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Stolen dump truck found burning near the aqueduct in Hesperia Tuesday night

HESPERIA, Calif. ( — A dump truck stolen almost two weeks ago was found burning near the California Aqueduct in Hesperia last night.

On August 10, 2019, a member of the Victor Valley News Group on Facebook posted about a dump truck that was stolen. According to the post, the truck was stolen from the Jess Ranch area in Apple Valley. The member shared a photo and asked the community to be on the look-out.

Fast forward ten days later, on August 20th at about 11:19 pm motorists called 911 and reported a vehicle on fire inside the gates of the aqueduct at Eleventh Avenue and Farmington Street in Hesperia.

Deputies arrived on scene and saw a large fire coming from the bed of a dump truck.

San Bernardino County Fire quickly responded to the scene and had the fire under control and extinguished.

Sheriff’s spokesman Edgar Moran said the dump truck was pulling a trailer that contained a silver Toyota Corolla and both vehicles were found to be stolen vehicles.

“One witness stated that they saw 2-3 unknown subjects around the vehicle prior to the fire; the witness was unable to describe the subjects due to the time of night, but observed one of the subjects holding what looked like an object that was on fire,” stated Moran.

No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hesperia Sheriff’s Station at 760-947-1500.

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