VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A 14-year-old boy who was previously arrested for impersonating a San Bernardino County Deputy and placed on probation from his past crime, has been arrested again for being in possession of more fake police gear, authorities confirmed.
The boy, who is not being named because he is a minor, was first arrested on March 6, 2018, after a Victorville resident reported a suspicious encounter with the teen a day earlier.
According to a previous Victor Valley News article, the suspect exited the Explorer wearing a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department uniform with a firearm in the belt holster. He went to the front door and told the occupants he was there to investigate a reported domestic disturbance.
During the March incident, the boy tried to open the door but the homeowner had locked it. The suspect returned to the Explorer and left the area after a brief exchange with the homeowner, who followed him to the driveway. Later, the homeowner notified police of the suspicious encounter. He had since been tied to other suspicious incidents and was placed on probation.
On July 11, 2018, deputies from the Victorville Police Department were requested to respond to the 12400 block of Kirkwood Drive, to assist San Bernardino County Juvenile Probation Officers.
“Probation Officers had gone to the location to conduct a probation check on a 14-year old probationer and during the contact located numerous items indicating the juvenile had been impersonating a Peace Officer. The items found included uniform shirts outfitted with San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department patches, a metal badge from another Southern California law enforcement agency, uniform pants and other items,” Officials confirmed.
Authorities say the items were collected from the home and booked as evidence. The juvenile was arrested and booked at High Desert Juvenile Detention Center.
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 www.wetip.com.