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Area Crime Recap: May 2019

Staff Reports

Riverside County – Several crimes have occurred in Eastvale and Norco, but our Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is committed to keeping our community safe.  Below is a recap of crimes and suspects apprehended in the month of May. 

INCIDENT: School Threats Investigation

WHEN: May 30, 2019

WHERE: Norco High School, 2065 Temescal Avenue, Norco

On Thursday, May 30, at approximately 8:51 p.m., the Norco Sheriff’s Office received a report of a school violence related threat towards Norco High School via social media.

After an investigation took place, a suspect was identified as a 15-year old ninth grade boy, who was “detained, arrested, and booked into juvenile hall on terrorist threats charges. The investigation revealed the threats were not credible,” according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.  See page 1 for more information.

INCIDENT: Fatal Hit and Run Traffic Collision

WHEN: May 30, 2019

WHERE: 68th Street cross of Tarah Street, Eastvale 

On Thursday, May 30, a 15-year-old Eastvale resident, Anthony Gaitan, was killed after a hit and run incident at around 2:40 a.m.

Witnesses told Police Officers that they saw a dark colored 4-door sedan hit the 15-year-old juvenile. Then, the driver of the vehicle fled eastbound on 68th Street without stopping and assisting the juvenile, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Deputy Lonthair at the Jurupa Valley Station, 951-955-2600.  See page 1 for more information.

INCIDENT: Felon in Possession of a Firearm

WHEN: May 11, 2019

WHERE: 12600 block of Limonite Avenue, Eastvale

Martin Florez Jr., 25 of Eastvale

On May 11, Eastvale Police Officers arrested Martin Flores Jr., 25 of Eastvale, for carrying a loaded firearm in a public place.  At approximately 3:12 p.m., Eastvale PD responded to a report of an armed suspect in a shopping center parking lot.  The bystander who reported the incident said he saw a pistol tucked in the suspect’s waistband.  Flores then entered an SUV and headed toward an exit in the shopping center.  However, Eastvale PD arrived on scene quickly and conducted a traffic stop for the vehicle.  “The suspect was taken into custody without incident and officers recovered a loaded pistol from underneath the seat of the SUV,” according to the Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner. 

Flores was booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center for Possession of a Firearm in a Public Place, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Felon in Possession of Ammunition and Altering a Firearm’s Serial Number.  Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy R. Roach at the Eastvale Police Department (951) 955-2600 or at Riverside Sheriff’s Dispatch (951) 776-1099.

INCIDENT: Counterfeiting

WHEN: May 8, 2019

WHERE: 4100 Block Old Hamner Road, Norco

On May 8, deputies of the Norco Special Enforcement Team (SET) arrested Kevin Anthony Galvan, of Norco.  Since Galvan was on Riverside County Probation for Burglary, Norco SET conducted a probation compliance check at his residence.  Upon the visit, Norco SET discovered Galvan was in possession of counterfeiting equipment, including counterfeit bills.

“Galvan was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for the felony warrants with additional charges of counterfeiting,” according to the Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner.  If you have any information regarding this case, please contact Deputy Faucher with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Norco Station at (951) 270-5673.

INCIDENT: Indecent Exposure Suspect Arrested

WHEN: May 2, 2019

WHERE: 14000 block of Schleisman Avenue, Eastvale

Ricardo Anthony Aguirre Vazquez, 29 of Eastvale

On May 2, Eastvale Police Officers arrested Ricardo Anthony Aguirre Vazquez, 29 of Eastvale, for indecent exposure.  At approximately 6:05 p.m., Eastvale Police Department officers responded to a call at a coffee shop located off Schleisman Avenue.  A witness reported that Vazquez was “sitting alone at one of the tables, fully exposed and fondling himself, as several customers entered and exited the business,” according to the Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner.  When Eastvale Police Officers arrived to the coffee shop, Vazquez was still engaged in the activity so officers took him into custody without incident. 

Vazquez was later booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center for charges related to felony indecent exposure.  Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy R. Arredondo at the Eastvale Police Department (951) 955-2600 or at Riverside Sheriff’s Dispatch (951) 776-1099.

Eastvale Woman Fatally Shot

By Diana Sanchez

Eastvale – On Nov. 24, an Eastvale woman was shot and found deceased in the roadway of Jasper Loop, north of Aspen Leaf Lane.  The woman was later identified as Alicia Rene Lopez, 28 of Eastvale.  The Eastvale Police Department is currently seeking the public’s assistance to obtain any additional information regarding the shooting. 

The incident occurred at around 8:08 pm on Saturday evening, when nearby residents reported that they heard “shots being fired” in the 1300 block of Jasper Loop.  Eastvale Police Officers were dispatched to the location.  When Police officials arrived, Lopez was found in the middle of the roadway and was pronounced deceased at the scene.  It is unknown at this time if Lopez lived near the residence where she was shot. 

“One adult male was seen running from the location after the shooting,” said Sergeant Walter Mendez in a news release.  “But no further information is available at this time,” Mendez added. 

After the incident occurred, several members of the community turned to social media group pages asking what happened and what the suspect looked like.  The posts caused a lot of speculation of what could have led to the shooting.  However, out of respect for the family, many administrators of the social media sites deleted or addressed comments that contained unconfirmed information.  A family member of Lopez even commented on a post stating that the incident was not a result of domestic violence.  All parties reiterated that the incident is under investigation and information regarding the suspect’s appearance will be released when available.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department-Central Homicide Unit and the Jurupa Valley Station Investigators have assumed the investigation, according to Mendez.  Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to call Investigator Vasquez of the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit at (760) 393-3529.  An anonymous tip can also be submitted using the Sheriff’s Homicide Tipline online form at www.riversidesheriff.org/tipline/.  This investigation incident number is EV183280060.

Eastvale Area Crime Recap: May 2018

INCIDENT: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/ ATTEMPTED MURDER

WHEN: 5/2/18

WHERE: 31000 Block of Allen Avenue, Homeland, CA

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

 

INCIDENT: MAJOR INJURY TRAFFIC COLLISION

WHEN: 5/8/18

WHERE: Clay Street X General Road, Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, about 9:53 PM, officers from the Jurupa Valley Police Department responded to a major traffic collision on Clay Street X General Road, in Jurupa Valley, involving two vehicles. Upon arrival, officers discovered one of the drivers was unconscious and unresponsive. Both drivers were transported by American Medical Response paramedics to local hospitals. Officers learned one of the drivers was traveling at a high rate of speed on Clay Street and it appeared he lost control of the vehicle, which caused it to drift into the oncoming lane of traffic, striking a vehicle stopped at a red light. The Jurupa Valley Station’s Traffic Reconstruction Team is conducting a full investigation to determine the cause of the collision. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Deputy Robles at the Jurupa Valley Station, 951-955-2600.  Persons who wish to report criminal activity and wish to remain anonymous can call crime stoppers at 800-78-CRIME (800-782-7463) or 800-47-DRUGS (800-473-7847).  You can also leave anonymous information at www.riversidesheriff.org/tipline or www.wetip.com.

INCIDENT: DUI/DRIVER’S LICENSE CHECKPOINT RESULTS

WHEN: 5/11/18

WHERE: Limonite Avenue X Spectrum, Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: The Jurupa Valley Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, May 11, 2018, near the intersection of Limonite Avenue and Spectrum, between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public. Driving under the influence of alcohol can have deadly, devastating consequences. Nationally in 2016, 37,461 people were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes, and 28 percent (10,497) died in crashes where a driver had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) over the limit of .08. California reported 1,059 DUI deaths at .08 or above. In recent years, California has seen an increase in drug-impaired driving crashes.  The Jurupa Valley Police Department supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate all drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.”  If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI.  Marijuana use can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI. “Two simple words can keep your holiday festivities safe – plan ahead,” said OTS Director Rhonda Craft. “Before you head out to any celebration, plan how you are getting home safely. If you are drinking, that means knowing what sober driver or service you will be using.”

Results:

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

INCIDENT: SUSPICIOUS DEVICE

WHEN: 5/14/18

WHERE: 68th Street x 15 Fwy, Eastvale

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

INCIDENT: HOMICIDE

WHEN: 5/14/18

WHERE: Grape Street and Rail Road Canyon, LAKE ELSINORE

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

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

WHEN: 5/11/18

WHERE: 10000 Block of 50th Street, Jurupa Valley

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

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

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Sergeant Frank Lodes from the Region 7 Regional Gang Task Force at (951) 955-2734. The Region 7 Gang Task Force is one of eight teams composing the Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force, which is a collaborative effort of 25 law enforcement agencies with the goal of combating criminal street gangs throughout Riverside County. The Region 7 Gang Task Force is composed of members from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, Probation and Parole.

INCIDENT: ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON/ STABBING

WHEN: 5/17/18

WHERE: Mission Boulevard and Packard Avenue, Jurupa Valley

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

INCIDENT: ILLEGAL SOLICITATION/ NARCOTICS ARREST

WHEN: 5/11/18

WHERE: Valley Way and Highway 60, Jurupa Valley

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

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

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

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

INCIDENT: FATAL HIT AND RUN TRAFFIC COLLISON

WHEN: 5/28/18

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

DETAILS: On Monday, May 28, 2018, at 2:47 a.m., officers assigned to the Jurupa Valley Police Department responded to the area of Hall Avenue south of 26th Street reference a body found in the roadway with obvious signs of trauma. Officers on scene observed injuries to the deceased consistent with being struck by a vehicle. The pedestrian was pronounced deceased on scene by CDF personnel at 2:52 a.m.  Members of the Jurupa Valley Traffic Team responded to the scene to assume the investigation. The preliminary investigation determined the deceased was traveling south on Hall Avenue via a skateboard, when an unknown vehicle struck the victim and fled the scene. It is unknown if alcohol and/or drug impairment were a factor in this collision at this time. The Jurupa Valley Police Department’s Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team is currently conducting this investigation. This investigation is ongoing, and we are asking anyone with additional information to contact Deputy Krusbe at the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600.

INCIDENT: POSSESSION OF STOLEN VEHICLE

WHEN: 5/31/18

WHERE: 12400 Block of Limonite Avenue, Eastvale

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

Eastvale Area Crime Recap: February 2018

 

INCIDENT: RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY/PAROLE VIOLATION

WHEN: 2/8/18

WHERE: 6800 block of Lindsay St., Eastvale

 

On February 08, 2018, Eastvale Deputies responded to a suspicious person call on the 6800 block of Lindsay Street, in the City of Eastvale. When deputies arrived, they discovered that a family on Lindsay Street fled their home in fear when an unknown male entered their home without their consent. The male was apprehended hiding inside the family’s home with the help from a Sheriff’s K-9. 20-year-old Eastvale resident, Alfredo Hernandez, was arrested and booked at Robert Presley Detention Center for burglary and for a parole violation. The investigation is on-going. Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact Deputy Faucher #4575 from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 955-2600.

 

INCIDENT: STREET RACING DRIVER ARRESTED

WHEN: 2/12/18

WHERE: Wineville Ave. & Bellegrave Ave., Jurupa Valley

 

On Sunday, February 12, 2018, the deputies from the Jurupa Valley Police Department responded to the area of Wineville Avenue and Bellegrave Avenue regarding twenty plus vehicles street racing and driving recklessly. When deputies arrived, the vehicles fled the area in multiple directions. Deputies were able to conduct enforcement stops on four of the fleeing vehicles, to include a vehicle which was recklessly spinning its tires in a circular pattern within the intersection. To combat illegal street racing, reckless driving and other related traffic offenses, the Jurupa Valley Station has adopted a zero-tolerance stance of street racing and suspects who jeopardize the safety of the public, the spectators and participants themselves. One misdemeanor arrest was made for reckless driving, three traffic citations were issued for equipment related violations and other vehicle code violations, and the vehicle of the reckless driver was impounded. Bryan Anthony Perez, 21 years old and a resident of the city of Bloomington, was arrested for reckless driving and later released with a citation. Mr. Perez’ vehicle was impounded for 30 days per vehicle code section 23109.2(a)(1) CVC.

 

INCIDENT: VEHICLE THEFT INVESTIGATION AND ARREST

WHEN: 2/10/18

WHERE: 1000 block of 6th St., Norco

On Saturday, February 10, 2018, about 12:50 a.m., deputies from the Norco Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a business, located in the 1000 block of Sixth Street, in the City of Norco, in reference to a report of a stolen vehicle. The investigation revealed an unknown suspect had stolen a vehicle while the vehicle owner was inside of the business. The incident was recorded via store surveillance cameras. About 8:12 a.m., deputies located the unoccupied stolen vehicle, in the area of Eighth Street and California Avenue, in the City of Norco. Deputies continued to investigate and search for the suspect. At 1:00 p.m., deputies located a male subject matching the description of the suspect, in the area of Crestview Drive and Eighth Street, in the City of Norco. Deputies contacted the male and detained him for the investigation. Based upon their investigative findings, deputies were able to positively identify the male as the vehicle theft suspect. The suspect was identified as Christian Jesus Alarcon Rodriguez, age 25, a Riverside resident. During the investigation, deputies also located evidence in Rodriguez’ possession related to check fraud. Rodriguez was arrested for the charges of vehicle theft, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of stolen property, and check forgery. The investigation is continuing and additional charges are pending. Rodriguez was booked for the listed charges into the Robert Presley Detention Center, in the City of Riverside. Anyone with any information pertaining to this case is encouraged to contact Deputy Faucher at (951) 270-5673.

 

INCIDENT UPDATE: RESIDENTIAL “CAT” BURGLARY/ OFF-DUTY OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

WHEN: 12/24/17 (Original Incident), 2/13/18: Incident Update

WHERE: 6400 block of Caxton St., Eastvale

UPDATE: On February 7, 2018, Investigators from the Central Homicide Unit, Special Investigations Bureau – Intelligence Unit, and Jurupa Valley Special Teams served two search warrants in the cities of Eastvale and Perris. The three male suspects involved in the residential burglary on December 23, 2017, were identified. One adult suspect, Destin J-Brent 18 years of Eastvale, and one 15 year old juvenile were arrested and booked for residential burglary and conspiracy.

ORIGINAL INCIDENT: On December 23, 2017, around 1:37 p.m., deputies from the Jurupa Valley Station, assigned to the contract city of Eastvale, responded to a report of a burglary and shooting that just occurred in the 6400 block of Caxton Street, Eastvale. Deputies arrived on scene and met with the homeowner, an off-duty Pomona Police Officer. Two residents were inside the home, when they heard several subjects inside the home. The off-duty officer armed himself and confronted two suspects in an upstairs room, and an Officer Involved Shooting occurred. Deputies received information from the victims and neighbors who described the suspects as three black males, thin to medium build, who fled in a gray Hyundai. Additional deputies and investigators from Jurupa Valley Station responded to contain the scene and canvas the neighborhood. Investigators from the Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation. During the investigation, investigators found signs of forced entry into the residence.

INCIDENT: STOLEN VEHICLE/ VEHICLE PURSUIT/ STOLEN PROPERTY

WHEN: 2/17/18

WHERE: Limonite Ave. & Pacific Ave., Jurupa Valley

On February 17, 2018, about 9:00 am, a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department helicopter received a LoJack notification of a stolen vehicle in the area of Limonite Avenue and Pacific Avenue, in the City of Jurupa Valley. The helicopter directed Jurupa Valley station sheriff’s deputies to the area and the vehicle was located.  Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle but it fled, leading deputies on a short vehicle pursuit.  Both the driver and passenger subsequently fled on foot into the Santa Ana riverbed near the City of Riverside.  Several Riverside Police Department officers, to include their K-9 and helicopter, helped search the riverbed for the suspects. Jesus Rodriguez, a 20-year-old Jurupa Valley resident, and Juan Ortiz, a 29-year-old Jurupa Valley resident, were located and arrested in the riverbed with the combined assistance from both the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and Riverside Police Department Aviation Unit and K/9 officers from both the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and Riverside Police Department. Deputies located several additional household items in the vehicle that appear to be stolen as well.  Further investigation is being conducted to identify the victims of the additional stolen property. Both suspects were booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center in the City of Riverside for vehicle theft, possession of stolen property and evading arrest. Anyone with further information about this case is encouraged to contact Deputy Garza #4887 from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 955-2600.

 

INCIDENT: GANG TASK FORCE WEAPON AND DRUG ARREST

WHEN: 2/16/18

WHERE: Fort Dr. & Mission Blvd., Jurupa Valley

On February 16, 2018, about 8:00 PM, members of the Region 7 Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force conducted a vehicle check in an alley way near Fort Drive and Mission Boulevard in Jurupa Valley. Task force officers contacted the occupants, identified as 37-year-old Jurupa Valley resident,Mario Urena and 24-year-old Perris resident, Felipe Montiel Vasquez. Task force officers also recognized Urena as being an active participant of a criminal street gang. Task force officers located a loaded handgun concealed in the vehicle along with methamphetamine and several rounds of live ammunition. Urena was arrested for being a felon in possession of ammunition. Vasquez was arrested for being in possession of methamphetamine while armed with a loaded firearm. Both were later booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center. The Region 7 Gang Task Force is one of eight teams composing the Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force, which is a collaborative effort of 25 law enforcement agencies with the goal of combating criminal street gangs. The Region 7 team is staffed with members of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, Riverside County Probation and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Anyone with additional information regarding this arrest is encouraged to contact Sergeant Frank Lodes from the Region 7 Region Gang Task Force at (951) 955-2734.

INCIDENT: DEATH INVESTIGATION

WHEN: 2/28/18

WHERE: Harada Heritage Park, Eastvale

On February 28, 2018, Eastvale deputies responded to Harada Heritage Park, located at 13099 65th Street, for a medical aid call.  Cal-Fire personnel arrived prior to deputies and found a 74-year-old Eastvale resident deceased in his vehicle, which was parked in the parking lot.

Eastvale detectives responded to the scene and initiated a death investigation. The investigation is on-going. Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact Detective Peters from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 955-2600.

 

INCIDENT: WARRANT SWEEP

WHEN: 2/24/18

WHERE: Eastvale

Eastvale, CA – Some think if they just don’t show up for a court hearing, the police won’t have the manpower to come find them.  If your violation is a DUI or traffic related, don’t count on it.   On February 24, 2018, The Eastvale Traffic Team with dozens of outstanding arrest warrants fanned out into neighborhoods in search of high risk DUI offenders and others with traffic related warrants. Officers served warrants and arrested offenders who either failed to show up for a court date or violated terms of their probation in an outstanding traffic-related case. Those caught often face additional jail time for failing to appear in court or for violating probation. When family, friends, and co-workers find out, violators can also face personal embarrassment as they are led away in handcuffs, as well as missing work while sitting in jail. Special Warrant Service Operations along with regularly scheduled ‘High Visibility’ DUI enforcement has a deterrent effect on those who disregard driving safety and abuse alcohol and drugs.  The Eastvale Police Department places a high priority on lowering deaths and injuries with the goal of removing impaired drivers and heightening awareness of the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.  Funding for the operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Report Drunk Drivers; Call 9-1-1!

Results:

  • Warrants Attempted:20
  • Warrants Served: 10

INCIDENT: VEHICLE THEFT INVESTIGATION AND ARREST

WHEN: 2/10/18

WHERE: 1000 block of 6th St., Norco

On Saturday, February 10, 2018, about 12:50 a.m., deputies from the Norco Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a business, located in the 1000 block of Sixth Street, in the City of Norco, in reference to a report of a stolen vehicle. The investigation revealed an unknown suspect had stolen a vehicle while the vehicle owner was inside of the business. The incident was recorded via store surveillance cameras. About 8:12 a.m., deputies located the unoccupied stolen vehicle, in the area of Eighth Street and California Avenue, in the City of Norco. Deputies continued to investigate and search for the suspect. At 1:00 p.m., deputies located a male subject matching the description of the suspect, in the area of Crestview Drive and Eighth Street, in the City of Norco. Deputies contacted the male and detained him for the investigation. Based upon their investigative findings, deputies were able to positively identify the male as the vehicle theft suspect. The suspect was identified as Christian Jesus Alarcon Rodriguez, age 25, a Riverside resident. During the investigation, deputies also located evidence in Rodriguez’ possession related to check fraud. Rodriguez was arrested for the charges of vehicle theft, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of stolen property, and check forgery. The investigation is continuing and additional charges are pending. Rodriguez was booked for the listed charges into the Robert Presley Detention Center, in the City of Riverside. Anyone with any information pertaining to this case is encouraged to contact Deputy Faucher at (951) 270-5673.

INCIDENT: TERRORIST THREATS INVESTIGATION AND ARREST

WHEN: 2/19/18

WHERE: 5000 block of Trail St., Norco

On Monday, February 19, about 9:39 a.m., the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Norco Office, received information about a series of threats made on social media. An investigation was immediately initiated regarding a suspect posting comments on his Facebook page he intended on shooting people at a local college campus. The threats were deemed credible and the Norco Special Enforcement Team deputies along with detectives assigned to the Jurupa Valley Station Investigations Bureau, initiated a detailed and expansive investigation. The investigation revealed the suspect was making the threats from a residence located in the City of Norco. Deputies continued with their investigation and solicited the assistance of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s Special Investigation Bureau, the Joint Terrorism Task Force, which consist of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), San Bernardino Police Department, Naval Criminal Investigative Services (NCIS), and Riverside College District Police. Based on information collected during the investigation, a search warrant was served at a residence located in the 5000 block of Trail Street in the City of Norco. During the service of the search warrant, the suspect, identified as Jacob Ryan McBain, age 27, a Norco resident, was taken into custody without incident. Deputies recovered a loaded AR-15, two loaded handguns, and a large amount of ammunition from McBain’s bedroom. McBain was arrested for the charges of making terrorist threats and a felon in possession of a firearm. He was transported to the Robert Presley Detention Center in the City of Riverside where he was booked on the listed charges. Local school district and college officials were notified of the investigation, even though there was no school in session during the national holiday. UPDATE, 2/26/18: After the arrest of Jacob McBain, information was developed pointing to an additional suspect and co-conspirator. Following up on the investigative leads, investigators identified the second suspect as Tarence Michael Thomas, age 25, a resident of Milwaukie, Oregon. On Monday, February 26, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department investigators travelled to Portland, Oregon, to conduct follow-up investigation. Based on their subsequent findings, investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Thomas, regarding the charge of conspiracy to commit murder, from the Riverside County Superior Court. On Wednesday, February 28, with the assistance of local authorities, consisting of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Clackamas County Inter-Agency Task Force (CCITF), FBI-Portland Office, FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, and Oregon City Police Department, investigators located Thomas in the area of a known associates residence in Oregon City. Thomas was arrested without incident and booked into the Clackamas County Jail, in Oregon City, Oregon, where he awaits extradition to Riverside County. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department would like to thank the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Clackamas County Inter-Agency Task Force (CCITF), FBI-Portland Office, FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, Oregon City Police Department, Clackamas County District Attorney’s Office, and the Clackamas County Circuit Court, for assistance provided during this investigation.

 

Possession of Counterfeit Currency and a Controlled Substance

By City of Eastvale

On January 18, 2017, Eastvale Police Officers responded to a report of a shoplifting in progress at a retail store at 12315 Limonite Avenue, Eastvale. When officers arrived, they detained a man and woman as they exited the store. Officers discovered the woman, Cherokee Hicks (age 39 of Chino), was in possession of methamphetamine for sale and was under the influence of a controlled substance. The man, Iban Perez (age 36 of Ontario), was under the influence of a controlled substance.

Officers located Hicks’ vehicle in the parking lot and located a third suspect, David Suarez (age 36 of Ontario), inside the vehicle. Suarez was found to be in possession of methamphetamine, and he was under the influence of a controlled substance. Officers also recovered counterfeit currency in the vehicle.

Hicks was booked for possession of a controlled substance for sales, possession of counterfeit currency, and being under the influence of a controlled substance. Perez was booked for being under the influence of a controlled substance. Suarez was booked for possession of a controlled substance and for being under the influence of a controlled substance.

This investigation is on-going, and the Eastvale Police Department requests that anyone with additional information contact Deputy Ce. Martinez at 951-955-2600.

 

Residential Burglary in Eastvale

By City of Eastvale

On Monday, January 9, 2017, at approximately 9:15 AM, deputies from the Eastvale Police Department responded to a call for service at the residence of Joshua Celaya (age 26 of Eastvale), located in the 7000 Block of Tennessee River Court, Eastvale. During the call for service, deputies located what they believed to be stolen property. Further investigation led deputies to the discovery of residences in the 7000 block of Osage Court and the 7000 block of Tennessee River Court which had been recently burglarized.

Joshua Celaya was arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for two residential burglaries and possession of stolen property. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Deputy S. Hernandez at the Jurupa Valley Station by calling (951) 955-2600.

The Eastvale Police Department will be vigilant in arresting violators of the law. The Eastvale Police Department would like to remind all citizens to be aware of their surroundings at all times and report any suspicious activity, including any vehicles or persons by calling 911 for emergencies, or calling our dispatch center non-emergency line at (951) 247-8700.

Persons who wish to report criminal activity and wish to remain anonymous can call crime stoppers at 800-78-CRIME (800-782-7463) or 800-47-DRUGS (800-473-7847). You can also leave anonymous information at www.riversidesheriff.org/tipline or www.wetip.com.

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

 

Crime Recap

Staff Reports

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

Eastvale – On July 4, Eastvale Police Department responded to assist Cal-Fire who was on scene of a possible overdose. The officers arrived with information that gunshots were heard and possibly someone was shot. The suspect was in a room and refused to come out. He later was identified as Thomas Williams. Williams fired multiple rounds through the door towards the officers and was not willing to cooperate. Therefore, assistance from the Corona Police Department and Riverside County Sheriff’s Department helped the Eastvale PD arrest Williams with no injuries.

Corona– On July 5, the Corona Police Department responded to a suspicious package at the Veterans Memorial located near City Hall. It was described as a newer duffel bag that was wedged between the kiosk and the building. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s Hazardous Device Team (HDT) was called in and identified the package as not containing any hazardous materials or devices.

Eastvale– On July 26, the Eastvale Police Department’s Traffic Division conducted a grant-funded speed enforcement operation. It was conducted in areas where major injury and collisions happen, the operation was conducted from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. The results of the operation were: 45 citations for driving above the posted speed limit.

Jurupa Valley– On July 29, the Jurupa Valley Police Department deployed enforcement for Distracted Drivers. Not only are distracted drivers dangerous to themselves but to others as well. The results of the operations were: 7 citations were issued to drivers who were talking on their cellular phones or texting while driving and 2 of the drivers were also cited for driving without a valid driver’s license.

Jurupa Valley- On July 30, the Jurupa Valley Police Department conducted a sweep to find suspects with outstanding warrants. The officers served warrants and/or arrested offenders who had failed to appear for their scheduled court dates or who had also violated the terms of their probation in an outstanding traffic-related case. The results of the sweep were: 64 warrants attempted, and 34 warrants served.

 

Mail Thefts In Eastvale

By Araceli Sanchez  

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Hand with open mailbox

Eastvale– Eastvale residents have expressed their concern regarding the mail thefts that have been occurring in City of Eastvale.

Recently, thefts have been reported off Spring and Nicole Court, on the side of Riverboat and King River, and up and down Tisdale. Many believe that the thefts have increased in the last month because of expected tax returns. However, these thefts have been going on for a long time and they are not unique to Eastvale. Mail thefts have been reported in Corona, Norco, Chino and other surrounding areas.

But local Police and the US Postal Service are adamant about stopping these thefts from occurring.

“The United States Postal Inspection Service will continue to bring violators to justice to secure the integrity of the U.S. Mail,” said Postal Inspector in Charge, Robert Wemyss in a statement. “Protecting the ability to use the mail in a safe and secure manner is at the core of the Postal Inspection Service’s mission,” he added.

“Mail theft and other property crimes are a rising problem and trend in this region,” said Corona Police Department Chief of Police Michael Abel. “We take these matters seriously and truly appreciate the joint cooperation in this prosecution. It’s important that we hold suspects such as these accountable for their actions.”

Local Police has already arrested five individuals for mail theft this month (see the Crime Recap article on page 11). The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has also issued a news release with the following tips on how to protect your mail from thieves:

  • Use the letter slots inside your post office for your mail or personally hand it to a letter carrier.
  • Don’t leave your mail in your mailbox overnight. Pick it up promptly after delivery. If you’re expecting checks, credit cards or other negotiable items, ask a friend or neighbor you trust to retrieve your mail.
  • If you don’t receive a check or other valuable mail you’re expecting, contact the issuing agency immediately, without delay.
  • If you change your address, immediately notify your Post Office and anyone with whom you do business through the U.S. mail.
  • Don’t send cash in the mail.
  • Tell your Post Office when you’ll be out of town, so they can hold your mail until you return.
  • Report all suspected mail thefts to the Sheriff’s Department and a Postal Inspector.
  • Consider starting a neighborhood watch program. Exchanging work and vacation schedules with trusted neighbors and friends, you can watch each other’s mailboxes (and homes).
  • Consult with your local Postmaster for the most up-to-date regulations on mailboxes, including the availability of locked centralized or curbside mailboxes.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department also reminds residents that if you witness a mail theft in progress, immediately contact the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at 951-776-1099 and report the incident. Afterwards, contact the Postal Inspectors at 877-876-2455.

In addition, if you are a victim of mail theft and your mailbox has been vandalized, the City of Eastvale is not one of the numbers you should call.

“The cluster mail boxes are not City property, nor do we pay for the repairs or maintenance,” said Daniella Badaeu, Eastvale Public Information Officer. “They are the responsibility of the individual homeowner(s) and the HOAs.”

If you do not have a Home Owner’s Association (HOA), you can also call the PMG Mailbox at (951) 288-3129 to repair or replace a mailbox. Some residents have even suggested to pitch in for a heavy duty mail box so it would be less likely for thieves to break into with pry bars or cutting tools.

Another resident suggested to ask PMG Mailbox to seal the outgoing mail slot to prevent thieves from stealing outgoing mail.

However, many residents are wondering why the U.S. Postal Service doesn’t pay to replace the new mailbox. NBC News reported that the U.S. Postal Service says covering replacement costs is financially unfeasible because they are not tax-dollar supported. The Postal Service said they support themselves with what they sell, just like any other business.

Having your own individual mailbox is also not an option because the Postal Service recently “phased out individual mail delivery in new housing communities as part of ongoing budget cuts,” according to NBC. “Doorstep delivery costs the USPS about $353 per address each year, while delivery to [cluster mailboxes] costs about $160 per address.”

EASTVALE: Public’s Help Needed to Catch Hit and Run Driver

Troy Davids, 21, killed by a Hit-And-Run driver. Photo courtesy: Facebook

Troy Davids, 21, killed by a Hit-And-Run driver.
Photo courtesy: Facebook

BY JENNIFER MADRIGAL (INFORMATION  PROVIDED BY EASTVALE POLICE DEPT and THE CITY OF EASTVALE)

On Thursday, April 25, 2014 around midnight,20 year old Troy Davids, was heading home from his shift at Vons on Limonite. According to the Eastvale Police Department, Davids was struck in the intersection of Limonite Ave. and Hamner Ave., by a vehicle going westbound.  A preliminary investigation revealed that an unknown make or model black sedan, traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of Limonite Ave. failed to stop for a red traffic signal light and as a direct result, collided into Davids who was on a bicycle traveling southbound on Hamner Ave.
Although, Eastvale Police Officers  and emergency personnel responded immediately to the reported injury traffic collision, Troy Davids died from his injuries and was pronounced deceased at a local hospital. Press releases state that ,witnesses reported seeing a black, four door sedan continue westbound on Limonite  in the eastbound lanes of traffic that was last seen turning southbound on Scholar Way. Although officers arrived within minutes of receiving the call, neither the black sedan, nor the driver of the sedan, was located.

Now Eastvale Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect and the suspect vehicle. Eastvale police are “seeking the help of a good Samaritan, who was driving a tan Chevrolet Suburban, that may have seen the suspect vehicle and driver as is it fled the scene of the traffic collision”.

Troy Davids, 21, a 2010 graduate of Norco High School, was described on the Eastvale News Facebook page as “having a heart of gold and a smile to match” and as ” a wonderful young man who was a friend to everyone”.

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

Eastvale: Crime Recap 04.29.14

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The following crime incidents have been reported by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and the City of Eastvale.

On Thurs., April 3, and Sun., April 6, officers assigned to the Eastvale Police Department responded to Chase Bank in reference to an attempted theft of the stand-alone ATM machine. Detectives assumed the investigation and later determined a separate ATM theft in the City of Hemet that occurred on April 11 in the 1800 block of East Florida Avenue was committed by the same suspects. In a collaborative effort between the Eastvale Detectives and the Hemet Police Department, the two suspects were located in Riverside. Due to the more serious crime of grand theft occurring in the Hemet Police Department’s jurisdiction, they assumed the investigation and the suspects were arrested and booked into the Southwest Detention Center for both the attempted thefts in Eastvale and the grand theft in Hemet. Ernest Brandon Causey, a 26-year old resident of Riverside was arrested for vehicle theft, conspiracy, grand theft, attempted grand theft and an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for petty theft. Causey is being held on $167,000 bail. Thomas Carlton Wilson, a 38-year old transient of Riverside was arrested for vehicle theft, conspiracy, grand theft, attempted grand theft and violation of parole. Wilson is currently being held without bail.

On Sat., April 5, at 12:30 a.m., officers assigned to the City of Eastvale responded to the area of Burrage and Rolling Meadows streets regarding the report of gunshots. Upon arrival officers located evidence that indicated someone was possibly shot and injured at that location. Within a few minutes, they received information that an adult female suffering from several gunshot wounds was dropped off in front of a local hospital. Officers discovered the female was shot by her estranged boyfriend, Alfredo Lopez, Jr., a 33-year old resident of Eastvale. After the shooting, Lopez drove the victim to a local hospital, where he dropped her off outside the front door and fled the area in his vehicle. Investigators received information that Lopez was in Los Angeles County and law enforcement agencies throughout Southern California were notified of this incident. At approximately 7:05 a.m., a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy spotted Lopez driving in the City of Hawaiian Gardens. When the deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Lopez’ vehicle, Lopez failed to yield and a pursuit was initiated. Lopez’ vehicle became disabled and he stopped in a parking lot near the intersection of Carson St. and Norwalk Blvd. Lopez barricaded himself inside his vehicle and refused to exit for several hours. At approximately 2:45 p.m., Lopez exited his vehicle and was placed under arrest. Lopez was turned over to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and transported back to Riverside County for further investigation. He was later booked into Robert Presley Detention Center for kidnapping and attempted murder.

On Thurs., April 24, at 3:07 a.m., officers from the Eastvale Police Department were investigating a suspicious person call in the 6500 block of Emerald Downs St. At the residence, officers found the rear door was forced open. Inside the residence, officers discovered an indoor marijuana grow operation. Officers from the City of Eastvale Special Enforcement Team responded and obtained a search warrant for the residence. They seized 429 marijuana plants, ten pounds of processed marijuana and packaging material.  Additionally, electricity was being bypassed around the meter, causing a serious fire hazard and resulting in approximately $6,250 per month in stolen electricity.

On Fri., April 25, at 12:12 A.M., deputies assigned to the City of Eastvale responded to a major injury traffic collision on the west side of the intersection involving a bicycle and a black sedan. The preliminary investigation revealed the black sedan was westbound on Limonite Avenue and collided into a bicyclist, who was southbound on Hamner Avenue in the west crosswalk.  The Eastvale Fire Department and American Medical Response (AMR) responded to the scene and treated the victim. The victim was transported to a regional hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin. This case is still under investigation.

EASTVALE – March Crime Recap

 

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Eastvale – The following crime incidents have been reported by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and the City of Eastvale.

On Sunday, March 2, at about 2:23 p.m. Eastvale officers responded to the 12000 block of Limonite Avenue to investigate a burglary in progress. Two adult male suspects were observed removing the protective security packaging from items in the electronics department of the local Target Shopping Center. After both men exited the building, an individual who reported the theft was able to provide a vehicle description to authorities.

Once deputies arrived on location and were able to locate the vehicle, an enforcement stop was conducted. According to the press release, “Upon making contact, the suspect opened the door to the vehicle releasing a large pit bull that immediately charged the deputy. The deputy was forced to defend himself and fired two rounds at the dog, striking it. The dog is expected to survive. None of the suspects or deputies were injured during the altercation.”

The suspects were identified as Salvadore Lopez Garcia, 38, of Fullerton, who was detained outside the business with stolen property in his possession. The second suspect was identified as Sage Hall, 25, of Canyon Lake. Both men were booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for burglary, possession of stolen property, and conspiracy.

On Friday, March 14, deputies assigned to the Eastvale Police Department were conducting high visibility proactive patrols throughout the City when they observed a black 2000 Honda Accord driving in a residential neighborhood. The deputies observed the driver fail to stop for a stop sign and conducted a traffic enforcement stop. Upon contacting the driver, the deputies learned he was on probation and had been recently released on bail. An investigation revealed the suspect had stolen merchandise earlier in the day as well as additional stolen items from various victims throughout the surrounding communities, along with illegal controlled substances. The suspect, identified as James Perez, 28, from Jurupa Valley, was arrested and booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center and is being held on $25,000 bail for commercial burglary, possession of stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of burglary tools, violation of probation and committing offenses while out on bail.

On Thursday, March 20, at 5:30 p.m., a search warrant was served by officers assigned to the City of Eastvale’s Special Enforcement Team. During the service of this search warrant, no subjects were detained inside the residence located in the 6000 Block of Massey Way. Officers discovered the residence had been modified for the sole purpose of cultivating, processing and packaging marijuana for sale.  Officers seized 295 marijuana plants.  Additionally, electricity was being bypassed around the meter, causing a serious fire hazard and resulting in approximately $5,000 per month in stolen electricity.

 

On March 25 at around 8:00 p.m. deputies observed a vehicle drivingwestboundon Limonite Avenue, failing to navigate inside the lane and using incorrect signal direction when changing lanes. Deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a possible DUI. The vehicle slowed, but continued onto the northbound entrance ramp of the I-15 where it came to a stop. The driver refused to lower the window and sped off when asked to turn the vehicle off. A pursuit then ensued and the vehicle continued northbound on the I-15 exiting at Cantu Galleano Road, stopping at the intersection of Cantu Galleano and Caden Way.  The driver was the sole occupant and refused to supply a breath or blood sample. There were no injuries during the pursuit or damage to private property. The suspect was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center.

Eastvale: Community And Technology Unite

By Jennifer Madrigal

Eastvale – With the availability and affordability of technology to homeowners, many have taken advantage of it and wired their homes for security. These cameras have helped to capture images of alleged thieves and burglaries in action. These images can then be enlarged and posted on social media sites so that the community can help identify the culprits. While this can lead to false accusations and a sense of paranoia, the positive aspect of being able to quickly identify and locate a suspect has seemed to outweigh the negatives. In December, a rash of burglaries occurred within the City of Eastvale and this technology, along with our active social media community came together to help identify these suspects.

Technology came to the aide of several Eastvale residents on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 when many woke up to find that their vehicles had been burglarized. Some became aware of the burglary when they realized cell phones, chargers, wallets or various other items were missing and some found their car windows smashed. Security cameras installed on several homes captured the faces of the alleged thieves in action and soon the images were posted all over Facebook. Our newspaper shared the information with the community immediately via our Facebook page (facebook.com/EastvaleCommunityNews) and the videos and images quickly spread to over 16,000 people within hours.

One of the residents hit by this rash of burglaries was Mark Ramirez, whose limousine was tampered with sometime around 2 a.m. His video surveillance system was able to capture a picture of the alleged thieves driving by in their vehicle. Ramirez contacted Eastvale Police, and said, “They came and took some good fingerprints that they left on my windows when they tried to pry it open.” Ramirez hopes that these fingerprints will help in identifying the suspects and that all charges will stick. He also shared the images and description of the vehicle with the police.

On that late Sunday morning, Police started to put together that several break-ins and trespassing of vehicles had occurred. As many as 10-15 vehicles had been part of this crime, according to residents. Soon residents began to identify and provide more information. The pictures of the suspects were a huge help to Police in capturing the individuals. Another resident, who was able to capture the alleged thieves in the act via video, said that “It became obvious that more than one of my neighbors had had their cars broken into. I have video surveillance on my house that tapes the front yard and driveway, so we decided to take a look at it. What we saw was a young male opening my truck and going through it. Luckily, I didn’t have anything of value in it and he didn’t appear to take anything. We did however get some footage of him pretty close up, and were able to upload the pictures to Facebook as well as the video.” These series of thefts occurred on the 7100 block of Cornflower Ct. and according to a news release from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, the suspects stole car audio speakers, amplifiers, an Apple iPod and a miscellaneous amount of currency from the vehicles. The suspects fled the location on foot and subsequently entered an unknown make, color and model sport utility vehicle.

This video and close-up picture was one of the main pieces of evidence that led to the identification of at least one of the suspects. The news release also stated that the investigation revealed several unknown suspects, including suspect Cody Ridley, 18, of Eastvale. Ridley was located and arrested on Dec. 17, 2013. The case has been forwarded to the Riverside County District Attorney’s office for prosecution and officers are continuing the investigation to obtain the identity of the remaining suspects in the crime. If you have any further information regarding this case, please contact the Eastvale Police Department by calling (951) 955-2600.