INCIDENT: TORTURE/ CHILD ENDANGERMENT
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
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
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.
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
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
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