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Three Hesperia Residents Arrested After Terrorist Threats at Walmart



HESPERIA-(  Three Hesperia residents were arrested on Thursday, June 11th after deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Hesperia Station responded to a report of terrorist threats. Deputies responded at approximately 2:36 a.m. to the Walmart located at 13401 Main Street in Hesperia.

The suspect fled the location before the deputies arrived on scene, learning that the suspect’s girlfriend works at the locations. The suspect, identified as known gang member, Harvey Gobert, 33 was reportedly threatening another employee and accused him of disrespecting his girlfriend. After checking the area for Gobert, deputies were unable to locate him.

Later that morning, just after 5:00 a.m. deputies again were dispatched to the Walmart as the suspect returned and was again being confrontational. Deputies located Gobert on the outside of the Walmart and was detained with a large amount of cash, methamphetamine and two live rounds of ammunition. When deputies made contact with the suspect, 26-year-old Hesperia resident, Jessica Rowe was with him and found to be under the influence of a controlled substance. Through a brief investigation deputies learned that Rowe was responsible for writing falsified prescriptions for narcotics.

In Gobert’s vehicle, deputies located, suspect #3, 31-year-old Tara Ann Rondan. She was also found to be under the influence of a controlled substance and in possession of a narcotic. Upon further search of his vehicle, deputies located two loaded handguns, prescription bottles of narcotics, falsified prescriptions, scales, and other drug paraphernalia consistent with drug sales. One of the guns was registered to Gobert’s girlfriend and the other to an unknown person, but neither are reported stolen.

All three suspects were arrested and booked at HDDC on the following charges.

  • Harvey Gobert HS11370.1-Possession of a firearm while under the influence of a controlled substance, PC29800-Felon in possession of a firearm, PC422-Terrorist threats, HS11379-Possession of narcotics for sales.
  • Jessica Rowe-HS11550-Under the influence of a controlled substance and HS11173-Falsifying prescriptions of a narcotic.
  • Tara Ann Rondan– HS11377 Possession of a narcotic and HS11550-under the influence of a controlled substance.

During a later search of the suspect and his girlfriend’s residence, deputies located a trailer and Rhino that were reported stolen out of Apple Valley in May of 2015. Deputies will be submitting these additional charges of PC496-Possession of stolen property as well as gang enhancement charges for suspect Gobert to the District Attorney’s office for review.

Rondan was cited and released on June 11th at 9:05 p.m.  Rondan has numerous petty theft convictions, but this will be her first drug charge in San Bernardino County. Rowe was released on June 12th at 1:13 p.m. There is no information regarding charges she will be facing, but she is currently fighting October 26, 2014 drug charges at this time and is due back in court on June 16th for an arraignment on those charges. Gobert, has numerous drug possession convictions, and a past weapons charge. He was released on bail on June 11th at 9:06 pm. There is no scheduled appearance dates for Gobert at this time.


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