Kidnapping Victim Able To Escape

Staff Reports

San Bernardino County- On August 24, four suspects were identified for kidnapping, assaulting with great bodily injury, conspiracy and false imprisonment on a victim.

The victim was only identified as a male, who was near the Indian Springs High School, severely beaten with multiple injuries to the face and upper body covered in blood, and was able to able to flag down a marked school police officer.

The suspects were identified as Ruben Hernandez of Redlands, Bernardino Calderon of Muscoy, Felix Velasquez of Redlands and Brandy Trujillo of Highland. The victim was able to escape where he was held against his will and beaten from two different locations.

According to the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department, “Deputies from the SBSD Central Station responde3d to the location of the victim and took over the investigation. The victim was able to provide sufficient information regarding two locations and subjects involved. The first location was a house where he had just escaped from and held against his will by Trujillo and Velasquez in the 7700 block of Del Rosa Ave in the City of Highland. The second location was an abandoned house where he was initially beaten and kidnapped by Hernandez and Calderon.”

After a thorough investigation was done, the suspects were located and booked in for kidnapping, assaulting with great bodily injury, conspiracy and false imprisonment. The suspects also had previous criminal records as follows; Hernandez is on active felony probation for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, Calderon is on Post Release Community Supervision for evading law enforcement, and Velasquez is on active parole for Burglary.

If you have any information regarding this investigation, you are urged to contact San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department Central Station at (909) 387-3545. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME(27463) or you can also leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at