EASTVALE: Authorities investigating reports of large fight, shots fired

EASTVALE — Authorities are investigating after gunfire erupted during a reported fight between as many as two dozen people last Friday, August 4. The fight and reported shooting happened near Limonite and Hamner Avenues in Eastvale, according to sheriff’s officials.

The investigation began at 11:02 p.m., when Riverside County emergency dispatchers began to receive numerous 911 calls from citizens and witnesses reporting a shooting at the location, Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Doug Payne explained in an Aug. 8 written press release after the incident.

Several deputies responded to the area; however they did not locate any victims or suspects.

During their initial investigation, deputies learned “twenty or more subjects” had been involved a physical altercation. “At one point, someone started shooting,” said Payne, who explained that all those directly involved in the fight and shooting either fled on foot or in vehicles before officials arrived.

Although officials have not yet located any suspects or victims, they say their investigation is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact Deputy David Olsen at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 955-2600. Callers can refer to incident file number EV172160080 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 runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News and Anza Valley Outlook and also writes for Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County.

Trevor 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 and breaking his back in an off-duty accident.

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations, including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center and Lake Elsinore Station, along with 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 and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

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 13 – soon to be 14 – grandchildren.

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