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DATE/TIME: Thursday June 21, 2018/ 8:45 pm

INCIDENT: Stolen Vehicle Recovery

LOCATION: AM PM Store at Hwy18 and Rancherias

SUSPECT(S): Ricky Morales, age 29 a resident of Lucerne Valley


SUMMARY: On Thursday, June 21, 2018, at approximately 8:45 pm, Apple Valley Sheriff’s Sergeant James R. Evans observed a suspicious vehicle being fueled at the Am Pm. Evans noted observations that led him to suspect the vehicle might be stolen and surveiled it from a distance. Approximately 30 minutes later, Ricky Morales, returned to the vehicle and began to drive away. Deputy Melony Whitecloud quickly contacted Morales. Morales was unlicensed and found to be in possession of methamphetamine. The Honda he was operating was found to have been stolen from the Victorville Mall on June 18, 2018.

Morales was arrested for possessing a stolen vehicle and possessing methamphetamine. He was transported to High Desert Detention Center and booked.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy Melony Whitecloud or Sergeant James R. Evans at the Apple Valley Sheriff’s Station (760) 240-7400.

Refer: Sergeant James R. Evans

Station: Apple Valley Station

Phone No. 760-240-7400

Case No. 181803298

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department