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Press Release: Street Racing Enforcement Operation / Arrests
Agency: Jurupa Valley Station
Station Area: Jurupa Valley
Written Date: May 28, 2019 Time: 1:00 P.M.
Incident Date: May 25, 2019 Time: 2:30 PM
Incident Location: 6000 Block of Avenue Juan Diaz, Jurupa Valley
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Dan Ponder
File Number(s): JV191450113


Steven Chan

On May 24, 2019, the Riverside Sheriff’s Department Street Racing and Takeover Enforcement Team conducted an enforcement stop related to illegal street racing in the area of Limonite X Camino Real, city of Jurupa Valley. Due to the suspicious nature of the vehicle that had been stopped, as well as those occupying the vehicle, additional investigation was conducted once the vehicle had been impounded for 30 days and referred to the California State referee for modifications per the California Vehicle Code.

During the course of the ensuing investigation it was found that the driver, Steven Chan, 26, a resident of Jurupa Valley, was wanted for three separate felony charges related to auto theft in the Jurupa Valley area. Chan was located by deputies from the Sheriff’s Street Racing and Takeover Enforcement Team in the early afternoon of May 25, 2019, returning to his residence in the 6000 block of Avenue Juan Diaz, city of Jurupa Valley, where he was taken into custody without incident. Chan was later booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center for the felony charges related to auto theft.

Illegal street racing, street takeovers, and sideshows are a dangerous, destructive, and far too often a deadly event in Riverside County. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, in partnership with local allied agencies, are taking a zero-tolerance approach to this illegal activity, as well as those crimes associated with illegal street racing. Participants, aiders and abettors, and retailers supplying and installing the illegal equipment often found on the vehicles at these events will be identified through collaborative law enforcement efforts and prosecuted for the multitude of crimes resulting from these illegal acts.              

Anyone with information pertaining to locations in your area where this type of illegal activity is taking place, or with any information pertaining to illegal street racing, sideshows, or planned street take overs is encouraged to contact Sergeant Dan Ponder at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station (951) 955-2600 or at Riverside Sheriff’s Dispatch (951) 776-1099.

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

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