Tag Archives: San Bernardino Sheriffs Department

Man caught with flammables in vehicles

Staff Reports

Devore- On September 3,  in the N. Cajon and Cleghorn Rd area of Devore, a 61-year-old resident of Ontario, Larry Missirilian parked his car that trespassed on railroad property.  The Union Pacific Railroad Police were contacted where the officer discovered that Missirilian was on parole and was an arson registrant.

After the officer alerted the Sheriff’s Department,  Deputy L. Sandoval from the Central Station responded to assist. They ran a vehicle search and found out that Missirilian had a 5 gallon can of gasoline, large butane torches, lighter fluid, and new cigarette lighters underneath the driver’s seat. The items seemed to be for immediate use.

Missirilian was approximately parked 10 feet away from a large dry unburned area where the Blue Cut Fire had not burned. Missirilian was arrested for arson and for violating his arson and parole terms, in which he was booked at West Valley Detention Center without further incident.

If you have or know anyone with information regarding this investigation and would like to remain anonymous, you may call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave your information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.





Scammer Arrested Then Released

Staff Reports

Upland – An Upland man was recently arrested for conducting numerous scams throughout Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, but was recently released. Police officials are looking for additional victims.

The first known scam occurred on July 25 when a victim contacted a reputable pool repair company from the City of San Bernardino. The suspect, identified as Todd William Karcher, 49, told the victim he was a new employee. He then gave the victim an “estimate under the company name, and a separate estimate under his name for additional work,” according to the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department.

The victim ultimately agreed to have Karcher do the work and gave him a personal check of $1,500, which was labeled as a deposit. “Karcher cashed the check the following day and never contacted the victim or refunded the money. The victim attempted to obtain a refund from Karcher but was unsuccessful,” said a SBSD news release.

After an investigation, it was learned that Karcher was fired from the reputable pool company for scamming other victims in Riverside County and San Bernardino County.

This resulted in Karcher being arrested and booked for theft charges on August 10 at the 11600 block of Lozano Place, Loma Linda. However, he posted bail and was released from custody at 10 p.m. that same night.

Anyone who has had recent contact with Karcher is encouraged to call the Central Station and speak to Detective Ruiz at (909)387-3545. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.

Suspect Arrested After Disturbance

Staff Reports

San BernardinoA suspect attempted to flee from a deputy after a disturbance call was made at Glen Helen Regional Park last week.

On August 7, the Sheriff’s Central Station responded to a call from the Glen Helen Regional Park of complaints that a subject had been causing problems with the employees and customers.

The suspect was identified as Victorville resident, Kadell Agee, 27-years-old. When Deputy Sandoval arrived on the scene, Agee took a fighting stance after refusing to speak with the deputy.

According to San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department, “Sandoval attempted to gain control of Agee’s arm when Agee struck Sandoval’s arm and fled on foot. Deputy Sandoval chased after Agee and gave him orders to stop, but he refused. Agee then stopped, turned around and took a fighting stance again.”

Once Agee took his fighting stance against the deputy for the second time, Deputy Sandoval was able to gain control of the suspect and take him into custody without further incident.

Kadell Agee was arrested for Felony Resisting an officer and booked into the West Valley Detention Center.

If you have any information in regards to this incident, you may contact the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department’s Central Station at (909) 387-3545. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may also leave information on the website at http://www.wetip.com

Riverside: Local Man Arrested For Kidnapping




Suspect Roberto Marcos (Photo Courtesy: SBSD)

Riverside – On Sept. 26, a 65-year old male victim came to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s (SBSD) Fontana Station to report he had been assaulted and kidnapped at his residence in Bloomington.

According to SBSD, two Hispanic male suspects confronted the victim and demanded he tell them the whereabouts of a female involved in a relationship with one of the suspects. The suspects forced the victim away from his residence and drove him to an undisclosed area of San Bernardino, where they continued to assault him and threaten him. The victim was tied up with an electrical cord and driven to a residence in Riverside. Once the suspects discovered the whereabouts of the female, the suspects released the victim but threatened to kill him if he alerted the police.

Fontana Station detectives conducted an extensive follow-up investigation and identified one of the suspects as Roberto Marcos. Surveillance was conducted at Marcos’ residence in Riverside and detectives took Marcos into custody as he attempted to drive away. Evidence related to the kidnapping was recovered from Marcos’ residence during a subsequent search warrant. Marcos is in custody at the Central Detention Center on charges of Kidnapping and Terrorist Threats. He is being held in lieu of $600,000 bail.

Detectives are still seeking information on the second suspect, an unidentified Hispanic male in his early 30s, approximately 6’0”, 200 pounds, black hair, brown eyes, bald or shaved head, and last seen wearing a blue mechanics jumpsuit, driving a maroon or burgundy, early 90s, 4-door import sedan.


Anyone with additional information regarding this case is asked to contact Detective Joe Parker or Sergeant Mark Martinez at the Fontana Station, at (909) 356-6767.

San Bernardino: Woman Arrested For Unlawful Sex With Minor



Amy Corinne Bramlett

Amy Corinne Bramlett (Photo Courtesy: SBSD)

San Bernardino – The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department (SBSD) has issued a news release that on Sept. 11, detectives assigned to the Specialized Investigation/Crimes Against Children Detail were contacted by the Highland Police Department regarding the investigation of an inappropriate relationship between a 17-year old male victim and a Program Manager at the Indian Springs High School in the City of San Bernardino. Detectives conducted an investigation and identified the suspect as Amy Corinne Bramlett, a resident of Highland.

Detectives learned the crimes were committed between the dates of January 2014 and June 2014, while Victim #1 was 17 years of age. These crimes took place in the 7200 block of Sunrise Court in Highland. Victim #1 was a former student of Bramlett.

On Sept. 12, further investigation led detectives to discover a second victim. Victim #2 was 16 years of age when Bramlett victimized him, also in the City of Highland.

On Sept. 14, Bramlett was arrested at a residence in the 3400 block of Parkside Drive in San Bernardino. She was booked into the Central Detention Center and is being held in lieu of $1 million bail. Bramlett was scheduled to appear in court on Tues., Sept. 16.

Detectives have released Bramlett’s booking photo as they believe there may be additional victims. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to please contact Detective Lisa Guerra at the SBSD Specialized Investigations Division/ Crimes Against Children Detail at (909) 387-3615. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.

San Bernardino County: Massive Outdoor Marijuana Cultivation Seized



Outdoor Marijuana Cultivation (Photo Courtesy: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department)

Outdoor Marijuana Cultivation (Photo Courtesy: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department)

San Bernardino County – The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department (SBSD) has issued an advisory that on August 20 and 21, Enforcement Team Deputies conducted investigations resulting in the service of nine search warrants at residential properties in various unincorporated areas of San Bernardino County, including the communities of Joshua Tree, Landers, Bloomington and Helendale.

The locations were found to have large-scale outdoor marijuana cultivations. The marijuana plants were growing in unsecured fenced in areas, commonly referred to as “Plywood Grows.” The investigations revealed all of the marijuana cultivation operations were illegal and not in compliance with California medical marijuana laws.

The investigations resulted in total seizures of 5,557 marijuana plants, 171.5 pounds of processed marijuana, four firearms, a large quantity of Hydrocodone pills – and the arrest of 14 suspects.

Suspects Carlos Gonzales, 41 of Los Angeles; Angie Colindrez, 19, of Los Angeles; Manuel Perez, 48, of Los Angeles; Andres Marquez, 29, of Los Angeles; Jose Rascon, 60, of Bloomington; Thonekeo Sounannavong, 55, of Fresno; Alex Aphayboun, 46, of Sacramento; Xayadeth Kayavong, 38, of Fresno; Athith Kayavong, 35, of Fresno; Phouthone Khaithianthong, 52, of Porterville; Lee Callan, 58, of Landers; Aquilino Villasenor, 50 of Mexico; Roberto Zavala, 44, of Bakersfield; and Manuel Madrigal-Castillo, 21, of Mexico, were all arrested.

The large amount of marijuana seized at the individual locations suggests the suspects had no intention of abiding by the states medical marijuana laws and were strictly for-profit operations. Many of the suspects were utilizing fictitious medical marijuana recommendations in an effort to deceive law enforcement personnel into thinking the operations were legitimate.

The County of San Bernardino has an ordinance prohibiting outdoor marijuana cultivations. San Bernardino County Code Enforcement personnel assisted with the cultivation investigations for administrative enforcement of County Code violations. The Sheriff’s Narcotics Division will continue to enforce California marijuana laws as well as the San Bernardino County Ordinances regarding marijuana cultivation and distribution. Persons found to be violating state marijuana laws and county ordinances or utilizing medical marijuana recommendations under false pretenses are subject to fines, prosecution and seizure of property.

Anyone with information regarding the above investigations or other illegal cultivation locations is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Narcotics Division at (909)890-4840. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.

Inland Empire: Search For Erin Corwin Over


Erin Corwin (Photo Courtesy: Nixle.com)

Erin Corwin (Photo Courtesy: Nixle.com)

Twentynine Palms – After an exhaustive eight-week search, the body of missing 19-year old Erin Corwin has been found.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has issued a statement that on Sun., Aug. 17, Corwin’s body was recovered from a mine shaft 140 feet below the surface at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Corwin, who was reportedly pregnant, and married to U.S. Marine corporal Jonathan Wayne Corwin, apparently left her home on Sat., June 28 heading for Joshua Tree National Park for the day. She never returned and her husband reported her missing on Sunday. Shortly thereafter, Erin’s Toyota Corolla was found.

Under investigation during the search was Christopher Lee, a former Marine with whom Erin was allegedly romantically involved. As a result of their contact authorities issued a search warrant for him. In a search of his home investigators discovered a destructive device and arrested Lee on felony charges – not related to Erin’s disappearance – for its possession. He was released two days later.

The search for Erin under what authorities called, “suspicious circumstances,” included the assistance of nearly 5,000 volunteer hours over approximately 300 square miles, including the areas of Joshua Tree National Park, Twentynine Palms, Amboy, the local Marine base, and areas of the Bureau of Land Management. Sheriff’s authorities state that aerial searches identified more than 100 mine shafts and numerous bodies of water in the area and recruited the assistance of the Technical Cave and Mine Teams, specialized dive teams, and the County Fire Urban Search and Rescue Team. Using video equipment a body was located in an abandoned mine on federal property.

Once Erin was identified, Lee was arrested for her murder in Anchorage, Alaska that same night. An autopsy conducted on August 18 determined her death to be a homicide.

This investigation is still ongoing, and authorities are asking anyone with information about Erin Corwin to contact the Sheriff’ Specialized Investigation Division at (909)) 387-3589. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com

Rancho Cucamonga: Police Bicycle Giveaway

San Bernardino Sheriff’s Dept.

Rancho Cucamonga – Christmas came early for 22 children of the Northtown community thanks to a unique, merit-based bicycle giveaway program that focuses on improvements of students in school and their commitment to community service.

The Rancho Police Department and Northtown Community Center hosted the second annual Bike Giveaway event Thursday night at the neighborhood community center.

The students received brand new bicycles, courtesy of Target in Rancho Cucamonga, as a reward for their good attendance, great citizenship and improved grades.

Unlike similar giveaway programs in the county, this was created to encourage — and reward – improved participation in school and the community.  More than 40 children from the North Town Community, grades 4 to 5, applied for consideration to the program.  Deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, as well as leaders from the North Town Community, monitored the nominees’ grades, citizenship and attendance by collaborating with school officials.

It is important to note it is not mandatory for participants to have stellar grades, attendance or citizenship to apply.  All they need is a willing-ness to do better in school and in their community.  Winners are chosen based on overall improvement, not simply a grade point average.

The finalists were chosen based on the above-mentioned criteria, with consideration given to 5th graders because it was the last year they were eligible for the program.  Those in the lower grades still have coming years to win.

The purpose of the program is two-fold: to provide a true incentive for children to strive for academic and civic excellence; as well as to bring together law enforcement, community/business leaders and educators for the common goal of motivating our youth.

All 22 bicylces were graciously donated and assembled by Target in Rancho Cucamonga.Initially, only 20 bikes were allotted for the giveaway but 22 students showed they truly deserved a reward and Target pitched in to donate the additional two bicycles. Carol Norris, a leader in the Northtown community, and Patti Coral, Vice Principal of Cucamonga Elementary, were integral in finding families to participate in the program. Sheriff’s Department officials plan to continue the bike give-away each year and give the children of Northtown an increased incentive to strive for greatness.