RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Assault with a Deadly Weapon by Active Gang Member|
|Station Area:||Gang Task Force|
|Incident Location:||City of Jurupa Valley|
|Reporting Officer:||Sgt. Nathan Padilla|
On Tuesday, August 20, 2019, approximately 10:00 PM, Jurupa Valley Deputies were dispatched to a stabbing that occurred in the area of Mission Blvd and Mintern in Jurupa Valley. The victim, who suffered a life-threatening injury, was taken to a local area hospital to be treated. Prior to deputies arriving, the suspect fled the scene.
Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force Officers from Region-7, assigned to the Jurupa Valley Patrol station, assumed the investigation. During the course of their investigation, Task Force Officers were able to identify the suspect as 28-year-old Reynaldo Lopez, a gang member to a local criminal street gang. Lopez had just been released from state prison a few weeks prior and was on active parole.
On Friday, August 23, 2019, approximately 3:30 PM Task Force Officers located and arrested Lopez for assault with a deadly weapon, parole violation, and for committing a violent crime as an active gang member. Lopez was booked in to the Robert Presley Detention Center.
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.
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