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VVNG Crime Watch is a list of documented crimes reported from around the Victor Valley. The list will be updated weekly. If you are a victim of crime be sure to report it to authorities at 760-956-5001.

Pursuit suspect gets away:

(APPLE VALLEY) — On May 1, 2020, at about 9:14 am a deputy from the Apple Valley Police Department was on an unrelated traffic stop in the area of Highway 18 and Bear Valley Road when he observed a street bike traveling approximately 106 MPH. The deputy attempted to stop him but the vehicle failed to yield.  The street bike reached speeds of 130 MPH as it fled. The pursuit was terminated and the driver was not caught. 

Residential burglary in Hesperia:

(HESPERIA) — On Friday, May 1, 2020, at approximately 6:15 p.m., deputies from the Hesperia Police Department responded to a residence located in the 16000 block of Flintridge Street in reference to a burglary. Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into the residence and took miscellaneous items from the location. The investigation is still on-going.

Belt buckles and cash stolen:

(APPLE VALLEY) — On May 1, 2020, at about 11:53 am deputies from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to the 25800 block of Wren Street in Apple Valley regarding a residential burglary. Sheriff’s officials said two Hispanic Male Adult’s kicked the front door of the victim’s residence and stole approximately $2,000 worth belt buckles and cash.

Items stolen during Hesperia Burglary:

(HESPERIA) — On Friday, May 1, 2020, at approximately 9:55 a.m., deputies from the Hesperia Police Department responded to a residence located in the 17000 block of Aspen Avenue in reference to a burglary. An unknown suspect forced entry into the victim’s detached garage and took multiple items. The investigation is still on-going.

Brass knuckles lands man behind bars:

(HESPERIA) — On Friday, May 1, 2020, at approximately 8:05 a.m., deputies from the Hesperia Police Department responded to Walgreens, 17383 Main Street, in reference to a fight. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Taylor Reynolds said, the suspect, Nicholaos Panopoulos, a 21-year-old male out of Hesperia, was found asleep behind the wheel of his running vehicle. When the victims attempted to wake up Panopoulos, Panopoulos brandished brass knuckles and threatened to kill the victims. One of the victim’s pepper-sprayed Panopoulos, which effectively prevented the assault. A witness approached Panopoulos and attempted to stop the altercation. Panopoulos retrieved a tire jack from his vehicle and attempted to assault the witness. Both victims were known to Panopoulos. Panopoulos was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for the associated charges.

Vacant Apple Valley home burglarized:

(APPLE VALLEY) — On May 1, 2020, at about 11:24 am, deputies from the Apple Valley Police Department responded to the 12900 block of Ojai Road regarding a burglary. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Jackie Alban said the home is currently vacant and for sale. Unknown subject(s) forced entry through a back door and taking a refrigerator, washer, dryer, and portable air conditioning unit. Property was valued at $2000. There are no leads at this time.

$1,500 in property stolen during burglary:

(PINON HILLS) –On May 1, 2020, at about 9:16 am deputies from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Department responded to the 9800 block of Minero Road regarding a burglary. An unknown suspect cut two heavy chains on the gate and entered the property. The suspects entered the victim’s unlocked storage container and removed misc tools and electric cables estimate value of the stolen items is $1,500.

Suspect arrested after pursuit in Adelanto:

(ADELANTO) — On May 2, 2020, at about 8:14 pm deputies from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station were involved in a pursuit. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Staci Parks said deputy D. Peterson attempted to stop the suspect, Corey Labenske, 32, for speeding. Labenske initially stopped and then fled as deputy Peterson exited his patrol unit. Labenske led deputy Peterson on an approximately 16 mile pursuit before foot-bailing. The vehicle was found to be stolen. Labenske was arrested and booked at high desert detention center and held on a $250,000 bail.

Man on motorized scooter attacked:

(HESPERIA) — On Saturday, May 2, 2020, at approximately 5:45 p.m., deputies from the Hesperia Sheriff’s Station responded to the intersection of I Avenue and Fresno Street in reference to an assault. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Taylor Reynolds said the victim was riding a motorized scooter in the area when an unknown suspect drove behind the victim and attempted to knock him off the scooter with the open passenger door. The suspect exited his vehicle and attempted to take the scooter from the victim but was unsuccessful. The suspect got back into his vehicle and fled the location. The investigation is still on-going.

20-year-old arrested for elder abuse:

(APPLE VALLEY) — On May 2, 2020, at about 1:06 am deputies from the Apple Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to the 21300 block of Laguna Road regarding Elder Abuse. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Jackie Alban said the subject Forrestt Robinette, a 20-year-old resident of Victorville was arrested for grabbing and pushing an elderly victim. Robinette was arrested for PC368(A) Elder Abuse.

Items stolen during Lucerne Valley burglary:

(LUCERNE VALLEY) — On May 2, 2020, at about 9:08 am, deputies from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to a residential burglary in the 31500 block of Smoke Bush Road in Lucerne Valley. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Staci Parks said the unknown suspect(s) forced entry onto the victim’s property through a locked gate. The suspect(s) used an unknown object to cut the lock from the gate. The suspect’s forced entry into the shed and stole about 10 solar batteries from within the shed. They stole the air conditioning unit from the shed as well. The suspect(s) stole the victim’s commercial generator The suspect(s) forced entry into the rear door of the victim’s vacant residence and entered. The suspect(s) stole the victim’s Dyson vacuum and removed a brand new microwave from its box and set it outside. The suspect(s) did not take the microwave and left the scene the same way they entered.

2 motorcycles stolen during burglary:

(HESPERIA) — On Sunday, May 3, 2020, at approximately 12:40 p.m., deputies from the Hesperia Police Department responded to a residence located in the 6000 block of Lurelane Avenue in reference to a burglary. Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into the victim’s residence and stole two motorcycles. The investigation is still on-going.

Armed robbery at Chevron in Hesperia:

(HESPERIA) — On Sunday, May 3, 2020, at approximately 11:50 p.m., deputies from the Hesperia Police Department responded to Chevron, 11510 Fashion Court, in reference to a robbery. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Taylor Reynolds said an unknown male suspect entered the location and approached the cashier. The suspect brandished a firearm and demanded money from the register. The cashier complied and gave the suspect a small amount of cash, before the suspect fled the location. The investigation is still on-going.

Assault investigation in Adelanto:

(ADELANTO) — On May 3, 2020, at about 10:47 am, deputies from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to the 14200 block of Caroline Street reference an Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Staci Parks said the 18-year-old male victim walked toward an unknown male suspect in the street with the intent to fight him. The victim then punched the suspect 3 times. The suspect tried to ride his bicycle away from the scene when the victim kicked him off the bicycle. The suspect pulled a knife out of his pocket and stabbed the victim one time in the back of the shoulder. The suspect left northbound on his bicycle prior to police arrival. The victim was airlifted to a local hospital and refused to give any other statements.

Hesperia business burglarized:

(HESPERIA) — On Sunday, May 3, 2020, at approximately 11:20 p.m., deputies from the Hesperia Police Department responded to Personalized Business Service, 14609 Main Street, in reference to a burglary. Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into the location. It is unknown if anything was taken. The investigation is still on-going. 

Woman carjacked at gunpoint:

(HESPERIA) — On Monday, May 4, 2020, at approximately 12:03 a.m., deputies from the Hesperia Police Department responded to Chevron located at 13188 Main Street, in reference to a robbery. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Taylor Reynolds said the victim was seated in her vehicle when two unknown suspects approached. One suspect opened the door to the victim’s vehicle and brandished a firearm. The suspect demanded the victim get out of her vehicle. The victim exited and the suspects fled the location in the victim’s vehicle.

Jewelry stolen during burglary:

(HESPERIA) — On Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at approximately 4:15 p.m., deputies responded to a residence located in the 7000 block of C Avenue in reference to a burglary. Sheriff’s officials said an unknown suspect gained entry into the victim’s residence by breaking a glass door. While inside, the suspect took miscellaneous jewelry. The investigation is still on-going. 

50-year-old stabbed in Victorville:

(VICTORVILLE) — On May 5, 2020, at about 11:46 am deputies from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to the 14100 block of Cholame Road (county area of Victorville) regarding a stabbing. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Staci Parks said when deputies arrived they found a 50-year-old male adult with multiple stab wounds and was airlifted to a hospital.  The investigation was ongoing and no other information was available for release.

Trailer stolen from Brentwood community:

(HESPERIA) — On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at approximately 10:30 a.m., deputies from the Hesperia Police Department responded to Brentwood Products, 17071 Hercules Street, in reference to a burglary. Sheriff’s officials said unknown suspects forced entry into the location and took a trailer along with a large amount of wood. The investigation is still on-going. 

TV and window shot in Hesperia:

(HESPERIA) — On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at approximately 2:00 a.m., deputies from the Hesperia Police Department responded to a residence located in the 11000 block of Locust Avenue in reference to a shooting. Sheriff’s officials said the victim heard a gunshot while inside of his residence and later noticed bullet holes in his television and window. No injuries were reported. The investigation is still on-going.

Man accidentally shoots himself in the leg:

(HESPERIA) — On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at approximately 11:45 p.m., deputies from the Hesperia Police Department responded to a residence located in the 11000 block of Hemlock Avenue in reference to a 911 call. For unknown reasons, a male accidentally shot himself in the leg. The male was transported to a hospital for his injuries and is expected to survive.

Man threatens and points gun at girlfriend:

(HESPERIA) — On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at approximately 2:24 p.m., deputies from the Hesperia Police Department responded to a residence located in the 17000 block of Sequoia Street in reference to an assault. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Taylor Reynolds said the victim was in a physical altercation with the girlfriend of the suspect. The suspect, Joshua Conway, 27-year-old male out of Hesperia, brandished a firearm and pointed the gun at the victim. A search warrant was served at Conway’s residence and the firearm was located. Conway was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for the associated charges.

Juvenile in fight cut with a pocketknife:

(HESPERIA) — On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at approximately 8:00 p.m., deputies responded to a residence located in the 13000 block of La Crescenta Street in reference to an assault. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Taylor Reynolds said three juveniles were fighting at the location when two of the juveniles brandished pocketknives. Another juvenile attempted to separate the parties and the other juvenile sustained a cut to his arm in the process. All parties fled the scene prior to deputies’ arrival. The investigation is still on-going.

Shots fired at apartment party:

(HESPERIA) — On Thursday, May 7, 2020, at approximately 1:00 a.m., deputies from the Hesperia Police Department responded to the Sunrise Terrace Apartments located at 8632 C Avenue, in reference to shots heard in the area. Through investigation, it was discovered that multiple juveniles were in a fight and two juveniles fired rounds. All parties left the scene prior to deputies’ arrival. The investigation is still on-going.

Storage unit in Hesperia burglarized:

(HESPERIA) — On Friday, May 8, 2020, at approximately 1:44 p.m., deputies from the Hesperia Police Department responded to Extra Space Storage, 9353 Mariposa Road, in reference to a burglary. Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into the victim’s storage unit and took miscellaneous items. The investigation is still on-going. 

Woman rides on top of moving vehicle:

(VICTORVILLE) — On May 9, 2020, at about 7:24 am, deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to the area of Mojave Drive and Amargosa Road regarding an Assault With a Deadly Weapon. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Jodi Miller said deputies responded to the report of a female riding on top of a vehicle.  Upon arrival, the female was no longer on the car and advised deputies that Montia Scott was driving her vehicle with her on it and would not stop to let her off.  Montia Scott was arrested for PC 245 Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and PC273.5 Inflict Injury on a Spouse or Co-Habitant –  both are felonies.  He was transported and booked into the High Desert Detention Center.

Arrested for abusing 911:

(HESPERIA) — On Saturday, May 9, 2020, at approximately 4:10 p.m., deputies from the Hesperia Police Department responded to the area of Bear Valley Road and Cottonwood Avenue in reference to a disturbance. Karl Tanchez Mendez, a 24-year-old male out of Victorville, called 911 excessively with no emergency. Tanchez Mendez was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for the associated charges.

Victorville home hit by gunfire:

(VICTORVILLE) — On May 9, 2020, at about 9:49 am, deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to the 15600 block of La Verida Drive regarding a shooting at a dwelling. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Jodi Miller said the reporting party stated she noticed two holes in the outside of her residence this morning and believed bullets may have caused them.  Deputies confirmed the holes were bullet holes—no suspect information.

Woman arrested for abusing 911:

(VICTORVILLE) — On May 10, 2020, at about 7:22 pm, deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to the 15400 block of Nisqualli Road regarding someone possibly harassing 911. According to sheriff’s spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez, “in just under two hours, 35-year old Dawn Dedeaux, made seven calls to 911. Two of those calls were hang-ups and during the other five, she reported miscellaneous information that was determined to be unfounded and not of an emergency nature. Deputies transported Dedeaux to High Desert Detention Center where she was booked and subsequently released with a citation.”

Beer bottle attack in Victorville:

(VICTORVILLE) — On May 10, 2020, at about 8:49 pm, deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to the 15800 block of Green Hill Drive reference an assault. According to sheriff’s spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez, Deputies responded to the location after receiving a report of a man having been hit by another man with a beer bottle. When deputies arrived and made contact with the victim, he refused to give any information about the identity of the suspect and said he did not want to press charges. No one else at the location was willing to provide further information. The victim was transported to a local hospital for a laceration above his eye.”

Man threatened at gunpoint to transfer money:

(HESPERIA) — On Sunday, May 10, 2020, at approximately 12:58 a.m., deputies from the Hesperia Police Department responded to a residence located in the 14000 block of Desert Rose Street in reference to a disturbance. Ernesto Perez, a 24-year-old male out of Hesperia, and the victim were in a verbal argument. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Taylor Reynolds said Perez grabbed the victim by the neck and brandished a gun. Perez pointed the gun at the victim and demanded money be transferred electronically to his bank account. The victim complied and Perez left the location. Perez was located at his residence in the City of Victorville, arrested and later booked at High Desert Detention Center for the associated charges.

Hesperia home hit with gunfire:

(HESPERIA) — On Sunday, May 10, 2020, at approximately 8:05 a.m., deputies from the Hesperia Police Department responded to a residence located in the 15000 block of Farmington Street in reference to shots heard in the area. Sheriff’s officials said Unknown suspect(s) shot multiple rounds at the victim’s residence. No injuries were reported and the investigation is still on-going. 

Nutritional Service vehicle burglarized:

(VICTORVILLE) –– On May 11, 2020, at about 8:00 am deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to a commercial burglary in the 12300 block of Locust Avenue. Sheriff’s officials said sometime between 5/8/20 and 5/11/20, an unknown suspect(s) entered Victor Elementary School District’s Nutritional Services location and broke into a District vehicle. Approximately $3000 worth of tools and equipment were stolen from the vehicle. No arrests have been made as of this time.

Woman arrested for abusing 911 system:

(HESPERIA) — On Monday, May 11, 2020, at approximately 2:00 a.m., deputies from the Hesperia Police Department responded to a residence located in the 9000 block of Hickory Avenue in reference to a welfare check. Marietta Bekke, 39-year-old female out of Pico Rivera, called 911 excessively with no emergency. Bekke was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for the associated charges. 

Victorville teen takes parents car:

(VICTORVILLE) — On May 11, 2020, at about 4:00 pm, deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to the 13700 block of Milburn Place regarding a carjacking. According to sheriff’s spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez, “the victim and her 17-year old son got into an argument on their way to an appointment. The son exited the vehicle before they reached their destination and the victim drove back home. The 17-year old showed up at home, took the keys to the car without the victim’s permission, and left the house in the car. Deputies located the car and it was returned to the victim. The 17-year old was not located during a search of the area.”

Residential burglary in Hesperia:

(HESPERIA) — On Monday, May 11, 2020, at approximately 10:48 a.m., deputies from the Hesperia Police Department responded to a residence located in the 11000 block of Mariposa Road in reference to a burglary. Sheriff’s officials said unknown suspect(s) forced entry into the victim’s residence and took multiple items. The investigation is still on-going. 

All Care Pharmacy burglarized:

(VICTORVILLE) — On May 11, 2020, at about 4:03 am, deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to the 12900 block of Hesperia Road. Sheriff’s Dispatch was notified of an alarm activation at All Care Pharmacy. Deputies responded and suspects had fled the location. Surveillance video indicated three black males broke into the business using a crowbar, stole multiple types of narcotics, and fled the location in a dark color vehicle. The investigation is on-going.

Assault investigation in Victorville:

(VICTORVILLE) — On May 12, 2020, at about 5:32 pm, deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to the 14100 block of Burning Tree regarding an Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Sheriff’s officials said the suspect, 24-year old Jonathan Moses Reyes of Carson CA, drove to the Burning Tree location and left property belonging to a resident there on the sidewalk. At the time of the drop off another resident of the location, the 48-year old female victim was outside by her vehicle. Before the suspect drove away he pointed a firearm at the victim and home and fired one round. The victim was in fear for her life and that of her children inside the home and ran inside. The suspect drove away. Through investigation, deputies learned the property dropped off by the suspect belonged to the ex-girlfriend of the suspect’s cousin. The ex-girlfriend was inside the Burning Tree location at the time of the incident. A BOLO was sent out on the suspect and his vehicle. Just before 6:00 pm, deputies from Hesperia Police Department spotted the suspect in his vehicle and were able to detain him in the 15600 block of Muscatel. During a search of the vehicle, deputies recovered the firearm used during the incident, which turned out to be a silver and black BB gun. The suspect was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for assault with a deadly weapon. He is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Elderly man hit with metal pole:

(VICTORVILLE) — On May 12, 2020, at about 2:08 pm deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to the 15000 block of Odell Ct regarding an Assault with a Deadly Weapon. The suspect, 49-year old Edward Rivera, lives with his elderly parents at the incident location. Sheriff’s officials said the suspect and victim, his 86-year old father, were involved in an argument for unknown reasons. The argument escalated and the suspect hit the victim several times with his hands and a metal pole. The suspect left the house and was located about a block away by deputies responding to the call. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. He is expected to recover. The suspect was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for assault with a deadly weapon and harm to an elderly or dependent adult. He is being held in lieu of $75,000 bail.

Woman damages vehicle with a pipe:

(HESPERIA) — On May 12, 2020, at approximately 10:16 p.m., deputies responded to a residence located in the 8000 block of Seventh Avenue in reference to a domestic disturbance. The suspect, Stephanie Russo 37-year-old female out of Hesperia, hit the victim with a metal pipe, causing minor injuries. Russo also hit a vehicle with a pipe at the incident location, causing major damage to the windshield. Russo was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for the associated charges.

Fresh Wok employees feuding:

(HESPERIA) — On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at approximately 12:32 p.m., deputies responded to the Hesperia Police Station in reference to a counter report. The victim reported Porchhay Soy, 71-year-old male out of Hesperia, kicked the victim in the hand. The incident occurred at the victim and suspect’s workplace, Fresh Wok, 15461 Main Street. The report is to be forwarded to the District Attorney’s office for filing. 

Transient found dead in field:

(HESPERIA) — On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at approximately 8:28 a.m., deputies responded near the intersection of Bear Valley Road and Hesperia Road in reference to a medical aid. A transient was located in a field near the intersection and was found to be deceased. The Coroner’s Division is handling the investigation.

Victim punched after traffic accident:

(ADELANTO) — On May 13, 2020, at about 3:19 pm deputies from the Victor Valley Station responded to the 12000 block of Air Expressway regarding an Aggravated Battery. Sheriff’s officials said the victim and suspect were involved in a traffic collision. The suspect punched the victim in the head twice following the crash. The suspect got back into his vehicle and fled. No arrests have been made.

Loss prevention employee punched:

(VICTORVILLE) — On May 13, 2020, at about 3:19 pm, deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to a burglary in the 15100 block of Bear Valley Road. Sheriff’s officials said a male subject removed merchandise from Home Depot, without paying for it. A loss prevention store member attempted to stop the subject but the subject tried to punch him. The subject threw the merchandise down and got into a red Ford F-150 with out of state license plates. No injuries were sustained by the employee and no arrests have been made.

Man arrested for violating restraining order:

(VICTORVILLE) — On May 13, 2020, at about 11:02 am deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to the 13300 block of Mariposa Road. Deputies responded to the 13300 block of Mariposa Road per a request from Michael Thomas Hooks, 53 of Victorville. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez said Hooks previously lived at the location and due to a restraining order issued against him had moved out. He desired to go into the home and remove some of his belongings and requested a deputy be present to keep the peace. Deputies arrived shortly before Hooks and one went inside with him upon his arrival. A records check was conducted on Hooks and it was found his driver’s license had been suspended. Deputies also discovered the registration on Hooks’ vehicle was expired. Hooks was informed that his vehicle was going to be towed and he was going to be issued a citation for the violations. Hooks became irate and threatened the deputies. Hooks, a known gang associate and convicted felon currently on probation, threatened to make contact with people he knew and threatened the deputies. Hooks was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for threatening a Public Officer and promoting a criminal street gang. He is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in Victorville Superior Court on May 15, 2020. 

Jewelry and cash taken during burglary:

(HESPERIA) — On Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at approximately 11:00 p.m., deputies were dispatched to a residence located in the 14000 block of Rosewood Avenue in reference to a burglary. Unknown suspect(s) entered the residence through a window and took jewelry and cash. The investigation is still on-going.

Man points gun at woman and child:

(HESPERIA) — On Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at approximately 7:52 p.m., deputies responded near the intersection of Eighth Avenue and Muscatel Street in reference to a weapon brandishing call. A witness stated the suspect was driving a sedan in the area. The sedan approached the victim and a child. The suspect brandished a gun and pointed it at the victim and a child. The victim and the child ran into their residence. When deputies arrived at the residence to contact the victim, the victim denied the incident. The investigation is still on-going. 

36-year-old arrested for burglary:

(HESPERIA) — On Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at approximately 9:48 a.m., deputies responded to a residence located in the 14000 block of Sequoia Street in reference to a burglary. Jesus Santacruz, 36-year-old male out of Victorville, entered the location and took multiple tools. As Santacruz fled the location, he dropped some of the tools which were located a short time later. Santacruz was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for the associated charges.

Apple Valley teen leads police on pursuit:

(APPLE VALLEY) — On May 14, 2020, at about 7:46 pm a deputy from the Apple Valley Police Department attempted a traffic stop on a 2004 Volvo for expired registration in the area of Gayhead Road and Rancherias Road. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Cindy Bachman said the driver failed to yield and the pursuit lasted a few minutes (a couple of miles) and at the termination point the driver collided with a chain link fence on Flathead Rd. The driver was found to be a male juvenile (maybe 17-years-old) and he was released to LA County Department of Children and Family Services.

Nude photos investigation:

(APPLE VALLEY) — On May 15, 2020, at about 11:37 am, deputies from the Apple Valley Police responded to the 15100 block of Apache Road regarding a criminal extortion. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Jackie Alban said a female juvenile was contacted via direct message by an unknown subject demanding she send nude photos and videos of herself. The subject said someone had sent him nude photos of her and threatened to send the photos to her friends and family if she didn’t send him more. Initially,  the victim was scared and sent photos and videos but did eventually tell her mother. This is an ongoing investigation and includes School Police as well as the AVPD.  

Residential burglary in Hesperia:

(HESPERIA) — On Friday, May 15, 2020, at approximately 3:37 p.m., deputies responded to a residence located in the 7000 block of Newhall Avenue in reference to a burglary. Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into the victim’s residence and took several items. Investigation is still on-going. 

Files stolen from Real Estate company:

(HESPERIA) — On Saturday, May 16, 2020, at approximately 8:23 a.m., deputies responded to TLC Realty, 9565 Seventh Avenue in reference to a burglary. Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a shed at the location and took files. The investigation is still on-going. 

Man arrested after fighting with employees:

(VICTORVILLE) — On May 16, 2020, at about 1:29 pm, deputies from the 14500 block of Valley Center Drive regarding a robbery. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez said 36-year old Steven Anderson of Victorville took items from Costco and attempted to leave the store without paying. Loss Prevention with the store confronted Anderson. Anderson began to fight with the employees, who eventually were able to detain him at the store until deputies arrived. He was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for robbery.

Man cited for racing:

(HESPERIA) — On Saturday, May 16, 2020, at approximately 8:57 p.m., a traffic stop was initiated by deputies near the intersection of Rock Springs Road and Glendale Avenue on a vehicle that was observed racing in the area. The vehicle was towed for multiple vehicle code violations and the driver, Joshua Marcial, a 22-year-old male out of Apple Valley, was cite-released for the associated charges.  

Locks cut at Right Space Storage:

(VICTORVILLE) — On May 16, 2020 at about 9:18 am, Victorville deputies responded to the 11600 block of Amargosa Road reference a burglary. An employee at Right Space Storage reported that sometime overnight unknown subject(s) cut a fence at the facility and gained entry. Three storage units had the locks cut. At the time of the incident, the employee reported that it did not appear anything had been taken. No suspects identified.

Blue Yamaha stolen from Apple Valley:

(APPLE VALLEY) — On May 16, 2020, at about 4:19 pm, deputies from the Apple Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to the 16000 block of Nacotta Road regarding a residential burglary. Sheriff’s officials said an unknown subject(s) entered a detached garage through an unlocked door taking a blue Yamaha pw50 valued at $1200.  No suspect leads at this time.

Vehicle intentionally lit on fire:

(HESPERIA) — On Sunday, May 17, 2020, at approximately 4:10 a.m., deputies responded to a residence located in the 13000 block of Newport Street in reference to a car fire. Video surveillance captured an unknown suspect walking near the victim’s vehicle. The suspect stopped at the victim’s vehicle and lit the vehicle on fire. The suspect fled the location prior to deputies’ arrival. The investigation is still on-going. 

Tools stolen in residential burglary:

(VICTORVILLE) — On May 17, 2020, at about 7:44 am, deputies responded to the 12400 Santiago Drive reference a burglary. Unknown subject(s) broke into the garage of the home during the overnight hours. Occupant reported miscellaneous tools were stolen. No suspect leads.

31-year-old arrested for burglary:

(HESPERIA) — On Sunday, May 17, 2020, at approximately 04:19 a.m., deputies responded to a residence located in the 7000 block of Summit Valley Road in reference to a burglary. Marvin Perez, a 31-year-old male out of Colton, forced open a door to the location and entered the garage. The tenant at the incident location confronted Perez and saw the garage completely ransacked. Perez was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for the associated charges. 

Bug Apple Automotive burglarized:

(VICTORVILLE) — On May 17, 2020, deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to the 12800 block of Hesperia Road reference a commercial burglary. Sometime between 11:30 pm and 11:50 pm, an unknown subject threw a rock through the front glass door at Big Apple Automotive. Deputies and the business owner responded and determined nothing was taken.

Tools stolen from garage in old town:

(VICTORVILLE) — On May 17, 2020, deputies responded to the 15500 block of Fifth Street reference a commercial burglary. Sometime during the night, an unknown subject(s) broke into the garage of the residence. Miscellaneous tools were stolen, estimated to be worth approximately $500. No suspects.

Teen terminated for embezzlement from Walmart:

(VICTORVILLE) — On May 18, 2020, at about 10:20 am deputies responded to the 12200 block of Palmdale Road. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez said a 17-year old male employee at Walmart was reported to have embezzled funds from the store. The suspect was terminated and the case is on-going.

Man finds unknown subject in his garage:

(ADELANTO) — On May 17, 2020, at about 2:29 am, deputies from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to the 11700 block of Wallflower Ct in Adelanto regarding a residential burglary. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Staci Parks said an unknown White Male Adult suspect entered the victim’s garage. The suspect took the victim’s Craftsman bag containing several tools and a hunting knife from the garage. The estimated value of the stolen property was about $15. The victim was alerted by a neighbor the suspect was in his garage. The victim exited his residence from the garage and saw the suspect enter a white Nissan Altima leaving west on Wallflower.

Suspect arrested for vandalizing:

(VICTORVILLE) — On May 17, 2020, at about 8:49 am deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to the 15200 block of Village Drive. On May 16, 2020, Jesus Carrillo, 34 of Victorville, was caught vandalizing property at a mobile home park. Before the suspect was transported to jail, he threatened the witness who reported the crime telling him he would come back. Under the statewide Emergency Bail Schedule, Carrillo was released from High Desert Detention Center later that same day. On May 17, 2020, Carrillo went back to the mobile home park, specifically to the witnesses (victim) home. Carrillo banged on the victim’s door, yelling and threatening him. Deputies arrived and arrested Carrillo. He was booked for criminal threats and trespassing.

Man hit with a hammer:

(VICTORVILLE) — On May 17, 2020, at about 6:27 pm, deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to the 11100 Amethyst Road regarding an assault with a deadly weapon. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez said the 37-year old victim had been in a fight earlier in the day with the “suspect,” after the suspect confronted him in his home. The two went their separate ways after that fight. Later in the day the victim went to the suspect’s home to talk about the earlier incident and the suspect hit him with a hammer. The victim was uncooperative with medical personnel and LE. He did not wish to be a victim and did not wish to press charges. Nothing further.

Wallet and clothing stolen in burglary:

(APPLE VALLEY) — On May 17, 2020, at about 12:16 pm, deputies from the Apple Valley Police Department responded to the 13200 block of Mugu Court regarding a residential burglary. Sheriff’s officials said unknown subject(s), entered the residence through an unlocked garage door. The suspect then opened vehicles in the garage taking a wallet and clothing valued at $800. There are no leads at this time.

Arcade game stolen in burglary:

(HESPERIA) — On Monday, May 18, 2020, at approximately 10:21 p.m., deputies responded to Taco Choice, 15188 Main Street, in reference to a burglary. An unknown suspect forced entry into the location and took an arcade game. The suspect fled the location prior to deputies’ arrival. Investigation is still on-going. 

Sherwin Williams burglarized:

(VICTORVILLE) — On May 18, 2020, at about 2:23 am, deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to a commercial burglary in the 12700 block of Amargosa Road. At approximately 2:20 am an alarm was triggered at Sherwin Williams. An unknown subject(s) broke a glass panel and gained entry to the store. It is estimated the items taken had a combined value of over $2400. No suspect leads.

Multiple items stolen during residential burglary:

(HESPERIA) — On Monday, May 18, 2020, at approximately 8:34 a.m., deputies responded to a residence located in the 8000 block of Long View Avenue in reference to a burglary. Unknown suspect(s) opened the garage door to the location and took multiple items. Investigation is still on-going. 

Victorville residential burglary investigation:

(VICTORVILLE) — On May 18, 2020, at about 7:41 pm, deputies responded to the 15600 block of Fifth Street regarding a burglary. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez said when the resident returned home after being out for a short time, she noticed the front door and a window were damaged. Once inside she discovered the home had been rummaged thru and a couple of electronics were missing. There were no suspect leads.

Stealing water from hydrant:

(ADELANTO) — On May 18, 2020, at about 4:04 pm, deputies from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station were contacted by the water department of a subject taking water from a fire hydrant. Deputies attempted to contact the subject but did not get an answer at the door. The investigation is continuing.

Man hit in the head with glass bottle:

(VICTORVILLE) — On May 18, 2020, at about 5:15 pm, deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to the 13800 block of Holt Court regarding an assault. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez said 45-year old Rito Rios and 31-year old Jesus Comparan got into a fight about some family issues. During the fight Rios hit Comparan in the head with a glass bottle. The fight was broken up by a family member and Rios left the scene. No arrests have been made.

New Hope Community Church burglary investigation:

(APPLE VALLEY) — On May 18, 2020, at about 1:26 pm, deputies from the Apple Valley Police Department responded to the New Hope Community Church in the 12300 block of Navajo Road regarding a burglary. Sheriff’s officials said an unknown subject(s) cut a lock and entered the courtyard taking three weed eaters and a lawnmower.  There are no leads and no value listed.

Pursuit suspect evades police:

(APPLE VALLEY) — On May 18, 2020, at about 1:00 am, a deputy from the Apple Valley Police Department was involved in a pursuit. Sheriff’s officials said an unknown subject failed to stop when a deputy attempted to stop him for speeding. The pursuit lasted approximately 5 miles before being canceled by the Watch Commander.

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