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Three Hesperia Men Arrested During Probation Compliance Check

HESPERIA, CA:( Three Hesperia men were arrested at a residence during a probation compliance check on Tuesday afternoon.

On September 6, 2016, at approximately 3:40 p.m., deputies from the Hesperia Police Department were dispatched to assist San Bernardino County Probation Officers. Probation Officers were conducting a compliance check of a probationer’s residence in the 16000 block of Juniper Street in Hesperia when they located a loaded handgun.

Hesperia Deputies and Gang Team responded to the location and assisted with the search. In addition to the loaded handgun, a shotgun, rifle, ammunition and methamphetamine were recovered in the home with the three suspects that are known gang members or associates.

The suspects identified as Ruben Mendez, 23, Vincent Mendez, 49, and Sergio Marcial, 43, were all arrested and booked into the High Desert Detention Center.

Ruben Mendez was booked on charges of use of a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of a firearm, prohibited from owning ammunition and violation of probation.

Vincent Mendez was booked on charges of possession of a controlled substance.

Sergio Marcial was booked on charges of possession of a controlled substance and on an outstanding warrant.

Ruben Mendez is on supervised probation as a result of California Assembly Bill109. As part of Governor Jerry Brown’s Realignment Plan, or Assembly Bill 109, to comply with a U.S. Supreme Court decision requiring the state to lower its prison population by 30,000; offenders with non-violent, non-sexual and non-serious convictions will serve shortened sentences in county jails and be placed on local supervision through county probation.

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