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Official Cause of Hesperia Hard Road Closures Unknown

HESPERIA– ( Just before 5:30 P.M., on Monday, February 16th three hard road closures were conducted in order to execute what is believed to be an arrest warrant in the area just east of Cottonwood Avenue and Elm Street. The road closures were made in the area of Cedar Street and Cottonwood Avenue, Palm Street and Cottonwood Avenue, Hickory Avenue and Elm Street.

The closures took place after residents living on Elm Street were told to stay inside of their homes.

According to area residents, the area was full of Sheriff’s dressed in tactical gear including drawn guns, a SWAT team as well as a Sheriff helicopter. Those living in the area described it as looking like a “war zone”.

Two of the closures were reopened soon after the closure took place, a closure from Cottonwood and Elm to about one block east remained blocked Hesperia police vehicles for several hours.

At this time there is no information regarding if any arrests were made following the road closures and police presence. The officer at the scene declined to comment on the circumstance surrounding the closure. There is no further information available at this time, information will be updated as it is received.

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