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Police arrest 2 people found inside a deceased woman’s ransacked home in Hesperia

HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A man and a woman were arrested after they allegedly broke into a deceased woman’s vacant residence and ransacked it, officials said.

Dennis Statler, 41, and Robyn Pugel, 35, were both arrested on Monday, May 6, 2019, in the 18000 block of Hercules Street in Hesperia.

At about 7:00 pm, that evening, sheriff’s dispatch received a call from a reporting party stating she received information that her deceased mother’s vacant residence was broken into and the subjects were still inside.

Hesperia sheriff’s station spokesman Edgar Moran said deputies responded and found the back door of the residence open.

Once inside the home they found Statler and Pugel inside the vacant residence.

“Several cabinets were open and the residence appeared to be ransacked. The owner (reporting party) stated she did not know Statler or Pugel and they did not have permission to be inside of the residence,” stated Moran.

Statler and Pugel were both arrested and booked into the High Desert Detention Center for PC459 Burglary.

Statler is being held on a combined total bail of $100,000 for VC14601.1(A) driving without a license. He is scheduled to appear in court on May 13, 2019.

Pugel’s bail is set at $75,000 and she’s scheduled for arraignment on May 13th.

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