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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 

The City of Eastvale News Complete Edition November 2018

The City of Eastvale News covers local news forEastvale, Norco, Corona, Jurupa Valley, MiraLoma, Chino and more. Click the following link to access the complete issue in pdf format: 2018-11-EastvaleNews

CH Deputies are searching for suspect who assaulted homeowner with machete 

Deputies are searching for a suspect who assaulted a homeowner with a machete 

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 4:21 a.m. 
INCIDENT: Assault with a Deadly Weapon 

LOCATION: 13100 block of Le Parc Boulevard, Chino Hills 

VICTIM: Confidential 

SUSPECT: Unknown Hispanic Male wearing a grey hoodie 

SUMMARY: On Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at approximately 4:21 am, deputies from the Chino Hills Station responded to a residence in the 13100 block of Le Parc Boulevard following the report of a victim receiving an injury after being attacked by a suspect with a shiny object believed to be a machete. Upon arrival, deputies were informed by the victim that he heard his car alarm go off, went outside as he believed someone was trying to steal his truck when he encountered the suspect. The victim was transported to a local area hospital where he underwent surgery for a laceration to his right forearm. The victim described the suspect as a Hispanic male wearing a grey hoodie.  

The investigation is ongoing, and detectives are attempting to identify the suspect involved.  

The victim has been released from the hospital and is recovering from his injury. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call the Detective Bureau of the Chino Hills Station (909) 364-200. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact the We-Tip Hotline at (800)78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com. 

Refer: Detective Wendy Beaton 

Station: Chino Hills Station 

Phone No.(909) 364-2000 

Case No. DR#221803669

The U.S. Postal Service lost almost $4 billion in 2018

– The U.S. Postal Service lost almost $4 billion in 2018 even as package deliveries rose, according to results released on Wednesday, potentially giving U.S. President Donald Trump ammunition against Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O), which he claims pays too little for the agency’s services.

Trump, without presenting evidence, has accused the world’s largest online retailer repeatedly over the past year of taking advantage of USPS by not paying enough for deliveries to make the service profitable. 

USPS reported operating revenue of $70.6 billion for fiscal year 2018, which ended on Sept. 30, as sales at its shipping and packages business rose 10 percent.
However, its net loss more than tripled to $3.9 billion from a loss of $1.2 billion in 2017, hurt by rising pay and benefits and higher transport costs, such as gas prices.

An independent agency within the federal government, USPS is limited in what it can do to improve its financials.

“The flawed business model imposed by law continues to be the root cause of our financial instability,” said Postmaster General Megan Brennan, adding that the Postal Service is pressing for reforms that would allow it to cut costs, increase revenue and compete more effectively. 

Neither USPS nor the president have the power to set postal rates directly. They are set by the Postal Regulatory Commission, an independent government agency with commissioners from both political parties who are selected by the president. That panel raised prices on packages by almost 2 percent in November.

Package delivery, especially for major customer Amazon, has become a key part of USPS’s business, but has not been enough to offset the sharp decline in first-class letters caused by the internet and email.

The Cowen Washington Research Group earlier this year forecast that USPS will nearly double the number of U.S. packages delivered for Amazon from 1.1 billion in 2018, or 55 percent of total USPS package deliveries, to 1.9 billion
“Following discussions with persons in the U.S. Postal Service ecosystem and a review of USPS financials, it’s clear that Amazon has been a key driver of USPS for years,” Cowen analysts said in a research note. 

Amazon is run by founder Jeff Bezos, who also owns the Washington Post, a newspaper Trump has repeatedly railed against. It has shown interest in delivering its own packages, and has tested drones for doing so. 

In 2015, Amazon spent $11.5 billion on shipping, 46 percent of its total operating expenses that year. It has not commented publicly on Trump’s criticisms.

(Reporting by Chris Sanders and Diane Bartz; Editing by Bill Rigby)

Suspect arrested in Officer Involved Shooting

Staff reports

Police Officers arrested a suspect who tried to run down officers while fleeing in a stolen truck.  The incident resulted in two separate officer involved shootings.

On Monday, November 12 at 1:07 AM, Ontario Police responded to a commercial business in the 5100 block of East Shea Center Drive for a call of man trying to steal a Semi-Tractor Truck with no trailer.  The suspect rammed the gate several times and struck a security guard with the vehicle.  The security guard was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Officers arrived as he fled the location in the truck and a vehicle pursuit ensued.  In the 5400 block of E. Airport Drive, the suspect pulled over and acted as though he was going to submit to arrest.  He then placed the truck in reverse and intentionally rammed an Ontario Police vehicle, nearly striking two officers.  He fled the scene and led additional Ontario Police Officers on a pursuit that traveled through the City of Fontana and eventually entered the SR 60 Freeway.  The suspect showed no regard for public safety and drove eastbound in the westbound lanes of the SR 60. 

At two separate locations on the SR 60 Freeway, Ontario Officers attempted to stop him by discharging their firearms.  The suspect then drove up an embankment west of Pyrite Avenue and stopped at a gas station where he submitted to arrest without further incident.

The suspect is a 37-year-old male from Pomona.  His identity is being withheld pending an investigation by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. He was arrested and transported to a local area hospital for an apparent gunshot wound to his leg.  He will be booked at West Valley Detention Center on multiple counts of assault with a deadly weapon, attempt murder of a police officer, grand theft auto, and felony evading.

Two Ontario Officers discharged their firearms.  The first is a Sergeant with 27 years of experience.  The second is an Officer with 14 years of experience.  Both Officers will be placed on standard three days paid administrative leave while the incident is investigated. 

The Ontario Police Department will be handling the investigation into the stolen vehicle, the pursuit, and the assaults on the security guards and the officers.  The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department will be investigating the Officer Involved Shooting as it occurred within their jurisdiction.

This is an on-going investigation and anyone with information is asked to call the Ontario Police Department at 909-986-6711 or Detective Robert Marquez at 909-408-1777.

 Information can also be reported anonymously by calling WE-TIP at (800) 78-CRIME or online at www.wetip.com.

Major Crimes Task Force arrest three gang members with 4 loaded guns

Major Crimes Task Force arrest three gang members with 4 loaded guns

Date:  Saturday November 10, 2018

Time:  10:57 PM

Location: 2200 Block of Logan St., Pomona, CA

Crime:

25850(c)(3) PC Gang member in possession of loaded firearm

186.22 (B)(1) PC Promote Gang activity

25850(c)(6) PC Carrying a loaded firearm

32310 PC Carrying a high capacity magazine

25400(a)(3) PC CCW in vehicle  

25400 (c)(2) PC- Carrying concealed stolen firearm

Suspect:

O’Brien, Dilbert a 19 Year Old Pomona Resident

Hernandez, Marcello a 18 Year Old Pomona Resident

Sanford, Renall a 23 Year Old Pomona Resident

Unit:

The Pomona Police Department Major Crimes Task Force

The California Highway Patrol – Baldwin Park Office

Narrative:

On Saturday November 10, 2018, around 10:57 PM, members of the Pomona Police Department’s Major Crimes Task Force (MCTF) and the California Highway Patrol were partnered up, and working a gang suppression detail within the City of Pomona. Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the 2200 block of Logan St., of known Pomona gang members for vehicle code violations. The vehicle came to an abrupt stop and passengers began to bail out of the vehicle and flee on foot. Suspect Sanford and Suspect Hernandez were taken into custody immediately without incident.

 

Suspect O’Brien was taken into custody a short distance away from the vehicle without incident. Suspect O’Brien attempted to discard a small bag containing four loaded handguns.  All three Suspects were booked at the Pomona City Jail on the above-indicated charges.

The City of Pomona is dedicated to addressing quality of life issues and often uses partnered Law Enforcement agencies to accomplish one common goal of ensuring the safety of our community. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Pomona Police Department at (909)620-2085.

If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your Smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

Written by:

J. Hernandez, Corporal

Major Crimes Task Force

Police Search for Inmate Released in Error Nov 8

Search for Inmate Released in Error

DATE/TIME: November 8, 2018, at 2:25 p.m.  

INCIDENT: Search for Inmate Released in Error

 

LOCATION: West Valley Detention Center (WVDC), 9500 Etiwanda Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga

 

INMATE: Aaron Williams, Black Male Adult, 25 years-old, Transient

6’1, 190 lbs, last seen wearing black shirt, black pants, and black shoes.

 

SUMMARY: On November 8, 2018, at approximately 2:25 p.m., Aaron Williams was released in error from the West Valley Detention Center. Williams was booked on October 31, 2018, for a felony parole violation and scheduled for release on January 14, 2019. Employees mistakenly released Williams when updating his records.

 

The error was discovered approximately an hour after his release, and a search was immediately initiated. The Sheriff’s Specialized Enforcement Division began searching for Williams, and he has not currently been located. Williams is believed to be a transient and not familiar with the immediate area. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, black pants, and black shoes. Williams has an active warrant for his arrest, and local law enforcement agencies have been notified.

Anyone who sees Williams, or has information on his whereabouts, is urged to call 911 immediately.

 

Refer: Public Affairs Division

Phone No.    (909) 387-3700

Police Seek Public’s Help in Fatal Hit and Run

Traffic investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying the driver involved in a fatal hit and run collision. 

On November 8, 2018 at approximately 5:33 PM, a 75 year old Ontario resident was struck by a motorist while attempting to cross the street in the intersection of N. Mountain Avenue and W. Flora Street. After the collision, the suspect vehicle continued to drive south on N. Mountain Avenue. 

The suspect vehicle is a plum colored 2004-2006 Scion XB. The vehicle should have collision damage to the front of the vehicle. 

Anyone with information regarding the collision is asked to call the Ontario Police Department at 909-986-6711, or Detective Fred Ruiz at 909-408-1808. A photograph a similar type vehicle is attached. 

Information can also be reported anonymously by calling WE-TIP at 800-78-CRIME or on-line at www.wetip.com.

Substance Abuse Among Bipolar Teens

According to a new study published in this month’s issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, approximately 1 in 3 teens with bipolar disorder developed substance abuse problems.  The time frame noted between diagnosis and the first reported indication of substance abuse issues was four years.  The study also noted additional risk factors that were predictors who among this group of teenagers who have bipolar disorder were the most likely to develop substance abuse.
bipolar disorderA group of researchers, led by Dr. Benjamin Goldstein of both the University of Toronto and the University of Pittsburgh, examined 167 youth with bipolar disorder between the ages of twelve and seventeen.  These youths were studied to document both the frequency of first-time onset of substance abuse and possible predictors that lead to first-time substance abuse.  Data was pulled from the Course and Outcome of Bipolar Youth (COBY).  Participants were interviewed an average of seven times over the span of four years in order to not only examine the symptoms, but to observe the functioning, stressors and treatment over this time period.

The results of the study found that 32% of the youths in the Course and Outcome of Bipolar Youth study developed dependence issues with alcohol and drugs.  The average span between the start of the study and first onset of dependence was 2.7 years.  The single strongest predictor noted in the study regarding future substance abuse and dependence issues among bipolar youth is the repeated experimentation with alcohol.  Results also showed that experimentation with cannabis among bipolar youth was also a strong indicator of future dependence issues.

There were five other factors that were present at the start of the study that were also noted as being strong predictors of future substance abuse among bipolar youth.  Those factors were oppositional defiant disorder, panic disorder, a family history of substance abuse, lack of family cohesiveness, and the absence of antidepressants in the treatment regimen.   Among those bipolar youth with three or more of those above mentioned risk factors, just over half (54.7%) went on to develop substance abuse issues while the incidence of substance abuse issues in those bipolar youth with two risk factors or less was 14.1%

MORE ABOUT DUAL DIAGNOSIS AND ADDICTION

The Course and Outcome of Bipolar Youth (COBY) study was funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and is the largest longitudinal study of children and young adults with bipolar disorder.  The study involved culling data from subjects at three different testing sites.  Those sites used for the COBY study included Brown University, UCLA and the University of Pittsburgh.  This longitudinal study will continue to follow these teens as they enter their twenties and thirties.

The results thus far regarding this longitudinal study is that experimental use of drugs and alcohol by teens with bipolar disorder is akin to playing with fire.  Results also show there seems to be a window of two to three years in which preventive strategies can be put into place in order to halt the possibilities of development of substance abuse issues in this population.

***DUI CHECKPOINT NOTIFICATION***

***DUI CHECKPOINT NOTIFICATION***

Chino PD will conduct a grant-funded DUI/drivers license checkpoint this Friday, November 9th, 2018 between the hours of 8:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.

Checkpoint locations are selected based on traffic collision and DUI arrest statistics.

Don’t drink and drive. If you see a drunk driver call 911.