VICTORVILLE, Calif:(VVNG.com)- Four High Desert residents were arrested for conspiracy and extortion following an undercover sting operation, authorities said.
On Thursday, August 31, 2016, Deputy Olivas from the Victorville Police Department, investigated an extortion case involving a stolen cell phone.
The victim reported her boyfriend’s phone had been lost at a business on the 14000 block of US Highway 395 and she received texts messages from an unknown person saying they had the phone.
The person threatened to release personal information and photographs, via social media, if the victim did not pay a large sum of money for the return of the phone.
Deputy Olivas, with the assistance of detectives, did an undercover sting operation, that resulted in the arrest of Terrera Hall, 23, a resident of Victorville and Juanniesha Dandy, 22, a resident of Adelanto who had the stolen cell phone.
Through investigation, detectives also arrested Adelanto residents Nydia Arreola, 29, and Mario Hall, 31, for the theft, as well as conspiracy and extortion.
Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911. 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 www.wetip.com.