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Tuesday January 17th, 2023 :: 09:04 a.m. PST


Detectives Conduct In-Custody Death Investigation at West Valley Detention Center

DATE/TIME: January 13, 2023, 7:17 p.m.

INCIDENT: In Custody Death Investigation

LOCATION: West Valley Detention Center, Rancho Cucamonga

DECEASED: Jason Michael Noriega, 42-year-old resident of Rancho Cucamonga 

SUMMARY: On Friday, January 13, 2023, investigators with Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division responded to the West Valley Detention Center (WVDC) to investigate the in-custody death of Jason Noriega.

Investigators learned Noriega had been arrested by the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department on January 9, 2023, for criminal threats. Noriega was transported to a local hospital immediately following his arrest, for treatment of a possible overdose. Noriega was discharged from the hospital on January 10, 2023, and booked into custody at WVDC. He suffered a medical emergency after booking and was once again transported and admitted to the hospital. He was discharged on Friday, January 13, 2023, and transported back to WVDC. Upon arrival at WVDC, Noriega was found to be unresponsive and medical aid was rendered by deputies and jail medial staff. Emergency medical personnel responded and despite life saving measures, Noriega was pronounced deceased. The cause and manner of death are to be determined through the coroner’s investigation.  

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Brandon Becker, Specialized Investigations Division at (909) 890-4904. Callers can remain anonymous and contact We-Tip at 800-78CRIME or

Refer: Detective Brandon Becker or Sergeant Troy Mooradian 

Station: Specialized Investigations Division

Phone No. (909) 890-4904

Case No. DR#602300002 / H#2023-007

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

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San Bernardino, CA 92408

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