Suspected Burglars’ Dog Attacks Eastvale Police Officers and Is Shot
EASTVALE – Two males who reportedly stole electronics from a business, tried to flee the scene and were then pulled over by officers, released a dog from their vehicle, forcing officers to shoot in self-defense.
On Sunday March 2, at approximately 2:30 p.m., Eastvale officers were called to the scene of a burglary in process. Two adult males were reportedly in the electronics department of a business on the 12000 block of Limonite Avenue. The witness reporting the crime observed the men removing protective security packing from items in their possession. The reporting individual also observed the two men leave the business separately and made note of a vehicle that left the scene, giving a description to the dispatcher.
After observing a vehicle that matched the description given at the scene, deputies made an enforcement stop. The deputies then made contact with the occupants of the vehicle. At this time, one of the occupants opened the door, releasing a large dog. According to one of the deputies, the dog was a pit bull and immediately charged. The deputy fired two shots in self-defense, incapacitating the dog. The dog is expected to survive and neither the deputies nor suspects were harmed.
The vehicle was searched and items were found inside that had been stolen. The suspects were identified as Salvadore Lopez, 38 of Fullerton and Saege Hall, 25 of Canyon Lake. Lopez was booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center for burglary, possession of stolen property, conspiracy and providing false identification to law enforcement. Hall was booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center for burglary, possession of stolen property, and conspiracy.
The Sheriff’s Department asks that anyone with information about this incident to contact Deputy Myers at the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600.