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Press Release: Attempted Murder by Active Gang Members
Agency: Gang Task Force
Station Area: Jurupa Valley
Written Date: 04/17/19 Time: 4:00 PM
Incident Date: 03/24/19 Time: 7:00 PM
Incident Location: 5500 Block of Mission Blvd, Jurupa Valley
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Nathan Padilla
File Number(s): JV190830102


On Sunday March 24, 2019, about 7:00 PM, deputies of the Jurupa Valley Patrol Station and members of the Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force Opens in New Window, Region-7, investigated a shooting that occurred in the 5500 block of Mission Blvd. in Jurupa Valley. One person was shot and suffered a life-threatening injury. At the time of the initial investigation, it was believed the shooting was gang related, however no suspects were initially arrested or identified.

After a lengthy investigation, Task Force Officers determined the shooting was gang related and identified and later arrested the following subjects;

  • 22-year-old Sabrina Castillo, accessory to the crime and gang membership
  • 18-year-old Jose Cortez, weapons violation and gang membership
  • 27-year-old Ronnie Fierro, attempted murder and gang membership
  • 19-year-old William Magdaleno, attempted murder and gang membership
  • 33-year-old Christopher Pacheco, attempted murder and gang membership
  • 20-year-old Michael Ramirez, attempted murder and gang membership
Sabrina Castillo Jose Cortez Ronnie Fierro
William Magdaleno Christopher Pacheco Michael Ramirez

All six subjects arrested are residents of the Jurupa Valley area and are active members of a local criminal street gang. They were booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for the listed charges.

The Region 7 Gang Task Force is one of eight teams composing the Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force, which is a collaborative effort of 25 law enforcement agencies with the goal of combating criminal street gangs throughout Riverside County. The Region 7 Gang Task Force is composed of members from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, and Riverside County Probation.

Anyone with additional information regarding this arrest is encouraged to contact Sergeant Nathan Padilla from the Region 7 Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force at (951) 955-2734.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's CrimeTips online form.

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