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Over 900 illegal marijuana plants seized at 3 different Hesperia locations



HESPERIA, Calif. (news release) – The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department – Marijuana Enforcement Team and deputies from the Hesperia Police Department conducted investigations resulting in the service of three search warrants at residential properties in Hesperia. The investigations revealed marijuana grows that were illegal and not in compliance with California’s medical marijuana law and/or Hesperia’s ordinance prohibiting the cultivation of marijuana.

Thus, over 900 marijuana plants were seized during the service of the search warrants. Investigators don’t believe the locations are linked together.

At Location #1, investigators arrested and cite released two suspects for Cultivation of Marijuana.

At Location #2, investigators will forward the criminal report to the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office for charges of Cultivation of Marijuana once the suspect(s) are identified.

At Location #3, investigators found the interior of the residence was outfitted to grow marijuana. There was also an illegal electrical bypass allowing for the theft of electricity. The theft of the electricity is estimated to be several thousands of dollars. A total of six dogs, two adult and four puppies, were found abandoned at the residence. Hesperia Animal Control responded to take the dogs to the animal shelter. Personnel from Southern California Edison (SCE) responded to disconnect the main electrical lines powering the residence for safety concerns. The suspect(s) will face charges of Cultivation of Marijuana, Sales of Marijuana and Utility Theft.

The City of Hesperia currently has an ordinance prohibiting the cultivation of marijuana plants. Code Enforcement personnel will assist in the notifications to the owners of the properties to make them aware of the violations occurring on them.

The Sheriff’s Gangs/Narcotics Division will continue to enforce California’s medical marijuana law as well as the city’s ordinance regarding marijuana cultivation. Persons found to be in violation of the state marijuana law and local city ordinance are subject to fines, prosecution, and seizure of property. Property owners who are aware their tenants are growing marijuana on their rental properties in violation of state law and local ordinances may also be subject to civil or criminal sanctions.

15635 Mission Avenue, Hesperia
88 marijuana plants seized and harvested marijuana plants
Suspect(s): #1) Jose Morales, age 55, resident of Hesperia; #2) Sandra Duarte, age 39, resident of Hesperia

15009 Lime Street, Hesperia
260 marijuana plants
Suspect; Identification pending / DR #651700288

16493 Allthorn Street, Hesperia
640 marijuana plants seized and 34 pounds of processed marijuana
Suspect(s): Identification pending

Anyone with information regarding the above investigations or other illegal marijuana cultivations is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Gangs/Narcotics Division at 909-387-8400. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at


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At least 3 killed, 3 airlifted in 15 freeway crash near Baker



BAKER, Calif. ( – At least three people have been confirmed killed, and three others were airlifted from a crash that shut down a stretch of 15 freeway Saturday evening.

It happened just after 7 p.m. on the northbound I-15 near Baker after an SUV crashed into the back of a semi truck and caught fire.

When firefighters arrived on scene they located the vehicle fully involved in fire with an unknown amount occupants still trapped inside.

Scanner traffic indicated that the fire quickly spread from the SUV to the semi truck, which was described as a 53-foot general cargo truck loaded with clothing.

Scanner traffic also indicated that three helicopters landed on the freeway to transport a 15-year-old, a child, and the child’s mother to Las Vegas University Medical Center.

In all, 1 person sustained critical injuries, 3 others sustained moderate injuries, and at least 3 people were pronounced deceased onscene with a possible fourth person still in the wreckage, scanner traffic reported.

Firefighters had a knock-down of the fire at about 9:45 p.m.

The identification of the deceased is not expected to be released until next-of-kin has been notified.

Officers from the CHP Barstow Station are handling the investigation into the cause of the accident.

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Motorcycle crash shuts down 15 Freeway in Hesperia



HESPERIA, Calif. ( — A motorcycle crash briefly shut down the 15 freeway Saturday afternoon in Hesperia.

The crash was reported at 6:10 p.m., August 8th, 2020, on the northbound 15 Freeway between Oak Hill Road and Ranchero Road.

According to the California Highway Patrol incident logs, a motorcycle rider was struck by a vehicle.

The impact sent the bike into the right hand shoulder of northbound 15 freeway and the rider into the center divider.

CHP logs reported that at least 8 motorcycles pulled into the center divider while 15-20 motorcycle riders stopped in lanes of traffic after the crash.

Northbound and southbound traffic of the 15 freeway was briefly stopped while a helicopter landed on scene.

The motorcycle rider was airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center in critical condition.

There were no other injuries reported. The freeway was reopened at 6:45 p.m.

The cause of the crash is currently under investigation. This is a developing story with no further details currently available.

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Man arrested for the murder of his 30-year-old son in Victorville



Deputies responded to a shooting in the 16700 block of Yucca Ave. (Hugo C. Valdez,

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( — A 49-year-old Victorville man was arrested for the murder of his son, officials said.

At about 10:00 PM on Friday, August 7, 2020, deputies responded to the 16700 block Yucca Avenue regarding to 911 calls of gunshots heard near an apartment complex, officials said.

Deputies from the Victorville Police Department arrived and detained a male, identified as Clyde Buschbaum Sr., outside of the complex.

Deputies quickly located an unresponsive male victim, outside of the apartment, suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim, identified as Clyde Buschbaum Jr., was pronounced deceased at the scene, officials said.

Homicide Detectives responded to conduct the investigation and determined there was an altercation between Clyde Jr. and his father, Clyde Sr.

“At some point during the altercation, Clyde Sr. shot and killed his son outside of the apartment,” stated sheriff’s officials.

Clyde Buschbaum Sr. was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for murder.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Michelle Del Rio, Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail at (909)387-3589. Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at 800-78CRIME or

Clyde Buschbaum Sr., 49, was arrested for the murder of his son in Victorville. (Hugo C. Valdez,
Clyde Buschbaum Sr., 49, was arrested for the murder of his son in Victorville. (Hugo C. Valdez,

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