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Transient Caught Trying to Break Into Cars in Victorville

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( A transient with prior charges of grand theft auto was busted for the same crime, yet again, authorities said.

Dontra Anthony Morris, 28, was arrested early Friday morning in the 14600 block of Valley Center Drive in Victorville after authorities found him trying to break into a parked vehicle.

At about 6:30 a.m. on August 4, 2017, deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to a call of an attempted grand theft auto and burglary, at Valley-Hi Toyota.

“An employee of the dealership reported having found a man attempting to get into vehicles in the service area, at the business,” stated a sheriff’s news release.

The man, later identified as Morris, was located inside the parts department after he was told to leave the dealership. Employees escorted him off the property prior to deputies arriving, officials said.

With assistance from California Highway Patrol’s Airship H80, Sheriff’s Service Specialists G. Bracamontes and C. Rodriguez located the suspect in a shopping center on 7th Street, near La Paz Drive. and took him into custody.

During the investigation, Morris was found to currently be on probation for attempted grand theft auto.

On May 27, 2017, Morris was arrested and placed on probation for attempting to steal a vehicle from the garage of a home in Victorville.

Morris was booked at High Desert Detention Center for attempted grand theft auto, attempted burglary, and felony violation of probation.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at

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