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WeTip leads to arrest of Hesperia couple who stored rotting medical waste

HESPERIA, Calif. ( — Anonymous information called into the WeTip National crime hotline has led to the arrest and conviction of Alan and Rhonda Trindle, both of Hesperia.

The couple reportedly had a public storage unit containing rotting medical waste, chemo, sharps, red bags and expired pharmaceuticals.

According to Investigator Steve Rivera, of the San Bernardino County District Attorneys office, authorities were able to remove quite a bid of the hazardous medical waste as well as dead animals, costing the County over $45,000.

The Trindles’ both received 56 days in jail and 36 months probation.

They were also ordered to pay $12,902 restitution to the county fire dept, and they were also ordered to pay $39,414 to the division of Environmental and health services.

The investigating officer rated this tip a 10, on a scale of one to ten stating “very good tip.” The informant, in this case, requested a cash reward and can now call to arrange to pick up their reward.

WeTip has aided law enforcement authorities in taking over 1,300,700 crime reports resulting in over 17,000 Crimes solved. Due to anonymous reporting, WeTip has aided Law Enforcement in the seizure of over $340 Million worth of illegal drugs and narcotics. All calls and webtips to WeTip are absolutely anonymous. No one ever knows who gave the tip.

WeTip has been serving the Nation with anonymous tip programs for over 46 years. Live operators staff the phones 24 hours a day 365 days per year. WeTip has no taping, tracing or caller ID. WeTip also offers rewards of up to $1,000 when information leads to an arrest and conviction.

If you have information about any type of crime, call WeTip at 800-78-CRIME to report illegal or suspicious activity or log on to All calls are anonymous, not just confidential.


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