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Police arrest suspect found sleeping inside a stolen vehicle in Phelan

PHELAN, Calif. ( — Deputies from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of an unresponsive male and found the suspect sleeping inside a stolen vehicle.

It happened on Sunday, October 9, 2022, at 8:26 a.m., in the 10200 block of Sierra Vista Drive.

According to the 911 caller, a man was unconscious inside a vehicle, and they were unable to tell if he was breathing. 

Deputy K. Williams arrived and located the suspect identified as 50-year-old Jeffery Leffert, a resident of Pinon Hills, asleep in a 1994 Honda Civic.

A records check of the vehicle showed that the vehicle was stolen out of Hesperia on July 28, 2021.

Leffert was arrested for PC496 possession of stolen property and booked at High Desert Detention Center. He is currently being held in lieu of $50,000 bail. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Deputy K. Williams, at Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station 760-552-6800.

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