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Posted on: August 27, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Gang Related Shooting Arrest - Copy

RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Shooting Investigation
Station Area:Gang Task Force
Written Date:05/17/19Time:0:00 PM
Incident Date:05/17/19Time:0:00 PM
Incident Location:5000 block of Troth St., Jurupa Valley
Reporting Officer:Sgt. Nathan Padilla
File Number(s): 


Details: 

2019-0717-0505-2-Alvarez-Francisco
Francisco Daniel Alvarez

On Tuesday May 07, 2019, about 8:30 PM, members of the Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force, Region-7, investigated a shooting that occurred in the 5000 block of Troth St. in Jurupa Valley. No one was struck or injured during the shooting. After a lengthy investigation, Task Force Officers determined the shooting was gang related and identified 25-year-old Riverside resident, Francisco Daniel Alvarez, as the person responsible for the shooting. Alvarez was identified as being an active member to a local criminal street gang. During a follow-up investigation, Task Force Officers learned Alvarez was also responsible for another gang related shootings that occurred on March 29, 2019 within the Jurupa Valley area. No one was struck or injured during this shooting.

On Friday May 17, 2019, in the early morning hours, Alvarez was arrested in the City of Riverside for his involvement in the two shootings. Seized during his arrest was a loaded firearm, which Task Force Officers believe was the same firearm used during both shootings. Alvarez was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for the listed charges. 

  • Attempted Murder with a Firearm.
  • Criminal Street Gang Membership.

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.

The Riverside County Gang Task Force is a collaborative effort of several local and countywide law enforcement agencies with the goal of providing safe and secure communities free of violent crime and gang violence. 

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is seeking applicants for Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff Trainee, Correctional Deputy, Sheriff's 911 Communications Officer, and other employment opportunities such as clerical and support positions.  If you are interested in a career with us, please apply at www.joinrsd.org or call 1-888-Join-RSD

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