(Victorville): According to a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s press release at approximately 9:41 a.m. on Tuesday, “Hesperia Deputy Brenden Keim was dispatched to a report of suspects brandishing weapons. The victim said he drove up to his residence in the 18000 block of Verano Street and was confronted by several subjects who were exiting his home. The suspects brandished a gun at the victim, who fled in his vehicle. The suspects chased the victim and while driving brandished baseball bats and handguns. The victim, who had called 911, drove to the Hesperia Sheriff’s station.
The suspects meanwhile, returned to the victim’s residence on Verano to resume their burglary. Hesperia Deputies proceeded to the Verano residence and upon arrival, Deputies Vince Balsitis and Greg Gary located the suspect vehicle which was stuck in sand. Items commonly used in home invasion robberies were located in and around the suspect vehicle.
Hiding nearby was Nathanial Bullock who was detained without incident. The two female juveniles were apprehended by Hesperia SMASH Deputies John Clough and Jason Dell a short distance from the vehicle.
Detectives from the Hesperia Station Detective Bureau were called to assist in the investigation. They determined there were additional suspects and are actively working to apprehend them.
Nathanial Bullock was arrested and booked at the Victor Valley Jail for PC182(a)(1), conspiracy; PC212.5, robbery, and has a no bail hold for those charges. Hesperia Deputy Gerardo Moreno recognized Bullock from surveillance video from an unrelated strong arm robbery. As a result he was also booked for the previous robbery charge, PC211 with $100,000 bail.
The 17 year old female juvenile was arrested and booked at Juvenile Hall for PC182(a)(1), conspiracy and PC212.5, robbery. The 15 year old female juvenile was arrested and booked at Juvenile Hall for PC182(a)(1), conspiracy and PC212.5, robbery.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to please contact Detective Osvaldo Pelayes at the Hesperia Sheriff Station, 760-947-1500.
This investigation is an ongoing effort by the Hesperia Police Department to protect the communities it serves.
Citizens are encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Department or WE-TIP INC(1-800-78-CRIME, www.wetip.com) to report suspicious or criminal activity and can remain anonymous.”
Source: SB Sheriffs’s press release