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Armed homeowner finds intruder inside Apple Valley home

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. (VVNG.com) — An armed Apple Valley homeowner was prepared to defend herself and family after she encountered an intruder inside her home, officials said.

It happened at about 5:30 pm, on Sunday, August 5, 2018, in the 20700 block of Thunderbird Road in Apple Valley when the homeowner returned to find an unknown female inside her residence.

According to Sergeant Laura Marks, “the homeowner armed herself with a gun and ordered the woman to leave her residence or she would protect herself and her family. The female complied and walked out of the residence.”

Deputies responded to the location and were able to contact the female suspect a short distance away, walking on the street and she was detained without incident.

The suspect, later identified as Vidalina Estelle White, 26, of Barstow, was subsequently booked at the High Desert Detention Center for trespassing. Public arrest logs show she is scheduled for arraignment in a Victorville courtroom on August 8th and is currently being held on a $5,000 bail.

According to the Barstow Police Department on July 3, 2018, Officers were dispatched to the 800 block of W. Buena Vista St. regarding a female trespassing inside of a vacant residence. As a result, Vidalina White and Scott Walker, 32, were both arrested for trespassing.

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