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Eastvale Area Crime Recap: October 2018

By RCSD

INCIDENT: HOMICIDE(UPDATE) WHEN (ORIGINAL INCIDENT): 5/8/2018 UPDATE/ARREST: 10/4/2018 WHERE:6700 Block of Pedley Rd., Jurupa Valley

DETAILS: On Tuesday,May 8, 2018, at 3:30 AM, Cal-Fire personnel and Jurupa Valley Police responded to the 6700 block of Pedley Road, where an abandoned trailer was engulfed inflames. After the fire was extinguished, the charred remains of an adult male were discovered inside. Based on the discovery, investigators from the Jurupa Valley Station, the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit, Cal-fire Arson, and the Coroner’s Office responded to the scene to assist with the investigation. An autopsy ofthe remains in conjunction with an examination of the scene suggested the adult male; later identified as 40-year-old, Michael Reynoso, was the victim of a homicide. Based on the findings, the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit assumed the investigation. Further investigation revealed that August Nielsen was involved in Reynoso’s death. A warrant was issued for Nielsen for his involvement in the murder of Reynoso.

UPDATE: In the months that followed, Sheriff’s investigators identified 37-year-old, August Nielsen, as a suspect in the homicide of Michael Reynoso. Nielsen’s  whereabouts were unknown and a warrant was issued for his arrest. On October 4, 2018, the Desert Hawk Violent Crime TaskForce, with the assistance of the Inland Regional Apprehension Team, located and arrested August Nielsen near Phoenix, Arizona. Nielsen is currently held in a Maricopa county correctional facility awaiting extradition to Riverside county. He is held on $1,000,000 bail. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Investigator Dickey at the Central Homicide Unit by calling (951) 955-2777. 

INCIDENT: DEATH INVESTIGATION, WHEN: 10/11/18, WHERE: 12500 block of Limonite Ave., Eastvale

DETAILS: On Thursday, October 11, 2018, Eastvale deputies responded to the 12500 block of Limonite Avenue, in the City of Eastvale, for a medical aid call.  Cal-Fire personnel arrived prior to deputies and found a 25-year-old male Eastvale resident deceased on a bench in front of a business. Eastvale deputies initiated a death investigation. The deceased’s name will not be released until the Coroner’s Office notifies his next of kin.  The investigation is on-going. Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact Deputy Martinez #3809 from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 955-2600. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

INCIDENT: ARMED ROBBERY INVESTIGATION AND ARREST WHEN: 10/17/18 WHERE: 1100 block of Hamner Ave., Norco

DETAILS: On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, about 2:20 PM, deputies assigned to the Norco Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a retail business in the 1100 block of Hamner Avenue, in the City of Norco, in reference to an armed robbery. Upon arrival, deputies learned two male suspects had entered the business and stole property while brandishing a weapon at an employee and assaulting another. The two male suspects fled to an awaiting vehicle, driven by a third female suspect. All three suspects fled the location in the vehicle. Neither victim sustained injuries. A description of the suspects and suspect vehicle were provided to nearby deputies. Several minutes later, an Eastvale Police Officer,located the suspect vehicle travelling north on the I-15 freeway, through the Eastvale area. Officers followed the suspect vehicle before stopping it near the intersection of Philadelphia Street and Vineyard Avenue, in the City of Ontario. The three suspects were detained without incident. Deputies located stolen property in the suspect’s vehicle. The suspects were identified as Drashawn Stewart, age 21, a resident of San Bernardino, Autumn Smith, age 20, a resident of Fontana, and the third suspect was identified as a male juvenile.The two adult suspects were arrested for robbery and booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center. The juvenile suspect was arrested for an outstanding felony warrant and booked at Riverside Juvenile Hall. The juvenile suspect is also facing robbery charges. Anyone with any information pertaining to this incident is encouraged to contact Deputy Garcia Villa or Deputy Vawter of the Norco Sheriff’s Office, at (951) 270-5673.

INCIDENT: MAJOR INJURY TRAFFIC COLLISION INVESTIGATION WHEN: 10/19/18 WHERE: 5th St. and Broken Lance Dr., Norco

DETAILS: On Friday,October 19, 2018, at 2:36 AM, deputies assigned to the Norco Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of 5th Street and Broken Lance Drive, in the city of Norco, regarding a major-injury traffic collision.  The preliminary investigation revealed a vehicle traveling westbound on 5th Street at a high rate of speed, collided into the center median causing the vehicle to spin out of control. Three of the four occupants of the vehicle were ejected from the vehicle. All four occupants were transported to local area hospitals for serious injuries sustained during the collision. This investigation is ongoing; however, it appears that alcohol,and/or drug impairment appears to be a contributing 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 Lewis at the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600.

INCIDENT: DEATH INVESTIGATION WHEN: 10/15/18 WHERE: Robert Presley Detention Center, Riverside

DETAILS: On Monday,October 15, 2018, about 7:57 P.M., deputies assigned to the Robert Presley Detention Center located an adult male Hispanic unresponsive within his cell ina 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.  Please call Investigator Martinez of the JV Sheriff’s Station at 951-955-2600 with info.

INCIDENT: FATAL TRAFFIC COLLISION WHEN: 10/23/18 WHERE: Van Buren Blvd. and 56th Street, Jurupa Valley

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. The victims were: 20 year old Daniel Smith of Riverside, 20 year old Nicholas Cahill of Riverside, 25 year old Clinton Jellsey of Riverside and 23 year old Marco Aguilar of Riverside. 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. 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 at800-78-CRIME (800-782-7463) or 800-47-DRUGS (800-473-7847).  You can also leave anonymous information atwww.riversidesheriff.org/tipline or http://www.wetip.com

Eastvale Area Crime Recap: February 2018

 

INCIDENT: RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY/PAROLE VIOLATION

WHEN: 2/8/18

WHERE: 6800 block of Lindsay St., Eastvale

 

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

 

INCIDENT: STREET RACING DRIVER ARRESTED

WHEN: 2/12/18

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

 

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

 

INCIDENT: VEHICLE THEFT INVESTIGATION AND ARREST

WHEN: 2/10/18

WHERE: 1000 block of 6th St., Norco

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

 

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

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

WHERE: 6400 block of Caxton St., Eastvale

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

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

INCIDENT: STOLEN VEHICLE/ VEHICLE PURSUIT/ STOLEN PROPERTY

WHEN: 2/17/18

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

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

 

INCIDENT: GANG TASK FORCE WEAPON AND DRUG ARREST

WHEN: 2/16/18

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

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

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

INCIDENT: DEATH INVESTIGATION

WHEN: 2/28/18

WHERE: Harada Heritage Park, Eastvale

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

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

 

INCIDENT: WARRANT SWEEP

WHEN: 2/24/18

WHERE: Eastvale

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

Results:

  • Warrants Attempted:20
  • Warrants Served: 10

INCIDENT: VEHICLE THEFT INVESTIGATION AND ARREST

WHEN: 2/10/18

WHERE: 1000 block of 6th St., Norco

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

INCIDENT: TERRORIST THREATS INVESTIGATION AND ARREST

WHEN: 2/19/18

WHERE: 5000 block of Trail St., Norco

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

 

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: June Crime Recap 2014

By Staff Reports

 

Eastvale – The following is a crime recap for the month of June in the cities of Eastvale, Norco and Jurupa Valley. This information is from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and from our Eastvale Community News Facebook Page.

On June 13 at 3:30 a.m., deputies from the Jurupa Valley Police Department responded to a burglary alarm at Rubidoux High School. During a search of the interior of the school, a male suspect was located hiding inside with stolen items in his possession belonging to the school, as well as a stolen firearm. Markion Williams, a 19-year old, black male from Jurupa Valley, was arrested for commercial burglary, possession of stolen property, parole violation, discharging a firearm in a negligent manner, vandalism, and resisting arrest. Williams was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center and is being held without bail. Anyone with any additional information related to the burglary is encouraged to contact Investigator Brett Johnson at the Jurupa Valley Station, at (951) 955-2600.

On June 14 at 8 a.m., officers assigned to the City of Jurupa Valley’s Special Enforcement Team obtained information regarding a residence being used for illegal narcotic sales. A follow up investigation was initiated and a search warrant was obtained for the residence. A search revealed narcotics and other items conducive to sales. The subjects, David Voyles, Roxanna Voyles, John Cabral and Sean Rizzo, all Jurupa Valley residents, were all arrested and booked into jail at the Robert Presley Detention Center.

On June 17 around 3 p.m., Worry Free Gadgets, located in the City of Norco was burglarized. The thieves stole approximately 1,400 Zeepad Android Tablets valued at over $90,000. After deputies learned the tablets were being advertised on the Internet they arranged to purchase some tablets. On June 17 undercover deputies met the suspects to purchase the stolen tablets. As a result, 21-year old Nanak Singh and 31-year old Amrik Singh were arrested for possession of stolen property, embezzlement, and conspiracy. Two search warrants were served at their residence and at an off-site storage facility. In all, approximately 1,000 tablets were recovered. Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to call Deputies Robles or Ghiliotty at (951) 270-5673.

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Eneas Palacios (Photo Courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff’s Department)

On June 26 at 10:56 a.m., Eastvale Police Department deputies responded to a report of indecent exposure that occurred on a walking trail near the area of Dearborn and Tisdale streets in the City of Eastvale. Deputies quickly arrived at the location and met with the victim who provided a detailed description of the subject. After an extensive search by several deputies, a subject matching the description was located on the walking trail. He was positively identified as the subject in question. Eneas Palacios, 23, of Eastvale was arrested for indecent exposure, lewd conduct, and violation of probation. He was booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center. An investigation revealed that Palacios may have been involved in previous incidents of this nature. Eastvale Police are asking citizens to contact Deputy Thompson at (951) 955-2600 with any information regarding this case. The Eastvale Police Department is committed to the safety of this community and they will be vigilant in investigating all crimes of this nature.

 

 

Eastvale: Fight Crime, One Neighborhood at a Time

Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch (Photo Courtesy: Bing Images)



BY JENNIFER MADRIGAL

Eastvale – With the recent high “perception” of crime in Eastvale, one way to help resolve it is to get involved. Communities that participate in Neighborhood Watch Programs statistically have less crime than those that do not. The National Crime Prevention Council shows that Neighborhood Watch works because it reduces opportunities for crimes to occur. It doesn’t rely on altering or changing the criminal’s behavior or motivation, but instead relies on a cooperative partnership between neighbors and their Police Departments designed to improve security, reduce crime and combat illegal activity.

Last July, the City of Eastvale, in collaboration with L.E.A.F.F. and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, hosted a Neighborhood Watch Kick-off to get the community excited about the program. The program however, has failed to successfully get off the ground. Concerned with the lack of public involvement, the Eastvale Public Safety Commission has been asked by the City Council to ensure that the program gets back up and running again.

At the last Public Safety Commission Meeting in February, Eastvale Police Department’s Captain Danny Feltenberger spoke to the commission and audience about the Neighborhood Watch Program. According to Feltenberger, “The program is about community, not about law enforcement, and it takes a lot to keep it going, a lot of hard work.” He suggested that the commission find people who are active in the community and recruit three chairs to head up the three sections of the city. These people can then appoint block captains who will work in their neighborhoods. Training for block captains is done by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, who will send a representative to a meeting to train and prepare residents for their own neighborhood program. The hope is that once this program successfully gets going, block captains can take reports from their individual neighborhoods and report to the chair people who will then report to the Public Safety Commission and City Council. In addition to helping spread information, this “chain of communication” will also help provide a reliable way of conversing in the event of an emergency or disaster.

The City of Eastvale is a community unlike many others in that we have an extremely active social media dynamic. Many crimes have been solved and further investigated because of information shared on Facebook and other social media sites, like the City of Eastvale’s “Persons of interest Page”. The large number of law enforcement and firefighters who are active throughout the community has also helped to raise awareness and deter crime. According to L.E.A.F.F., the nation’s only law enforcement and fire fighter organization, founded in Eastvale, “We are asking that the community come together and participate. We need you all to be the eyes and ears in order to help law enforcement better do their jobs”.

According to Asst. Chief of Police, Michael Yates, at January’s Public Safety Commission Meeting, Eastvale residents have a 100% accuracy rate when identifying and calling in suspected marijuana grow houses as they are aware of the signs. This shows that residents are vigilant and active and those skills are what are needed in Neighborhood Watch block captains and participants.

The Public Safety Commission has been asked to start a subcommittee that will look into ways to help make the Neighborhood Watch program more successful. During February’s Public Safety Commission Meeting, Commission Member, Melonee Cruse, happily stepped forth and agreed to head up the subcommittee. She will now work with other members of the commission, local law enforcement and the community to further this program along.

If you are interested in volunteering to be a Neighborhood Watch Chairperson or a block captain, contact Melonee Cruse at MCruse@EastvaleCA.gov, or contact Deputy Jeff Cryder at (951) 955-9225 or via email at jcryder@riversidesheriff.org.

Eastvale: Crime Recap

Staff Reports

Eastvale– The following crime incidents have been reported by the Riverside County Sheriff Department and by residents on our Eastvale News Facebook page (www.facebook.com/Eastvale CommunityNews). Our Facebook page is used to inform the community about crimes happening in the City, so we can work together to report suspicious activity to the Sheriff’s Department in order to keep crime low. Here is a recap of the local crime last month.

On Dec. 13, 2013, shortly before 7:30 a.m., a home in the 14000 block of Vernal Springs Court in the City of Eastvale erupted into flames. Five engines, including a hook-and-ladder, as well as other fire personnel and numerous Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the blaze. Employees of Southern California Edison were also on scene. Later, Sheriff’s investigators obtained a search warrant and seized 645 marijuana plants. Upon further discovery, they confirmed that electricity was being bypassed illegally around the meter, which may have been the cause of the fire. This case is still under investigation.

On Dec. 16, 2013, Eastvale Police Officers investigated a series of thefts at the 7100 block of Cornflower Ct., in Eastvale. The investigation revealed that several unknown suspects approached several residences on Cornflower Ct. and opened several unlocked vehicles parked in the driveway of the residences. The unknown suspects stole car audio speakers, amplifiers, an Apple iPod and a miscellaneous amount of currency from the vehicles. The suspects fled the location on foot and subsequently entered an unknown make, color and model sport utility vehicle. A suspect named Cody Ridley, 18, was arrested on Dec. 17, 2013. The case has been forwarded to the district attorney for further action. For more information about this crime, read the story on page 1.

On Dec. 20, 2013, a local resident residing on Elmgrove in Eastvale was cited with an $1,800 citation for failing to turn down their music after officers gave two warnings. The residents were hosting a “Twerk for Santa” party that had been advertised all over various social media outlets. According to an officer at the scene, the party seemed to be attended by over 100 young high school students and quickly got out of control. The Eastvale Police were called out after local neighbors reported hearing gun shots that sounded like “fireworks”. Officers canvassed the neighborhood with K9’s and found at least three small caliber bullet shells near a parked vehicle. A resident on the scene reported seeing car loads of teenage boys fleeing the scene, slowing down and switching passengers in the vehicles. The Eastvale Police Department responded quickly and gathered evidence, questioned neighbors and party goers. One officer told our reporter on the scene that there did not appear to be any injuries as there had not been any blood found on the scene. The party was closed down and cleared out before 1 a.m.

On Dec. 21, 2013 from 7 p.m. – 3 a.m. on Limonite Avenue, west of Hamner Avenue, a DUI/Driver’s license safety checkpoint was held with Deputy Kelly Howell as the reporting officer. The Eastvale Police Department completed this checkpoint in order to screen for DUI drivers as well as unlicensed and suspended drivers. Over 1,400 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, with the following results:

•       0 DUI arrests

•       12 Field sobriety tests for DUI of alcohol

•       0 Field sobriety tests for DUI of drugs

•       18 Citations were issued for unlicensed drivers

•       6 Citations were issued for suspended driver’s license

•       2 Citations for vehicle code violations

•       5 Vehicles towed

During the checkpoint hours, patrol officers were in the vicinity contacting the public for vehicle code violations. Out of those contacts, no DUI arrests were made, and 26 citations were issued. These numbers are included in the overall operation results listed above.

The checkpoint was conducted with the assistance of the Jurupa Valley Station’s K9 Team, Special Enforcement Team, and volunteers. In addition, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department/Crime Analyst Unit was on scene to assist the Eastvale Police Department in processing the larger than normal volume of citations, towing records, arrest/incident reports and computer checks of various law enforcement databases.  Also, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department/Cal-ID staff was on scene assisting the Eastvale Police Department to verify the identity of those subjects arrested by utilizing their mobile identification processing system.

On Dec.26, 2013, a resident informed us via Facebook that their community cluster mailboxes were stolen in the Orchard neighborhood with cross streets Limonite & Sumner. The entire unit was removed and only the base was left. This case is currently being investigated and residents were informed by USPS that it is their responsibility to replace the unit.