Eastvale – In the last month, one major crime took place in the City of Eastvale and the Sheriff’s Department issued several announcements.
This information is courtesy of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department:
On October 17, 2022, at 12:14 AM, deputies from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of a shooting at a residence in the 12000 block of Craigburn Circle in Eastvale. Upon arriving, deputies located two males suffering from gunshot wounds. One male was pronounced deceased at the scene and the other male was transported to a nearby hospital for further medical care. A crime scene was secured and the Central Homicide Unit responded to assume the investigation. The identities of the victims are being withheld pending next of kin notification. There are no suspects outstanding and the investigation is on-going.
Update: The victim in this case has been identified as Kelvin Jackett, a 51-year-old male resident of Eastvale. The investigation is on-going.
If anyone has information regarding this incident, they are encouraged to call Investigator Manjarrez of the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777 or Investigator Medina of the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station 951-955-2600.
This information is courtesy of our Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Department:
The City of Eastvale’s Special Enforcement Team (SET) has also been extremely busy this year handling all types of criminal activity including illegal residential indoor marijuana cultivation. The process of converting a residence into an indoor marijuana nursery in the City of Eastvale is not only illegal under California law but it also brings hefty fines from city Code Enforcement. Additionally, the amount of electricity used to operate an indoor marijuana nursery not only poses a fire danger to the home, but places neighboring homes in danger who share the same power box. Residential power lines were not designed to draw 15 times the amount of power compared to the consumption of a normal family household.
To put all this into perspective, the Eastvale SET team recently served a search warrant at [an Eastvale] residence and located an indoor marijuana nursery. The occupants of the home were arrested for felony charges and the home owners were provided with a hefty $250,000 fine from Code Enforcement. As far as the amount of power draw from this home, the electricity bills ranged between $5,000 and $6,000 per month. That’s a lot of power!
The Eastvale SET team highly discourages anyone from operating and indoor marijuana nursery in the City of Eastvale. If you know anyone in the City of Eastvale or believe your neighbors are operating a residential indoor marijuana nursery, please contact the Eastvale Special Enforcement Team by calling the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600. You can remain anonymous.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department also issued the follow news release:
October is National Pedestrian Safety Month and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department—Jurupa Valley Station, will raise awareness about the safety of people walking throughout the month, emphasizing that “safe drivers, safe speeds and safe vehicles save lives.”
“Whether in a parking lot, crosswalk, or sidewalk, we are all pedestrians at one point,” Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s Deputy Richard Comstock said. “Drivers, please slow down and be extra careful around people walking. Put yourself in their shoes and drive how you would want someone to drive when you are walking.”
The safety of people outside of vehicles is a significant traffic safety concern, with at least two pedestrians or bicyclists killed on California roads every day. Between 2010 and 2019 in California, pedestrian deaths increased more than 40 percent and bicyclist deaths went up more than 60 percent. In 2020, 6,516 pedestrians were killed in the United States an average of 18 pedestrians a day and one pedestrian killed every 81 minutes.
Speeding, poor lighting, mid-block crossing and impairment are the main factors in pedestrians being struck by vehicles.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department—Jurupa Valley Station, offers the following safe driving and walking tips:
- Do not speed and slow down at intersections. Be prepared to stop for pedestrians at marked and unmarked crosswalks.
- Avoid blocking crosswalks while waiting to make a right-hand turn.
- Never drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
- Use signalized crosswalks where drivers expect foot traffic.
- Watch for approaching vehicles and be careful crossing the street, especially busier streets with higher speed limits. At 30 mph, a driver needs at least 90 feet to come to a stop.
- Get in the habit of wearing light colors, reflective material, and walking with a flashlight at night so it is easier for drivers to see you.
Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.