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14-year-old girl’s stolen breathing machine found in Victorville; police searching for suspect(s)

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( — A 14-year-old girls breathing machine was found after the suitcases containing the equipment were thrown from a vehicle on Monday morning in Victorville, officials said.

Just before noon on July 15, 2019, Deputies J. Carroll and M. Lee were dispatched to the 16700 block of Forrest Avenue regarding possible stolen property.

Officials said the caller told dispatch there were two small suitcases thrown out of a vehicle.

“Information written on the cases lead the caller to believe they may contain the breathing machine belonging to a 14-year old Apple Valley girl, which had been stolen during a residential burglary on July 12, 2019,” stated the release.

The deputies inspected the briefcases and confirmed the stolen breathing equipment was inside.

The family has been contacted and the machine will be returned to the victim today.

“Deputies will continue to investigate all information and leads received on the case to locate and charge the suspect(s) responsible for the theft,” officials said.

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Deputy J. Carroll or Deputy M. Lee at the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at

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