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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 Area Crime Recap: November 2018

INCIDENT: GRAND THEFT INVESTIGATION AND ARREST

WHEN: 10/20/2018 (Date of theft) & 11/7/2018 (Date of arrest)

WHERE: Norco High School, 2065 Temescal Ave., Norco

DETAILS: On Monday, October 22, 2018, a Riverside County Sheriff’s school resource officer investigated a reported theft at the Norco High School campus, located at 2065 Temescal Avenue, in the City of Norco. The investigation revealed that on Saturday, October 20, 2018, about 11:13 p.m., a suspect had entered the campus and removed copper drainage lines from several air-conditioner units located on different buildings within the campus. In addition to stealing the copper, the suspect caused approximately $10,000 in damage to the units. On Wednesday, October 24, 2018, about 11:56 p.m., the suspect returned to the campus and stole additional copper lines, causing further damage to the existing air-conditioning units. Both thefts were recorded through the campus camera surveillance system, providing deputies with the suspect’s physical identifying information. On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, about 2:00 p.m., a deputy assigned to the Norco Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Team, contacted Timothy Wayne Arnett, age 45, a Corona resident, during a narcotics related investigation. During this subsequent investigation, Arnett was identified as the theft suspect responsible for the Norco High School incident. Based on the information collected during the investigation, Arnett was arrested and booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center for the charge of grand theft. Anyone with any information pertaining to this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy Scott of the Jurupa Valley Station School Resource Unit, at (951) 955-2600.

INCIDENT: ATTEMPTED MURDER

WHEN: 11/7/18

WHERE: 5800 block of Samantha Pl., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On Wednesday, November 07, 2018, about 3:30 PM, members of the Region 7 Regional Gang Task Force were conducting a follow up investigation to a shooting that occurred in the 5800 Block of Samantha Place in Jurupa Valley where the victim sustained two gunshot wounds, which were non-life threatening. During the course of the investigation, Task Force Officers identified 25-year-old Jurupa Valley resident, George Ayala, a documented gang member, as the person responsible for the shooting. Further investigation also revealed Ayala was involved in an unrelated armed car-jacking, which occurred on Saturday, November 03, 2018, and for being in possession of a stolen vehicle, which occurred on Wednesday, November 07, 2018. Both unrelated incidents occurred in the Jurupa Valley area. Ayala was arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for the following charges:  Attempted Murder with a Firearm, Armed Carjacking, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Criminal Street Gang Membership. 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, and Riverside County Probation. Anyone with additional information regarding this arrest is encouraged to contact Sergeant Nathan Padilla from the Region 7 Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force at (951) 955-2734.  

INCIDENT: FATAL TRAFFIC COLLISION

INCIDENT UPDATE: 11/9/2018

ORIGINAL INCIDENT: 10/23/2018

WHERE: Van Buren Blvd & 56th St., Jurupa Valley

UPDATE: On Friday, November 9, 2018, George Ponce, of Jurupa Valley, was discharged from Riverside Community Hospital, where he had been treated for injuries sustained from the fatal traffic collision on October 23, 2018. George Ponce was immediately arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center on four counts of 191.5 (a) P.C. (Gross Vehicular Manslaughter while Intoxicated).

ORIGINAL INCIDENT DETAILS: On Tuesday, October 23, 2018, about 11:45 PM, officers from the Jurupa Valley Police Department responded to a report of a major traffic collision on Van Buren Boulevard, south of 56th Street, Jurupa Valley. Upon arriving, officers located a traffic collision involving four vehicles. The preliminary investigation identified a single occupant vehicle was traveling northbound on Van Buren Boulevard and attempted to make a westbound turn onto 56th Street. The driver failed to negotiate the turn and traveled into southbound lanes of Van Buren Boulevard and collided with the vehicle occupied by four individuals.  All four individuals were pronounced deceased by emergency medical personnel on scene. Two additional vehicles traveling southbound sustained minor vehicle damage only attempting to avoid the collision. The driver who caused the collision sustained serious non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital where he was admitted. Alcohol appears to be a contributing factor in this traffic collision.  The Jurupa Valley Station’s Traffic Reconstruction Team is conducting a full investigation. The identities of the deceased are being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Anyone with information regarding this fatal traffic collision is encouraged to call Deputy Ditfurth 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: DEATH INVESTIGATION

WHEN: 11/10/18

WHERE: Robert Presley Detention Center, Riverside

DETAILS: On Saturday, November 10, 2018, about 10:29 P.M., deputies assigned to the Robert Presley Detention Center located an adult male Hispanic unresponsive within his cell in a housing area of the facility. Deputies and medical personnel in the jail, initiated life-saving measures and the male Hispanic inmate was transported to a local hospital, where he later died. The Riverside Sheriff’s Department, Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station Investigations Bureau responded and assumed the investigation.  The identification of the victim will not be released at this time pending notification of family.  There are no signs of foul play and due to the ongoing investigation, no further information will be released at this time.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Investigator Medina of the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at 951-955-2600.

INCIDENT: FALSE BOMB REPORT/ SCHOOL THREATS INVESTIGATION AND ARREST

WHEN: August 2018- 11/14/18

WHERE:  Norco High School, Norco

DETAILS: Starting in August 2018 and spanning several months, the Norco Sheriff’s Office, received several school violence related threats from an unidentified suspect. The threats were directed toward Norco High School, located at 2065 Temescal Avenue, in the city of Norco. In each instance, the Norco Sheriff’s Office responded to the high school and conducted thorough safety sweeps to ensure the safety of students and faculty. The threats resulted in tying up Sheriff’s resources, delaying school schedules, as well as greatly inconveniencing students, faculty, and parents. The threats were determined not to be credible. The investigation was assumed by the Norco Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Team, who spent several months tracking down leads in an attempt to identify and locate the suspect. On Thursday, November 8, the Jurupa Valley Station School Resource Officer, assigned to Norco High School, developed information that led to the suspect’s identity and residence location. On Monday, November 12, deputies assigned to the School Resource Officer Unit, the Norco Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Team, and the Department’s Special Investigation Bureau, served a search warrant at a residence, located in the City of Corona. During the service of the warrant, deputies were able detain the suspect, identified as a male juvenile, in addition to recovering evidence related to the crime. The investigation revealed the threats were not credible. The suspect was subsequently arrested for making false bomb reports and transported to the Norco Sheriff’s Office for processing.  The Norco Sheriff’s Office and Jurupa Valley Station School Resource Unit, in our partnership with the Corona-Norco Unified School District, is committed to the safety of all our students and school faculty. Anyone making bomb threats, threats or reports of violence against any of our schools, students, or to our community, will be thoroughly investigated and held accountable for their actions. Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy Jeff Scott or Matt Faucher, at (951) 270-5673.

INCIDENT: MANUFACTURED DANGEROUS WEAPONS

WHEN: 11/16/18

WHERE: 5400 Block of 34th St., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On Friday, November 16, 2018, about 10:35 AM, members of the Region 7 Regional Gang Task Force conducted a license plate inquiry on a pick-up truck in the 5400 Block of 34th Street, Jurupa Valley. The pick-up truck returned stolen out of the City of Riverside. During the course of their investigation, Task Force Officers identified 35-year-old Jurupa Valley resident, Andy Acuna, as the person in possession of the stolen pick-up truck. Acuna is a self-admitted Criminal Street Gang Associate. With Acuna was 27-year old Jurupa Valley resident, Kayla Webb. Webb was identified as being on Post Release Community Supervision (P.R.C.S.) Further investigation revealed Acuna was in possession of two Manufactured Dangerous Weapons. Both weapons, the “Zip-Gun” also known as a “Slam-Fired Shotgun” and the “Cane-Gun” were both loaded and fully operable. Both Acuna and Webb were arrested and booked into custody at the Robert Presley Detention Center for the following charges: Andy Acuna: Manufactured Dangerous Weapons, Possession of a Cane-Gun, Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Convicted Felon in Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Controlled Substance While Armed, Possession of Stolen Property. Kayla Webb: Violation of Post Release Community Supervision Terms. 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, and Riverside County Probation. Anyone with additional information regarding this arrest is encouraged to contact Sergeant Nathan Padilla from the Region 7 Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force at (951) 955-2734.

INCIDENT: HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION *PUBLIC ASSISTANCE REQUESTED*

WHEN: 11/24/18

WHERE: 13000 Block of Jasper Loop, Eastvale

DETAILS: On Saturday, November 24th, 2018 at about 8:08 pm, officers assigned to the Eastvale Police Department were dispatched to “shots being fired” in the 13000 block of Jasper Loop, in the city of Eastvale. Officers arrived and located an adult female victim, identified as Alicia Rene Lopez, 28 of Eastvale, deceased in the roadway on Jasper Loop north of Aspen Leaf Lane. One adult male was seen running from the location after the shooting, but no further information is available at this time. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department-Central Homicide Unit and the Jurupa Valley Station Investigators have assumed the investigation. Investigators are requesting the public’s assistance with any information regarding this incident and are encouraged to please call Investigator Vasquez of the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit at (760) 393-3529. 

Area Crime Recap: August 2018

INCIDENT: VEHICLE THEFT INVESTIGATION AND ARREST

WHEN: 8/7/18

WHERE: Hamner Ave. and Hidden Valley Pkwy., Norco

DETAILS: On Tuesday, August 7, 2018, about 2:15 p.m., a deputy assigned to the Norco Sheriff’s Office was conducting routine patrol in the area of Hamner Avenue and Hidden Valley Parkway, in the City of Norco. During that time, the deputy located an occupied stolen vehicle travelling on Hidden Valley, near the intersection of Hamner Avenue. The deputy initiated an enforcement stop on the stolen vehicle, which drove into a nearby business parking lot and came to a stop. The suspect was detained without incident. The suspect was identified as Michael Morris, age 31, a Riverside resident. During the subsequent investigation, it was determined the vehicle had been stolen out of the City of Riverside earlier in the morning. Morris was arrested and booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center in the City of Riverside for vehicle theft and possession of stolen property. Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy Lycopolus of the Norco Sheriff’s Office, at (951) 270-5673.

 

INCIDENT: BOMB THREAT

WHEN: 8/13/18

WHERE: ERHS Campus, 7400 block of Scholar Way, Eastvale

DETAILS: On August 13, 2018, about 12:43 P.M, a caller reported they had planted an explosive device on the Eleanor Roosevelt High School campus.  Although the call appeared to be a hoax, out of abundance of caution, the school was placed on lockdown and several deputies as well as bomb sniffing dogs from the Riverside Sheriff’s and Corona Police Department responded to ensure the safety of everyone on campus.  After a thorough search of the campus, no devices were found and the lockdown was lifted at 3:05 P.M. This case was a collaborative effort by Corona Police Department, Corona-Norco Unified School District and the Riverside Sheriff’s Department, and a sincere thank you goes out to all involved. The Riverside Sheriff’s Department makes safety a priority and would like to remind people if they see or hear something, say something. This is an ongoing investigation and we are asking anyone with information regarding this case to call Deputy Myers at (951) 955-2600.

INCIDENT: ROBBERY INVESTIGATION AND ARREST

WHEN: 8/15/18

WHERE: 2600 block of Hamer Ave., Norco

DETAILS: On Wednesday, August 15, 2018, about 12:57 p.m., deputies from the Norco Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a business located in the 2600 block of Hamner Avenue, in the city of Norco, in reference to a reported theft that had just occurred. As deputies were responding, additional information was received that the suspect had fled the business and was attempting to allude capture in a nearby residential neighborhood. With the assistance of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit, deputies quickly set up a perimeter in the area where the suspect had last been seen. After several minutes, the suspect surrendered to deputies and was taken into custody without incident. The subsequent investigation revealed the suspect had entered the business and had committed a robbery. No one at the business was injured. The suspect was identified as Milaad Hassim Perine-Black, age 24, a Los Angeles resident. Perine-Black was later arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center in the city of Riverside, for robbery charges. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Deputy Postoian of the Norco Sheriff’s Office, at (951) 270-5673.

INCIDENT: SUSPICIOUS SUBJECT

WHEN: 8/24/18

WHERE: 7300 block of Sumner Ave., Eastvale

DETAILS: On August 23, 2018, about 3:30 P.M., it was reported a student was walking home from school in the area of Sumner Avenue and Pheasant Knoll Road, in the City of Eastvale. The student observed a white male adult walking towards him, who subsequently sat on the ground in some bushes concealing himself from view. As the student walked past the subject, the subject lunged towards the student and grabbed his ankle. The student broke free and immediately ran away. The subject chased the student for a short period of time. The student lost sight of the subject moments thereafter. Deputies conducted an extensive search of the area and were unable to locate the subject. The subject was described as a 50-60-year-old male with a grey beard. He was wearing a red hat, unknown type jacket with gold/tan vertical stripes on the sleeves, and light blue pants (dirty and ripped). He did not have a weapon. The Eastvale Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a high quality of life and encourages citizens to report any suspicious activity they observe. Parents are also encouraged to remind their children to always be aware of their surroundings and to walk in pairs when possible. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Investigations Bureau at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 955-2600.

INCIDENT: SEARCH WARRANT- ILLEGAL GAMBLING OPERATION

WHEN: 8/24/18

WHERE: 5000 block of Mission Blvd., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: Over the past few months, citizens and business owners on Mission Boulevard in the City of Jurupa Valley have reported a business was operating as an illegal gambling enterprise.  Several calls for service at this business resulted in arrests for weapons, felony warrants and drug related charges. On August 24, 2018, around 1:00 PM, members of the Jurupa Valley Station’s Special Enforcement Team and the California Department of Justice served a search warrant in the 5000 block of Mission Boulevard for the business operating as an illegal gambling café.  Several patrons of the business as well as the person operating the business were detained during the investigation.  During the investigation, evidence was located that supported the claims by business owners the business was operating as a gambling establishment.  The following subjects were arrested at the location:

  1. George Edward Ayala, 25-year-old resident of Jurupa Valley.
    • 148 (a)(1) PC – Delaying / Obstructing Peace Officer
    • 11364 HS – Possession of Paraphernlia – JV182360117
    • PRCS violation
  2. Eddie Green, 33-year-old resident of Jurupa Valley.
    • Felony warrant – JV182360102
  3. Tijuana Lenoir, 55-year-old resident of Jurupa Valley
    • 330a(a) PC – Illegal Gambling
    • 1 HS – Possession of Paraphernalia
  4. Julio Alberto Nevariz, 41-year-old Jurupa Valley resident.
    • 330a(a) PC – Operating Illegal Gambling Business
    • 11377 (a) HS – Possession of Methamphetamine
  5. Julio Alberto Nevariz Jr., 18-year-old Jurupa Valley resident.
    • 330a(a) PC – Illegal Gambling

This investigation is on-going.  Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy Gilbert at the Jurupa Valley Station, 951-955-2600.

INCIDENT: FATAL HIT AND RUN TRAFFIC COLLISION

WHEN: 8/25/18

WHERE: Mission Blvd. cross of Jurupa Rd., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On Saturday, August 25, 2018, at 4:48 AM, officers assigned to the Jurupa Valley Police Department responded to the area of Mission Boulevard cross of Jurupa Road, in the city of Jurupa Valley, regarding a deceased pedestrian in the roadway. The adult female pedestrian displayed obvious signs of trauma related to being struck by a vehicle. The Jurupa Valley Traffic Team responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. The preliminary investigation determined the pedestrian was struck in the roadway of the eastbound lanes of Mission Boulevard. The driver of the vehicle fled from the scene prior to the pedestrian being discovered by the reporting party. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Deputy Krusbe 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: DRIVER LICENSE/ DUI CHECKPOINT

WHEN: 8/25/18

WHERE: City of Norco

DETAILS: On August 25, 2018, the Norco Sheriff’s Office conducted a Driver License/DUI Checkpoint on Hamner Avenue near Commerce Street between the hours of 8:00 pm and 3:00 am resulting in the following:

615 Vehicles Screened

  • 3 DUI-Alcohol suspects arrested
  • 2 Arrested on other Criminal Charges
  • 14 Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked
  • 16 Citations issued

Checkpoints are placed at locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.

In recent years, California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes. The Norco Sheriff’s Office supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate all drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.”  If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI.  Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI. Studies of California drivers have shown that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent).  Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol. The Norco Sheriff’s Office offers these reminders to ensure a fun night doesn’t get spoiled with a DUI:

  • Decide before you go out whether you plan to drink or drive. You can’t do both.
  • If you plan to drink, designate a sober driver before going out, or map out another way to get home safely by taking a cab, ride-share service like Uber or Lyft, or using public transportation. You can also look up designated driver services in your area using the National Directory of Designated Driver Services (NDDDS).
  • If you are DD, bars and restaurants statewide have created non-alcoholic specialty drinks (“DDrinks”) for sober drivers: http://bit.ly/OTSDDrinks
  • If you happen to see a drunk driver on the road, call 911. Offer a description of the vehicle, location and direction of travel
  • See your friend or other patron impaired trying to get behind the wheel? Take the keys or help them make other arrangements to get where they are going safely.

Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be approximately $13,500. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses not to mention possible jail time. The Norco Sheriff’s Office will be conducting another DUI/Driver License Checkpoint or DUI Saturation Patrol in the near future in our ongoing commitment to take suspected impaired drivers off our streets and highways, ultimately lowering the risk for deaths and injuries. The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Whether by bike, car, motorcycle or walking, the Norco Sheriff’s Office encourages everyone to be a part of the solution and “Go Safely California.”The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is seeking applicants for Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff Trainee, Correctional Deputy, Sheriff’s 911 Communications Officer, and other employment opportunities such as clerical and support positions.  If you are interested in a career with us, please apply at www.joinrsd.orgor call 1-888-Join-RSD.

INCIDENT: SEARCH WARRANT/ RECOVERED STOLEN TRACTOR AND DOG

WHEN: 8/24/18

WHERE: 8400 block of 58th St., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: Jurupa Valley deputies completed their investigation last night (08/29/2018) and arrested 48-year-old Jurupa Valley resident, Jose Arias.  Arias was booked into Robert Presley Detention Center for the tractor’s theft and possession of stolen property.   On Friday, August 24, 2018, Jurupa Valley Deputies tracked a stolen John Deere tractor, valued at $80,000, to a parcel of undeveloped land on the 8400 block of 58th Street, in the City of Jurupa Valley.  Atkinson Construction Company owns the tractor and it was reported stolen sometime Thursday night, August 23, from a construction site.  Deputies investigated the theft that led them to the location where they authored a search warrant for the property. Deputies recovered the tractor on the property along with a missing family pet, a Great Dane, named “Sadie.”  Riverside County Animal Control confirmed Sadie had been away from her rightful Jurupa Valley family by scanning her microchip.  Sadie’s family stated they suspected someone stole her from their yard approximately two years ago and they have been looking for her ever since. Sadie’s owners mentioned that it is their daughter’s 5th birthday and she is excited to have her best friend back!  Animal Control took custody of Sadie and she was reunited with her family in time for their daughter’s 5th birthday (click on the attached link below to view the family reunion with Sadie). Atkinson Construction Company was thrilled to have their equipment back!

DETAILS: ARMED ROBBERY ARRESTS

WHEN: 8/30/18

WHERE; 9700 block of Jurupa Rd and 8900 block of Limonite Ave., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On Friday, August 24, 2018, at approximately 3:30 pm, officers from the Jurupa Valley Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery that occurred at a business located in the 9700 block of Jurupa Road. One male adult entered the business while in possession of a firearm, brandished the weapon at an employee, and takes an undisclosed amount of money. During the incident a physical altercation between the suspect and employee occurred. During the altercation another suspect (male adult) entered the business to aid the armed suspect when he fired the gun outside of the business. No one was struck by the round and the employee suffered minor injuries from the altercation.

Investigators form the Jurupa Valley Station responded and assumed the investigation. On Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at approximately 8:30 pm, officers from the Jurupa Valley Police Department responded to another armed robbery that occurred at a business located in the 8900 block of Limonite Avenue. Two suspects entered the business, one suspect brandished a firearm at an employee and take an undisclosed amount of US currency. During the investigation officers located a possible suspect vehicle in the area of Valley Way and Mission Boulevard. Investigators from the Jurupa Valley Station responded and assumed the investigation. The investigation into both armed robberies led to the arrest of four suspects who were all booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for robbery and additional charges. This is an active investigation and anyone with information regarding these incidents are encouraged to contact Investigator Ruben Martinez at the Jurupa Valley Station, 951-955-2600

  1. Alexis Uspana, 19-year-old Riverside resident.
  2. Alexander Horn, 21-year-old Jurupa Valley resident.
  3. Juan Marron, 27-year-old Jurupa Valley resident.
  4. Christina Gutierrez, 18-year-old Fontana resident

 

 

 

 

 

 

Area Crime Recap: July 2018

Staff Reports

 

INCIDENT: IN-CUSTODY DEATH

WHEN: 7/19/18

WHERE: ROBERT PRESLEY DETENTION CENTER

DETAILS: On Monday, July 16, 2018, about 8:44 P.M., deputies assigned to the Robert Presley Detention Center located an adult male Hispanic unresponsive within his cell in a housing area of the facility. Deputies and medical personnel in the jail initiated life saving measures and the male Hispanic inmate was transported to a local hospital, where he later died. The Riverside Sheriff’s Department, Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station Investigations Bureau and Robert Presley Detention Center Investigators responded and assumed the investigation.  The identification of the victim will not be released at this time pending notification of family.  There are no signs of foul play and due to the ongoing investigation, no further information will be released at this time.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Investigator Jones of the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at 951-955-2600.

 

INCIDENT: FATAL TRAFFIC COLLISION INVESTIGATION

WHEN: 7/26/18

WHERE: LIMONITE AVE. & ETIWANDA AVE., JURUPA VALLEY

DETAILS: On Thursday, July 26, 2018, at 9:55 p.m., officers assigned to the Jurupa Valley Police Department responded to the area of Limonite Avenue and Etiwanda Avenue, in the city of Jurupa Valley, regarding a vehicle versus pedestrian traffic collision.  American Medical Response and California Fire Department personnel also responded to the scene. The adult male pedestrian was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  The Jurupa Valley Traffic Team responded to the scene and assumed investigation. The preliminary investigation determined the pedestrian was pushing a shopping cart across Limonite Avenue from the south side of the road to the north side of the roadway, when he was stuck by a vehicle traveling eastbound on Limonite Avenue.  The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and gave full cooperation in the investigation. Alcohol and/or drug impairment do not appear to be a factor in this collision at this time. The Jurupa Valley Police Department’s Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team is currently conducting this investigation. We are asking anyone with additional information to contact Deputy Petersen at the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600.

 

Area Crime Recap: June 2018

INCIDENT: MAJOR INJURY DUI TRAFFIC COLLISION

WHEN: 6/4/2018

WHERE: Schleisman Rd. cross of Scholar Way, Eastvale

DETAILS: On Monday, June 4, 2018, about 4:53 PM, officers from the Eastvale Police Department responded to Schleisman Road cross of Scholar Way, in the city of Eastvale, regarding a report of a major injury traffic collision. Based on the severity of the injuries, the Eastvale Police Department’s Traffic Reconstruction Team responded and conducted a full investigation to determine the cause of the collision. The preliminary investigation revealed Grace Whitman, a 19-year-old resident of Rancho Cucamonga, was driving a gray in color Subaru westbound on Schleisman Road. Whitman failed to stop at a red light colliding in the middle of the intersection with a black in color Toyota sedan that was traveling southbound Scholar Way. The driver and a passenger of the Toyota sedan sustained major to life threatening injuries.  Whitman did not sustain any injuries during this collision. Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in this traffic collision. Whitman was arrested for 23153 (a) &(b) CVC, Driving Under the Influence and causing injury. Whitman was taken to a local hospital and after she was medically cleared she was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for the above listed charges. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Deputy Medina 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: DEPUTY INVOLVED SHOOTING

WHEN: 6/3/2018

WHERE: 9100 Block of Bellegrave Ave., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On Sunday, June 3, 2018, about 5:25 PM, deputies from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station received a report of a possible DUI driver in the area of 54th Street and Pedley Road, Jurupa Valley.  Deputies responded to the area and located the suspected vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic enforcement stop. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop, and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The vehicle stopped in the 9100 block of Bellegrave Avenue, Jurupa Valley, where the driver exited the vehicle and a deputy involved shooting occurred. The suspect, whose name will not be released at this time, succumbed to his injuries at the scene. There are no outstanding suspects and no threat to the community.  No law enforcement personnel were injured as a result of this incident. The Deputies involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave per department policy.  The involved Deputies names will not be released at this time.  Investigators from the Riverside County Sheriff Department’s Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation.  This is an active investigation and no additional details are available at this time.  The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Central Homicide Investigator Higgins at (951) 955-2777, or Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station Investigator Contreras (951) 955-2600.

Update, 6/7/2018: The Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit assumed the investigation into the deputy involved shooting that occurred on Sunday, June 3, 2018, in Jurupa Valley. Their on-going investigation revealed the suspect; 34-year-old, Rudy Molina, was reported by his girlfriend to be driving in the Jurupa Valley area while under the influence of alcohol, armed with a rifle and handgun, and made threats to shoot at law enforcement if confronted. The threats were made during an earlier domestic dispute. Deputies responded to the call and located Molina with his vehicle at his girlfriend’s residence on the 9100 block of Bellegrave Avenue, where he refused to surrender. Molina entered his vehicle and led deputies on high speed pursuit through Jurupa Valley that ended back at his girlfriend’s residence on Bellegrave Avenue. At the residence, Molina again refused to surrender but instead brandished a rifle while a Sheriff’s K-9 attempted to subdue Molina. A deputy involved shooting occurred which resulted in Molina’s death at the scene. The shooting involved three deputies and one sergeant from the Jurupa Valley Station. The sergeant and deputies involved in the shooting were placed on administrative leave per department policy. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Central Homicide Investigator Higgins at (951) 955-2777.

INCIDENT: GANG MEMBER ARRESTED FOR DRUG SALES

WHEN: 6/8/2018

WHERE: 6000 Block of Hamner Ave., Eastvale

DETAILS: On Friday, June 8, 2018, about 10:00 PM, an Eastvale deputy working commercial burglary suppression conducted an occupied vehicle check at the Eastvale Gateway Shopping Center in the 6000 Block of Hanmer Avenue in Eastvale.  The deputy contacted the driver, identified as 43-year-old Eastvale resident, Willie Abarca. It was determined Abarca was on formal probation for drug sales in San Bernardino County and was also identified as being an active participant of a criminal street gang. Abarca was found to be in possession of approximately two ounces of methamphetamine and other items indicative of methamphetamine sales. Abarca was arrested and booked into custody at the Robert Presley Detention Center for methamphetamine sales. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Deputy Ramirez from the Jurupa Valley Station at (951) 955-2600.

INCIDENT: PROBATION VIOLATION, COUNTERFEITING, AND FORGERY ARREST

WHEN: 6/12/2018

WHERE: 4100 Block of Old Hamner Ave., City of Norco

DETAILS: On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, about 2:10 p.m., deputies assigned to the Norco Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Team (SET), conducted a probation compliance check at a residence, located in the 4100 block of Old Hamner Avenue, in the city of Norco. Upon arriving, deputies contacted Kevin Anthony Galvan, age 28, a Norco resident. Galvan was currently on probation for a burglary conviction through Riverside County Superior Court, case number RIF1703244. During the investigation, deputies located evidence inside of the residence garage pertaining to the counterfeiting of U.S. currency. Galvan was subsequently arrested for violation of probation, counterfeiting, and forgery. Galvan was transported and booked on the listed charges at the Robert Presley Detention Center, in the city of Riverside. This investigation is ongoing and additional charges are anticipated. Anyone with information pertaining to this case is encouraged to contact Deputy Faucher, with the Norco Sheriff’s Office, at (951) 270-5673.

INCIDENT: INJURY DUI TRAFFIC COLLISION

WHEN: 6/19/2018

WHERE: Limonite Ave. cross Eastvale Gateway, Eastvale

DETAILS: On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, about 2:04 PM, officers from the Eastvale Police Department responded to Limonite Avenue cross of Eastvale Gateway, in the city of Eastvale, regarding a report of a multi-vehicle traffic collision. The preliminary investigation revealed Kaleb Diaz, a 24-year-old resident of Lake Elsinore, was driving a gray in color Dodge Ram Truck eastbound on Limonite Avenue. Diaz failed to stop at a red light at Limonite Avenue cross of Eastvale Gateway colliding into several vehicles that were traveling through the intersection. The traffic collision involved 6 vehicles resulting in three individuals being transported to local hospitals for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.  Diaz did not sustain any injuries as a result of the collision. Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in this traffic collision. Diaz was arrested for 23153 (a) &(b) CVC, Driving Under the Influence and causing injury. Diaz will be taken to a local hospital and after he is medically cleared he will be booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for the above listed charges.  Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Deputy Shamhart 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: NORCO SHERIFF’S OFFICE- SANTA ANA RIVERBED ILLEGAL ENCAMPMENTS

WHEN: 6/27/2018

WHERE: Homeless Outreach and Illegal Encampments, Santa Ana Riverbed, City of Norco

DETAILS: On Wednesday, June 27, 2018, deputies assigned to the Norco Sheriff’s Office and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Homeless Outreach Team, conducted enforcement pertaining to illegal encampments in the Santa Ana Riverbed, between the I-15 Freeway and Pedley Avenue, in the City of Norco. The objective of the operation was to provide homeless outreach, as well as to prevent trespassing and other crimes associated with the homeless community. During the operation, deputies located 4 encampments, containing a total of 8 individuals. Each of the individuals were given notice they were in violation of trespassing on city property, requiring them to vacate the area. They also had direct communication with the deputy assigned to the homeless outreach team, where they received information pertaining to available resources and assistance programs. The city of Norco will be posting no trespassing signs throughout the impacted areas. The Norco Sheriff’s Office is committed to preserving the quality of life for Norco residents and will be conducting further follow-up at these same locations.

INCIDENT: CHOP SHOP ARREST

WHEN: 6/29/2018

WHERE: 5500 block of Agate Ave., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: Jurupa Valley Deputies continued their “Chop Shop” investigation today by serving a search warrant.  Deputies recovered an additional stolen vehicle, additional stolen property, made an additional arrest, and recovered a loaded firearm.  The following people have been arrested thus far: Charly Barker – Age 30, Anthony Jimenez – Age 47, Marisol Magallanes – Age 28, Saul Silva – Age 28, Michael Weber – Age 52 The investigation is on-going. Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact Deputy Newman #3555 from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 955-2600. The investigation is on-going. Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact Deputy Newman #3555 from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 955-2600.

 

 

 

Eastvale Area Crime Recap: January 2018

 

INCIDENT: TORTURE/ CHILD ENDANGERMENT

WHEN: 1/14/2018

WHERE: 100 Block of Muir Woods Road, Perris, CA

 

Early Sunday morning on January 14, 2018, a 17-year old juvenile escaped from her residence situated in the 100 Block of Muir Woods Road, Perris and managed to call 911 from a cellular device she found inside the house.  The teenager claimed her 12 brothers and sisters were being held captive inside the residence by her parents and further claimed some of her siblings were bound with chains and padlocks.

When Police Officers from the Perris Police Department and Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department met with the juvenile, she appeared to be only 10 years old and slightly emaciated.  After a brief interview with the female, they contacted 57-year old David Allen Turpin and 49-year old Louise Anna Turpin at the residence where the teenager escaped.

Further investigation revealed several children shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks in dark and foul-smelling surroundings, but the parents were unable to immediately provide a logical reason why their children were restrained in that manner.  Deputies located what they believed to be 12 children inside the house, but were shocked to discover that 7 of them were actually adults, ranging in age from 18 to 29.  The victims appeared to be malnourished and very dirty.  Perris Station Detectives were dispatched to the residence for further investigation.

All 13 victims, ranging from the age of 2 to 29, were transported to the Perris Station and interviewed.  Both parents were detained and transported to the station for further investigation.  Child Protective Services (CPS) and Adult Protective Services (APS) arrived to assist in the investigation.  The victims were provided with food and beverages after they claimed to be starving.

The six children were eventually transported to the Riverside University Hospital System (RUHS) for medical examinations and admitted for treatment.  The seven adult children were transported to Corona Regional Medical Center for an examination and admitted for medical treatment.

Both parents were interviewed in this matter and subsequently transported to the Robert Presley Detention Center (RPDC).  They were booked for violations of California Penal Code Section 206–Tortureand Section 273a(A)–Child Endangerment.  Bail was set at $9,000,000.00 each.

Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Master Investigator Tom Salisbury at the Perris Station by calling (951) 210-1000, or by email at PerrisStation@RiversideSheriff.org

 

INCIDENT: DEPUTY INVOLVED SHOOTING

WHEN: 1/14/18

WHERE: 3900 block of Brotherton Street, Unincorporated Community of Home Gardens

 

At approximately 1:09 AM, deputies from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of a stabbing within the 3900 block of Brotherton Street.

After their arrival, the deputies eventually contacted two Hispanic male adults, both of whom suffered from stab wounds.  As the investigation unfolded, there was a deputy involved shooting with one of the two Hispanic male adults.  A handgun was located at the scene of the shooting.

The Deputies and emergency medical personnel rendered medical aid to both men at the scene, and both men were transported to an area hospital for additional treatment. The circumstances surrounding the stabbing, as well as the subsequent deputy involved shooting remain under investigation.  The names of the involved subjects will not be released at this time. The deputy involved has been placed on administrative leave per department policy. The involved deputy’s name will not be released at this time. No deputies or other citizens were injured during the incident.

Investigators from the Riverside County Sheriff Department’s Central Homicide Unit and Jurupa Valley Station responded and assumed the investigation. Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact Central Homicide Unit Investigator Dickey at (951) 955-2777.

 

INCIDENT: COMMERCIAL ROBBERY- ARREST

WHEN: 1/12/18

WHERE: 8000 block of Limonite Avenue, Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On January 12, 2018, Jurupa Valley deputies responded to a robbery in progress call at a drugstore located at  the 8000 block of Limonite Avenue, Jurupa Valley.  Employees said the suspect stole cash and was armed with a crowbar.

Deputies saw a male matching the description of the suspect exiting the store. They pursued the suspect on foot to a nearby neighborhood, where he was apprehended with help from the Jurupa Valley K-9.

21-year-old Jurupa Valle resident, Jose Romero, was arrested and booked at Robert Presley Detention Center for robbery.

The investigation is on-going. Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact Detective Martinez from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 955-2600.

 

INCIDENT: ROBBERY

WHEN: 1/10/18

WHERE: 6200 Block of Arcadia Street, Eastvale, CA

DETAILS: An 81-year-old female victim was robbed of her purse containing a large sum of money.  The incident occurred in her garage after the victim exited her car to walk inside the house.  As a result of the robbery, the victim received a non-life-threatening injury in which she was treated at a local area hospital.

We’re asking anyone with information about this incident to contact Deputy Johnson at (951) 955-2600.

INCIDENT: GRAND THEFT

WHEN: 1/9/18

WHERE: Eastvale

DETAILS: On January 9, 2018, at 1:04 p.m., a grand theft occurred at a business in the 12000 block of Limonite Avenue in the City of Eastvale. The suspect, who was identified as a 16-year old juvenile from the city of Rowland Heights, entered the business and stole a cellular phone valued at one thousand dollars. The juvenile fled the location in a white van south on the I15 freeway. A Deputy from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department located the van traveling southbound on the I15 freeway and initiated a vehicle stop. The front passenger was identified as the juvenile that stole the cellular phone and was arrested. The stolen cellular phone was recovered and returned to the business. The juvenile was charged with grand theft and released to his parents.

INCIDENT: ATTEMPTED MURDER & ARSON

WHEN: 1/3/18

WHERE: 28000 block of Yosemite Place, Canyon Lake, CA

DETAILS: On January 3, 2018, a female resident of Canyon Lake was inside her house when she was startled by a loud thud, similar to an earthquake.  Seconds later, a wooden stake crashed through her living room window, followed by a burning road flare.  The flare ignited the interior of her house, burning the window blinds and carpet.  However, she quickly retrieved the device and threw it onto her driveway before any further damage occurred.

As the victim exited her house, she was confronted by her next-door neighbor; 45-year old David Brian Harry.  When the victim screamed at Harry to stop, he yelled several expletives and made vulgar comments about her.  At the same time, he ignited another road flare and set the victim’s wooden fence ablaze.  The victim was able to douse the flames with her garden hose before the house caught fire, but not before a portion of the fence was permanently damaged.

The victim called 911, so Harry fled in his pick-up truck, which appeared to have been lodged against the victim’s house.  Within minutes of the emergency call, police officers from the Canyon Lake Police Department engaged Harry, but he fled in his truck.  Officers and Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputies pursued Harry from Canyon Lake to Lake Elsinore, and then into the city of Corona, but he refused to yield to the emergency vehicles.

California Highway Patrol Officers assumed control of the pursuit and successfully disabled Harry’s truck tires on the 15-Freeway.  However, Harry continued to evade officers and led them on a slow speed pursuit on the 91-Freeway towards Orange County.

Harry’s vehicle eventually left the freeway near Featherly Park in Yorba Linda and came to rest near the intercounty bike trail.  Harry refused officers commands to surrender, but he was eventually placed under arrest after a brief struggle from resisting their attempts to detain him.

Canyon Lake PD Officers took custody of Harry and transported him to the Sheriff Department’s Perris Station for further investigation while CHP impounded his vehicle.  After Harry was interviewed, he was booked at the Cois Byrd Detention Center for Attempted Murder, Arson and Committing a Felony while out on Bail.  Bail for Harry was denied since he had committed virtually the same criminal act in April 2017, and had attempted to burn down the same residence at that time.

Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation or information about similar incidents involving Harry is encouraged to contact Investigator Flores at the Perris Sheriff’s Station by calling (951) 210-1000, or by email at PerrisStation@RiversideSheriff.org

Eastvale Area Crime Recap Dec 2017

INCIDENT: HUMAN TRAFFICKING OF A MINOR- MULTIPLE SUSPECTS ARRESTED

WHEN: 12/5/2017

WHERE: 10700 block of Magnolia Ave., Riverside

On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, members of the Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force (RCAHT), received information from the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force as to the potential whereabouts of a missing female juvenile. The child was identified as a 15-year-old runaway from the Fresno area. The child, who had been missing for the past month, was later found to have been posted for prostitution in numerous online classified advertisements. Over a four-week timespan, as many as 22 separate advertisements depicting the child were located in the counties of Fresno, Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, and Riverside.

RCAHT Task Force Officers, working cooperatively with the Riverside Police Department’s Vice Unit, located a recent prostitution posting that appeared to depict photos of the missing child. Officers, acting in an undercover capacity, replied to the advertisement posing as a prospective sex buyer and negotiated for an act of prostitution. This led officers to a motel in the 10700 block of Magnolia Avenue in the city of Riverside where the child victim was located and taken into protective custody. Also, present and detained at the location were three adults who were in the accompaniment of the minor.

As a result of the investigation, all three adults were ultimately arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center in the city of Riverside. The adults were identified and charged as follows:

  • Gabriella Ann Alvarado, 18, a resident of Fresno. Alvarado was booked on charges of human trafficking of a minor and pimping of a minor.
  • Ramon Avina Chavez, 20, a resident of Fresno. Chavez was booked on charges of human trafficking of a minor, pimping of a minor, and several charges related to his possession of a loaded, concealable firearm with obliterated serial numbers.
  • Alicia Monet Thao, 21, a resident of Viola. Thao was booked on charges of human trafficking of a minor and pandering.

All three suspects remain in-custody and bail for each has been set at $500,000.00. 

 

 

INCIDENT: ANNIVERSARY OF UNSOLVED, FATAL, HIT AND RUN TRAFFIC COLLISION

WHEN: 12/22/2016

WHERE: City of Norco

In the early morning hours of Thursday, December 22, 2016, Michael James Horton, a resident of Norco, was walking on Hamner Avenue, in the city of Norco, when he was fatally struck by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene without stopping to render aid to Mr. Horton and did not call 911. Unfortunately, Mr. Horton succumbed to his injuries. One year later, this fatal hit-and-run traffic collision remains unsolved.

The Jurupa Valley Station Traffic Team and the Norco Sheriff’ Office is hoping to solve this case and bring closure to the family of Mr. Horton. This can only be done if someone is willing to do the right thing and come forward with information that will solve this case. The Norco Sheriff’s Office is asking for someone to come forward with a credible tip, or to admit they were the driver of the vehicle that night.

Anyone with information about the traffic collision is being asked to contact Deputy Cuadra #3717 at 951-955-2600, or you may also submit a tip using the Crime Tips online form which can be located on the Riverside Sheriff’s Department web page at: http://www.riversidesheriff.org.

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

 

INCIDENT: IN-PROGRESS RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY- SUSPECT HELD BY VICTIM

WHEN: 12/8/2017

WHERE: 5300 Block of Riverview Dr., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: A 63-year-old victim called to report that her 70-year-old husband went outside to check on their residence after hearing what they believed to be someone breaking into their home in Jurupa Valley. The 70-year-old husband armed himself with his legally owned firearm and went outside to investigate. He found a suspect who was armed with a crowbar, trying to break inside their home. The 70-year-old victim held the burglar at gunpoint until deputies arrived. Deputies arrived within four minutes and arrested 34-year-old Jose Rodriguez of San Bernardino, for burglary, possession of burglary tools, and an outstanding arrest warrant. Rodriguez was booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center. We’re asking anyone with information about this incident to contact Deputy Hughes or Deputy Angeles at (951) 955-2600.

 

INCIDENT: ATTEMPTED MURDER

WHEN: 12/10/2017

WHERE: 9000 block of 54th Street Drive, Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On Sunday, December 10, 2017, about 2:50 p.m., deputies from the Jurupa Valley Police Department were dispatched to a residence located in the 9000 block of 54th Street, in the city of Jurupa Valley, reference a report of gunshots being fired.

Upon arrival, deputies located a male victim who had sustained life threatening gunshot wounds. Deputies and CAL-Fire personnel rendered immediate medical aid and the victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The crime scene was secured and investigators from the Jurupa Valley Station responded.

A search warrant was served at the residence and additional investigation identified the suspect in the case. Jurupa Valley Station investigators worked with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department to locate and arrest the suspect in the 2000 block of West Ogden Street, in Muscoy.

The suspect was identified as Roberto Cavarrubias, a 57-year old resident of Jurupa Valley. Robert Cavarrubias was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center and charged with Attempted Murder (Penal Code 664/187). The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Investigator Olguin at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 955-2600.

 

INCIDENT: ROBBERY OF A UNITED STATES POSTAL CARRIER

WHEN: 12/9/2017

Update 12-12-2017:

The suspect vehicle in the robbery was seen on video surveillance, leaving the area.

Suspect Vehicle: Late 1990’s-Early 2000’s, Ford Expedition, white in color, tinted windows, black roof rack, and silver five star rims.

Details:

On Saturday, December 9, 2017, about 2:45 p.m., deputies from the Jurupa Valley Police Department were dispatched to the 6300 block of Williams Ave., in the city of Jurupa Valley, reference a robbery.

Upon arrival, deputies located a United States Postal Office employee, who had been robbed of several packages prior to delivering them. During the robbery, a female suspect approached the victim and handed a letter addressed to “Santa Clause North Pole.” While the victim looked at the letter, the suspect sprayed the victim with an unknown aerosol chemical irritant. A male suspect also approached and physically assaulted the victim, while the female suspect removed packages from the victim’s vehicle. The suspects were last seen fleeing the scene in an early 2000 model, white Ford Explorer. The victim was transported and treated at a nearby hospital.

The suspects were described as follows:

Suspect #1: WFA, about 30 years of age, 5’05” in height, thin build, dark colored hair to mid back, last seen wearing a black t-shirt and black spandex.

Suspect #2:   WMA or HMA, about 45 years of age, 5’08” in height, about 190 pounds, last
seen wearing a black baseball cap, black t-shirt and blue jeans.

Suspect Vehicle: Early 2000’s, white in color, Ford Expedition

Deputies checked the area, but were unable to locate the suspects. The investigation is continuing. Anyone with additional information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Investigator Martinez at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 955-2600.

 

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

WHEN: 12/23/2017

WHERE: 6400 block of Caxton St., Eastvale

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 residence. The off-duty officer armed himself and confronted two suspects in an upstairs room. After confronting the suspects at gunpoint, the victim fired several times at one suspect after the homeowner feared for his life. All of the suspects fled the residence and remain outstanding.

Deputies received information from the victims and neighbors who described the suspects as three Black male adults, 18-28 years, thin to medium build, who fled in a gray Hyundai. Additional deputies and investigators from the Jurupa Valley Station arrived to secure the scene and canvas the surrounding areas. Investigators from the Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation. During the investigation, investigators found signs of forced entry into the residence.

Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact Investigator Martinez at the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600, or Investigator Bishop at the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777.

 

 

 

 

 

Eastvale Area Crime Recap: November 2017

Staff Reports 

INCIDENT: Deputy Involved Shooting

Incident Date: December 4, 2017

Incident Location: Bellegrave Avenue and Van Buren, Jurupa Valley

Reporting Officer: Sergeant Chris Willison – Public Information Officer

File Number: JV173380070

On Monday, December 4, 2017, at approximately 12:00 PM, a deputy from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to the area of Bellegrave Avenue and Van Buren, in the city of Jurupa Valley, reference a previously reported stolen vehicle.  The deputy responded to the area, located the occupied stolen vehicle, and attempted to conduct a traffic enforcement stop.Details:

During the traffic stop, the suspect reversed the stolen vehicle into the patrol unit several times and a deputy involved shooting occurred.  A vehicle pursuit ensued, and a short distance later, the suspect exited the vehicle and fled into the river bottom area near Riverdale Place.  During that time, the suspect ignited the stolen vehicle as well as vegetation in the river bottom.  Cal-Fire/Riverside County Fire responded and assisted Riverside City Fire with the vegetation fire.  Fire personnel continue to work on extinguishing the fire.

With the assistance of the Riverside Police Department, the suspect was located, a brief struggle ensued, and the suspect was arrested.  Two officers with the Riverside Police Department sustained minor injuries as a result of this arrest.  The suspect was transported to a local area hospital for a medical evaluation.  No citizens were injured during the incident.  The deputy involved in the incident was taken to a local area hospital as a medical precaution.  Investigators from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Departments Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation.

The suspect was identified as Clinton Althizer, 40 of Jurupa Valley.  After receiving a medical evaluation he was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center, in the city of Riverside, for assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, vehicle theft, possession of stolen property, attempted assault on a peace officer, evading, and arson.

The deputy involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave per Department policy. The involved deputy’s names will not be released at this time.  The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Central Homicide Unit Investigator Stoyer at (951) 955-2777.

 

 INCIDENT: VEHICLE THEFT ARREST OF WANTED GANG MEMBER

WHEN: 11/28/2017

WHERE: 5000 Block of Poinsettia Place, Jurupa Valley

On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, about 4:06 p.m., officers from the Region 7, Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a reported stolen vehicle in the 5000 Block of Poinsettia Place, in the City of Jurupa Valley. During the subsequent theft investigation, officers learned a wanted criminal street gang member was in possession of additional stolen vehicles in the Jurupa Valley area. Regional Gang Task Force officers located and contacted Levi Aguirre, a 22-year-old resident of Jurupa Valley, in the 5000 block of Collins Avenue. Aguirre was being sought for two active felony vehicle theft warrants in San Bernardino County.  The on-going vehicle theft investigation linked Levi Aguirre to two additional stolen vehicles.  Aguirre was arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for the following charges: Two outstanding felony vehicle theft warrants out of San Bernardino County, Three Vehicle Thefts in Riverside County, Vehicle theft with several prior convictions, Felony probation violation.

 

INCIDENT: FATAL TRAFFIC COLLISION INVESTIGATION

WHEN: 11/17/2017

WHERE: Galena Ave. & Avon St., Jurupa Valley

On Friday, November 17, 2017 at 5:23 p.m., officers assigned to the Jurupa Valley Police Department responded to the area of Galena Avenue and Avon Street, regarding a major-injury traffic collision.  The preliminary investigation revealed a vehicle traveling westbound on Galena Avenue stuck a pedestrian who was crossing Galena Avenue, just west of Avon Street. The pedestrian was pronounced deceased on scene by paramedics.  This investigation is ongoing, but alcohol and/or drug impairment does not appear to be a factor in this collision.The Jurupa Valley Police Department’s Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team responded to the scene to conduct this investigation.  This investigation is ongoing and we are asking anyone with additional information to contact Deputy Adam Ditfurth at the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600

 

INCIDENT: GRAND THEFT

WHEN: 11/2/2017

WHERE: 4200 Block of Opal St., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On November 2, 2017, several cameras were stolen from the audio/video department of Rubidoux High School. The theft was reported by school staff to the School Resource Officer. On November 10, 2017, a member of the school’s staff contacted Sheriff’s Dispatch reporting they located one of the cameras for sale on the internet. The Jurupa Valley Station’s Special Enforcement Team assumed the investigation and recovered one of the reported stolen cameras. The camera was returned to the school. On November 17, 2017, between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM, search warrants were served in the 6200 block of Jared Circle and 3900 block of Driving Range Road, in the city of Jurupa Valley. Evidence associated with the theft and sale of the stolen cameras were recovered during the service of the search warrants. The cameras were sold utilizing cellular phones applications that advertise goods for sale. The cameras were described as Canon EOS Rebel T5i, DSLR with lenses and battery chargers. We are asking the public for assistance in recovering the remaining stolen cameras. If you purchased a Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR camera using a web based application, between November 2, 2017 and November 17, 2017, please contact Deputy Gilbert at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at 951-955-2600. The investigation will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office recommending the two fifteen-year-old juveniles be prosecuted for the thefts of the stolen cameras.  Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy Gilbert of the Jurupa Valley Special Enforcement Team at 951-955-2600, or by submitting a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

 

INCIDENT: FATAL TRAFFIC COLLISION INVESTIGATION

WHEN: 11/14/2017

WHERE: Rubidoux Blvd & Market St., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at 9:17 p.m., officers assigned to the Jurupa Valley Police Department responded to the area of Rubidoux Blvd. and Market St., Jurupa Valley, regarding a major-injury traffic collision. The preliminary investigation revealed a vehicle traveling southbound on Rubidoux Blvd., drifted into oncoming traffic, colliding with vehicles traveling northbound on Rubidoux Blvd.  The single occupant of the vehicle that drifted into oncoming traffic was pronounced deceased on scene by paramedics. One of the occupants from another involved vehicle was transported to a local area hospital for medical evaluation and treatment.  This investigation is ongoing, but alcohol and/or drug impairment does not appear to be a factor in this collision. The Jurupa Valley Police Department’s Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team responded to the scene to conduct this investigation.  This investigation is ongoing and we are asking anyone with additional information to contact Deputy Robles at the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600.

 

INCIDENT: MAIL THEFT/IDENTITY THEFT/ CONSPIRACY

WHEN: 11/9/2017

WHERE: 6300 Block of Valley Way, Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On November 9, 2017, around 6:30 PM, deputies assigned to the Jurupa Valley Special Enforcement Team were on patrol in the 6300 block of Valley Way in the city of Jurupa Valley. They contacted several subjects loitering in the parking lot of a business. During this encounter, stolen mail and evidence related to identity theft was located. The subjects were all detained for further investigation and later booked into the Robert Presley detention Center for the following charges:

  • Danny Curtis Bennett, 33-year-old resident of Jurupa Valley, Under the Influence
  • Lisa Ann Haring, 26-year-old resident of Jurupa Valley, Parole Violation, Conspiracy and Identity Theft
  • John Anthony Morgan, 56-year-old resident of Upland, Probation Violation, Conspiracy and Identity Theft

 

 

Danny Curtis Bennett     Lisa Ann Haring          John Anthony Morgan

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy Hood of the Jurupa Valley Special Enforcement Team at 951-955-2600, or by submitting a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTipsonline form.

 

INCIDENT: INDOOR MARIJUANA CULTIVATION/ THEFT OF UTILITIES

WHEN: 11/8/2017

WHERE: 7800 Block of Shoreham St., Eastvale

DETAILS: On November 8, 2017, at 4:00 PM, members of the Jurupa Valley Station’s Special Enforcement Team, served a search warrant in the 7800 block of Shoreham Street in the city of Eastvale.  Evidence of illegal marijuana cultivation along with an electrical bypass to steal electricity were located inside of the residence.  Xian Long Zhang, a 77-year-old resident of New York, was arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for cultivation of marijuana and theft of utilities.  Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact Deputy James Herington at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station, (951) 955-2600.

Xian Long Zhang

 

INCIDENT: HOIST RESCUE

WHEN: 11/5/2017

WHERE: Tin Mine Canyon, Corona

DETAILS: On Sunday, November 5, 2017, at 12:02 PM, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Jurupa Valley Station responded to the Tin Mine Canyon in Corona reference a family which had become stranded in steep terrain in the area.  Due to the location and terrain, it was determined a hoist rescue would be the most appropriate rescue method. Personnel from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Jurupa Valley Station, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Aviation Unit, and the Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit responded to assist.  A hoist rescue was initiated, and the family was safely escorted to the Skyline Drive Trailhead.  No injuries were sustained as a result of this incident. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department would like to remind hiking enthusiasts to carry proper equipment for any outdoor excursion.  Proper preparedness includes a well-thought-out travel plan shared with friends and family, as well as familiarity with common hiking equipment, such as GPS, maps and compasses.  RMRU offers several helpful, life-saving tips at their website (www.rmru.org ).  Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Jurupa Valley Station at (951) 955-2600.

 

INCIDENT: COMMERCIAL BURGLARY

WHEN: 11/2/2017

WHERE: 100 Block of Hidden Valley, Norco

DETAILS: On Thursday, November 2, 2017, about 3:56 a.m., deputies from the Norco Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a business located in the 100 block of Hidden Valley, Norco, reference a reported burglary. Upon arrival, deputies determined three suspects had forced entry into the business, removed property, and fled the location. Deputies searched the surrounding area and located the suspects nearby with the stolen property. The suspects fled from the deputies and were able to evade immediate capture. The investigation continued throughout the morning. At 7:47 a.m., investigating deputies located the suspects in the 2000 block of Temescal. The suspects fled from the deputies a second time. Two suspects were located and taken into custody in a nearby neighborhood with the assistance of the Aviation Unit and K-9 deputies. The third suspect was located in the immediate area a short time later and arrested without incident following a brief foot pursuit.

 

Jamal Javen Pugh                                             Fredrick James Reed

The suspects were identified as Fredrick James Reed, age 20, Jamal Javen Pugh, age 20, and a 17-year old Black male juvenile, all from the Compton area. Reed and Pugh were arrested for burglary and booked into the county jail in Riverside. The 17-year old juvenile was arrested for burglary and booked into the Juvenile Hall in the city of Riverside. During the investigation, the Norco High School campus was temporarily locked down as a precautionary measure while deputies searched for the suspects. The suspects were not armed, and no injuries were sustained as a result of this incident. The investigation is continuing. Anyone with additional information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Deputy Robertson or Deputy Mendez of the Norco Sheriff’s Office at (951) 270-5673.

 

Eastvale Crime Recap: October 2017

INCIDENT: GRAND THEFT AND CONSPIRACY

WHEN: 10/16/2017

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

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

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

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

 

INCIDENT: POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY

WHEN: 10/18/2017

WHERE: 13000 block of Running Deer Circle, Eastvale

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

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

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

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

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Corporal Torres at the Jurupa Valley Station, 951-955-2600.  Persons who wish to report criminal activity and wish to remain anonymous can call crime stoppers at 800-78-CRIME (800-782-7463) or 800-47-DRUGS (800-473-7847).  You can also leave anonymous information at www.riversidesheriff.org/tipline or www.wetip.com .

INCIDENT: MAJOR INCIDENT- TRAFFIC COLLISION INVESTIGATION

WHEN: 10/21/2017

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

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

The Jurupa Valley Police Department’s Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team responded to the scene to conduct this investigation.  This investigation is ongoing and we are asking anyone with additional information to contact Deputy Petersen at the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600.

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: ILLEGAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY

WHEN: 10/25/2017

WHERE: Riverside County

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

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

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

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

 

INCIDENT: HOMICIDE- PUBLIC ASSISTANCE REQUESTED

WHEN: 8/26/2017

WHERE: 6900 block of Adele Ln., Jurupa Valley

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

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

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

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

 

 

Eastvale Crime Recap: September 2017

INCIDENT: ANNIVERSARY OF UNSOLVED FATAL HIT AND RUN ACCIDENT

WHEN: 9/6/2017

WHERE: Limonite Avenue between Lucretia Avenue and Wineville Avenue, Jurupa Valley

 

ORIGINAL INCIDIENT: On Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at 2:06 a.m., deputies from the Jurupa Valley Police Department responded to the area of Limonite Avenue and Lucretia Avenue, in reference to a reported traffic collision.  Deputies arrived on scene within minutes, along with personnel from Cal Fire, and located a deceased male in the roadway. The investigation revealed the decedent, whom is a resident of Jurupa Valley, was riding his bicycle westbound on Limonite Avenue when he was struck from behind by a vehicle.  The vehicle did not stop and fled the scene.  Limonite Avenue between Lucretia Avenue and Wineville Avenue, was closed for seven hours due to the investigation.  The name of the deceased male is being withheld until the next of kin can be notified. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Deputy Ditfurth of the Jurupa Valley Station Traffic Team at (951) 955-2600.

 

UPDATE: One year later, this fatal hit-and-run traffic collision remains unsolved. In the early morning hours, of Tuesday, September 6, 2016, Forrest Holmes, a resident of Jurupa Valley, was riding his bicycle westbound on Limonite Avenue when a vehicle struck him from behind then immediately fled the scene. As part of their investigation, the Jurupa Valley Traffic Team obtained video surveillance from a nearby store. The video showed Holmes riding his bicycle westbound on Limonite Avenue, then seconds later, a white, or light colored sedan is seen driving at a high rate of speed, also westbound Limonite Avenue in the same lane of traffic as Holmes was riding his bicycle in.  To date, the involved vehicle and driver have not been identified, and there are no new leads in this case.  The Jurupa Valley Traffic Team is hoping to solve this case with the help from the public. They are asking for someone to come forward with a credible tip, or to admit they were the driver of the vehicle that night. Anyone with information about the traffic collision is again being asked to contact Deputy Ditfurth #3988 at the Jurupa Valley Police Station Traffic Division at 951-955-2600, or may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

 

 

INCIDENT: INDOOR MARIJUANA CULTIVATION/ THEFT OF UTILITIES

WHEN: 9/6/2017

WHERE: 1200 Block of Columbia, Eastvale

DETAILS: On September 6, 2017, at 3:00 PM, patrol deputies assigned to the city of Eastvale were summoned to a residence in the 12000 block of Columbia, Eastvale, reference a possible possession of stolen property investigation.  While at the residence, they located evidence of an illegal, indoor marijuana grow. The Eastvale Special Enforcement Team was notified and a search warrant was granted for the location. Members of the Jurupa Valley Station’s Special Enforcement Team, served the search warrant around 7:20 PM. Evidence of illegal marijuana cultivation along with an electrical bypass to steal electricity were located inside of the residence. There were no persons at the location during the investigation. Over 1600 marijuana plants were located inside the residence. The investigation is on-going. Anyone with further information regarding this case is urged to contact Deputy Kiley Hansen at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station, (951) 955-2600.

INCIDENT: AT RISK MISSING PERSON

WHEN: 9/6/2017

WHERE: 3700 Block of Quartz Canyon Rd., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On September 6, 2017, at 3:08 PM, deputies assigned to the city of Jurupa Valley Police Department were dispatched to the 3700 block of Quartz Canyon, regarding a missing person.  A case worker from the Good Samaritan Hospital in Bakersfield, CA reported 61-year-old Mario Garcia Sanchez had not arrived at his new care facility in Jurupa Valley.  Mr. Sanchez is described as a Hispanic male adult, 5’09” tall, thin build, with a salt and pepper buzzed haircut.  He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, shorts, and black Nike flip flops.  Mr. Sanchez was seen walking in the area on video surveillance, but he never arrived at his destination.  Mr. Sanchez does have some medical issues and he may appear dazed and confused if located.

INCIDENT: SEXUAL BATTERY INVESTIGATION AND ARREST

WHEN: 9/12/2017

WHERE: 1200 Block of Hamner Ave., Norco

DETAILS: On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at 3:52 p.m., deputies from the Norco Sheriff’s Office responded to a business in the 1200 block of Hamner Avenue, in the City of Norco. Upon arrival, deputies learned an adult male suspect had sexually assaulted two adult females and one juvenile. All three incidents occurred inside of the business, while the victims were shopping. The suspect was able to flee the location prior to the arrival of the deputies. Store security camera footage captured the suspect on video.  On Saturday, September 16, 2017, about 3:57 p.m., deputies were advised the suspect had returned to the business and left after being inside the store for several minutes. Deputies were able to develop investigative leads that led to the identification and location of the suspect. On Sunday, September 17, deputies contacted the suspect at his residence in the city of Eastvale. The suspect was identified as Miguel Muro, age 30. The suspect was subsequently arrested for several counts of sexual battery and booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center. The Norco Sheriff’s Office is concerned there may be additional victims who might have been assaulted by the same suspect. They are encouraged to contact Deputy Robertson of the Norco Sheriff’s Office at 270-5673. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

 

INCIDENT: WANTED GANG MEMBER IN POSSESSION OF FIREARM AND DRUGS

WHEN: 9/21/2017

WHERE: Dirt Field near 34th St. and Wallace St., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On September 21, 2017, about 1:45 PM, members of the Riverside County Sheriff Department’s Region 7 Gang Task Force contacted a Hispanic male adult living in an abandoned motorhome in a dirt field near 34th Street and Wallace Street in Jurupa Valley. Task Force officers recognized the male as 29 year-old Jurupa Valley resident Miguel Angel Aguilar. Task Force officers also recognized Aguilar as being a member of a criminal street gang. Aguilar was also being sought for an active PRCS or Post Release Community Supervision felony warrant and an additional felony warrant for vehicle theft.  Task Force officers conducted a probation search of the motorhome and located a loaded firearm and methamphetamine. Aguilar was arrested and later booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for the following charges:

  • Felon in possession of a firearm
  • Felon in possession of drugs with a loaded firearm
  • Gang member in possession of a loaded and unregistered firearm
  • Felon in possession of ammunition
  • Under the influence of methamphetamine while armed
  • Two outstanding felony warrants

 

INCIDENT: INDOOR MARIJUANA CULTIVATION, THEFT OF UTILITIES, POSSESSION OF UNREGISTERED FIREARM

WHEN: 9/21/2017

WHERE: 6400 Block of Emerald Downs, Eastvale

DETAILS: On September 21, 2017, at 4:00 PM, members of the Jurupa Valley Station’s Special Enforcement Team served a search warrant in the 6400 block of Emerald Downs in the city of Eastvale. Evidence of illegal marijuana cultivation along with an electrical bypass to steal electricity were located inside of the residence. The following suspects were arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for cultivation of marijuana, possession of cocaine, theft of utilities and possession of an unregistered firearm:

  • Yong Heng Huang, 20-year-old resident of Eastvale
  • Jia Jun Li, 20-year-old resident of Eastvale
  • Jing Feng Ma, 20-year-old resident of Eastvale
  • Da Yi Xiong, 21-year-old resident of Pasadena

 

 

Eastvale Crime Recap

INCIDENT: ARSON

WHEN: 8/28/2017

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

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

 

INCIDENT: HOMICIDE

WHEN: 8/25/2017

WHERE: 6900 Block of Adele Ln., Jurupa Valley

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

 

INCIDENT: QUALITY OF LIFE ENFORCEMENT OPERATION

WHEN: 8/24-25/17

WHERE: Various shopping centers and roadways in Jurupa Valley

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

 

INCIDENT: INDOOR MARIJUANA CULTIVATION/ THEFT OF UTILITIES

WHEN: 8/23/17

WHERE: 14000 block of Silver Stream, Eastvale

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

 

INCIDENT: FATAL TRAFFIC COLLISION

WHEN: 8/20/17

WHERE: 5800 block of Hamner Ave., Eastvale

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

 

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

WHEN: 8/18/17

WHERE: 14000 block of Henry St., Eastvale

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

 

INCIDENT: DUI/DRIVER’S LICENSE CHECKPOINT

WHEN: 8/17/17

WHERE: Eastvale

DETAILS: The Eastvale Police Department’s Traffic Bureau conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on August 19, 2017, at Hamner Ave. x Schleisman Rd., between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.  In recent years, California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes.  The Eastvale Police Department supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate all drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.”  If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI.  Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI. Studies of California drivers have shown that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent).  Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol. Results: 621 Vehicles Screened,  1 DUI-Alcohol arrest,  10 Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked,  10 citations issued,  3 vehicles were towed. Drivers are encouraged to download the California Office of Traffic Safety DDVIP (Designated Driver VIP) free mobile app for Android or iPhone.  The DDVIP app helps find nearby bars and restaurants that feature free incentives for the designated sober driver, from free non-alcoholic drinks to free appetizers and more.  The feature-packed app even has social media tie-ins and even a tab for the non-DD to call Uber, Lyft or Curb. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses that can exceed $10,000 not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out. The Eastvale Police Department will be conducting another DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint and DUI Saturation Patrol in the future in our ongoing commitment to lowering deaths and injuries upon our streets and highways.

 

 

INCIDENT: ARMED AND DANGEROUS GANG MEMBER WITH A GUN

WHEN: 8/17/17

WHERE: 9000 block of Mission Blvd., Jurupa Valley

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

 

INCIDENT: DRUG INVESTIGATION AND ARREST

WHEN: 8/6/17

WHERE: Hamner Ave. near Sixth St., Norco

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

 

INCIDENT: NEGLIGENT DISCHARGE

WHEN: 8/4/17

WHERE: 12500 block of Limonite Ave., Eastvale

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

 

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

WHEN: 8/3/17

WHERE: 14000 block of Wolfhound St., Eastvale

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

 

INCIDENT: STOLEN VEHICLE ARREST

WHEN: 8/1/17

WHERE: 1600 block of Hamner Ave., Norco

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

CH Police Department Arrest Man For Soliciting

Staff Reports

Chino –  A West Covina man was arrested on Thursday, October 27 for the illegal solicitation of pornographic photographs and videos of young girls.

Matthew Blanchard used various social media accounts to receive and ask for the images and videos. Detectives arrived at Blanchard’s residence with a search warrant and proceeded to confiscate the suspect’s electronic devices.

Blanchard’s booking photo is being released by Investigators as they believe more victims could be tied to the case.

Anyone with information regarding this incident, contact the Chino Hills PD at 909-364-2000. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-782-7463 or visit their website at http://www.wetip.com.

Crime Recap

Staff Reports

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

 

Suspect Attempts To Take Deputy’s Gun And Vehicle

Staff Reports

Chino Hills- The Chino Hills Police Department arrested a suspicious suspect last week after attempting to grab a Deputy’s gun and vehicle during an altercation.

On July 27, a deputy from the Chino Hills Police Department came into contact with the suspect identified as Taylor Smith, 24 year-old, resident of San Bernardino.

Smith was standing suspiciously next to a vehicle in a commercial business complex that is located near Los Serranos Country Club and Torrey Pines Drive.

Once the deputy approached Smith, the suspect fled on foot and out of the deputy’s sight. The suspect then returned to the vehicle after a short time. The deputy then attempted again to detain Smith to investigate, but Smith resisted the lawful orders and a physical altercation occurred. In the midst of trying to gain control of Smith, Smith grabbed the deputy’s firearm and attempted to remove it from the holster.

Although the officer prevented Smith from grabbing his weapon, the suspect was able to break free from the deputy and ran to the deputies marked patrol vehicle. However, Smith’s failed attempts to gain control and take the vehicle led the deputy to arrest and take him into custody where he was booked into the West Valley Detention Center and is being held on $50,000.00 bail.

If you have additional information, please call the Chino Hills Police Department at (909) 364-2000 or WeTip at 1 (800) 78-CRIME (27463).

 

Crime Recap

Staff Reports  

Crime- Alexis Serrano

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department

Riverside County – Thank you to our local law enforcement who have arrested several criminals in the last month. Here is a recap of the local crime in the month of June, courtesy of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and Corona Police Department.

Corona – On June 9, it was announced that 52 individuals were arrested and 67

firearms were seized, including assault rifles and semi-automatic weapons, 314 rounds of ammunition, 1 stolen car, $48,700 in currency, 7 pounds of methamphetamine, 1 pound of marijuana, and 10 grams of cocaine with a total street value of $1.6 million. The operation targeted criminal street gang Corona Varrio Locos and Mexican Mafia

prison gang La Eme and involved more than 300 law enforcement officers.

The Corona Varrio Locos are a criminal street gang operating in the city of Corona and surrounding areas of the Inland Empire. Corona Varrio Locos gang members are affiliated with the Sureños, a Southern California regional street gang that shows allegiance to the Mexican Mafia.

Norco – On June 9, three juveniles were arrested for burglary and conspiracy. A vehicle burglary investigation occurred on June 8 at a business parking lot, in the 1300 block of Hamner Ave., in the City of Norco.  The investigation determined the vehicle was stolen from the City of Perris.  Stolen property was recovered from a vehicle burglary that just occurred prior to the juveniles being contacted, as well as from a vehicle burglary in the City of Eastvale. One of the juveniles was

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department : Jose Serrano and Alexis Serrano were arrested last month for burglary. Crime Recap

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department
: Jose Serrano and Alexis Serrano were arrested last month for burglary.
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also charged with possession of a firearm and possession of stolen property.

Corona – On June 9, the Corona Police Department arrested Delilah Cano, 37-year-old of Corona, for an outstanding felony warrant issued in Orange County for burglary. Corona Detectives found Cano inside a parked car in front of 1760 W. Sixth Street. Cano refused commands to exit the vehicle and barricaded herself inside the car. Negotiations continued in an attempt to have Cano surrender peacefully. Cano surrendered to Corona Special Response Team (SRT) members and was taken into custody without further incident. Detectives located a sawed off shotgun and a replica 9mm handgun inside the car. Cano was booked on the warrant in addition to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Norco – On June 25, two suspects were arrested for burglary from a business, located in the 1300 block of 6th Street, in the City of Norco. Police Officers witnessed two theft suspects fleeing the business, enter a red, 4-door Jaguar sedan, and quickly drive out of the business parking lot. The deputy pursued the Jaguar but the suspects attempted to flee on foot, eventually surrendering to the deputy. The two suspects were identified as Jose Serrano, 23, and Alexis Serrano, 18, both Riverside residents. An unidentified third suspect drove away before he could be detained. The suspects were arrested for stealing merchandise from the Norco business, but Jose Serrano was also arrested and charged with possession of drugs and Alexis Serrano was also arrested for the outstanding robbery warrant.

Corona – On June 26, a vehicle verses pedestrian collision ended in one victim becoming fatally injured. The investigation concluded that a gray Toyota Corolla driven by Timothy Herrera, 36-year-old of Buena Park, was heading westbound on W. Sixth Street and entered the intersection at Smith Street. The Toyota hit pedestrian Hugo Guzman, 34-year-old of Montebello, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Jurupa Valley – Throughout the month of June, the Jurupa Valley Police Department’s Traffic Division conducted a grant-funded speed enforcement operation as part of its commitment to public safety. This operation was conducted at numerous locations in the city of Jurupa Valley from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m., where major injury and fatal collisions have occurred. The results indicated that a total of 156 citations were made for driving above the posted speed limit in these areas. The operation was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

 

 

Crime Recap

Staff Reports

Inland EmpireOngoing operations have been conducted to ensure the safety of drivers and pedestrians to help prevent accidents. Here is a recap of the news releases from Riverside County’s Sheriff’s Department and Corona Police Department.

Norco- On May 20, Norco’s Sheriff’s officers conducted a Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operation on Hamner Avenue and Second Street between the hours of 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Officers paid special attention to drivers and pedestrians who sped, made illegal turns, failed to stop for signs and signals, failed to yield to pedestrians, and other violations. During the operation, a total of 67 citations were issued for the following: 38 for failing to stop at red light, 25 for failing to stop for pedestrian in crosswalk, 3 for distracted driving,  and 1 misdemeanor warrant.

Corona- On May 22, the Corona Police Department responded to the 2000 block of Promenade Avenue of a vehicle versus a pedestrian traffic collision. At arrival, officers found a 15-year-old deceased body. Corona Police Departments Collision Reconstruction Team responded to handle the investigation. They believe the victim purposely entered the roadway. The driver involved was not injured or cited and the investigation remains active.

Jurupa Valley- On May 23, in Jurupa Valley, a fatal traffic collision occurred on Van Buren cross of Etiwanda. The driver was a 26-year-old male who was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was driving a Honda civic traveling south on Van Buren Boulevard, in which he veered off the roadway and struck a tree. Anyone with information is urged to contact Deputy Krusbe at the Jurupa Valley Station Traffic Department at (951) 955-2600.

Corona- On May 28, Corona Police Department and Corona Fire Department responded to the area of Hidden Valley East on the I-15 freeway for reports of a severe injury related traffic collision. A Ford Fusion driven by Debbie Ward of Norco entered the roadway and in the path of two motorcyclists, which were Zachariah Macias, 24-years old of Norco, and Phillip Borja, 25-years old of Upland. Borja struck the driver’s side and Macias took an evasive action to avoid colliding with the Ford Fusion, forcing him to drive eastbound in the westbound lanes of travel on Hidden Valley. Both motorcyclists ended up striking a Volkswagon Beetle driven by Marissa Frantz of Corona. The second collision caused Borja’s motorcycle and the Beetle to both catch fire. Both Macias and Borja were transported to Riverside Community Hospital for serious injuries. Macias was released from the hospital but Borja died at the hospital from the injuries he received. No arrests were made, and no one was cited. This collision is being further investigated by the Corona Police Department’s Collision Response Team. Anyone with information is asked to contact Traffic Investigation Clark Eveland at (951) 817-5764 or email at clark.eveland@DiscoverCorona.com

 

Walnut High Student Killed

By Racine Guajardo

WalnutWalnut High School Student, Fernando Basurto, 18, was shot and killed on Thursday, May 19.

The Walnut/Diamond Bar Station responded to the 18400 Block of Desidia Street, Rowland Heights for a “gunshot victim” call. Immediately, they were directed to the alley, where the victim had been shot, according to the Sheriff’s Department. Basurto was treated by paramedics but pronounced dead at the scene.

After the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives conducted an investigation, they’ve learned that the victim was shot at approximately 11:41 p.m. Witnesses recalled seeing two acquaintances with the victim hanging out in the garage of an apartment complex, when two Hispanics in their 20’s had confronted them. The verbal confrontation led to a physical altercation, which at some point a gun was pulled out and the suspect allegedly started firing at all 3 victims. The Sheriff’s Department confirmed that Basurto was the only one hit, in the upper torso.

The two suspects immediately fled east from the alley and out of view after the shooting. The other two victims were not injured, and it is unknown whether this incident was gang related.

Walnut High School announced that they have mobilized a crisis team who are available on an ongoing basis, including Grade Level Counselors, school psychologists, and direct personnel.

There is no additional information available at this point, but this is an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

 

Man Arrested For Attempted Robbery/Kidnapping

Staff Reports

Chino Hills – A Chino Hills resident was arrested last week for attempted robbery and kidnapping at a local Rite Aid.

On Sunday, May 8, a suspect entered the Rite-Aid off 4200 Chino Hills Parkway and allegedly demanded drugs from the attending pharmacy. The suspect demanded OxyContin, Suboxone and other prescription drugs, while threatening to use a gun to hurt someone if he did not get them. Chino Hills Police say that the pharmacy technician refused to give the suspect the drugs, so the suspect “jumped over the counter and chased her into a restroom,” according to a news release.

Then the suspect grabbed the pharmacy technician by both arms and “forcefully pulled the pharmacy technician to the pharmaceutical area,” said the news release. The Store Manager attempted to intervene.

Instead, the suspect held the pharmacy technician’s hands behind her back and ordered the Store Manager to give him all the drugs. The suspect threatened to hurt the technician if the Store Manager did not comply.

“After a brief standoff, [the suspect] released the pharmacy technician unharmed, and fled the store,” said the Chino Hills Police Department.

After the suspect left the store, Deputy D. Emery of the Chino Hills Police Department apprehended him within a block of the scene of the crime, according to Chino Hills Deputies.

The suspect was identified as John C. Annabel, 29. The Store Manager confirmed that Annabel was the man who entered the store and Annabel was subsequently arrested.

If you have any questions regarding this case, contact Deputy J. Patrick at (909) 364-2000.

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.