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EMWD Achieves Seventh Consecutive Cal STAR Safety Recertification

This week Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) received recognition and recertification by the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) for its industry-leading safety achievements. EMWD again obtained Cal/OSHA Voluntary Protection Plan STAR status, exemplifying the safety culture and corresponding recognition it first achieved and has continuously held since 1999.

Runaway Juveniles

On Tuesday, September 1st, 2020, The Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force (RCAHT) assumed an investigation regarding two runaway juveniles. On Saturday, August 29, 2020, Zulema Rubi Amezcua-Delval, 14 years, and Julissa Garcia, 15 years, ran away from their home from the city San Jacinto, California.

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Checkpoint Planned – September 5th, 2020

City of San Jacinto, Calif. – The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department / San Jacinto Station will hold a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Driver’s License Checkpoint on Saturday, September 5th, from 6:00 pm to 1:00 am at an undisclosed location within city limits.

Assault with a Deadly Weapon – Firearm

On Sunday, August 30, 2020, at 10:33 PM, Coachella Deputies responded to the 49000 block of Avenida De Plata for a report of shots fired. Witnesses reported hearing 5 to 7 gunshots with an unknown suspect vehicle leaving at a high rate of speed. A 16-year-old juvenile victim from Coachella was transported to a local hospital for a gunshot wound to the head.

Homicide – September 24, 2019 Update

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Central Homicide Unit has been working toward developing leads on a homicide that occurred on September 24, 2019, in the unincorporated area of Indio. The investigation identified the suspects as 47-year-old Ricardo Pescador and 29-year-old Gerardo Rivera, both from Indio.

Possession of Heroin/Methamphetamine for Sales

Over several weeks deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department-Norco Station conducted an investigation into illegal narcotics activity at a local hotel located in the 3200 block of Hamner Ave., Norco. On Friday, August 28, 2020, Deputies authored and served a search warrant at the location.

Agricultural Theft

On August 26, 2020, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Thermal Station, Agricultural Liaison, and Southern Coachella Valley Community Services District Team, responded to the area of 86 Expressway and Lincoln Street, Thermal, regarding subjects stealing lemons from a ranch.

Homicide – August 27, 2020

During the course of this investigation, the suspect was identified as Shaun Tara, 36 years of Jurupa Valley. On August 27, 2020, around 3:00 p.m., members from the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit (MCU), Jurupa Valley Sheriff Station Problem Oriented Policing (POP) Unit and Special Enforcement Team (SET) located and arrested Tara in the city of Pomona.

Possession for Sales of Heroin and Psilocybin Mushrooms

On August 24, 2020, deputies from the Lake Elsinore Sheriff Station responded to a suspicious vehicle call in the area of Agape Lane and Seattle Ridge Road, Wildomar. Deputies located Garrett Ronald Greer in a gray Honda Accord. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed 19.7 grams of Black Tar Heroin and Psilocybin mushrooms.

Search Warrant Service/Assault with a Firearm Arrest

On August 24, 2020, about 7:20 AM, deputies assigned to the Coachella Community Action Team (CCAT) with the assistance of other Thermal Station teams, served two search warrants. The search warrants stemmed from an assault with a deadly weapon investigation in which a firearm was used.