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Victorville woman, 38, arrested for being in possession of stolen breathing machine

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( — Detectives arrested a 38-year-old Victorville woman who was in possession of a breathing machine belonging to a 14-year-old girl that was stolen during a residential burglary.

According to a sheriff’s news release, Detectives from the Apple Valley Police Department identified Maria Martinez, 38, a resident of Victorville, and arrested her on Thursday in the 15600 block of Tenth Street.

Officials said Martinez was in possession of the breathing machine and coordinated the property to be dropped off in the 16000 block of Forrest Avenue.

On July 15th Victorville deputies were called to the same area after two small suitcases were thrown out of a vehicle. The cases contained the breathing machine belonging to a 14-year old Apple Valley girl, which had been stolen during a residential burglary on July 12, 2019. 

Martinez was arrested and booked into High Desert Detention Center for violation of Penal Code 496, possession of stolen property. 

Her bail is set at $125,000 and is scheduled for arraignment inside a Victorville courtroom on July 22, 2019.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Detective Bureau at the Apple Valley Police Department at (760) 240-7400 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or can leave information on the We-Tip website at

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