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Victorville woman arrested for reporting fake fires

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( — A 38-year-old Victorville woman as arrested after she allegedly made multiple false reports of a fire at her residence, officials said.

The latest false report happened on Sunday, July 22, 2018, at 11:51 pm, in the 16400 block of Lorene Drive in Victorville.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez said Jennifer Sevedra utilized the text to 911 system and reported a fire at her location. In response, 3 police units, a fire engine, and a fire supervisor unit responded to the scene.

“Upon arrival, it was determined that there was no fire at or near the location. A check of Sheriff’s databases revealed this was the third false fire reported by Sevedra in the last 3 months,” stated Rodriguez.

Sevedra was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for reporting a false emergency PC148.3(A). Public arrests records show Sevedra was cite released and is no longer in custody as of July 23.

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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