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Crime Recap

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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.
Crime Recap

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.

 

 

Tips From Deputy Myers

School’s out, kids are out, protect yourself

Deputy Myers

Deputy Myers

By Deanna Myers

 

Is it July already?! Seems like we were just having end of the year parties and graduation celebrations. Well, the extra daylight and heat tends to bring more criminal activity. Make sure to keep your eyes open for suspicious activity. If you see a vehicle or person in your neighborhood that seems to be out of place or acting strangely, SAY SOMETHING!! The best way to protect yourself and your community is to be vigilant at contacting law enforcement.

Be sure when you call to have some very important information handy.

1) Your location. If we don’t know where you are we can’t get to you to help you.

2) What’s happening. We need to know what’s going on so we know what kind of help to send.

3) Description of individuals or vehicles that may be suspicious. The best way to get all the descriptive information you need to the dispatcher is to do it the same way every time; you have a better chance of remembering what to look for if it becomes routine. For example, describe a person from the top of their head to the bottom of their feet; male/female, race, hair color/eye color, clothing, shoes, direction of travel. When it comes to a vehicle, describe it from the rear to the front; make/model/color/license plate number, approximate year, type truck/SUV/sedan, direction of travel.

Also, the summer months are a great way to re-connect with your neighborhood watch groups with BBQs and block parties. Summertime is the best time to have your neighbors come together to protect each other as many travel away from home during this season. Let your close neighbors know when you are leaving and when you will be home so they can keep an extra eye out for your property. Let everyone know the proper contact numbers for law enforcement: emergency-911; non-emergency 951-776-1099.

Stay safe out there Eastvale! An important date to remember is August 9th for the next National Night Out!! It will be in your neighboring city of Norco this year at 1290 Hamner Ave. in front of the Target store. Hope to see all of you out there as the cities come together with Law Enforcement and first responders to provide information to all of you about safety!

Deanna Myers is the Volunteer and Programs Coordinator for the Jurupa Valley Station of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department that services the Eastvale Police Department.  She has been with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department for about eight years, and most recently was assigned to patrol within the City of Eastvale before moving into her current position where she is in charge of the Neighborhood Watch program for the City of Eastvale.

 

Riverside County: Fraud Alert!

Don’t be scammed by fake IRS, Jury Duty, Courts, Overdue Bills, or Utility or Service Providers
Courtesy of Riverside County Sheriff’s Department

RIVERSIDE COUNTY-The holidays are approaching and Riverside County Sheriff’s Department would like to remind the public of phone/fraud scams. Please be vigilant and always question unsolicited telephone calls from deceptive businesses, banking institutions, foreign countries, or government agencies where monetary promises or threats are implied or made directly.
Numerous fraud schemes involving mortgage assistance, outstanding tax collection, foreign government assistance, and even to companies promising to return money lost are impacting citizens throughout the county. These scammers almost always request money to be paid up front for illegitimate services, or the threat of arrest, eviction or property seizure is made.
A notable and common scheme involves the caller who claims to be a member of law enforcement, or an employee of the the court system. The victim is told he or she has a warrant for failing to appear for jury duty. The caller demands payment for the warrant via credit card information, or a Green Dot card. The suspect typically remains on the phone with the victim while he or she travels to the store to obtain the Green Dot card. The suspect further instructs the victim not to tell anyone who they are talking with. After obtaining the serial numbers to the Green Dot cards, the money deposited to the card is immediately removed by the suspect.
No Riverside County Court or Sheriff’s Department employee will ever contact the public and ask for financial information or payment in lieu of attending court proceedings, or to make up for failure to appear for jury duty.
For more information regarding other scams visit: http://www.riversidesheriff.org/crime/fraud.asp

Body Worn Cameras Begin Deployment at Jurupa Valley Station

Photo courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff's Department

Photo courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff’s Department

Courtesy of the Riverside Sheriff’s Department

Update as of May 7, 2015:

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department began the latest ongoing testing of the use of body worn cameras (BWC) at our Jurupa Valley Station on March 16, 2015. The testing is designed to solicit confidential feedback about the usage and effectiveness of devices in a field setting by making these devices available voluntarily to members of three different county labor groups, RSA (deputies, corporals, and investigators), LEMU (sergeants), and LIUNA 777 (community service officers). Those participating are providing confidential surveys about their experience using BWCs for management’s consideration in reaching any final decisions about the use of BWCs and governing policies. The Sheriff’s Department has over 300 BWCs in use, and has conducted testing for nearly 7 years. The Jurupa Valley Station is the latest and largest testing effort to date, and involves the very latest technology; over the past 7 years the BWCs have decreased in size, increased in high definition capability, increased storage capability and battery life, and dramatically dropped in cost as technology in this particular arena has rapidly exploded.

A total of 139 personnel have volunteered to participate in the Jurupa Valley Station program, now about 6 weeks old; only 3 members of the station have voluntarily opted not to participate.

The “Vievu“ brand body worn camera is an ultra-durable on-officer camera designed to balance both simplicity and performance. Continued testing is expected to last an additional 45 days. Without disclosing any details of the confidential input and surveys, initial results show that the BWCs have enthusiastically embraced by participating Sheriff’s personnel at our Jurupa Valley Station.

Since the beginning of the testing phase, Jurupa Valley Station administration has encouraged all participants to provide weekly anonymous and forthright feedback, both individual and collective, of their use of the BWC. The ongoing survey feedback questions are designed to capture our staff’s candid opinions and experiences on their ability to both deploy the BWC effectively coupled with the operational aspects of routine processes like downloading and retrieval procedures at the end-of-shift. Participants have rated the BWC very highly in most areas. Staff continue to use their discretion on filming incidents they deem appropriate, but BWC’s have been found to be powerful tools used by station’s patrol staff to calm situations down rather dramatically-and this has accelerated their optional use in routine calls of all types. The public is well aware of the cameras being used in the station’s area of service and ask questions about the devices, easily noticed on our staff’s uniforms.

Although not originally envisioned, personnel at the investigator rank assigned to the station’s detective bureau have now asked to be included in the ongoing testing of BWCs, further expanding their use in the test period while receiving information about the devices on a confidential basis to encourage forthrightness. BWCs have been tested by a few investigators utilizing cameras to film interviews and citizen contacts in areas away from the station. Staff working in the following assignments at the Jurupa Valley Station are currently volunteering to participate in using the BWCs: patrol, special enforcement team, traffic team, and the school resource officer team.

The ongoing testing process at Jurupa Valley Station has also revealed a few areas identified for improvement or modification to any final BWC decision or policy. The vendor continues to work closely with our Technical Services Bureau personnel to resolve any minor remaining issues or concerns. Staff have also been adapting to the BWCs on their uniforms and while on duty.

Overall, participants in the testing program overwhelmingly report positive feedback and enjoy having the option to be equipped with a BWC while working patrol related duties. Our staff are directly involved in the ongoing development and refinement of the station’s BWC SOP, and the station’s efforts and “lessons learned” will be incorporated into the Department’s finalized policies and procedures before Sheriff Stan Sniff makes the decision to either expand their use or mandate department-wide patrol use of BWCs. The Sheriff’s Department also continues to monitor lessons learned from other agencies testing BWC’s as well.

The Sheriff continues to believe that the use of BWC technology will provide value in enhancing officer safety, officer accountability, reduction of liability, assist with prosecution and case resolution, and further promote professionalism and accountability with the communities we serve. These devices are also expected to enhance community policing methods and strengthen relationships with the public and law enforcement. But the Sheriff also repeatedly warns that they are not a “panacea” in reducing liability or making incidents always clearer.

The use of body worn camera information is freely allowed by deputies in preparation of their routine reports, just as any other information maintained by our deputies is utilized. The only narrow exceptions to that procedure are “critical incidents” that involve in-custody death/injuries and officer-involved shootings or the use of deadly force, where the Department must lawfully conduct objective and credible investigations of our involved officers and staff. A major concern about providing video camera information to deputies involved in a critical incident before they report it, is that it can be argued to undermine the credibility and objectivity of those investigations. This could subject the Department and every officer to allegations that their reports or statements were coached by reviewing the video, rather than documenting their own perception of the incident.

The Sheriff’s Department continues to believe strongly that the conduct of its investigations-especially in the areas of the use of deadly force-must have credibility and objectivity to the public we serve as well as best serving the interests of the department and its deputies. This is especially critical in the context recently of the national discussions on creditability, transparency and accountability of law enforcement agencies to the very communities we serve. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department views this as critical, and has staked out the “high moral ground” on one of the key issues of the day across our nation in that very debate.

 

Original Details:

On Monday, March 16th, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department continues with its uninterrupted voluntary testing program of the body worn cameras (BWC) at the Jurupa Valley Station. Body Worn Cameras began being issued to Sheriff’s staff this morning at the Jurupa Valley Station.

The Sheriff’s Department has conducted testing of BWC for a number of years, with over 200 of these small cameras in voluntary use throughout Riverside County patrol station operations. It has continued refining the program over time and adopted local and nationwide procedures based on the experience of these numerous agencies. As BWC technology has rapidly increased and been refined, especially over the past year, more and more police agencies have seen these devices fielded, and many of these same procedures have been adopted as agencies share insights, challenges and best practices.

In early November 2014, the Board of Supervisors authorized $384,000 to purchase BWCs in addition to the necessary data storage/retrieval equipment at Jurupa Valley Station to further expand the voluntary testing efforts of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. The Department purchased and took delivery of the BWCs at the end 2014. To accommodate the storage of the video recorded by these additional devices at the Jurupa Valley Station, a request for quotes (RFQ) for additional hard drive storage was created. The responses to this request were far in excess of the projected budget, so the RFQ was canceled, revised and reposted. This has caused a delay in the Sheriff’s Department being able to begin fully deploying the new BWCs. The closing date on the newest RFQ was in February 2015. Late this past month, the best and lowest bidder was selected, with the hardware costs finally in line with the original cost estimates of $200,000, and finally met the budget adjustment authorized by the Board of Supervisors for this project this past November.

The Department expects to take delivery of the selected hardware, which is compatible with Hewlett Packard, in late April or early May. In the meantime, the Department was able to create a temporary storage location to store the data that has now allowed the Sheriff’s Department to move forward with its voluntary testing program until that ordered hardware is delivered. The funding for this entire project was approved by the Board of Supervisors as recommended by the Sheriff to come from the Department’s Asset Forfeiture accounts, and without the use of any new General Fund monies being added.

This next phase of the ongoing testing program will help the Department continue evaluating how best to equip deputies in other communities of Riverside County and in our other areas of operation, once this Jurupa Valley test phase is completed. The cameras are expected to add to our existing arsenal of cutting edge technology.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s use of BWC technology will provide value in enhancing officer safety, reduction of liability, assist with prosecution and case resolution, and further promote professionalism and accountability with the communities it serves. These devices are also expected to enhance community policing methods and strengthen relationships with the public and the law enforcement. But the Sheriff also warns that they add considerable complexity in fielding, and are not a panacea in reducing liability or making incidents always clearer.

The “Vievu” brand body camera was selected through an earlier testing phase that included several other brands of cameras. The Vievu camera is an ultra-durable on-officer camera designed to balance both simplicity and performance. The Vievu camera will provide our members with a core unibody design for easy deployment.

This testing phase at Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station is expected to last between 90 to 180 days. As has been the ongoing practice, input on these BWCs by end-users from a variety of labor groups will be collected as will changes to refine the department’s SOPs, as we continue to assimilate lessons learned from other agencies.

One of those labor groups, the Riverside Sheriffs’ Association (RSA) filed suit in January 2015 alleging that the voluntary testing of BWCs could not proceed without the union’s approval, arguing this was a new program. Upon learning that the Department has issued hundreds of BWC over the past 7 years, RSA recently withdrew and watered down its allegations in the lawsuit. The matter will be resolved in court sometime later this year. In the interim, the RSA action has had no impact on the Department’s voluntary testing program. Contrary to RSA assertions, the use of body camera information is freely allowed by deputies in preparation of their routine reports, just as any other information maintained by deputies are. The only exceptions to this procedure are critical incidents that involve in-custody deaths/injuries and officer-involved shootings or the use of deadly force, where the Department must lawfully conduct objective and credible investigations of our involved officers and staff. Providing video camera information to our involved deputies in those narrow circumstances before they make a statement undermines the public credibility and legal objectivity of those investigations in the Department’s view, allowing the deputy to be coached by having access to the evidence at hand.

Point of Contact: Chief Deputy Kevin Vest

Eastvale: Crime Recap 04.29.14

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

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

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

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

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

EASTVALE: Lopez Charged with Kidnapping and Attempted Murder

INFORMATION COURTESY OF RIVERSIDE SHERIFF’S DEPT. PRESS RELEASE

On Saturday, April 5, 2014, at 12:30 a.m., officers assigned to the city of Eastvale responded to the area of Burrage St. and Rolling Meadows St., Eastvale, regarding the report of gunshots.  Upon arrival officers located evidence that indicated someone was possibly shot and injured at that location.  Within a few minutes, they received information that an adult female suffering from several gunshot wounds was dropped off in front of a local hospital.  Officers discovered the female was shot by her estranged boyfriend, Alfredo Lopez Jr., a 33-year-old resident of Eastvale.  After the shooting, Lopez drove the victim to a local hospital, where he dropped her off outside the front door and fled the area in his vehicle.

Investigators assigned to the city of Eastvale were called in to assume control of the investigation.  Investigators received information that Lopez was in Los Angeles County and law enforcement agencies throughout Southern California were notified of this incident.  At approximately 7:05 a.m., a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy spotted Lopez driving in the city of Hawaiian Gardens. When the deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Lopez’ vehicle, Lopez failed to yield and a pursuit was initiated.  Lopez’ vehicle became disabled and he stopped in a parking lot near the intersection of Carson St. and Norwalk Blvd., Hawaiian Gardens.  Lopez barricaded himself inside his vehicle and he refused to exit for several hours.  At approximately 2:45 p.m., Lopez exited his vehicle and was placed under arrest.

Lopez was turned over to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and transported back to Riverside County for further investigation. He was later booked into Robert Presley Detention Center for kidnapping and attempted murder.

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information is asked to contact Investigator Aaron Rico at the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600.

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: RCSD Conducts Probation Sweep

By: Staff Reports

According to a Riverside County Sheriff Department Press Release, on Thursday, January 23, 2014, deputies assigned to the Eastvale Special Enforcement Team, assisted by the Riverside County Gang Taskforce and Probation Department, conducted a probation compliance sweep on persons residing within the city of Eastvale. During this operation, compliance checks were conducted at 30 residences, resulting in three felony arrests. During this operation, deputies seized narcotics and narcotic paraphernalia.

All three subjects were booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center and have been identified as:
1.Cynthia Gomez, 23-year-old resident of Eastvale – Possession of methamphetamine and violation of probation
2.Anthony Rodriguez, 32-year-old resident of Eastvale – Possession of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and violation of probation
3.Ashly Hawkins, 20-year-old resident of Eastvale – Possession of heroin, under the influence of a controlled substance, and violation of probation

New Riverside County Sheriff Captain

Sheriff Stan Sniff and Captain Michael Lind of Riverside County Sheriff Dept

Sheriff Stan Sniff and Captain Michael Lind (Photo Courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff Department)

RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT.

Riverside County – Sheriff Stan Sniff promoted Lieutenant Michael Lind to the rank of Captain on Jan. 13, 2014. Captain Lind will begin his new assignment Feb. 6, as the Commander of the Sheriff’s Communication Center. He is replacing Captain Dean Wright who is retiring this month.
Captain Lind has over 26 years of full-time law enforcement experience, all with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Captain Lind began his career in 1987. After completing the Basic Peace Officer Academy, he was assigned to the Corrections Division as a Deputy Sheriff working at the Riverside County Sheriff’s Jail in Indio. In 1990, he transferred to the Banning Sheriff’s Station where he served in the patrol division and as a Field Training Officer.
In 1994, Captain Lind was promoted to the rank of Investigator, and transferred to the Moreno Valley Police Department where he worked auto theft, child abuse, sex crimes, and homicide investigations. In 2001, he was promoted to the rank of Senior Investigator.
In 2002, Captain Lind was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and transferred to the Banning Sheriff’s Station where he worked as a patrol sergeant and served as the sergeant for the Department’s K9 Team.
In 2007, Captain Lind was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and was assigned to the Robert Presley Detention Center, where he worked Floor Operations, the Classification Unit, and Administration.
In March 2010, Captain Lind was transferred to the Perris Station, where he managed both Patrol and Administration Divisions. In September 2011, he was transferred to Dispatch, where he managed Fleet Operations, the Telephone Reporting Unit, and several large construction projects.
Captain Lind has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Cal Baptist University, in Riverside. He and his wife, Karen, reside in Cherry Valley, where they have raised two daughters.