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  • 702000706: On Friday, January 24, 2020, 48-year-old Sean Landon Reinert, a resident of San Bernardino, was found unresponsive in his residence by family who called 911. He was transported to the Community Hospital of San Bernardino where he was pronounced deceased in the emergency department at 8:45 PM. The San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department, Coroner Division will be conducting an autopsy to determine the cause of death. [01252020 1424 JL]
  • 702000637: On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at 5:50pm, a 911 call was received reporting a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound on Hesperia Road south of D Street in Victorville. The male pedestrian age 60, a resident of Victorville was transported by ambulance to Victor Valley Global Medical Center and was pronounced dead at 6:26pm. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident. The name will be release after the next of kin is notified. [01242020 0145 GB]
  • 702000611 & 702000612: On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at 3:13 PM, officers with the San Bernardino Police Department responded to a call of shots fired on the 1400 block of North Grand Street in San Bernardino. 34-year-old Israel De La Torre of San Bernardino and 32-year-old Daniel Melendrez of San Bernardino were pronounced dead at the scene. The San Bernardino Police Department is investigating the incident. [01222020 0705 GB]
  • 702000587: On Monday, January 20, 2020, at 6:46 PM, a 911 call was received reporting a single vehicle rollover collision west of Gold Park Road in Twentynine Palms. The passenger, Branden Smith, age 19, a resident of Twentynine Palms was transported by ambulance from the scene to the Hi Desert Medical Center and was pronounced dead at 7:46 PM. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident. [01222020 0705 GB]
  • 702000534
    On Saturday, January 18, 2020, at 6:31 pm, officers with the Rialto Police Department responded to a multiple vehicle collision at the intersection of Alder Avenue and Riverside Avenue in Rialto. A driver, 29-year-old Louie Manuel Cholico was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:43 pm. The Rialto Police Department is investigating the collision. [01192020 0100 JK]
  • 702000521 & 702000522
    On Saturday, January 18, 2020, at 12:21 PM, a group of off road enthusiasts were traveling south on a dirt track in the open desert area in Apple Valley. One of the vehicles, a white Toyota 4 Runner, struck a berm, overturned, and came to rest upside down just south of Zuni Road west of Central Road. Law enforcement and paramedics responded to the scene. Two passengers, 39-year-old Tandy Patnode and 30-year-old Eric Aranda, both residents of Apple Valley, were pronounced dead at the scene. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Major Accident Investigation Team is also investigating. [01192020 0100 JK]
  • 702000489: On Thursday, 01/16/2020, a hiker found human skeletal remains within the Desert View Conservation Area, a County recreation day-use area near Joshua Tree. Representatives with the Sheriff’s Department, Coroner Division, Homicide Detail, and Morongo Station are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death. The identification is withheld pending confirmation of the identification and notification of legal next of kin. [01222020 0705 GB]
  • 702000462 
    On 01/16/2020, at 4:22 am, California Highway Patrol received a call regarding a pedestrian who had been struck by multiple vehicles on the Citrus Street offramp from the eastbound Interstate 10 freeway of Fontana. The male pronounced deceased on scene. The identity of the male is not being released pending notification to his next of kin CHP, Rancho Cucamonga Office, is investigating. [011620 1100 TC].
  • 702000459: On Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at 11:16 PM, a 911 call was received reporting a collision between a vehicle and motorcycle at the intersection of Prescott Avenue and Highway 62 in Yucca Valley. The motorcyclist, Nicole Dobbins, age 35, a resident of Yucca Valley was transported by ambulance to the Hi Desert Medical Center and was pronounced dead at 12:26 AM, on Thursday, January 16, 2020. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident. [01222020 0705 GB]
  • 702000282: On Thursday, January 9, 2020, at 8:03 PM, a 911 call was received reporting a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound on the 210 freeway north of Mountain Avenue in Upland. The pedestrian, Christopher Robinson, age 48, a resident of Arcadia was pronounced dead on scene at 8:48 PM. The California Highway Patrol, Rancho Cucamonga Station is investigating the incident. [01222020 0705 GB]
  • 702000238: On Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at 1:13 PM, deputies with Rancho Cucamonga Sheriff’s Station responded to reports of a traffic collision in the parking lot of a business located on the 8300 block of Foothill Blvd. The driver, Frederick Pollick, a 67-year-old resident of Upland, was transported by ambulance to the emergency room at San Antonio Regional Hospital. He was pronounced dead at 1:54 PM by hospital staff. The circumstances surrounding the collision are being investigated by the Rancho Cucamonga Sheriff’s Station Traffic Division. [01222020 0705 GB]
  • 701908686
    On Friday, 12/20/2019, National Park Service Rangers responded to a remote area of Joshua Tree National Park and located skeletal human remains. On 12/21/2019, a recovery team consisting of Park Service Rangers, San Bernardino County Sheriff Department (SBCSD) Detectives, and Coroner Division personnel responded to the location and recovered the remains and personal property. The name of the deceased was being withheld pending confirmation of identification. SBCSD, Morongo station, and Homicide detail detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death. Update: The remains were positively identified by dental comparison as Paul Miller, a 51-year-old missing person from Ontario, Canada. [01162020 0300 GB]
  • 702000402 & 702000403
    On Monday, January 13, 2020, at 11:32 pm, officers with the Ontario Police Department responded to a call, reporting shots fired, on the 3400 block of East 4th Street in Ontario. 21-year-old Max Mariano Reyes, a resident of Ontario and 19-year-old Andres Gallegos, a resident of Rowland Heights were pronounced dead at the scene. The Ontario Police Department is investigating the incident. [01152020 0130 GB]
  • 702000399:
    On Monday, January 13, 2020, at 7:16 pm, deputies with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department responded to a collision involving a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Donert Street and Hesperia Road in Hesperia. The pedestrian, 40-year-old Jesus Paul Trevino of San Bernardino was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:26 pm. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department is investigating the incident. [01152020 0130 GB]
  • 702000256
    On 01/08/20, at 8:09pm, a 911 call was received reporting a single vehicle rollover accident on Calimesa Blvd approximately 141 feet south of the intersection with Live Oak Canyon Road in Yucaipa.  The passenger (the name to be released once the identification is verified and family notified) was pronounced dead on scene at 8:28pm.  The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident. [011320 1333 TC]
  • 702000372
    On 01/12/2020, at 06:51 PM, a two-vehicle collision was reported at Bear Valley Road, just west of Joshua Road in Apple Valley. Emergency personnel pronounced the death of a driver at the scene at 07:12 PM. Once the decedent is positively identified and the family has been notified the name will be released. The Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident. [011320 0800 TC]
  • 702000371
    On Sunday, January 12, 2020, at 5:15 pm, deputies with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department responded to a multiple vehicle collision at the intersection of Wilson Avenue and San Sevaine Road in Rancho Cucamonga. A driver, 86-year-old Barbara Knass of Rancho Cucamonga was pronounced deceased at the scene at 5:32 pm. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department is investigating the collision. [01132020 0500 JK]
  • 702000348
    On Saturday, January 11, 2020, at 5:32 pm, officers with the Fontana Police Department responded to a motorcycle collision at the intersection of Mango Avenue and Baseline Avenue in Fontana. A driver, 41-year-old Brandon Garret Sancett of Angeles Oaks was transported to Kaiser Foundation Hospital and pronounced deceased in the emergency department at 6:30 pm. The Fontana Police Department is investigating the collision. [01122020 0300 JK]
  • 702000330
    On Friday, January 10, 2020, at 11:56 pm, officers with the Fontana Police Department responded to a multiple vehicle collision at the intersection of Sierra Avenue and San Jacinto Avenue in Fontana. A driver, 37-year-old George Estrada of Fontana was transported to Kaiser Foundation Hospital Fontana and pronounced deceased in the emergency department at 12:50 am. The Fontana Police Department is investigating the collision. [01122020 0300 JK]
  • 702000320
    On Friday, 01/10/2020, at 5:56 pm, officers with the San Bernardino Police Department responded to a pedestrian struck by a transit bus in the area of S. E Street and MacKay Drive in San Bernardino. The pedestrian, 54-year-old Diana Tonche was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead at 6:38 pm. The San Bernardino Police Department is investigating the collision. [01122020 0300 JK]
  • 702000280
    On Thursday, 01/09/2020, at 7:41 PM California Highway Patrol Officers were dispatched to westbound State Route 60, west of Vineyard Avenue, in the city of Ontario regarding a pedestrian struck by multiple vehicles. Veronica Garcia, a 32-year-old Fontana resident, was pronounced dead on scene at 7:51 PM. The circumstances of the incident are being investigated by Officers with the California Highway Patrol. [01122020 0300 JK]

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