Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Art Mendez
File # EV222000051
On July 19, 2022, deputies from the Jurupa Valley Station responded to a business in the 5000 block of Goodman Way in the city of Eastvale, regarding a threat of workplace violence. Deputies learned an employee at the business, later identified as Steven Schultz, a 43-year-old resident of Apple Valley, made concerning statements of violence to several other employees. Deputies arrived to the business and arrested Schultz without incident. A search warrant was prepared and executed at Schultz’s residence in Apple Valley. Multiple un-serialized firearms, known as “ghost guns”, were located, along with high capacity magazines and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. Preliminary investigative findings suggest Schultz was manufacturing ghost guns at his residence. Schultz was booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center and charged with numerous felony violations, to include criminal threats and weapons charges. He is being held in lieu of $1,000,000 bail.
This incident is an excellent example of the “See Something, Say Something” philosophy and how critical it is to report suspicious activity to law enforcement. The actions taken by the suspect’s co-workers were instrumental in this case. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is committed to safeguarding the communities we proudly serve. In situations such as this, the smallest details often prove critical to preventing acts of violence and should be reported at once by calling 911.
Anyone with additional information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Cpl. Schofield at the Jurupa Valley Station by calling 951-955-2600.
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