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Authorities Arrest 2 Transients Sitting in Stolen U-Haul Truck

HESPERIA, Calif. ( Authorities arrested two transients after they were located sitting inside a stolen U-Haul truck in a Walmart Parking lot in the 13400 block of Main Street.

On Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at approximately 7:55 a.m., Deputy Alfaro with the Hesperia Sheriff’s Station was conducting extra patrol in the Walmart parking lot when he observed a 2016 GMC U-Haul matching the description of a stolen vehicle report he took on January 2, 2017.

Deputy Alfaro ran the Arizona license plate and confirmed the U-Haul was stolen. The U-Haul, occupied by a female and male, was parked along the east side of the parking lot. After conducting a felony traffic stop, the subjects were taken into custody without incident.

The driver, Priscilla Durst, 35, was arrested and booked into the High Desert Detention Center for PC 496D(A) Possession of a Stolen Vehicle and outstanding warrants. The passenger, Robert Serrano, age 46, was also arrested, and booked into the High Desert Detention Center for an outstanding warrant.

The two remain in custody, Durst’s bail is set at $50,000 and Serrano’s bail is set at $100,000.

Anyone with information in regards to the theft of this vehicle is encouraged to contact Deputy Alfaro at 760-947-1500, or Sheriff’s Dispatch at 760-956-5001. To remain anonymous, please contact We Tip at 800-78-Crime

(Source: Hesperia Sheriff’s Department Press Release)

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