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Toothless bandit nabbed for string of armed robberies
« Reply #25 on: Dec 02, 11, 12:53:18 PM »
Beatriz E. Valenzuela, Staff Writer

After a weeks-long crime spree, the man authorities believe to be responsible for perhaps a dozen armed robberies in the Victor Valley was arrested early Friday morning, San Bernardino County Sheriff's officials said.

Armando Natal, 30, was arrested shortly after midnight at his home in Victorville, sheriff's booking reports indicate. An address was not provided.

Hesperia and Victorville investigators had been working together for several weeks trying to identify the man who held up businesses in both cities, said Hesperia station Sgt. Ernie Kopasz.

Natal — described by many of his victims as a Hispanic man with no front teeth — robbed at least six businesses including the 76 gas station on Main Street and I Avenue and the Tam’s Burger on Bear Valley Road, according to sheriff’s reports. In one case, he robbed the same business four times.

In most of the robberies, Natal asked for money and motioned as if he were armed. It was unclear if he really had a firearm in his possession during the crimes.

According to San Bernardino County court records, Natal has an extensive arrest record for several different crimes including theft, possession of a dangerous weapon, forgery and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Authorities are still investigating the case and anyone with information is asked to contact the Hesperia station at (760) 947-1500 or call WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME.

http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/victorville-31655-sheriff-weeks.html

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Re: High Desert Robberies/Burglaries
« Reply #26 on: Dec 05, 11, 08:13:02 PM »
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
Current Press Release
ARMED ROBBERY  --12/5/2011
K & G LIQUOR, 11146 HESPERIA ROAD   ,  Hesperia 
 VICTIM:             K & G LIQUOR
 SUSPECT:       HISPANIC MALE 6'4", THIN BUILD, BLACK CLOTHING
 
 
SUMMARY:

On Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 4:14 p.m. Hesperia deputies responded to an armed robbery at the K & G Liquor Store on Hesperia rd. The victim reported a Hispanic male entered the store and bought a can of beer. The male exited the store and handed the beer to a passenger waiting on a motorcycle. The male re-entered the store and removed a sawed-off rifle or shotgun from a gym bag on his left shoulder and demanded money from the clerk. The clerk complied and the male suspect exited the store with an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on the motorcycle. The male suspect never removed his motorcycle helmet while at the location. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 6'4", thin build, thin moustache, tattoos on both hands. He is missing his right pinky finger. The passenger on the motorcycle was possibly a female with small build and long hair from back of helmet.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to contact the Hesperia Sheriff's Station at 760-947-1500, or call WE-TIP at 1-800-782-7463.

Refer: Susan Rose, Public Information Officer

Station: Hesperia

Phone No: 760 947-1549

Case No. 191109082
 

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Re: High Desert Robberies/Burglaries
« Reply #27 on: Dec 07, 11, 08:27:03 AM »
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
Current Press Release
ROBBERY SUSPECT ARRESTED  --12/7/2011
15200 BLOCK OF CENTER ST  ,  Victorville 
 VICTIM:             
 SUSPECT:       MIGUEL CASTRO, AGE 18 OF VICTORVILLE
 
 
SUMMARY:
On Tuesday, December 6th, 2011, at approximately 9:25 a.m., Victorville Deputies received a call reporting that a neighborhood home appeared to have persons illegally occupying the home that should be vacant.

When deputies arrived they found people attempting to flee the residence. Amongst the fleeing occupants was Miguel Castro. Castro is suspected of being the second suspect involved in a residential robbery and carjacking with suspect Armando Natal. Suspect Natal was arrested earlier this weekend.

A 29 year-old female transient was arrested and booked at Victor Valley Jail on an outstanding warrant. Suspect Miguel Castro was arrested and booked at Victor Valley Jail on charges of PC212.5-residential robbery and PC215-carjacking. Suspect Castro is a known gang member, gang enhancements will be sought.

Thanks to citizen’s actions of calling police to report suspicious activity in their neighborhood, a dangerous suspect is now in jail.


Refer: Karen Hunt, Media Relations

Station: Victorville Police Department
Phone No. 760-241-1841
Case No. 171113118

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Re: High Desert Robberies/Burglaries
« Reply #28 on: Dec 07, 11, 08:27:55 AM »
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
Current Press Release
ARMED ROBBERY - SUSPECTS ARRESTED  --12/7/2011
PETALUMA / EL EVADO  ,  Victorville 
 VICTIM:             
 SUSPECT:       #1- ALFREDO CHICAS, 18, VICTORVILLE // #2- VICTOR CUEVAS, 21, MEXICO // #3- CRISTIAN DURAN, 18, VICTORVILLE// #4- FEMALE JUVENILE OF VICTORVILLE
 
 
SUMMARY:

On Thursday, December 01, 2011, at 11:08 a.m., a Victorville resident was walking in the area of Petaluma and El Evado when a vehicle drove along side him, two occupants of the vehicle exited and robbed the resident at knife point. Deputies Snyder and Acosta contacted the robbery victim and additional witnesses. During the investigation, Victorville City deputies and detectives served multiple search warrants which resulted in the recovery of the victim’s stolen property and additional evidence of the robbery. Victor Valley deputies assisted in locating the vehicle used during the robbery.

The investigation resulted in the arrests of: Alfredo Chicas, 18 of Victorville; Victor Cuevas, 21 from Mexico, Cristian Duran, 18 of Victorville and a female juvenile of Victorville.

Chicas, Cuevas, and Duran were booked into the Victor Valley Jail on a felony charge of PC 211(a) –armed robbery, and an immigration hold was placed on Cuevas. The female juvenile was booked into the High Desert Juvenile Hall on a felony charge of PC 211(a) – armed robbery.


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

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Re: High Desert Robberies/Burglaries
« Reply #29 on: Dec 13, 11, 02:49:05 PM »
Thieves strike Azusa Pacific University's High Desert campus
Electrical damage, stolen items valued at $150K
December 13, 2011 2:32 PM
BEATRIZ E. VALENZUELA and NATASHA LINDSTROM, Staff Writers

VICTORVILLE • Employees arrived at Azusa Pacific University's High Desert campus Monday morning to find their building had been ransacked by vandals to the tune of some $150,000 in damage.

The unidentified burglars yanked out the building’s electrical panels and stole 20 laptops, three desktop computers, drawers of files, a coin-operated printer, a military Stetson and sword on display in an office and other personal items. Doors were broken, drawers of files had been emptied and candy that had been put out for guests littered the floor.

“It was a big mess. They did a lot of destruction ...” said Donald Rucker, director of the High Desert extension of APU, a private Christian college based about 60 miles southwest of Victorville in Azusa. “We’re kind of in a crisis here.”

Nearly all of the 37,000-square-foot building’s electrical wiring must be replaced, and the stolen items were valued at $70,000 to $80,000, according to Rucker. He said estimated the total cost of the damage amounts to around $150,000.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Victorville detectives were called out and are conducting an investigation into the break-in, Karen Hunt, spokeswoman for the Victorville station, said. Authorities are still tallying up the official damage figure.

It’s the second report of a break-in at the campus in the past six months. In June, vandals stole about 20 computers but didn’t destroy the electrical system, Rucker said.

The bulk of the damage from the latest break-in happened sometime between 3 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 a.m. Monday.

But Rucker said they also caught video surveillance of two men breaking into the building around 4 a.m. Sunday. It appeared they arrived early to scope out the building and shut off the power, but didn’t ransack the place until later that night or early Monday morning.

“We had three people in the office Sunday that came in to drop things off and everything was in order,” Rucker said, “but Monday morning the place was a wreck.”

Investigators have not released whether they are currently working any leads in the case, but they said it’s an active investigation. They have not released any suspect descriptions.

APU opened the Victorville facility on a 30-year lease in March 2010 on Pahute Road near Locust Avenue, just east of Interstate 15 and south of Bear Valley Road. For the previous 12 years, APU had been offering credentialing and degree completion in human development and organizational leadership out of leased buildings at the Victor Valley College campus. The new campus now also offers a nursing bachelor’s degree program.

The APU High Desert campus currently serves about 300 students and has five office staff and 40 faculty members.

VVC offered up classroom space so APU students could take their finals this week. Rucker is hopeful the school will be back in shape — with additional security measures in place — after students return from winter break.

“We hope to have things back up and running very soon,” Rucker said. “We’re all pretty upset with this, and we’d like to see these guys caught and justice served.”

Anyone with information on this latest break-in or the one in June is asked to contact the Victorville station at (760) 241-2911 or call WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME.

Natasha Lindstrom may be reached at (760) 951-6232 or at NLindstrom@VVDailyPress.com.

http://www.vvdailypress.com/articles/pacific-31838-strike-azusa.html

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Re: High Desert Robberies/Burglaries
« Reply #30 on: Dec 29, 11, 12:32:37 PM »
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
Current Press Release
FOUR SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR STRING OF COMMERCIAL BURGLARIES  --12/29/2011
VICTIM:             
SUSPECT:       SEE THE SUSPECT INFORMATION BELOW
 
On Sunday, December 25th, 2011, at approximately 8:55 a.m., Victorville Deputies were dispatched to the area of Nisqualli and Balsam to assist a CHP officer after three males fled from a vehicle stopped for failing to stop at a red light. The CHP officer detained the driver and Victorville Deputies located and detained suspects Jackson Jr. and Johnson Jr. A stolen coin machine from Red Robin was discovered in the suspect’s vehicle along with additional items linking the suspects to other commercial burglaries.

On Wednesday, December 28th, 2011, Victorville Detectives served a search warrant in Moreno Valley where additional stolen property was recovered.

Through investigation and search warrants served at suspect’s residences, four suspects are now in custody. Evidence was recovered linking the suspects to at least six commercial burglaries locally and possibly additional burglaries in the Moreno Valley area.

Suspects Johnson Jr. and Jackson Jr. were arrested and booked at Victor Valley Jail on charges of PC459- commercial burglary. Suspects Carrasco and Teague were arrested and booked at Central Detention Center on charges of PC459-commercial burglary. Gang enhancements will also be sought.

SUSPECTS: FEMALE JONNI MICHELLE CARRASCO, AGE 30 OF MORENO VALLEY
MALE JERREL IAN TEAGUE, AGE 49 OF MORENO VALLEY
MALE LARRY LAMARO JOHNSON JR, AGE 21 OF PALMDALE
MALE FREDERICK KASHEEN JACKSON JR, AGE 21 OF PALMDALE


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

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Re: High Desert Robberies/Burglaries
« Reply #31 on: Dec 29, 11, 12:35:00 PM »
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
Current Press Release
ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT ARRESTED  --12/27/2011
18700 BLOCK OF YUCCA STREET  ,  Hesperia 
VICTIM:
SUSPECT: MICHAEL LEROY WILLIAMSON, 51 YEARS OF AGE A RESIDENT OF HESPERIA
 
On August 12, 2011 at 1011 am, US Bank located at 14075 Main Street in Hesperia, was robbed at gunpoint by an unknown assailant. The suspect used what appeared to be an AK-47 rifle and a revolver in the robbery. He fled on foot from the bank and was not located.

Through investigative leads from evidence collected at the crime scene, the Sheriff's Department identified Michael Leroy Williamson as the suspect and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Hesperia deputies and members of the Sheriff's Specialized Enforcement Division (SED) located Williamson at the above location on Thursday December 22, 2011. Working together, SED and Hesperia deputies served the $500,000 felony warrant and apprehended Williamson at the residence.
The Sheriff's Department maintains and deploys specialized teams throughout the county who often augment deputies in the field.
The suspect was arrested and booked at West Valley Detention Center for PC211 robbery and is being held on a $500, 000 bond.

Refer: Susan Rose, Media Relations
Station: Hesperia Police Department
Phone No.: (760) 947-1549
 

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Re: High Desert Robberies/Burglaries
« Reply #32 on: Jan 03, 12, 09:01:55 AM »
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
Current Press Release
COMMERCIAL BURGLARY  --1/3/2012
17100 BLOCK OF RACOON ROAD  ,  Adelanto 
 VICTIM:             
 SUSPECT:       TWO WHITE MALES
 
 
SUMMARY:

On December 31, 2011 at approximately 9:11 a.m., deputies from the Sheriff's Victor Valley Station arrived at a commercial warehouse complex in response to a burglar alarm. Upon arrival, Sergenat Lon Jacobs found a door to one of the buildings was open, with signs that it had been burglarized. Deputies Mark Lewis and Jason Dell arrived and were preparing to conduct a building search.

At that time, a loud rumbling was heard. The deputies believed that it was a responsible party of the building arriving to determine what if anything was missing. Instead, it was two subjects in a bright green colored gasoline powered, "All Terrain Utility" (golf cart) type, four wheel drive vehicle. This vehicle had some type of roll-cage or roof for its passengers, along with a utility bed to haul stuff. As this vehicle arrived at the loctaion the sheriff vehicles somewhat hidden from their view. Upon seeing deputies the occupants of the off-road vehicle paniced and fled away at a high rate of speed. It is presummed they were the burglars.

Although this investigation is continuing, the Sheriff’s Deprtment is soliciting the public’s assistance in loacating this cart, and its owner. The cart is bright green in color, with a "cage" for its passengers, and a cargo bed on the back. This cart is gasoline powered and has a defect with its muffler system as it is extreamly loud, and presumedly, disturbs any neighborhood it travels through.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Sgt Jacobs or Deputy Lewis at the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station at (760) 552-6800. You can remain anonymous.

Refer: Pamela Hoffman

Station: Victor Valley

Phone No. (760) 552-6844

Case No. 241104088

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Re: High Desert Robberies/Burglaries
« Reply #33 on: Jan 03, 12, 09:16:11 PM »
Deputies ask for help in finding burglars who fled in utility cart
January 03, 2012 3:29 PM

ADELANTO • Authorities are turning to the public to help find two men suspected of having broken into a commercial building and then fleeing in an all-terrain utility cart, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Victor Valley officials said Tuesday.

Deputies were called out to a warehouse in the 17100 block of Raccoon Road on Saturday morning and found the building appeared to have been burglarized, according to a release.

As Sgt. Loon Jacobs and deputies Mark Luis and Jason Dell were investigating, they noticed a very loud all-terrain utility cart arrive at the location. Believing the two men inside were associated with the business, deputies did not immediately approach the men. However, when the men spotted the deputies, they fled the scene.

Authorities believe the men — only described as two white males — may have been the burglars.

The vehicle is bright green in color with a roll-cage and a cargo bed. The utility vehicle appeared to have a defect in its muffler system, making it extremely loud.

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

http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/utility-32174-cart-deputies.html

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Re: High Desert Robberies/Burglaries
« Reply #34 on: Jan 05, 12, 05:53:19 PM »
Advisory: Laundry Machine Bandits Caught Red Handed

Palmdale Deputies recovered a commercial washing machine along with the four suspects who ripped it out of an apartment complex Tuesday morning.

The incident began when an alert neighbor near the 900 Block of East Avenue Q, called Palmdale Station stating they heard screeching noises coming from the Laundry room of their complex. When they looked out of the window they saw three males and one female pushing the complex’s commercial washing machine out of the laundry room and into the bed of Toyota truck waiting nearby. The witness then watched as the four took the washer from the complex to their residence just down the street near the 38700 of 9th Street East.

Deputies surrounded the location and detained Ricardo Garcia, Orlando Garcia, and Juan Ponce hiding inside of the residence. Inside deputies not only discovered the stolen washing machine, but an additional commercial washing machine and narcotics.

All three suspects were transported to the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station, where they were booked on charges of Burglary. Garcia was additionally charged with “Possession of Narcotics” and “Possession of Narcotics Paraphernalia.” The female suspect seen with the trio of burglars was later identified as Christina Luna. She was taken into custody on charges of Burglary Wednesday morning at her home. The ongoing investigation is being handled by the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station Detective Bureau.

Prepared by Deputy Robbie Royster

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Re: High Desert Robberies/Burglaries
« Reply #35 on: Jan 05, 12, 05:54:00 PM »
Advisory: Thief walks out of store with 4 televisions while dressed as employee.

Palmdale Station detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying a burglary suspect who disguised himself and walked out of a store with four televisions.

On New Year’s Eve at approximately 7:00pm, the suspect dressed himself was a Wal-Mart employee complete with a store nametag and entered the Wal-Mart located at 40130 10th Street West, in the City of Palmdale. Once inside he grabbed four 32” flat screen televisions and walked out the front door as if loading them for a customer. The suspect is described as a 40 to 50 year old black male. He is bald and is approximately 6’00” and weighs around 250lbs.

Using video surveillance, authorities have been able to identify that the suspect loaded the televisions in a black truck. Palmdale detectives are asking if anyone recognizes the suspect to please contact Sergeant Moore at 661-272-2425.

Prepared By Deputy Robbie Royster

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Re: High Desert Robberies/Burglaries
« Reply #36 on: Jan 06, 12, 06:31:11 PM »
Man kicks burglar in face after his wife attacked
January 06, 2012 4:40 PM
Beatriz E. Valenzuela, Staff Writer

ADELANTO • An Adelanto man kicked a burglar in the face as the alleged crook attacked the man's wife early Friday morning after the couple found two men burglarizing their business, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Victor Valley station officials said.

The couple, who own San Clemente Golf Carts on Vista Road, drove to their facility at about 1 a.m. and found a vehicle outside and the lights on in their building, Staci Johnson, spokeswoman for the Victor Valley station, said.

The couple called sheriff’s dispatch to report the burglary in progress, but in the meantime, the husband drove up to the waiting vehicle with a man inside, later identified as Lee McDonald, 47, of Phelan, officials said.

When McDonald noticed the couple, he panicked and reversed into the couple’s vehicle, Johnson said. The victim then used his vehicle to pin the McDonald’s vehicle to the building, according to reports.

A second man, identified as Brian Espie, 44, of Wrightwood ran out of the building and the husband gave chase. The victim stopped when he heard his wife call for help and noticed McDonald was assaulting her.

The husband ran back and kicked McDonald in the face, forcing McDonald to stop his attack on the victim’s wife, Johnson said.

McDonald was arrested for commercial burglary and is being treated at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center for his injuries.

Espie was able to get away.

A search of court records shows neither McDonald nor Espie have criminal records in San Bernardino County.

Anyone who may know the whereabouts of Espie is asked to call the Victor Valley station at (760) 552-6800 or call WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME.

http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/adelanto-32233-attacked-burglar.html

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Re: High Desert Robberies/Burglaries
« Reply #37 on: Jan 08, 12, 08:28:22 AM »
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
Current Press Release
HOME INVASION ROBBERY/ RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY / FELONY EVADING /GRAND THEFT   --1/6/2012
SEVERAL, SEE SUMMARY  ,   
 VICTIM:             CONFIDENTIAL
 SUSPECT:       #1- IKEYEE LAMAR JACKSON, 27, BLOOMINGTON //#2- MATTHEW PECK, 31, VICTORVILLE
 
 
INCIDENT: Home Invasion Robbery/ Residential Burglary / Felony Evading /Grand Theft of a Gun

LOCATION: 13000 block of Farmington St., Hesperia
14400 Greenwood St., Hesperia
Foothill Blvd. / Spruce Ave., Rialto

INVOLVED AGENCIES: Hesperia & Victor Valley Deputies, California Highway Patrol Officers, Rialto Police Department and Sheriff’s Aviation

SUMMARY:
On Friday, January 6, 2012 at 11:19 a.m., Sheriff’s dispatch received a 911 call from the Farmington St. home reporting a burglary in progress. The caller was home alone when the suspects knocked on the front door. She didn’t recognize them and didn’t open the door. The suspects forced entry to the residence and the victim hid in a bedroom while she called 911.

As Hesperia deputies arrived onscene, a white Chrysler van was leaving the residence. A deputy attempted a traffic stop on the van, but the driver failed to yield. The driver drove westbound toward the I-15 and entered the I-15 southbound. Deputies from Hesperia and Victor Valley, a Sheriff’s helicopter and California Highway Patrol Officers pursued the van southbound, at times reaching speeds in excess of 100 mph. The pursuit continued onto the southbound 215 freeway to the westbound 210 and exited at Ayala St. The suspect drove through the city of Rialto and at the intersection of Foothill Blvd. and Spruce Ave. the suspect driver collided with another vehicle. The suspects in the van fled on foot and were apprehended almost immediately.
The driver and passengers in the other vehicle were not injured.
The suspects were transported to Hesperia station to be interviewed and then booked at the Victorville Jail for Home Invasion Robbery, Residential Burglary, Felony Evading and Grand Theft of a Gun.

The stolen property from the Farmington residence was recovered and Investigators found additional stolen property in the van. That property is related to a residential burglary that occurred this morning just prior to the Farmington St. residential robbery. The recovered property consisted of handguns, rifle, cash, electronics & musical instruments.

A third, unidentified male, was arrested by Rialto Police Officers in the area of the collision and Investigators are attempting to determine if he is involved in these crimes. That subject was arrested for an outstanding warrant.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact Detective J. Catalano at the Victor Valley Station, (760)552-6800.

Refer: Detective J. Catalano

Phone No: (760)552-6800

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Re: High Desert Robberies/Burglaries
« Reply #38 on: Jan 17, 12, 10:40:50 AM »
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
Current Press Release
COMMERCIAL BURGLARY  --1/17/2012
9262 C AVENUE  ,  Hesperia 
 VICTIM:             APEX RENTALS
 SUSPECT:       UNKNOWN
 
SUMMARY:
On Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 6:37 a.m., Hesperia deputies responded to a commercial burglary at Apex Rentals. The victim reported the locks had been cut off of the perimeter gate. An extensive amount of equipment, including a vehicle, was missing from the property.

Taken from the business was a 1992 Ford Van, white in color with the words "Apex Rentals" with address and phone number on the vehicle sides. Also stolen were numerous chain saws, generators, jack hammers, pressure washers, roto hammers, welders, pool pumps, trash pumps and other miscellaneous rental equipment. The burglary occurred between 5:30pm Friday night and 630 am Saturday morning. All property taken is serialized and has been engraved with identifiable markings. Initial estimated loss is considered to be $100,000.00.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information in this crime, is asked to contact the Hesperia Police Department at 760 947-1500 or call WE-TIP at 1 800 782-7463.

Refer: Susan Rose, Public Information Officer

Station: Hesperia
Phone No. 760 947-1549
Case No. 191200348

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Re: High Desert Robberies/Burglaries
« Reply #39 on: Jan 27, 12, 09:03:01 AM »
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
Current Press Release
STOLEN PROPERTY FROM NUMEROUS HIGH DESERT BURGLARIES RECOVERED, SUSPECT ARR  --1/27/2012
VICTORVILLE/HESPERIA  ,   
 VICTIM:             NUMEROUS
 SUSPECT:       ADAM BACHELIER, AGE 30 OF HESPERIA
 
 
SUMMARY:
On Saturday, January 21st, 2012 at approximately 2:02 p.m., Victorville Deputies responded to a fight at a storage unit in the 12100 block of Locust Ave., Victorville.

Deputies arrived to find that the suspects had fled the scene, but that they’d left their storage unit open with several weapons in plain view. A search warrant was served at the location and several weapons and property from multiple burglaries throughout the High Desert were located inside the storage unit.

On Sunday, January 22nd, 2012 at approximately 9:30 a.m., Victorville Deputies observed and attempted a vehicle stop of a vehicle known to belong to suspect Bachelier, in the area of Sixth St. in Hesperia. The vehicle failed to yield and led deputies on a pursuit through Hesperia, with the suspect failing to stop for several stop signs, driving into oncoming traffic and speeds exceeding 90 mph. Suspect Bachelier, a parolee at large, fled on foot and was located hiding at a nearby residence.

A search warrant was served at a residence in the 14700 block of Sequoia St., Hesperia were deputies located more stolen property. Deputies will notify the owners of the property once it has all be cataloged and identified.

Suspect Bachelier was arrested and booked at Victor Valley Jail on Charges of PC29800(b)-Felon in possession of a firearm, PC496(a)- Receiving known stolen property and VC2800.2(a)-Felony evading.

Refer: Karen Hunt, Media Relations

Station: Victorville Police Department

Phone No. 760-241-1841

Case No. 171200858

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Hesperia man gets prison time after leading deputies on chase
« Reply #40 on: Feb 03, 12, 10:12:48 PM »
VICTORVILLE • A Hesperia man was sentenced to four years and four months in state prison after he was found with stolen weapons and led deputies on a high-speed chase.

Adam James Bachelier, 30, accepted the prosecution’s offer and pleaded guilty to attempting to evade peace officers with disregard for safety and being a felon possessing a firearm. He has a prior strike from his 2001 robbery conviction in Victorville, for which he had been sentenced to seven years in prison.

Judge Lorenzo Balderrama accepted the plea bargain and sentenced him immediately Wednesday.

On Jan. 21, Victorville deputies responded a storage facility in the 12100 block of Locust Avenue for a fight between a couple, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s officials said.

The couple was gone when the deputies arrived, but they had left the storage unit open and officials saw several weapons. Investigators found weapons and items that had been stolen during several burglaries committed throughout the Victor Valley, officials said.

The following day on Sixth Avenue in Hesperia, Victorville deputies spotted Bachelier in a car and tried to stop him. But the defendant refused to stop and led deputies on a chase through several busy streets, running stop signs and driving into oncoming traffic, according officials.

Bachelier — a parolee at large — finally stopped and ran off, but was quickly found and arrested, officials said.

He had also been sentenced to one year and four months in prison in 2008 for pleading guilty to possession of controlled substance and then in 2010 for pleading guilty to attempted false imprisonment.

According to court records, Sophia Loraine Mestas, the 27-year-old mother of Bachelier’s child, is also charged with receiving known stolen property, obstructing public officer and being a felon with a firearm in the Jan. 21 case. It’s unclear if she was the one Bachelier was fighting at the storage facility.

http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/leading-32702-prison-chase.html

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Authorities search for men who shot, killed swap meet worker
« Reply #41 on: Mar 27, 12, 06:49:03 PM »
Authorities search for men who shot, killed swap meet worker
Victim was recently married, has children in Korea

Beatriz E. Valenzuela, Staff Writer

VICTORVILLE • While friends and family are mourning the loss of a 58-year-old Victorville man, authorities are still searching for the men who shot and killed the Korean immigrant Monday afternoon during a robbery, San Bernardino County Sheriff's officials said.

“He was just a really good guy,” said a store owner whose shop is only a few doors away from where the murder took place just outside the indoor swap meet on La Paz Drive and Seventh Street. The store owner did not wish to be identified.

One of the three robbers shot and killed Inho Lee after the men had already left the indoor swap meet on Monday afternoon carrying several items from a jewelry counter, according to reports.

According to witnesses and other business owners, Lee owned a small tool shop inside the swap meet and did not own the jewelry counter which was the apparent target of the thieves.

Two business owners confirmed Lee was a police officer in Korea before he immigrated to the United States.

“I think he was just trying to help because of his background being a cop in Korea,” the local merchant said.

Authorities received several 911 calls at about 3:40 p.m. reporting the robbery and shooting, according to a release.

Witnesses reported seeing three black men — at least two of them armed with handguns — jump out of a white vehicle, possibly a Jeep, and run inside the swap meet.

One armed robber smashed the glass in a jewelry case as a second man began grabbing merchandise, officials said. The third robber shouted commands to employees and customers. As the three men exited the building, Lee followed them outside. That’s when authorities and witnesses reported one of the armed robbers turned and shot Lee several times.

Lee was transported to Victor Valley Community Hospital and was pronounced dead at 4:30 p.m.

The doors of the indoor swap meet are usually closed on Tuesdays, but the few employees and business owners who were at the location were all in a somber mood.

“He was a very nice man,” said one man who did not wish to be identified as he stood only a few feet from a smashed jewelry case covered by a tarp. “Everybody is very sad for him and his family.”

Lee had recently married only about two years ago. Lee had children still living in Korea and a stepson he was helping raise in Victorville.

Sheriff’s Homicide investigators are currently conducting an investigation. Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Detective Mike Smith or Sgt. Don Lupear at (909) 387-3589 or call WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME.

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Re: High Desert Robberies/Burglaries
« Reply #42 on: Mar 28, 12, 03:52:54 PM »
I read today that they found the get-away car in Compton.  That's a shocker.   
This story reminds me of what was going on in Victorville in the early/mid 90's when LA gang bangin' thugs were robbing Victorville like no tomorrow.  My wife was working for the Daily Press back then when one of her co-workers son, who was only 18, was shot dead by a gang banger while working at the Victorville Wherehouse record store.

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Re: High Desert Robberies/Burglaries
« Reply #43 on: Mar 28, 12, 03:59:58 PM »
Awesome there are pictures! I hope the courts show them as much mercy as they showed Mr. Lee.

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Re: High Desert Robberies/Burglaries
« Reply #44 on: Mar 28, 12, 04:44:35 PM »
OH MY GOD, A HOODIE, YA THINK - TIME TO LOCK & LOAD PEOPLE.  CALIFORNIA NEEDS A "STAND YOUR GROUND" LAW

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Re: High Desert Robberies/Burglaries
« Reply #45 on: Mar 28, 12, 10:29:27 PM »
YOU CAN'T TELL ME A HOODIE DOESN'T MEAN "GANGSTER".  TAKE A WALK THROUGH THE VICTORVILLE AND BARSTOW COURTHOUSE SOMEDAY AND YOU'LL GET THE PICTURE.  YES, IT IS STEREOTYPICAL BECAUSE IT'S THE WAY THE HOODLUMS DRESS TO INTIMIDATE.  VICTORVILLE MALL ISN'T MUCH BETTER, CHECK IT OUT.  IT'S A THUGS LIFE IN THE HIGH DESERT.  BY THEMSELVES, THEY ARE PUNKS WITH NO LIFE, ONLY IN NUMBERS ARE THEY "BRAVE"   

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Re: High Desert Robberies/Burglaries
« Reply #46 on: Mar 29, 12, 07:58:25 AM »
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
Current Press Release
MURDER / ROBBERY  --3/28/2012
14500 LA PAZ DR.  ,  Victorville 
 VICTIM:             INHO LEE, 58, VICTORVILLE
 SUSPECT:       SEVERAL UNIDENTIFIED BLACK MALES
 
 
SUMMARY:
On Monday, March 26, 2012 at 3:40 p.m. Victorville Police units responded to a shots fired call at 14500 La Paz Dr. (Indoor Swap Meet) in Victorville.

The responding deputies were advised that several black males entered the building, at least two of them armed with handguns, and ran to a jewelry store. One armed suspect smashed the glass in a jewelry case, and a second suspect began grabbing merchandise. A third armed suspect was shouting commands to employees and customers. All three suspects ran from the building and the victim followed them. Once outside, one of the suspects turned and fired several shots, striking the victim several times. The suspects fled westbound on La Paz Dr. in a White Jeep Cherokee.

The victim was transported to Victor Valley Community Hospital and was pronounced dead at 4:30 p.m.

Sheriff’s Homicide Detail was notified and are currently conducting an investigation. All suspects remain unidentified and at large. Investigators are attempting to determine if there were additional suspects waiting outside.

The suspect vehicle was found late Monday night, unoccupied, in the Compton area.

Anyone with any information is urged to call Detective Mike Smith or Sergeant Don Lupear at (909) 387-3589 or Sheriff’s dispatch at (760) 245-4211. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.

Refer: Sergeant Don Lupear or Detective Mike Smith
Station: Homicide Detail
Case #: 171203370 H#24-2012
Phone No. (909) 387-3589

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Re: High Desert Robberies/Burglaries
« Reply #47 on: Apr 05, 12, 02:18:39 PM »
VICTORVILLE • Investigators have identified four people suspected of murdering a Korean immigrant shopkeeper last week during a jewelry store robbery, San Bernardino County Sheriff's officials said on Thursday.

Authorities have identified four of the five robbers involved in the crime as:

• Deonta Walker, 18

• Larry Fradiue, 21

• Raymond Fradiue, 22

• Randy Ardel Rollins, 17

All are from the Los Angeles and Compton areas, according to Cindy Bachman, spokeswoman for the sheriff’s department. Larry and Raymond Fradiue are cousins.

“(Investigators) served numerous search warrants in the Compton, Los Angeles area,” Bachman said, “and everyone they’ve interviewed in connection to this case has been uncooperative. But they do believe they are still in Southern California.”

On March 26, four armed men ran into the indoor swap meet on La Paz Drive and Seventh Street. They robbed a jewelry counter just inside the entrance of the business and were leaving when Inho Lee, 58, of Victorville followed the men outside, according to reports. At that time, one of the robbers turned and fired several times, striking Lee. Lee died a short time later.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Detective Mike Smith or Sergeant Don Lupear at (909) 387-3589 or Sheriff’s dispatch at (760) 245-4211. Tipsters can also call WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME.

http://www.vvdailypress.com/articles/shopkeeper-33799-victorville-four.html


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Re: High Desert Robberies/Burglaries
« Reply #48 on: Apr 05, 12, 03:03:28 PM »
I don't care if people have an issue with profiling, it serves a purpose.  A thug with a hoodie is a thug with a hoodie.  They run in packs like the dogs they are.  Alone, they are sheepish punks.  The Victor Valley is filled with them, from Compton or elsewhere.  By ourselves we haven't much of a chance, but as a neighborhood, we should be locked and loaded and do what's necessary to defend our own.

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Re: High Desert Robberies/Burglaries
« Reply #49 on: May 17, 12, 11:46:06 AM »
Sheriff's investigators search for Phelan robbery suspects
Posted:   05/16/2012 06:31:46 PM PDT

San Bernardino Sheriff's Department investigators are looking for two men who robbed a market in Phelan last week.

The men entered the El Mirage Market on Friday around 9 p.m. and held the business up at gunpoint, according to a sheriff's news release.

The first suspect forced the clerk at the register to lie on the ground and pistol whipped the clerk while the accomplice held another employee at gun point after he forced him to lie down on the floor.

The suspects took an undisclosed amount of cash. They ran off and entered a car the drove off towards Adelanto.

The first suspect is described as either white or Hispanic approximately 6 feet tall and 220-250 pounds. It appears he was wearing a wig and the true hair color is unknown. The second suspect also appears to be white or Hispanic. He looks to be between 5 feet 7 to 5 feet 10 inches tall and also appears to have been wearing a black wig. He appears to weigh 180-225.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call the Phelan Sheriff's station and speak with Detective Jeff Toll 760- 868-1006

Read more: http://www.sbsun.com/ci_20639802/sheriffs-investigators-search-phelan-robbery-suspects#ixzz1v9c8UGsI