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Animal Cruelty & Operating a Gamecock Fight

On March 15th, 2014, at 9:45 P.M., deputies assigned to the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of a large gamecock fighting and betting operation in the 5200 block of El Rivino, in the city of Jurupa Valley.

Deputies arrived at the location and the large crowd started to immediately disperse. Deputies detained approximately 50 participants in the illegal gamecock fight, which included the individual who lives at the location.  Deputies located approximately 40 gamecocks inside the location, which animal control took possession of for further investigation.

The suspect was identified as:

  • Jaquelyn Acosta (40 years old) from Jurupa Valley, CA

Jaquelyn Acosta was arrested for animal cruelty, operating an Illegal gamecock fight, possession of gaffs for gamecock fighting and possession of gamecocks for fighting.  Acosta was later booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is committed to the safety of the citizens of this community and will be vigilant in investigating all crimes of this nature. The Sheriff’s Department is asking anyone with information about this incident to contact Deputy Garrison at the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600.

Citizens may also submit an anonymous tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form

source: Sheriff-coroner Riverside county

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