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Jurupa Valley Station

Posted on: August 7, 2022

Cockfighting Bust in Jurupa Valley

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Patrick Samosky

File # JV222170184

Details:

On Friday, August 5, 2022, about 10:36 PM, deputies from the Jurupa Valley Station responded to the 5900 block of Troth Street in the city of Jurupa Valley, regarding a cockfighting event. When deputies arrived, they saw approximately 200 subjects attending the event at the location. A large response of Jurupa Valley Station personnel was necessary to disperse the crowd.

During a subsequent check of the property, deputies located evidence of an illegal cockfighting event and multiple deceased or severely injured birds. They also located an additional 143 caged birds throughout the property. Riverside County Animal Services responded and assumed the investigation. A resident of the property relinquished 143 birds to Riverside County Animal Control officers. Deputies remained on-scene until officers from Riverside County Animal Services gathered and humanely euthanized all of the birds. The resident of the property was cited by Riverside County Animal Control officers for possession of fighting blades used in cockfighting events. This incident remains an open investigation through the Riverside County Animal Services and any further inquiries regarding this investigation should be directed to their agency. Their media release can be found HERE.

The Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station continuously strives to ensure the citizens of Riverside County live comfortably and their quality of life is unimpeded.

As a reminder, “Community Policing” involves partnerships between law enforcement and community members. Business owners and residents are encouraged to report criminal activity directly to law enforcement by calling Sheriff’s Dispatch at (951) 776-1099 or by calling 911 if the matter is an emergency. Criminal activity can also be reported through the We-Tip Crime Reporting Hotline, (909) 987-5005 or our Crime Tip online form.

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