JURUPA VALLEY: Man arrested after Eastvale vehicle theft

Gabriel Lucas was arrested after he allegedly stole a car from the City of Eastvale.

Gabriel Lucas was arrested after he allegedly stole a car from the City of Eastvale.

JURUPA VALLEY – Deputies arrested a Jurupa Valley resident after he allegedly stole a 1999 Honda Civic from the 5400 block of Highbury Way in Eastvale Monday, Nov. 28.

About five hours after the vehicle theft was reported, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Jurupa Valley Special Enforcement Team located the car. It was parked near a vacant lot at 37th and Wallace Streets in Jurupa Valley, Deputy V. Ramirez explained in a press release.

During their investigation, deputies identified and located Gabriel Lucas, 22, of Jurupa Valley. Lucas was already on probation for previous crimes. SET deputies arrested Lucas in connection with the stolen vehicle.

During their investigation, deputies discovered Lucas was in possession of burglary tools and narcotics.

He was booked for suspicion of vehicle theft, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of burglary tools, possession of a controlled substance, and a probation violation.

A jail record search revealed Lucas was being held on $50,000 bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned at the Riverside Hall of Justice Nov. 30.

This investigation is ongoing, and the Eastvale Police Department has encouraged anyone with additional information contact Deputy Ramirez at (951) 955-2649. Callers can refer to incident file number EV163330001 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.


Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

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Trevor Montgomery spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg in an off-duty accident.

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations, including the Robert Presley Detention Center, the Southwest Station in Temecula, the Hemet Station, and the Lake Elsinore Station, along with many other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, Personnel and Background Investigations and he finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator.

Trevor has been married for more than 26 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and has 13 children and 12 – soon to be 13 – grandchildren.

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