San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department
Press Release

DATE/TIME: February 7, 2018 / 2:30 p.m.
INCIDENT: Possession of Narcotics for Sales
Felon in Possession of a Loaded Firearm
Child Endangerment
LOCATION: 3200 block of Rockwood Road, Joshua Tree
SUSPECT(S): Jesse Jimenez, age 36 a resident of Joshua Tree
Kellye Rumney, age 36 a resident of Joshua Tree


On Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at approximately 2:30 p.m., the Yucca Valley Multiple Enforcement Team served a search warrant in the 3200 block of Rockwood Road in Joshua Tree. During the service of the search warrant deputies located a loaded firearm, a large amount of methamphetamine for sales, drug paraphernalia, and other illegal weapons. Jesse Jimenez and Kellye Rumney were contacted at the residence. Jimenez was arrested for possession of narcotics for sale and being a felon in possession of a loaded firearm. Rumney had two small children living at the residence and was arrested for child endangerment.

Jimenez was booked into the Morongo Basin Jail and is being held on $50,000 bail. Rumney was also booked at the Morongo Basin Jail and is being held on $100,000 bail.

Problem Oriented Policing is a specialized position within the Town of Yucca Valley’s Police Department. Deputy Sheriff Efrain Herrera and Robert Moreno are currently assigned to this full-time position. The primary focus of “Problem Oriented Policing” is to provide solutions to law enforcement related issues that adversely affect the citizens who live, work and visit the Town of Yucca Valley.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Morongo Basin Station at (760)366-4175. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may contact We-Tip at 1-888-78-CRIME.

Refer: Deputy E. Herrera & Deputy R. Moreno
Station: Morongo Basin Station
Case #: 091800187
Phone No. (760) 366-4175

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