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High Desert Robberies/Burglaries
« on: Sep 01, 11, 10:49:09 AM »
Victorville KFC robbed by man in ski mask
By Melissa Pinion-Whitt
Posted: 09/01/2011 09:18:19 AM PDT

A man wearing a ski mask robbed a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in Victorville on Wednesday.

San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies came to the business in the 14200 block of Outer Seventh Street about 5:30 p.m.

They discovered an armed robber walked into the restaurant, demanded money and than ran out of the store with an undisclosed amount of cash, sheriff's officials said.

Nine employees were in the store at the time, but were unharmed.

Anyone with informaiton may call the sheriff's Victorville station, 760-241-2911 or WeTip, 800-78-CRIME.

Read more: http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_18803736#ixzz1Wixs8fbI

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Re: High Desert robberies
« Reply #1 on: Sep 01, 11, 10:53:30 AM »
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
Current Press Release
ARMED ROBBERY  --9/1/2011
14200 BLOCK OF OUTER HIGHWAY 7TH ST.  ,  Victorville 
 VICTIM:             
 SUSPECT:       UNKNOWN WHITE MALE, APPROXIMATELY 6 FEET TALL, MEDIUM BUILD
 
 
SUMMARY:
On Wednesday, August 31st, 2011, at approximately 5:30 p.m., Deputies of the Victorville Police Station responded to a report of an armed robbery that just occurred at Kentucky Fried Chicken on outer highway of 7th St., in the City of Victorville.

Deputy Eric Stoll arrived to find one restaurant patron and approximate nine employees that were in the restaurant during the robbery and were unharmed. Through investigation he learned that the male suspect entered the location armed with a handgun and wearing a ski mask. The armed suspect demanded money from one of the employees, who complied with the demands. The suspect then fled out of the store and away from the building on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. It’s unknown if there is an associated vehicle at this time.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about the crime, suspect description or information about a possible get away vehicle is asked to contact Sgt. Billings or Detective Wickum of the Victorville Police Station at 760-241-2911 or after hours by contacting dispatch at 760-245-4211 or remain anonymous by calling We Tip at 800-78-CRIME.

Refer: Karen Hunt, Media Relations
Station: Victorville Police Department
Phone No. 760-241-1841
Case No. 171110986
 

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Re: High Desert robberies
« Reply #2 on: Sep 05, 11, 08:42:18 PM »
I am just now reading this and realizing that I was in the drive through of this same KFC after shopping at Costco on this very night. I missed the hold up by about 15 minutes. YIKES!

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Re: High Desert robberies
« Reply #3 on: Sep 09, 11, 08:08:37 AM »
Masked men rob Shell station

September 08, 2011 9:20 PM
From staff reports

Masked men rob Shell station


Victorville • A gas station clerk was held up at gun point during a robbery by two masked men Thursday evening.
Two suspects wearing ski masks entered the Shell gas station on Bear Valley Road and Highway 395 at 7:20 p.m. and pointed a gun at one of the store clerks as customers were still inside, according to reports.
The suspects ran into a nearby field and had not been found as of 8:20 Thursday evening.
The gas station was closed as San Bernardino County Sheriff’s officials searched for evidence, according to sheriff’s spokeswoman Karen Hunt.
The robbery was still under investigation, officials said.

http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/masked-29985-rob-shell.html

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Re: High Desert robberies
« Reply #4 on: Sep 09, 11, 08:24:02 AM »
Here's another one from earlier in the day yesterday


San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
Current Press Release
ARMED ROBBERY  --9/8/2011
15300 BLOCK OF VILLAGE DRIVE  ,  Victorville 
 VICTIM:             
 SUSPECT:       2 UNKNOWN BLACK MALE ADULTS
 
 
On Thursday, September 8th, 2011, at approximately 5:00 a.m., Deputies of the Victorville Police Station were dispatched to a report of an armed robbery that just occurred at the Valero Gas Station in the 15300 block of Village Dr., in Victorville.

Through investigation Deputies Katina Carter and James Marshall learned that the two suspects entered the store, with their faces covered with bandanas and one armed with a handgun. The suspect’s demanded cash from the clerk. The clerk complied with the suspect’s demands and gave the suspects cash from the register. The clerk was the only person in the store at the time and was unharmed during the incident. The suspects fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash on foot. It’s unknown at this time if there is a vehicle associated with this crime. A search of the area was conducted, but deputies were unable to find anyone matching the suspect’s description.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. Billings or Detective Espindola of the Victorville Police Station at 760-241-2911 or after hours at 760-245-4211 or remain anonymous by calling We Tip at 800-78-CRIME.


Refer: Karen Hunt, Media Relations
Station: Victorville Police Department
Phone No. 760-241-1841

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Re: High Desert robberies
« Reply #5 on: Sep 12, 11, 11:42:54 AM »
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
Current Press Release
ARMED ROBBERY  --9/12/2011
16200 BLOCK OF BEAR VALLEY ROAD  ,  Victorville 
 VICTIM:             
 SUSPECT:       2 UNKNOWN BLACK MALE ADULTS
 
 
On Saturday, September 10th, 2011 at approximately 8:51 a.m., Deputies of the Victorville Police Station were dispatched to a report of two suspicious males appearing to flee from the rear of a store in the 16200 block of Bear Valley Rd. Additional information was reported that California Budget Finance had just been robbed with suspects matching the descriptions of the suspicious persons in the area.

Victorville and Hesperia Deputies set up a perimeter but were unable to locate anyone matching the suspect’s descriptions. Through investigation it was learned that the 2 suspects, armed with handguns, entered the business, that was soon to open for the day, and then made off with an undisclosed amount of cash. None of the employees were harmed during the robbery. At this time it is unknown if there is an associated vehicle related to this robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. Billings or Detective German at 760-241-2911 or after hours at 760-245-4211 or remain anonymous by calling WE TIP at 800-78 CRIME.


Refer: Karen Hunt, Media Relations
Station: Victorville Police Department
Phone No. 760-241-1841

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Re: High Desert robberies
« Reply #6 on: Sep 12, 11, 01:33:38 PM »
Rash of armed robberies hit Victor Valley

Investigators unsure if crimes are connected
September 12, 2011 12:57 PM
Beatriz Valenzuela
Staff Writer

There’s been a rash of armed robberies in the Victor Valley over the last few days and authorities are investigating to see if any of the incidents are related, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s officials said.

As of Monday, investigators weren’t sure if the four armed robberies were connected, Karen Hunt, spokeswoman for the Victorville station, said.

The latest incident took place Monday morning when a man robbed the Wienerschnitzel in the 15000 block of Bear Valley Road, according to a release.

An unidentified armed man held up the restaurant at about 8:45 a.m. and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash. He is still at large.

Saturday morning, two armed men forced their way into the California Budge Finance check cashing store in the 16200 block of Bear Valley Road and were able to get away with some cash as well, Hunt said. Victorville and Hesperia deputies created a perimeter but were unable to find the men, officials said.

A Hesperia Radio Shack was robbed Friday night, Roxanne Walker, spokeswoman for the Hesperia station, said.

Two armed men forced employees into a back room where the robbers then demanded electronics and cash, according to a release. After taking the items and cash, they ran off in an unknown direction, authorities said.

On Thursday night, armed robbers held up a gas station on Bear Valley Road and Highway 395. The robbers in that case were able to elude deputies.

No one was hurt in any of the four incidents, sheriff’s officials said.

The only details released about the robbers is that they were described as black men in all four cases. Hunt said investigators are working on determining if any or all of the cases could be connected, but that is was too early Monday to tell.

Anyone with any information on any of these cases is asked to contact either the Victorville station at (760) 241-2911 or the Hesperia station at (760) 947-1500 or call WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME.

Beatriz E. Valenzuela may be reached at (760) 951-6276 or at BValenzuela@VVDailyPress.com.

http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/hit-30048-rash-robberies.html

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Re: High Desert robberies
« Reply #7 on: Sep 12, 11, 03:12:36 PM »
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
Current Press Release
ARMED ROBBERY - WIENERSCHNITZEL   --9/12/2011
15000 BLOCK OF BEAR VALLEY ROAD  ,  Victorville 
 VICTIM:             
 SUSPECT:       UNKNOWN BLACK MALE
 
 
On Monday, September 12, 2011, at approximately 8:36 a.m., Deputies from the Victorivlle Police Station responded to the report of a robbery that took place at Wienerschnitzel in the 15000 block of Bear Valley Rd., Victorville.

The Victorville Police Station is asking for anyone with information to please contact Sgt. Billings or Detective Shelton at 760-241-2911 or after hours at 760-245-4211 or remain anonymous by calling We Tip at 800-78-CRIME.

Refer: Karen Hunt, PIO
Station: Victorville Police Department
Phone No.: (760) 241-2911

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Re: High Desert robberies
« Reply #8 on: Sep 13, 11, 06:24:55 PM »
Armed robber targets Hesperia pizza spot

September 13, 2011 5:25 PM
From Staff Reports

HESPERIA • Authorities are searching for an armed man who fired one shot into the ceiling of a Little Caesar’s Pizza late Monday night, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Hesperia station officials said.

The unknown assailant walked into the pizzeria in the 16000 block of Bear Valley Road at about 10:30 p.m.

The armed man demanded money from the employees. After being given the cash, the man fired one shot into the ceiling of the business before running off, according to a press release. No one was hurt in the incident.

The robber is described as a Hispanic man, standing about 6 feet tall, wearing a black hoodie, dark colored jeans and possibly white shoes.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Hesperia station at (760) 947-1500 or call WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME.

http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/hesperia-30074-spot-targets.html

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Re: High Desert robberies
« Reply #9 on: Sep 14, 11, 09:29:48 PM »
Armed robbers lead deputies on wild chase

September 14, 2011 1:05 PM
Beatriz Valenzuela
Staff Writer

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.html





Homeowner, 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

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Re: High Desert robberies
« Reply #10 on: Sep 17, 11, 07:30:26 AM »
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
Current Press Release
ARMED ROBBERY, FELONY EVADING; AND PC186.22 GANG ENHANCEMENT  --9/14/2011
15555 MAIN STREET   ,  Hesperia 
 VICTIM:             99 CENT STORE
 SUSPECT:       #1- RICKY JOHNSON, 29, SAN BERNARDINO / #2- COREY KIMBROUGH, 26, VICTORVILLE
 
 
SUMMARY:
On Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 7:39 p.m., Hesperia deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery at 15555 Main St. Upon arrival they learned that the employees at the $.99 cents store were robbed at gunpoint by two black male adults who left in a black Nissan truck with an undisclosed amount of cash. Approximately three minutes later, a gang unit observed a vehicle westbound on Main Street matching the suspect vehicle description. When the suspects saw the unit behind them, they failed to yield and sped away. The gang unit followed the suspect vehicle westbound to Hwy 395, where the suspects ran a red light to southbound Hwy 395. At that time, the unit slowed for a passing truck and lost sight of the suspect vehicle.

An area search for the suspect vehicle was conducted in the area of the Pilot Truck Stop. The suspect vehicle was located unoccupied at the southbound Oak Hill offramp. The suspects had shed some of their clothing as they were running from the vehicle. Witnesses at the Chevron station directed units to the Summit Inn where the Sheriff's helicopter (40K) observed the suspects running. The suspect running southbound attempted to hide in the tree line of Mariposa and was immediately taken into custody.

The second suspect ran northbound, entered the back door of the Summit Inn, and fled out the north door. Witnesses and a CHP unit observed the suspect run north of the Chevron station, jump the freeway fence and run across the freeway. That suspect was located by 40K hiding in a large bush along the freeway fence.

Both suspects were taken into custody and booked at Victor Valley Jail for armed robbery, felony evading, PC186.22 Gang Enhancement.

Refer: Roxanne Walker, Public Information Officer

Station: Hesperia

Phone No. 760 947-1549

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« Reply #11 on: Sep 22, 11, 07:08:04 AM »
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
Current Press Release
ARMED ROBBERY  --9/21/2011
15111 BEAR VALLEY ROAD  ,  Hesperia 
 VICTIM:             
 SUSPECT:       MOSES GONZALES, AGE 23; FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ, AGE 21; BETTINA RODRIGUEZ, AGE 20 ALL SUSPECTS ARE RESIDENTS OF HESPERIA
 
 
On September 20, 2011, at approximately 5:50 p.m., Hesperia Deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery at the above location. A witness reported he saw a male subject dressed in black with a ski mask run into the Smart and Final.

The store manager stated that he saw the suspect enter the store wearing a ski mask. The customers were ushered to the back room and held at gunpoint. The suspect demanded the cashier give him money or he would shoot them. The store manager complied and the suspect ran to a waiting van south of the store and left westbound on Sequoia with an undisclosed amount of cash.

A search for the suspects was immediately initiated. Deputies followed up on all available tips and leads. The Hesperia Gang Team was called in to assist in the search for the outstanding suspects.

Later in the evening, the Gang Team located the suspect vehicle in the 11900 block of First Avenue. Contact was made with the driver of the vehicle, suspect Moses Gonzalez. The second suspect was identified as Francisco Rodriguez. Both suspects were arrested and booked at Victor Valley Jail for armed robbery.

On September 21, 2011, at approximately 02:33 hours, Deputies responded to a related call in the 11900 block of First Avenue. Bettina Rodriguez, wife of Francisco, paid a visit to the wife of Gonzalez and threatened to kill her if she implicated her husband in the crime. Bettina Rodriguez was arrested for dissuading a witness and gang enhancements, and was booked at Victor Valley Jail.

Refer: Roxanne Walker, PIO
Station: Hesperia Police Department
Phone No.: (760) 947-1549

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Re: High Desert Robberies/Burglaries
« Reply #12 on: Oct 08, 11, 08:10:21 PM »
Rash of Hesperia school burglaries tops $100k

WeTip offers $1,000 reward
October 08, 2011 1:04 PM
DOUG SAUNDERS
Special to the Daily Press

HESPERIA • Burglars struck Hesperia elementary schools some 20 times in recent weeks, making off with computers and other equipment and inflicting more than $100,000 in damage, school and sheriff’s officials said.

Since June, the criminals have stolen overhead projectors and other electronic items from classrooms and offices according to a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Hesperia station news release.

“Approximately $60,000 in damages occurred within the school district when vandals ripped 17 exterior air conditioning units apart from the sides of portable classrooms and stripped them of the copper,” said Dick Gary, Hesperia Unified School District’s director of maintenance.

“With state budget cuts in effect and a maintenance budget that is sixty percent less this school year, thefts and vandalism such as this take away the tools that teachers use to properly educate the children of Hesperia,” Gary added.

School officials have added extra private security patrols and standing guards from Infinity National Security in Victorville, at an extra cost to the district which takes funds that should have been used to educate the children.

“These extra funds come straight out of the general budget,” said Superintendent Mark McKinney. “We’ve had to spend a dynamic amount of money to pay personnel to fix and replace damaged property when that money could be used to further the education of our students.”

The Hesperia sheriff’s station and the Hesperia School Police are investigating.

Anyone with information on these cases, is encouraged to contact the Hesperia station at (760) 947-1500, or call WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME. WeTip informants may be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward if their information leads to an arrest and conviction.

http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/hesperia-30548-100k-burglaries.html

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« Reply #13 on: Oct 11, 11, 03:43:45 PM »
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
Current Press Release
SUSPECT WANTED IN SEVERAL ROBBERIES ARRESTED  --10/11/2011
16700 BLOCK OF JOSHUA STREET  ,  Victorville 
VICTIM:             
SUSPECT:       MICHAEL, MCCALEB, AGE 40 OF VICTORVILLE
 
On Thursday, October 6th, 2011, at approximately 4:45 p.m., Detectives of the Victorville Police Station served a search warrant on the suspect’s residence in the 16700 block of Joshua St., Victorville.

Detectives of the Victorville station conducted an extensive investigation into three Radio Shack robberies that took place in Victorville and Hesperia in the past 6 months. With the help of witness interviews and video surveillance of the crimes, Detectives were lead to suspect Michael McCaleb’s residence in Victorville.

A search warrant of his residence recovered property from the Radio Shack robberies as well as items that Detectives can’t yet identify what locations they were taken from. No weapons were located during the search warrant. Suspect McCaleb was arrested and booked at Victor Valley Jail on charges of PC211-Armed robbery.

Victorville Police are still trying to identify his accomplice shown in the attached picture. Also shown is a picture of McCaleb. If your business was a victim of a robbery by these two suspects, or you have information about the accomplice’s identity or whereabouts please contact Detective Todd Espindola at 760-241-2911 or after hours at 760-245-4211 at dispatch or remain anonymous by calling We Tip at 800-78-CRIME.

Refer: Karen Hunt, Media Relations
Station: Victorville Police Department
Phone No. 760-241-1841

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« Reply #14 on: Oct 25, 11, 07:33:01 AM »
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
Current Press Release
ROBBERY SUSPECT ARRESTED  --10/24/2011
EL EVADO/PALMDALE RD., VICTORVILLE  ,   
 VICTIM:             
 SUSPECT:       JASON ANDERSON, AGE 37 OF VICTORVILLE
 
 
On Saturday October 15th, 2011, at approximately 8:40 p.m., Deputies of the Victorville Police Station responded to an armed robbery that took place in the 14600 block of Palmdale Rd. The Auto Zone was robbed of an undisclosed amount of cash and the suspect fled without harming anyone inside the business.

On Thursday October 20th, 2011, at approximately 9:10 p.m., Deputies of the Victorville Police Station responded to an armed robbery that took place in the 15200 block of Civic Dr. In and Out Burger was robbed at gunpoint of an undisclosed amount of cash and again the suspect fled without harming anyone inside the business.

Through investigation and review of surveillance video Deputy Jonathan Rizzardi and the Victorville Gang Team worked with Parole Officers in Victorville to identify the suspect, later learned to be Jason Anderson. Suspect Anderson was positively identified by victims and witnesses in both armed robberies.

On Saturday October 22nd, 2011, at approximately 4:30 a.m., Deputies did a parole search at suspect Anderson’s residence in the 14300 block of Borego Rd. At the house, Deputies recovered evidence of the crimes, but no gun has been recovered at this time. Suspect Anderson was located during a traffic stop of a family member’s vehicle a few minutes later in the area of El Evado and Palmdale Rd. Suspect Anderson was detained without incident.

Suspect Anderson, a known gang member from Pico Rivera, was arrested and booked at Victor Valley Jail on charges of PC211- Armed robbery and gang enhancements are being sought.


Refer: Karen Hunt, Media Relations
Station: Victorville Police Department
Phone No. 760-241-1841
 

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« Reply #15 on: Oct 26, 11, 07:35:24 AM »
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
Current Press Release
COMMERCIAL BURGLARY, RESISTING ARREST  --10/26/2011
SEVENTH AVENUE / LA PAZ DRIVE  ,  Victorville 
 VICTIM:             
 SUSPECT:       JOHN WYNN, 31, OF VICTORVILLE
 
 
SUMMARY:

On Tuesday, October 25, 2011, at approximately 2:30 p.m., Victorville City deputies were involved in a foot pursuit of a subject who fled from loss prevention officers at the Rite-Aid store at Seventh Street / La Paz Avenue in Victorville. The subject attempted to evade deputies by running inside of the IHOP restaurant on La Paz Drive and then exiting through an emergency door. Deputy Acosta caught up to the suspect in the middle of La Paz Drive and utilized the Taser to subdue him and take him into custody. Parole agent S. Franco was nearby in traffic and assisted Deputy Acosta in taking the suspect into custody. The suspect was identified as 31 year old parolee, John Wynn, of Victorville.

Refer: Sergeant R. McCoy

Station: Victorville Police Department

Phone No. 760-241-2911

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« Reply #16 on: Nov 01, 11, 04:41:16 PM »
Armed man targets ice cream shop
Beatriz Valenzuela

ADELANTO • Sheriff’s deputies are searching for the man who robbed an Adelanto ice cream shop at gunpoint Halloween night, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s officials said Tuesday.

A black man wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt entered the Baskin-Robbins in the shopping center on Palmdale Road and Highway 395 a little before 7 p.m. brandishing a black handgun, according to reports. He ordered employees to hand over the cash in the register and was able to make off with an undisclosed amount of money, Jodi Miller, spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Department, said.

The man ran east from the scene, Miller stated. Sheriff’s Aviation Division helicopter, 40-King, assisted in searching for the man, but he couldn’t be located.

No one was hurt during the incident, Miller said. It was unclear if any customers were in the shop at the time of the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Victor Valley station at (760) 552-6800 or call WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME.

Beatriz E. Valenzuela may be reached at (760) 951-6276 or at BValenzuela@VVDailyPress.com

http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/ice-31001-shop-targets.html

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« Reply #17 on: Nov 03, 11, 10:29:57 PM »
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
Current Press Release
SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR CHECK FRAUD  --11/3/2011
12600 BLOCK OF AMARGOSA ROAD  ,  Victorville 
 VICTIM:             
 SUSPECT:       DANNA SANDOVAL, AGE 30 OF VICTORVILLE
 
 
On Wednesday, November 2, 2011, at approximately 5:52 p.m., Victorville Deputies responded to a report of possible check fraud at Bank of America on Amargosa Rd., in the City of Victorville.

The quick actions of a teller at the bank and the quick response time of deputies assisted in catching suspect Danna Sandoval before either the bank or the elderly victim were out any money. Through investigation it was learned the elderly victim reported on Tuesday, November 1st, 2011, a check had been stolen from her mailbox in Phelan. The check that was reported stolen had the payee’s name changed and was being submitted to the Bank of America to be cashed by Danna Sandoval.

Suspect Sandoval was detained without incident. She was later arrested and booked into the Victor Valley Jail on charges of PC475-Possession of a forged note, PC459-Burglary and PC496-Possession of stolen property.



Refer: Karen Hunt, Media Relations
Station: Victorville Police Department
Phone No. 760-241-1841

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« Reply #18 on: Nov 07, 11, 02:36:32 PM »
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
Current Press Release
ARMED ROBBERY  --11/7/2011
13100 MAIN STREET  ,  Hesperia 
 VICTIM:             VALERO GAS STATION
 SUSPECT:       JAMES GILL, 25, HESPERIA
 
 
SUMMARY:

On Friday, November 4, 2011 at 11:27 p.m., Deputy Antonio Higuera responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Valero Gas Station on Main Street. The victim reported the male subject entered the business and brandished what appeared to be a fake handgun. Gill ordered the clerk to give him all the money. The clerk did so, and the suspect took the money and ran from the location on foot going westbound. The suspect was described as wearing a long trench coat and a black baseball cap.

Deputy Higuera initiated an investigation and started checking some of the motels on Main Street. He observed a black male walking from behind a motel, wearing only a t-shirt and jeans. The temperature was near freezing. When Deputy Higuera attempted to detain him, the suspect started fighting and Deputy Higuera deployed his Taser. The suspect then complied and cooperated with the deputies.

A search of the area was conducted and the deputies located the trench coat, gun, and baseball cap, along with the stolen cash.

James Gill was arrested and booked at Victor Valley Jail for armed robbery.

Refer: Roxanne Walker, Public Information Officer
Station: Hesperia
Phone No. 760 947-1549

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Re: High Desert Robberies/Burglaries
« Reply #19 on: Nov 08, 11, 03:29:24 PM »
Some crimes sound a little too dumb to be true...

Burglary Suspects get their Vehicle Stuck while Trying to Flee

Palmdale Deputies arrested two suspects Friday 11-4-11 morning after they buried their getaway vehicle in a field next to the location they just burglarized.



Palmdale Station responded to the 2200 Block of West Avenue N-8, in the City of Palmdale when a resident claimed two suspects were stealing items form his work shed. The victim was walking his dog when he noticed a U-Haul truck stuck in the dirt in a vacant lot that backed up to his property. The two suspects approached the victim and asked if he would help them get their vehicle out of the hole they had dug and get them on their way. It was then that the victim noticed his chain link fence had been cut and several of his items in the back of the suspects U-Haul truck.

The victim quickly returned to his home, notified authorities, and began taking photos of the suspects throwing some of his belongings out of the truck and into the bushes. When deputies arrived they detained both suspects and identified that the back of the U-Haul vehicle was full of items taken form a work shed on the victim’s property near where the suspect’s had cut a hole in the properties fence line.

Both suspects claimed they were looking for a friend’s house when they wandered into an overgrown lot and got their vehicle stuck while trying to turn around. They also claimed that the items in their truck where form an estate sale in the Orange County area. What they could not explain was how the hole in the victim’s fence, which was mere feet from the vehicle, occurred or why the property they had in the back of the vehicle, was the same as the property that was missing from the victims work shed. The items that were taken from the home included tools, sport memorabilia, electronics.

Both Tehachapi men were transported and booked at the Palmdale Sheriff Station on charges of Burglary, Grand Theft, and Receiving stolen Property. William Gallardo is currently being held on $50,000 bail while Joseph Rakisits is currently being held on $200,000 bail due to an outstanding arrest warrant stemming from a DUI case. Both suspects are scheduled to be arraigned on 11-8-11 at the Antelope Valley Courthouse.

Prepared by Deputy Robbie Royster

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750 E Avenue Q
Palmdale, CA 93550

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Re: High Desert Robberies/Burglaries
« Reply #20 on: Nov 10, 11, 11:55:26 AM »
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
Current Press Release
PAROLEES ARRESTED IN A STRING OF RECENT RETAIL THEFTS  --11/10/2011
CITY OF VICTORVILLE  ,  Victorville 
 VICTIM:             
 SUSPECT:       DANIEL FRY, 22 , VICTORVILLE // JOHN SAPP, 28 , VICTORVILLE // TONY WILSON, 21, ADELANTO
 
 
SUMMARY:
On Wednesday November 9, 2011, Victorville City deputies were investigating a string of recent retail thefts in the Victor Valley. Victorville Deputies and Parole Officers collaborated to identify and arrest three parolees involved in the thefts. Daniel Fry, 22yo of Victorville and John Sapp, 28yo of Victorville, were arrested at a residence in the 15000 block of Morro Bay Lane after being linked to thefts from stores in Victorville and Apple Valley. Further investigation led to the arrest of Tony Wilson, 21yo of Adelanto, and recovery of stolen property.
Fry and Sapp were booked into the Victor Valley Jail on a felony charge of PC 459(C) – Commercial Burglary; PC 3056 – Parole violation, and PC 186.22(a) – participation in a criminal street gang. Wilson was booked into the Victor Valley Jail on charges of PC 3056 – Parole violation and PC 186.22(a) – participation in a criminal street gang.

Refer: Sergeant R. McCoy
Station: Victorville Police Department
Phone No. 760-241-2911

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Cash 4 Gold store robbed twice in less than a week
« Reply #21 on: Nov 15, 11, 08:07:19 AM »
HESPERIA • For the second time in four days, a gold-buying business in Hesperia was hit by an armed robber, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Hesperia station officials said Monday.

A man walked into the Cash 4 Gold store on Main Street and Maple Avenue at about 4:45 p.m. Monday, handed the clerk a note stating he had a gun and told her to hand over the money in the register, investigators at the scene said. The female clerk handed over an undisclosed amount of cash to the man who fled the area on foot.

The same store was robbed on Friday afternoon, according to authorities, but details on that crime were not released.

Investigators were gathering evidence including possible surveillance footage from a nearby convenience store.

It was too soon into the investigation to know if either incident was related, according to Sue Rose, sheriff’s service specialist at the scene.

A description of the man who robbed the store on Monday was unavailable as the clerk reported the crook covered his face.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the Hesperia station at (760) 947-1500 or call WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME.

Beatriz E. Valenzuela may be reached at (760) 951-6276 or at BValenzuela@VVDailyPress.com.

http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/less-31309-robbed-store.html

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Re: High Desert Robberies/Burglaries
« Reply #22 on: Nov 21, 11, 03:53:42 PM »
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
Current Press Release
ATTEMPT ROBBERY   --11/21/2011
20200 BLOCK OF HIGHWAY 18  ,  Apple Valley 
 VICTIM:             
 SUSPECT:       MATTHEW SELTERS, 33 YEARS OF AGE OF APPLE VALLEY
 
 
On Saturday, November 19, 2011, Deputies from the Apple Valley Police Department responded to a report two attempted robberies that had just occurred in the 20200 block of Highway 18 in Apple Valley.

Upon arrival, deputies were advised that a white male suspect, later identified as Mathew Selters, entered the Panda Express Restaurant and demanded money from the employees. The employees were afraid and went to the rear of the building in efforts to get away from the suspect. Matthew Selters then went to Quiznos and attempted to rob that location in the same manner.

Employees at Panda Express were unable to immediately download their surveillance video. Deputy Crosswhite took a still photograph of the video image of the suspect and went to all the neighboring businesses trying to obtain suspect identification.

Through his investigation, Deputy Crosswhite was able to obtain a first name and possible address of the suspect. Going door to door, Deputy Crosswhite located Selters in an apartment off of Rimrock Road in Apple Valley. Selters was subsequently arrested and booked for attempted robbery.

Refer: Deputy C. Crosswhite or Corporal Dave Burgess
Station: Apple Valley Station
Phone No. 760-240-7400

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Suspects wanted in two robberies
« Reply #23 on: Nov 22, 11, 01:39:48 PM »
HESPERIA • Authorities are searching for the people responsible for robbing two Hesperia businesses Monday, San Bernardino County Sheriff's officials said.

For the third time in less than two weeks, robbers hit a goldbuying business in Hesperia, according to authorities. Hours after that heist, the Tam’s Burgers on Bear Valley Road was also robbed.

Monday afternoon, two men, one of which was armed, walked into a gold-buying business on Bear Valley Road near Mariposa Road and were able to make off with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to initial dispatch reports. Officials confirmed a robbery took place at the location but wouldn’t provide more information, stating the crime was still under investigation.

A few hours later, at a little after 6 p.m., a Hispanic man missing his front teeth, walked into Tam’s, demanded money from the employees and ran off, officials said. It’s unclear if the criminal in the burger restaurant was armed, but witnesses at the scene said he motioned as if he were carrying a firearm.

“Nobody realized what was happening since it only happened to the cashier,” said employee Ryon Knipple, 22. “This has been happening around here a lot. They need to catch this guy.”

On Nov. 11 and then again on Nov. 14 armed men robbed the Cash 4 Gold business on Maple Avenue and Main Street. The robbers in that case have not been caught. No one was hurt in any of the incidents.

It’s unclear if any of the robberies are connected.

Anyone with information on the cases is asked to call the Hesperia station at (760) 947-1500 or call WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME.

http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/wanted-31458-hesperia-robberies.html

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Another robbery in Hesperia
« Reply #24 on: Nov 23, 11, 10:17:21 AM »
HESPERIA • In the latest in a rash of armed robberies, an unknown man walked into a gas station Tuesday evening and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Hesperia station officials said.

The man, who may have been armed, walked into the 76 gas station on Main Street near I Avenue a little after 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to officials at the scene.

The man demanded cash and was able to get away, according to Sheriff’s Dispatch reports.

Several deputies and a law enforcement helicopter searched for the robber but as of 6 p.m., he hadn’t been located.

This marks the fifth business robbery in Hesperia this month. A gold-buying business on Maple Avenue was hit twice in just a matter of days. Monday afternoon, two armed men robbed a gold buyer on Bear Valley Road near Mariposa Road. Later that same Monday, a man robbed the Tam’s hamburger restaurant on Bear Valley Road and 11th Avenue.

Authorities wouldn’t comment if any if the incidents were related as they are all still under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Hesperia station at (760) 947-1500 or call WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME.

http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/hesperia-31480-robbery-.html