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Parolee arrested in Apple Valley after deputy finds him with a loaded gun and marijuana

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. ( — A 24-year-old parolee from Adelanto is back in jail after a deputy found him with a loaded gun and marijuana, officials said.

On Sunday, May 1, 2022, at approximately 10:00 p.m., Deputy Watson with the Apple Valley Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a black sedan near State Highway 18 and Pawnee Road, in the Town of Apple Valley. 

The passenger was identified as parolee, Richard Robinson.

According to a news release, “Deputy Watson searched Robinson and located a loaded handgun in his waistband. A large bag of processed marijuana was found during a search of the vehicle.” 

Robinson was transported to the High Desert Detention Center, and during the booking process, over $1200 in cash was found hidden on Robinson. He was booked for Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Ammunition by a Prohibited Person, and Possession of Marijuana for Sale. He is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.

In addition to the above charges, Robinson was booked for violating the terms of his parole and is being held on a no-bail parole hold.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Deputy Watson at the Apple Valley Police Department at (760) 240-7400 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave the information on the We-Tip website at

Parolee Arrested After Deputy Finds Him in Possession of a Loaded Firearm and Marijuana
(photo courtesy Apple Valley Police Department)

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