JURUPA VALLEY: Man arrested driving stolen truck and utility trailer

JURUPA VALLEY — Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man who was driving a stolen pickup truck with a utility trailer, after the owner of the stolen vehicle and trailer located his stolen vehicles being driven in Jurupa Valley Monday, June 12.

Deputies arrested Juan Villareal after he was found driving a stolen truck and utility trailer, June 12. RSO photo
Deputies arrested Juan Villareal after he was found driving a stolen truck and utility trailer, June 12. RSO photo

At the end of their investigation, deputies arrested the sole-occupant from the truck, later identified as Juan Adan Villarreal, 25, of Jurupa Valley.

He was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside on suspicion of vehicle theft, possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools, possession of a controlled substance and a violation of probation for auto theft, Riverside Sheriff’s Lieutenant Scott Forbes explained in a written press release after Villareal’s arrest.At the end of their investigation, deputies arrested the sole occupant from the truck, later identified as Juan Adan Villarreal, 25, of Jurupa Valley.

Villareal remains in custody, held on $15,000 bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned at the Riverside Hall of Justice June 14.

The investigation began about 7:30 a.m., when sheriff’s dispatchers were notified by a vehicle owner that he had located his stolen truck and trailer being driven in Jurupa Valley. The truck and trailer had been stolen earlier that morning in San Diego. The owner continued following his stolen truck and trailer, providing constant updates to emergency dispatchers.

Deputies caught up with the stolen truck and trailer at 54th Street and Steve Avenue in Jurupa Valley.

Officers conducted a traffic stop and took Villareal into custody without incident.

Anyone with additional information about this incident is encouraged to contact Deputy Newman at the Jurupa Valley Station at (951) 955-2600. Callers can refer to incident file number JV171630022 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

Anyone with tips about ongoing criminal activity can call crime stoppers at 800-78-CRIME (800-782-7463) or 800-47-DRUGS (800-473-7847). You can also leave anonymous information at wetip.com.

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