Eliyahu Rueven Jackson, Wanted for Surf City White Riots, Turns Himself in to Police: Update

See Update No. 2 at the bottom of Page 2 on Eliyahu Reuven Jackson turning himself in to police and facing arraignment Wednesday. Update No. 1 corrects and expands on photos of two men sought by police as victims of rioters.

ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 5, 3:50 P.M.: Eli Rueven Jackson, who also goes by "Eliyahu Jackson," is wanted in connection with Huntington Beach's "white riots," according to Huntington Beach Police.

An arrest warrant advisory claims the 20-year-old Sunset Beach transient, who was apparently positively identified by his family, participated in "several acts of vandalism and riotous behavior" after the U.S. Open of Surfing on July 28.

Here is the advisory:

Eliyahu Rueven Jackson, Wanted for Surf City White Riots, Turns Himself in to Police: Update

He is described as black, 6-foot-1 and 152 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

According to police, Jackson popped up in several videos shot during the rioting. And, thanks to social media, police arrested a second suspect after the riots--and this one is local and underage. The 15-year-old Huntington Beach boy, who was not identified due to his age, reportedly threw glass bottles into crowds and tipped over portable toilets.

But the charges that had the lad being booked into Orange County Juvenile Hall Thursday sound more serious than that: assault on a peace officer, vandalism, inciting a riot and refusing to disperse when ordered.

The first suspect arrested after the riots, Illario Niko Johnson, pleaded not guilty in court last week. The Chino 18-year-old is charged with arson, inciting a riot, participating in an unlawful assembly and refusing to disperse when ordered.

Illario Niko Johnson, Cleared Yesterday as One Surf City Rioter, Arrested for Arson and More

Johnson and the 15-year-old join eight other suspects, including a Fullerton firefighter, arrested the night of the riots. All of them are named in the bottom of this post:

More Arrests Pending in U.S. Open of Surfing Riots as Police Identify Those Facing Charges

More on firefighter Michael John Lytle:

Michael John Lytle, Surf City Riot Suspect, in Danger of Losing Fullerton Firefighter Job

* Corrected: On the next page are photos of two men Huntington Beach police are seeking because they are assault victims who might be able to help catch their attackers, according to the agency's Facebook page ...

Eliyahu Rueven Jackson, Wanted for Surf City White Riots, Turns Himself in to Police: Update
Courtesy of Huntington Beach Police Department

UPDATE NO. 1, AUG. 6, 8:54 A.M.: "The Huntington Beach Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying these two victims," reads the post with these photos. "Both men pictured were acting as good Samaritans when they were assaulted by suspects during the July 28th disturbance downtown. The police department would like to speak with both men in an attempt to prosecute the individuals who assaulted them. If you can identify these men please call our hotline at 714.375.5066 or e-mail us at hbpdfiles@gmail.com."

The following post begins with a large photo of the so-called "stop-sign dude" sought by police for ramming the sign through a storefront window:

Chase Scott Christman Faces 3 Years for Role in Surf City Riots; Cops Close in on Stop-Sign Dude

If you can help, email hbpdfiles@gmail.com or call the police hotline at 714.375.5066.

And for more online tracking of riot suspects, check this Instagram page out:


Jackson's booking photo
Jackson's booking photo

UPDATE NO. 2, AUG. 6, 6:19 P.M.: Eliyau Rueven Jackson, who was being sought for allegedly damaging newspaper stands (including OC Weekly's?) and City of Huntington Beach Public Works' trucks, turned himself in to detectives today, according to the Huntington Beach Police Department.

Jackson was booked into the Huntington Beach City Jail and held on $20,000 bail, according to the PD's Facebook page.

The Orange County District Attorney's office later charged the Sunset Beach 20-year-old with two felony counts of vandalism causing $400 damage or more, and a misdemeanor count each of inciting a riot, refusal to disperse, and assault.

A conviction could bring a sentence of three years and eight months in state prison to Jackson, who is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday morning in Westminster.

Email: mcoker@ocweekly.com. Twitter: @MatthewTCoker. Follow OC Weekly on Twitter @ocweekly or on Facebook!


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