Five Jurupa Valley men were arrested on various charges that included commercial burglary following a day-long surveillance of several area businesses, a sheriff’s sergeant said.
The police action by members of the sheriff’s Special Enforcement Team was done Friday at several locations in response to the rising number of retail thefts in Jurupa Valley, said Riverside County Sheriff’s Sgt. Justin Rowan.
Plain clothes and uniformed sheriff’s deputies fanned out to the locations from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. and arrested the suspects on a host of alleged offenses that included possession of methamphetamine for sales and having felony arrest warrants, Rowan said.
Arrested were Jesus Valenzuela, 32; Roberto Artalego, 40; Nicholas Lugo, 20; Ivan Garcia, 32; and Sergio Serna, 34.