On Monday, October 1, 2018, at approximately 2:09 am, deputies from the Fontana Sheriff’s Station responded to a 9-1-1 call involving a robbery and an assault at a truck yard. When deputies arrived, they located a victim with a head wound sitting in the front of the driveway. The victim told deputies, he had been pistol whipped and tied up by four subjects while he was sleeping in his bed. The victim gave deputies detailed suspect descriptions that were captured on video surveillance.
During the course of the investigation, information was obtained involving a pallet yard in the County of Riverside with suspicious subjects unloading pallets from two tractor trailers in the darkness. Deputies drove to the County of Riverside and located five subjects at the Riverside location attempting to flee. After a thorough search of the area, they were all captured and taken into custody without further incident.
1,400 stolen pallets, and one stolen tractor trailer were recovered and returned to the owner of the business. The victim was taken to a local area hospital for medical treatment and is expected to recover. The five subjects, Dolores Garcia, age 44 a resident of Bloomington, Nicolas Mora, age 37 a resident of Fontana, Anthony Lopez, age 24 a resident of Fontana, Jesse Jimenez, age 51 a resident of Fontana, Carlos Ocampo, age 37 a resident of Fontana, were arrested and transported to the West Valley Detention Center, where they were booked for the above charges. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to call the Fontana Sheriff’s Station.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – A 34-year-old Redlands woman has been charged with murder and multiple counts in connection with a DUI crash in San Bernardino that killed 3-year-old Michael Flores.
Crystal Fuentes was arrested Thursday after striking and killing the child who was crossing Base Line Street in a crosswalk with his family.
“This is every parent’s worst nightmare, to lose a child,” District Attorney Mike Ramos said. “When I heard about the deadly crash that took the life of 3-year-old Michael Flores, my heart broke for him and his family.”
Fuentes is charged with one count of Murder, one count of Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated, one count of Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol – Prior Convictions, one count of Driving with a .08% Blood Alcohol Content – Prior Convictions, and one count of Driving When Privilege Suspended for Prior DUI Conviction.
Arraignment details are still pending (Case # FSB17001651). When arraignment information becomes available, it will be posted on the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Twitter account (@sbcountyda). No further information will be released at this time.
On Sunday, February 19, 2017, at approximately 1:11 a.m., deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to the report of shots heard and a man down in the 13800 block of Victoria Drive. Upon arrival, deputies located an adult male, in the street in front of the residence, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Investigators from the Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division, Homicide Detail, responded to the location and are conducting the investigation.
On Monday, February 20, the victim has been identified as Roman Robert Clemente of Apple Valley.
Through investigation, Homicide Investigators identified Austin Lembcke as a suspect in the murder of Roman Clemente. An arrest warrant for murder has been issued for Lembcke.
Homicide Investigators are releasing a photo of Austin Lembcke and asking the public for assistance in locating him. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Austin Lembcke is asked to call Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001; or Detective Brian Chambers or Sergeant Jason Radeleff, Homicide Detail (909) 387-3589. 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.
On Tuesday, February 21st, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Austin Lembcke turned himself in to Homicide Investigators at Sheriff’s Headquarters. Lembcke was arrested and booked into the Central Detention Center for Murder. He is currently being held without bail and is scheduled to appear in court on February 23rd in Victorville.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Detective Brian Chambers or Sergeant Jason Radeleff, Homicide Detail (909) 387-3589. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com
On February 3, 2017, Deputy B. Ortiz responded to a stalking investigation. The suspect in the case was identified as 35-year-old Timothy Bulson. Bulson is on Felony Probation status after receiving a domestic violence conviction. Information gathered during the course of the investigation was that Bulson followed the victim, harrassed the victim and made threats towards the victim.
On February 7, 2017, Deputies were conducting a follow-up investigation with the victim when they were notified Bulson was hiding in an area near the victim’s residence. The victim was intimidated by Bulson and was unable to leave her own residence. Bulson fled on foot when deputies attempted to contact him. He was later located and taken into custody without any further incident.
A probation search was conducted on Bulson and his vehicle. Bulson is transient and sleeps in his vehicle at various locations in the City of Loma Linda. The search led to the recovery of an imitation gun in a holster, a knife, binoculars, a stolen check and a stolen cell phone. Bulson also had an active arrest warrant for domestic violence charges.
Bulson was booked into the Central Detention Center for Terrorist Threats, Stalking and Check Fraud. The San Bernardino Probation Department was notified and placed a probation hold on Bulson for violating the terms and conditions of his probation.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Central Station at (909)387-3545. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the website at http://www.wetip.com
On February 5, 2017, at approximately 9:51 a.m., Deputies, from the Sheriff’s Central Station, in conjunction with assisting Highland deputies, responded to the 6900 block of Glasgow Avenue following the report of a man with a gun. Deputies arrived on scene and contacted the suspect Lee Waits sitting in the driver seat of a black Ford F-150 parked at the location. Deputies ordered Waits to turn the vehicle off; Waits refused and fled from deputies at a high rate of speed. The Ford F-150 was reported stolen out of the city of Colton. Deputies activated their overhead lights with sirens and pursued the suspect. Waits fled throughout the streets of San Bernardino and ultimately crashed the vehicle in the area of Baseline Street and Sierra Way. Waits exited the vehicle and fled from deputies on foot; he was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit. Waits was found to have a no-bail warrant for burglary and a second warrant for drug charges. Waits was arrested and booked into West Valley Detention Center for VC 2800.2 Felony Evading and PC 496D(A) Possession of a Stolen Vehicle.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Central Station 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 website at http://www.wetip.com
On January 27, 2017, at approximately 11:50 p.m., Deputy E. Sanchez, from the Sheriff’s Central Station, Observed an open door to an automotive shop in the 2000 block of Highland Avenue. Sanchez observed a male subject emerge from the door, looked at Sanchez and retreated back inside. Sanchez conducted a business check to ensure the automotive shop was not being burglarized. Sanchez contacted the male subject and identified him as Angel Gonzalez, a San Bernardino resident. Sanchez located a loaded shotgun approximately two feet away from where Gonzalez was contacted. During the investigation, Sanchez discovered Gonzalez was under the influence of methamphetamine and in possession of the loaded shotgun. Gonzalez was arrested and booked into Central Detention Center for HS 11550 (E) Under the Influence of Methamphetamine While Armed.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Central station at (909)387-3545. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME(27463) or you may leave information on the website at www.wetip.com.
On January 10, 2017 Sheriff’s Homicide Investigators were advised that the victim, identified as Wilfred ‘Jay Jay’ Jordan, had died from his injuries.
Homicide Detectives began their investigation and determined that during the dispute at the Adelanto apartment complex, the victim was shot multiple times. Jordan’s cousin drove him to Victor Valley Community Hospital and then he was transferred to Loma Linda University Medical Center. Jordan was pronounced dead on January 10th at 3:03 p.m.
Jose Murrillo was booked for Murder and charges have been filed by the District Attorney. Murrillo remains in custody with bail set at $1,000,000.
On Sunday, January 8, 2017, at approximately 11:40 p.m., San Bernardino County Sheriff’s dispatch received a call of a subject who had been shot. The caller reported the victim was being transported to a local hospital in a personal vehicle.
Deputy Lauren Abernathy met the victim at Victor Valley Community Hospital and was able to obtain information regarding the shooting. Deputies were relayed information the shooting had occurred at Desert Springs Apartments, 11250 Lee Avenue. Deputies responded to the apartments and began investigating the crime.
Through the investigation it was learned the victim and suspect were involved in a dispute over money. The victim went to the suspect’s apartment and a fight ensued. During the altercation the suspect shot the victim and another resident from the complex drove the victim to the hospital. The victim remains in critical condition at a local hospital.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Homicide Detail, Detective Brian Chambers at (909)387-3589. Callers may remain anonymous and contact WeTip at 800-78CRIME or www.wetip.com
On January 16th, the victim, and her brother were hiking down the Devil’s Backbone Trail near the Mount Baldy Summit at the 9200’ level. While hiking down, she lost her footing and slid down the snow covered ridge approximately 50 feet. The victim managed to use her ice ax to prevent her from falling further down the steep rocky ridge. The victim’s brother immediately called 911 and requested assistance.
Sheriff’s patrol helicopter 40King4 (Pilot Deputy Jon Roberg and Tactical Flight Officer Deputy Carlos Quezada) was dispatched to the location to attempt to locate the victim. Due to the circumstances and elevation, the crew of 40King4 requested the assistance of Air Rescue 307, which was staffed with Sheriff and Fire personnel, to also respond and conduct a hoist rescue. The victim’s brother provided vital information including their GPS location and clothing descriptions. The crew of 40King4 located the victim and her brother and relayed that information to Air Rescue 307. The victim was located on a steep snow packed ridge.
Sheriff’s Air Rescue 307 responded to that location and began assessing the situation. It was determined the victim was in a high-risk area, which would require a technical pick off hoist rescue. Pilot Corporal Mike Gilley hovered over the victim while battling high winds with gusts up to 45 mph. Crew Chief Deputy Ed Leon lowered Fire Captain Eric Spies down on the hoist to the victim 130 feet. Spies contacted the victim while remaining on the hook, and immediately disconnected her backpack, which fell hundreds of feet down the rocky slope. Spies placed the victim into a “Hasty Rescue Harness” and secured the victim to himself on the hook. Deputy Leon hoisted both Spies and the victim together up to and inside the aircraft. The victim was then flown to Cow Canyon Saddle and released to awaiting medical personnel.
San Bernardino- On Saturday, January 7th, at approximately 7:00 a.m., the two suspects involved in the shooting incident with the California Highway Patrol surrendered and taken into custody without incident. The suspects were found to be hiding in an abandoned vehicle on a ranch on Cima Road West of the I15 Freeway. The suspects identified as Sean Winter and Samantha Ross-Blume.
On Friday, January 6th, at approximately 11:19 p.m., the Barstow Sheriff’s Station received a call for assistance from the California Highway Patrol regarding the suspects wanted in connection with the shooting incident earlier in the day at I15 near Halloran Summit Road. Deputies responded to a ranch on Cima Road, West of I15 where the suspects were believed to be hiding in an abandoned building. Deputies in addition to officers from the California Highway Patrol responded to the area and established a perimeter. Due to the danger perceived by responding officer’s because of the earlier shooting by a suspect with an AK47, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Specialized Enforcement Division, along with two armored rescue vehicles/bearcats responded to the location, to search the property. As deputies in the armored rescue vehicle approached what appeared to be an unoccupied vehicle, two subjects were observed sleeping in the vehicle. PA announcements were given from the armored rescue vehicle/bearcat, waking up the occupants. Deputies observed the male suspect reaching for an object inside the vehicle, then look up at the armored rescue vehicle and put the object down. The male suspect then exited the vehicle and surrendered peacefully.
Suspects, Sean Winter and Samantha Ross-Blume, were taken into custody without further incident. The suspects were turned over to officers of the California Highway Patrol. A subsequent search of the vehicle resulted in 6 firearms being located. The use of the armored rescue vehicle/bearcat proved to attribute to the surrender of the suspect who, earlier in the day was involved in the shooting against two California Highway Patrolmen.
In October of 2015, the victim and his parents reported to the Twin Peaks Sheriff’s Station that Sean Lee, an adult male, sexually assaulted the victim, a 16 year old minor. The case was immediately transferred to the Specialized Investigations Division – Crimes Against Children Detail (CACD).
Detectives determined Sean Lee worked as a camp counselor at a Boy Scout Camp in Cedar Glen, in San Bernardino County, during the summer months of 2015. The victim attended the same camp during June of 2015 when he was allegedly assaulted by Lee at the camp. Detectives conducted a lengthy investigation and numerous interviews of persons who attended or worked at the camp during that time frame. Following that investigation, an arrest warrant for Sean Lee was obtained on December 30th, 2016, for the charges of PC 288a(b)(1), oral copulation of a minor, and PC 286(f), sodomy of an unconscious victim. Lee surrendered to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Chino Hills Station on January 1, 2017, and was subsequently booked at the West Valley Detention Center.
Lee’s bail was set for $100,000. At approximately 2108 hours, Lee was released from WVDC after posting bail. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is releasing Lee’s booking photograph in the event other camp staff or attendees witnessed Lee engaged in unlawful behavior.
Photo courtesy: SBSD
Diamond Bar- During the Blue cut Fire on August 18, a Diamond Bar resident was one of three suspects who attempted to steal on the 8600 block of Swarthout Canyon of the San Bernardino area during the time of mandatory evacuations.
The SBSD deputies responded to suspicious activity at a home that was located within the evacuation areas. Once deputies arrived, they made contact with the suspects who had brought a flat bed truck and were attempting to leave.
The three suspects were identified as 29 year-old Riverside resident Trevor Sanchez, 27 year-old Diamond Bar resident Natasha Rovinsky, and 27 year-old Jurupa resident Daniel Mervine. They had informed the deputy that they were picking up property for a friend that resided on that property.
According to SBSD, “Deputies made contact with the property owner who advised that he did not give anyone permission to take his property.”
The three suspects were then taken into custody without further incident and will be booked for Looting and Grand Theft Auto.
If anyone has additional information related to the suspects who were involved, you are urged to contact Sheriff’s Central Station at (909) 387-3545. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call the WeTip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may also leave information on the WeTip Hotline at www.wetip.com
San Bernardino- A search warrant was served on August 9 at 8068 Sunnyside Avenue in San Bernardino for the cultivation of marijuana. Deputies from the Central Station responded to calls for service in the area and discovered the illegal marijuana growth when they notified the Gangs/Narcotics Division.
Once the search was conducted, suspect Camilo Farias-Rodrigues, 33-years-old, was found in the rear yard tending to the marijuana plants.
Once Farias-Rodrigues was detained, deputies secured the area and began an investigation. According to SBSD, “He was being paid to care for the plants by an unknown individual. Investigators seized over 2300 marijuana plants in various stages of growth from the location.”
In the investigation, it was determined that Farias-Rodrigues had been hired to care for the plants and was staying on the property to do so.
It was also found that the suspect was not in compliance with the California medical marijuana laws and local ordinances. The County of San Bernardino has an ordinance prohibiting marijuana dispensaries, mobile marijuana dispensaries, delivery services, and outdoor cultivation of marijuana within the unincorporated areas of the county.
Farias-Rodrigues was booked into the Central Detention Center for Cultivation of Marijuana and given a bail of $25,000. The property owner may also face civil and/or criminal charges at a later date.
Anyone with any information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Gangs/Narcotics Division at (909) 890-4840. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you can also leave information on their website at http://www.wetip.com.