Armed robbers lead deputies on wild chase
September 14, 2011 1:05 PM
HESPERIA • Two men were arrested for the armed robbery of a Hesperia 99 Cent store Tuesday night after a short pursuit which led to one man running across Interstate 15, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Hesperia station officials said.
Detectives will now be investigating if the duo was involved in a recent string of armed robberies in the Victor Valley.
Ricky Johnson, 29, of San Bernardino and Corey Kimbrough, 26, of Victorville were arrested for armed robbery, felony evading and gang enhancements after robbing the store, sheriff’s officials said. Hesperia detectives are now working to determine the men were responsible for any of four other local robberies between Thursday and Monday, Sgt. Ken Lutz said.
At about 7:40 p.m., two armed men entered the business in the 15500 block of Main Street and demanded money from the employees, authorities said. The men, later identified as Johnson and Kimbrough, ran off with an undisclosed amount of cash and got into a black Nissan truck.http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/hesperia-30094-lead-robbers.htmlHomeowner, neighbor help catch burglars
September 14, 2011 5:23 PM
From Staff Reports
PHELAN • A homeowner came home to find several people trying to burglarize his home Wednesday morning, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Victor Valley station officials said.
Brandon Cagle, 28, of Pinon Hills; Stephanie Knatt, 21, of Apple Valley; Michelle Maes, 38, of Victorville; and Paul Stratton, 42, of Hesperia were arrested for residential burglary after the homeowner provided deputies with detailed descriptions of each of the four, Staci Johnson, spokeswoman for the Victor Valley station said.
The victim pulled up to his home in the 7000 block of Wolf Road near Buttemere Road and found the foursome on his property, she said. The homeowner shouted at the burglars and they all ran off.
The victim and a neighbor were able to follow some of the suspects and provided responding deputies with detailed descriptions of the burglars as well as the direction in which they were traveling, sheriff’s officials said.
Deputies, with help from the Sheriff’s Aviation Division 40-King helicopter, were able to find Cagle and Knatt hiding behind a nearby garage. Maes and Stratton were found a short time later.
All four were arrested and booked into Victor Valley Jail.http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/homeowner-30099-neighbor-phelan.html