November 24th, 2018 at about 8:08 pm, officers assigned to the Eastvale Police Department were dispatched to “shots being fired” in the 13000 block of Jasper Loop, in the city of Eastvale. Officers arrived and located an adult female victim, identified as Alicia Rene Lopez, 28 of Eastvale, deceased in the roadway on Jasper Loop north of Aspen Leaf Lane. One adult male was seen running from the location after the shooting, but no further information is available at this time

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department-Central Homicide Unit and the Jurupa Valley Station Investigators have assumed the investigation. Investigators are requesting the public’s assistance with any information regarding this incident and are encouraged to please call Investigator Vasquez of the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit at (760) 393-3529.

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Suspect Arrested After Allegedly Killing Man He Saw in Car With His Girlfriend Outside Hotel in Chino Hills

POSTED 9:56 PM, DECEMBER 19, 2018

Online Reports

A Chino Hills man was pulled from his vehicle and brutally beaten to death by the boyfriend of a woman he was with on Wednesday, dec. 18, deputies said.

Authorities were alerted to the violence after the woman ran into Hotel Chino Hills with blood on her clothes, shouting for help, at about 1:15 p.m., the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.

Deputies responded to the hotel, on the 15400 block of Fairfield Ranch Road, and found 54-year-old Martin Zendejas in the parking lot with injuries to his head and face. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead, officials said.

Homicide detectives who responded to the scene determined Zendejas was in his car outside the hotel with a female friend when the pair was confronted by the woman’s boyfriend, 44-year-old Chino Hills resident Ivan Mejia.

Mejia is accused of pulling Zendejas from his car and fatally beating him.

Detectives found the suspect as he was leaving his home and took him into custody.

He was booked on suspicion of murder at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga, deputies said.

Inmate records showed he was being held without bail and scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 21.

Chino Hills man arrested for possession of Molotov cocktails and being under the influence of a controlled substance

DATE/TIME: Sunday, December 23, 2018 12:06 p.m. 

INCIDENT: Suspect arrested for possession of Molotov cocktails and being under the influence of a controlled substance

LOCATION: Parking lot of the Chino Hills Sheriff’s Station – 14077 Peyton Drive, City of Chino Hills

SUSPECT: Gary Cooper, 36-years-old, resident of Chino Hills

SUMMARY: 
On Sunday, December 23, 2018 at approximately 12:06 p.m., Gary Cooper called Sheriff’s dispatch requesting deputy contact for a theft report. Deputies contacted Gary Cooper in the Chino Hills Sheriff’s Station parking lot and determined he was under the influence of a controlled substance and was arrested.

During the investigation, Cooper was found to be in possession of several Molotov cocktails, a pellet handgun that had been modified to resemble a firearm, drug paraphernalia and burglary tools. Sheriff’s Arson/Bomb Detail responded and took possession o f the Molotov cocktails. Cooper was arrested and booked at West Valley Detention Center for possession of a destructive/explosive device, being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of an imitation firearm, drug paraphernalia and burglary tools. 

Anyone with information is urged to contact Eric Cuesta with the Chino Hills Police 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 http://www.WeTip.com.

Refer: Deputy Eric Cuesta

Station: Chino Hills 

Phone No. (909) 364-2000

Case No. 221804154

Murder Investigation – Ivan Mejia of Chino Hills is arrested for Murder

Murder Investigation – Ivan Mejia of Chino Hills is arrested for the Murder of Martin Zendejas 

Dear Michael armijo,

DATE/TIME: December 19, 2018 1:16 am

INCIDENT: Murder Investigation

LOCATION: 15400 block of Fairfield Ranch Road, Chino Hills 

SUSPECT: Ivan Mejia, age 44 a resident of Chino Hills 

VICTIM: Martin Zendejas, age 54 a resident of Chino Hills 

SUMMARY: 
On Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at approximately 1:16 am, deputies from the Chino Hills Police Department responded to an unknown problem in the parking lot of a hotel in the 15400 block of Fairfield Ranch Road in Chino Hills. The reporting party stated a female ran into the business yelling for help and had blood on her clothing. Upon arrival, deputies located a male victim, later identified as Martin Zendejas, in the parking lot suffering from injuries to his head and face. The victim was transported to a local area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. 

Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives responded and assumed the investigation. Through investigation, detectives determined that the victim, Martin Zendejas, was in his vehicle at the location with a female friend when they were confronted by a male suspect, later identified as Ivan Mejia. Mejia pulled the victim out of his car and beat him causing the injuries that led to his death. Detectives were advised that the suspect, Ivan Mejia, was the boyfriend of the female that was with the victim at the time of the assault.

Detectives from the Specialized Enforcement Division were requested to assist in the investigation. Detectives located the suspect as he was leaving his residence, he was taken into custody without incident. Mejia was arrested, transported and booked into the West Valley Detention Center for PC 187 Murder. 

Anyone with information related to this investigation is urged to contact the Homicide Detail, Detective Chuck Phillips at (909)387-3589. Callers may remain anonymous and contact We-Tip at 800-78-CRIME (27463) or www.wetip.com

Refer: Detective Chuck Phillips or Sergeant Steve Pennington 

Station: Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail

Phone No. (909)387-3589

Case No. DR#221804092 H#2018-118

Carbon Canyon traffic safety operation results in 61 vehicle code violations

Carbon Canyon Road Roadway Safety Operation

DATE/TIME: December 13, 2018 
INCIDENT: Roadway Safety Operation 

LOCATION: Carbon Canyon Road, between Chino Hills Parkway and Oakway Lane 

SUMMARY: 
The Chino Hills Police Department’s Traffic Division, along with the California Highway Patrol conducted a roadway safety patrol operation on Carbon Canyon Road (State Route 142) between the intersections with Chino Hills Parkway and Oakway Lane. The purpose of the operation was to enhance roadway safety through education and enforcement action for violations of the California Vehicle Code, and to prevent traffic collisions. 

During the operation, traffic citations were issued for 61 vehicle code violations including distracted driving, vehicle equipment violations, school bus stop signs violations, speeding, unsafe lane changes, unlicensed motorcycle operator and registration violations. The California Highway Patrol’s Commercial Vehicle Unit conducted 18 commercial vehicle inspections. Unsafe commercial vehicles were placed out of service and identified mechanical violations were documented as a result of the inspections. 

The Chino Hills Police Department’s Traffic Division is committed to ensuring traffic safety through education and enforcement on our city’s and county’s roadways. 

Refer: Deputy Ralph Naso 

Station: Chino Hills Police Department 

Phone No.(909) 364-2000 

Suspect in Rockstars Of Tomorrow burglary, post stolen goods for sale online and gets arrested.

DATE/TIME: December 12, 2018 
INCIDENT: Commercial Burglary – Arrest 

LOCATION: 4200 Chino Hills Parkway 

VICTIM: Rockstars of Tomorrow Music School 

SUSPECT: Joe Adrian Perez, 43 years old, resident of San Dimas 

SUMMARY: 
On December 7, 2018 at 2:00 a.m., deputies responded to a burglary at “Rockstars of Tomorrow” music school. Surveillance footage showed two unknown suspects shatter the glass front door of the business using an unknown object. The suspects entered the business and took several guitars. 

On December 11, 2018, detectives received a tip that the guitars were posted for sale online by Joe Adrian Perez. Detectives served a search warrant Perez’s residence in San Dimas. Two matching guitars were located, along with suspected methamphetamine. 

Detectives arrested Perez and booked him into the West Valley Detention Center for burglary and possession of stolen property. Perez is currently being held in lieu of $25,000 bail. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective Glozer at the Chino Hills Police/Sheriff’s Station at (909) 364-2000. 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 

Refer: Detective K. Glozer 

Station: Chino Hills

Phone No.(909) 364-2000

Case No. 221803955 

Sausage recalled due to metal contamination

Jimmy Dean sausage recalled due to metal contamination

9:58 AM EST December 11, 2018

Courtesy CNN

A popular breakfast sausage is taking itself off the menu. CTI Foods LLC, is recalling 29,028 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat poultry and pork sausage links after five people called the US Food Safety and Inspection Service to let them know they had found metal pieces in the sausage, according to the US Department of Agriculture.

The Owingsville, Kentucky-based company recalled the product Monday. There are no reports of anyone getting hurt by the metal, but the USDA said there are some concerns that some people may unknowingly still have the package in their freezers.

These packages were originally shipped to Tennessee and then distributed to retail stores.

If you think you have it in your freezer, look on the package for the code A6382168, with a time stamp range of 11:58 through 01:49. This is the 23.4-oz pouch that is called “Jimmy Dean Heat ‘n Serve Original Sausage Links Made with Pork & Turkey” with a “use by” date of January 31, 2019. It will also have “EST. 19085” on the back of the packaging.

The USDA suggests you throw the package away or return it to the store where you bought it.

If you have questions about the recall you can contact the Jimmy Dean customer service line at (855) 382-3101.

AVOID the area on White Ave and Orange Grove Ave near the 10 Frwy.

Advisory: AVOID the area on White Ave and Orange Grove Ave near the 10 Frwy.

Dear Michael armijo,

A traffic collision has taken place on White Ave near the 10 Frwy. The Westbound on-ramp on the 10 is still open for commuters. However, north and south bound lanes of traffic on White Ave are shut down for the next few hours. CHP is handling the collision investigation as it started on the off-ramp of the freeway.

Contact Information:

Lt. Eddie Vazquez

eddie_vazquez@ci.pomona.ca.us

CH Deputies arrest an 18 year old woman and 3 juveniles for two residential ‘knock-knock’ burglaries

Deputies arrest an 18 year old woman and 3 juveniles for two residential ‘knock-knock’ burglaries

Dear Michael armijo,

DATE/TIME: December 7, 2018 / 1943 Hours

INCIDENT: PC 459 Residential Burglary / PC 182(A)(1) Conspiracy to Commit a Crime / PC 496 Possession of Stolen Property

LOCATION: 16000 block of Sagebrush St. Chino Hills (November 28, 2018)  
16000 block of China Berry Ct. Chino Hills (December 7, 2018)

SUSPECT(S): Dejah Walton, 18 year old female, resident of Eastvale 15 year old male, resident of Eastvale 
17 year old male, resident of Eastvale
17 year old male, resident of Eastvale 

VICTIM(S): 40 year old female, resident of Chino Hills  
50 year old male and female, residents of Chino Hills

SUMMARY: 
On November 28, 2018, a “knock-knock” residential burglary occurred in the 16000 block of Sagebrush Street, in the City of Chino Hills. A female suspect, later identified as 18 year old Dejah Walton of Eastva le, knocked on the door of the residence. When no one answered the door, three juvenile males accompanying Walton entered the residence by shattering the rear glass sliding door. The subjects were observed on surveillance fleeing the location with bags of stolen property and leaving in a silver Volkswagen SUV with paper license plates.

On December 7, 2018, the same male subjects were observed running out of the rear yard of a residence in the 16000 block of China Berry Court, in the City of Chino Hills. The three male juveniles ran with bags of stolen property and entered a waiting silver Volkswagen with paper license plates, driven by Walton. Deputies responding to the residence confirmed the rear sliding glass door had been shattered and the home ransacked and burglarized.

The two burglaries resulted in an estimated combined loss of over $50,000 in stolen goods and property damage.  

On December 7, 2018, at approximately 7:40 p.m., Deputy G. Pe rez of the Chino Hills Police Department observed the suspect vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. The subsequent investigation completed by Deputy Perez and the Chino Hills Multiple Enforcement Team confirmed the identifications of Walton and the three juveniles, as well as their involvement in the above mentioned residential burglaries. All parties were apprehended immediately and property from the burglaries was recovered. 

Dejah Walton was booked into the West Valley Detention Center for PC 459, PC 182(A)(1), and PC 496. The juvenile offenders were booked into the San Bernardino Juvenile Detention Center.

Anyone with information regarding the incidents are urged to contact Deputy G. Perez of the Chino Hills Station (909) 364-2000. 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

Refer: Deputy G. Perez 

Station: Chino Hills Police Department

Phone No.(909) 364-2000

Case No. 221803854 and 221803958

CHP Officer Arrested For Sexual Misconduct With Minors

Robert Stephano was arrested for several charges of sexual misconduct involving minors

December 7, 2018

INCIDENT: Lewd and Lascivious Acts with a child between 14-15 years old
Communicating with a minor with the intent to commit a sex crime Arranging to meet with a minor to commit a sex crime

LOCATION: Numerous

SUSPECT: Robert Stephano, 44 years old

VICTIM(S): Two identified victims – 14-year-old female & 17-year-old female

SUMMARY:
In May 2018, Investigators from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Specialized Investigations Division, were contacted by the Morongo Basin Station regarding allegations of sexual misconduct and child molestation by Robert Stephano.

Detectives with the Specialized Investigations Division assumed the investigation as Stephano is a California Highway Patrol Officer. He has been employed with the California Highway Patrol for 12 years and assigned to the Morongo Basin Station.

Stephano was accused of soliciting underage victims for various sexual acts dating back to July 2010. Stephano volunteered as an assistant softball coach for a Morongo Basin recreational league, and assisted youth groups for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

On Friday, December 7, 2018, The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office filed charges of PC 288a(c)(1); Lewd and lascivious acts with a child between 14 and 15 years old, PC 288.3; Communicating with a minor with the intent to commit a sex crime and PC 288.4; Arranging to meet with a minor to commit a sex crime.

On Friday, December 7, 2018, Stephano was arrested in Twentynine Palms by the Sheriff’s Department Specialized Enforcement Detail and will be booked into custody at the Central Detention Center. His bail is set at $250,000.

Anyone with information regarding the case, or who has been solicited by Stephano, is encouraged to contact the Specialized Investigations Division, Detective James Tebbetts at (909)387-3589. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call 1-800-WeTip or www.wetip.com.

Refer: Detective James Tebbetts or Sergeant Ryan Smith

Station: Specialized Investigations Division

Phone No. (909)387-3589

Case No. 601800095 H#2018-046

SGV-IE News: Complete Edition December 2018

The SGV-IE News covers local news for Walnut, Diamond Bar, Chino, Chino Hills and the surrounding areas. Click the following link to access the complete issue in pdf format:  https://anaprdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/2018-12-sgvienews.pdf

Deputies arrest a driver for failure to yield, DUI, driving on a suspended/revoked license & DUI warrant

Deputies arrest a driver for failure to yield, DUI, driving on a suspended/revoked license & DUI warrant

DATE/TIME: Saturday, November 24, 2018, 1:42 A.M. 
INCIDENT: VC 2800.2- Felony Evading, VC 23152(a)- DUI, VC 23152(b)- DUI with BAC over .08 

LOCATION: State Highway 71 South near Soquel Canyon Parkway, Chino Hills 

SUSPECT: Charles Holmes, age 47, resident of Moreno Valley 

SUMMARY: On Saturday, November 24, 2018, at 1:42 A.M., a deputy attempted a vehicle stop for traffic violations. The driver, Charles Holmes failed to yield, resulting in a vehicle pursuit which lasted several miles. Holmes exited State Highway 71 and entered a residential neighborhood where he surrendered. 

Holmes was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol(DUI) and had an active no-bail warrant for another DUI. He was also on probation for a previous DUI arrest and was driving on a suspended / revoked driver’s license. Holmes was arrested and booked into West Valley Detention Center for felony evading, DUI, and having a blood alcohol content over .08. 

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

Refer: Deputy Jonathan Drayer 

Station: Chino Hills 

Phone No.(909) 364-2000 

Case No. 221803795