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Press Release: Armed Robbery by Active Gang Members
Agency: Gang Task Force
Station Area: Gang Task Force
Written Date:   Time: 5:00 PM
Incident Date:   Time: 2:30 AM
Incident Location: 5500 Block of Mission Blvd, Jurupa Valley
Reporting Officer: 5500 Block of Mission Blvd, Jurupa Valley
File Number(s): JV190920009


Johnny Castillo

On Tuesday April 02, 2019, about 2:30 AM, Jurupa Valley Patrol Deputies were dispatched to an armed robbery in the 5500 block of Mission Blvd. in Jurupa Valley. No one was injured or shot during the robbery. At the time of the robbery, there were limited investigative leads.

On Thursday April 04, 2019, Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force Officers from Region-7, assumed the investigation and began looking into newly obtained suspect information. After a lengthy investigation, Task Force Officers identified 20-year-old Michael Ramirez, 20-year-old Johnny Castillo, and 18-year-old Jose Cortez as the persons responsible for the armed robbery. All three suspects are Jurupa Valley residents and are active gang members of a local criminal street gang.

On May 9, 2019, Task Force Officers located all three suspects at a local Jurupa Valley business and placed them under arrest. All three suspects were later booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center on the below listed charges;

  • Armed Robbery with a Firearm.
  • Criminal Street Gang Membership.

The Region 7 Gang Task Force is one of five teams composing the Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force Opens in New Window, 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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