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Victorville man, 22, arrested for battery on a Circle K employee

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( — Joshua Lindsey, a 22-year-old Victorville resident was arrested for punching a Circle K employee as he attempted to steal alcohol.

It happened on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at about 1:52 am in the 15800 block of Mojave Drive in Victorville.

Deputies arrived at the location and were informed Joshua Lindsey entered the store, grabbed some alcohol, and exited the store without paying.

According to a sheriff’s news release, “an employee followed the suspect out of the store and saw him drop some of the alcohol. After the employee returned to the store, the suspect followed and punched the employee before fleeing.”

Deputies located Lindsey minutes later while responding to a disturbance call in which he was harassing and threatening security personnel at Winco, on Roy Rogers Drive.

Lindsey was arrested and booked at the High Desert Detention Center for robbery and assault. He is scheduled to appear in Victorville Superior Court on November 14, 2019.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave the information on the We-Tip website at

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