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Hesperia Man Arrested and Linked to Numerous Hesperia Robberies

HESPERIA– ( On Thursday, January 15th at approximately 1:02 a.m. Deputies from the Hesperia Police Dept. were dispatched to a call reporting an audible alarm. Deputy Thurman, who was in the area of the 15900 block of Main Street and quickly arrived on scene.

Richard Stenner, 39 of Hesperia and a 15-year-old male juvenile also from Hesperia were located and detained as they were leaving the location. Upon contact with Stenner deputies found a crowbar hidden under his clothing. Through further investigation and review of surveillance tapes, deputies found evidence linking Stenner to approximately six other burglaries in the City of Hesperia.

Investigators are attempting to see if there are any connections to any similar burglaries in neighboring cities. The burglaries the suspect was connected to were from November 2014 to January 15, 2015 and primarily were gas stations and liquor stores. An undisclosed amount of cash and thousands of dollars worth of merchandise to include lottery tickets, alcohol and cigarettes were stolen from these locations.

The juvenile suspect was arrested on charges of PC664/459- Attempt Burglary and booked at the Apple Valley Juvenile Detention Center. Suspect Stenner was arrested and booked at HDDC on charges of PC664/459-Attempt burglary and PC459-burglary. Stenner has a past criminal record ranging from 2007-2011 including Petty Theft, Burglary and Battery.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about these crimes is encouraged to contact Detective Smith at 760-947-1500 or remain anonymous by calling We Tip at 1-800-78-CRIME.

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