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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department
Press Release

DATE/TIME: Wednesday April 10, 2018 / 12:45 pm
INCIDENT: Residential Burglary
LOCATION: 12000 block of Chief Joseph Road, Apple Valley
SUSPECT(S): Confidential juvenile
VICTIM(S): Anonymous

Summary

On Tuesday April 10, 2018, at approximately 12:45 pm, Apple Valley Deputies responded to the 12000 block of Chief Joseph Road to investigate reports of a suspicious man removing a window screen from a home.Several Deputies were on scene within 4 minutes of the call and found an open front window.The suspect saw the deputies and fled from the residence into an alley.Deputy Thomas Bechtol contacted the suspect and detained him. The suspect was found to be a 16-year-old juvenile recently released from Juvenile Hall and on probation for Burglary and Weapons charges.Deputy Trevor James noted the suspect matched the description in other recent burglaries he had investigated.James located evidence and stolen property tying the suspect to at least 4 other recent Apple Valley burglaries, including an attempted entry into an occupied residence and another involving the theft of a firearm.The suspect was arrested and booked into the High Desert Juvenile Hall for Burglary and probation violation.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact deputy Trevor James or Sergeant James R. Evans at the Apple Valley Station.

Refer:Sergeant James Evans
Station:Apple Valley Station
Phone No.760-240-7400
Case No.181801955

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department
Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division
655 E. Third Street
San Bernardino, California 92415-0061
Telephone: (909) 387-3700