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Police searching for additional suspects in felony vandalism of GEO Facility in Adelanto

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Photos of additional suspects are being released and anyone with information is urged to contact the Victor Valley Station, Detective Alex Pangburn at (760)552-6800.
Photos of additional suspects are being released and anyone with information is urged to contact the Victor Valley Station, Detective Alex Pangburn at (760)552-6800.

ADELANTO, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Authorities said two additional suspects were arrested for felony vandalism during the June 7th protest at GEO Detention Facility in Adelanto and are asking for the public’s help to identify other involved individuals.

After additional investigation, detectives identified 24-year-old Vanessa Perez, a resident of Rosemead, and 21-year-old Andrew Ascencio, a resident of El Monte, as suspects who vandalized the GEO Detention Facility and employee vehicles.

Arrest warrants were obtained for both Perez and Ascencio and they were taken into custody on June 29, 2020, and booked at West Valley Detention Center for felony vandalism.

Sheriff’s officials said Perez and Ascencio posted bail bonds and were released from custody.

On Sunday, June 7, 2020, a peaceful protest turned violent when a large number of the protestors started throwing rocks at the GEO Detentions and Corrections Facility 10400 Rancho Road.

As deputies convened on the building, bottles and rocks were being thrown at them and their marked patrol vehicles, officials said. After nearly 2 hours of destruction and unlawful behavior, deputies were able to disperse the crowd from the area.

In the end, an employee of the facility sustained an injury from a large rock thrown by a protestor. Six vehicles belonging to the facility and twenty-seven employees’ vehicles were vandalized and damaged. Six windows of the facility were shattered, and protestors spray-painted graffiti numerous places on the building and signs. Three Sheriff’s vehicles were damaged, one with graffiti and two had tires that were slashed. One arrest was made; Leticia Hernandez from Anaheim was arrested for vandalism.

Detectives are continuing to work this case and are looking for information that could lead to the arrest of other individuals involved in the riot.

Photos of additional suspects are being released and anyone with information is urged to contact the Victor Valley Station, Detective Alex Pangburn at (760)552-6800.

Related Article: (VIDEO) GEO in Adelanto vandalized during “Free Our People” March on Sunday

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Adelanto man asleep in Del Taco drive-thru arrested on weapon and drug violations

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After responding to a medical aid call, deputies arrested Leon Earl for weapon and narcotics violations

ADELANTO, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Authorities arrested a previously convicted felon after they found him passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle at a fast-food restaurant, officials said.

It happened on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at about 1:00 AM at the Del Taco on Highway 395, near Palmdale Road in Adelanto.

Deputies Mora and Lopez from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station responded and located the suspect, later identified as 30-year-old Leon Earl, a resident of Adelanto, in the drive-through, asleep, and foaming at the mouth.

Officials said Leon appeared to be in distress and was woken by deputies to have him checked out by medical personnel.

“During the investigation, deputies searched his vehicle and located a loaded Glock handgun, high capacity magazine and a large amount of cash,” stated a sheriff’s news release. “Leon was found to be an ex-felon who is a documented gang member.”

Leon was arrested and booked at the High Desert Detention Center for the weapons violations. 

Deputy Mora authored a search warrant for his residence which was served later the same day. “During the execution of the warrant, deputies located narcotics for sale including suspected cocaine, packaging, scales, ammunition and an additional high capacity drum magazine were located,” stated authorities.

It was also discovered Leon was a wanted person by Corona Police for Assault with a Deadly Weapon with great bodily injury. Leon had bailed out of custody for the weapon violation but was arrested by Corona Police at the jail. 

After responding to a medical aid call, deputies arrested Leon Earl for weapon and narcotics violations
(Photo courtesy of Victor Valley Sheriff’s Department)

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station, (760) 552-6800. Persons wishing to remain anonymous can report information to WeTip by calling 1-800-78-CRIME, or by accessing the website at www.wetip.com

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Adelanto man arrested for alleged child abuse of 3-month-old

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ADELANTO, Calif. (VVNG.com) — An Adelanto man is facing child abuse charges after detectives say he caused multiple injuries to a 3-month old.

25-year-old Jose Aragon, was arrested at his home in the 10500 block of Florence Court in the city of Adelanto and charged with PC 273a(a)- Willful Cruelty to a Child on Tuesday, July 21st.

According to a sheriff’s news release, detectives from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Specialized Investigations Division, Crimes Against Children (CAC) Detail were notified of a three-month-old victim who was admitted to Victor Valley Hospital with multiple injuries. 

Through the investigation, detectives learned the victim was in the care of Jose Aragon, and while under his care, the victim sustained multiple injuries consistent with child abuse caused by Aragon, officials said.

The suspect was arrested and booked into the Central Detention Center in San Bernardino and is currently being held in lieu of $100,000 bond. Officials said the case will be submitted to the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s office for review. 

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Detective Jonathan Cavender or Deputy Shelly Ponce at the San Bernardino County Specialized Investigations Division, Crimes Against Children Detail at (909) 387-3615. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463).

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Monday night rollover crash in Adelanto claims life of 47-year-old man from Coalinga

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A 47-year-old man from Coalinga, CA died as a result of his injuries in a Monday night crash. (google maps)

ADELANTO, Calif. (VVNG.com) —  A Monday night rollover crash in Adelanto claimed the life of a 47-year-old man from Coalinga, CA.

It happened at about 10:55 PM on July 13, 2020, in the area of Bellflower Street near Pansy Road in Adelanto.

San Bernardino County Fire responded to the incident and located a 2008 Ford Pickup truck approximately 30-50 feet off the roadway. The driver was trapped in the mangled wreck and required major extrication.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Lora Way told VVNG the pickup truck was traveling northbound on Bellflower, north of Pansy when it collided with the dirt embankment and rolled several times into the vacant field.

Way said the male was extricated and transported to Victor Valley Global Medical Center where he passed away. The driver was the only occupant in the vehicle.

The identity of the deceased male will be released by the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office pending notification of next of kin.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station at 760-552-6800.

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