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Jurupa Valley Station

Posted on: March 8, 2023

Dog Mauling Leads to Death Investigation

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Riverside County Sheriff-Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Bobby Albarran

File # JV230660019


On Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at 7:30 AM, deputies assigned to the Jurupa Valley Station responded to the 10800 block of Bellegrave Avenue, Jurupa Valley, regarding an unresponsive male in a front yard with four dogs surrounding him. When deputies arrived, they found the male, later identified as Salvador Mateo (age 42), resident of Riverside, suffering from multiple dog bites. Deputies rendered medical aid to the male who was transported to a local area hospital and later pronounced deceased.

Investigators from the Jurupa Valley Station responded and assumed the investigation. Riverside County Animal Control officers responded to the location and safely secured the four dogs. Investigators learned Mateo was hired to do some construction work at the location. Mateo arrived at the location early, and the resident was not home. Mateo entered the property and was met by four dogs who attacked him.

The investigation is ongoing and no criminal charges are being filed at this time. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Investigator Ko from the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600.

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