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Hesperia Home Invasion Leaves One Dead

HESPERIA-( An alleged home invasion robbery suspect is dead after attempting to escape and hide from San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies.

On Monday, January 25, 2016 at about 4:10 AM, deputies from Apple Valley and Hesperia Station responded to the report of a home invasion robbery in the 8800 block of Eleventh Avenue in Hesperia, Sheriff’s Officials said. Upon arrival deputies learned that the  suspect forced entry into a home that was occupied by four adults and three children.

The  suspect identified as 47-year-old Hesperia resident, Steven Schenck was armed with a knife and the male adult resident defended himself and his family with a baseball bat. “A physical altercation between the suspect and the victim occurred, the suspects fled the location prior to the deputy’s arrival,”  said Sheriff’s Spokeswoman, Jodi Miller.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department officials said that one deputy initiated a drive stun technique with the use of a taser. A second deputy applied fist strikes to get the suspect to comply. Schenck, who was later determined to be the ex-son-in-law and former business partner of the occupant of the home became unresponsive as deputies walked him to the patrol car. Deputies and emergency personnel began CPR on Schenck and transported him to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Two knives were later recovered under the bus.

Detectives from the Sheriff’s Department Specialized Investigations Division responded to the location and are conducting the investigation. Detectives are continuing to attempt to identify the other suspects involved in the incident. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Homicide Detail, Detective Mark Green or Sergeant Jason Radeleff at (909) 387-3589. 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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