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Victorville woman, 39, arrested for calling 911 and reporting a fake threat

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( — Police arrested a Victorville woman who called 911 and reported a fake threat that prompted deputies along with a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department helicopter to respond.

It happened on May 1, 2019, at approximately 4:00 pm, when the suspect, Jennifer Sevedra, 39, called dispatch and reported her ex-boyfriend was armed with a gun and inside the home with her and her father.

“Sevedra told dispatch he had threatened to kill her and also said he threatened to kill himself,” stated sheriff’s spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez.

According to Rodriguez multiple deputies and an aviation crew responded to the call in the 17100 block of Millbrook Drive in Victorville.

“After deputies were able to safely get everyone out of the house, they determined there was no threat and Sevedra had made everything up,” stated Rodriguez.

Sevedra was arrested and booked into the High Desert Detention Center for reporting a false emergency and being under the influence of a controlled substance.

In July 2018, Savedra was arrested for a similar incident after sheriff’s officials said she called 911 and reported multiple fake fires at her home in the 16400 block of Lorene Drive in Victorville.  VVNG reported on the incident and learned a check of the sheriff’s databases revealed that was the third false fire reported by Sevedra within a 3-month time frame.

Penalties for False Report of an Emergency:

Normally, a violation of Penal Code 148.3 is a misdemeanor in California. As such, the maximum sentence is one year in county jail. But the judge has the discretion to grant probation with little or no jail time.

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