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DATE/TIME: August 14, 2019

INCIDENT: Robbery/Retail Theft Arrest

LOCATION: 14700 block of Eucalyptus Street, Hesperia

SUSPECT: Kendale Rafael Hicks, 28 years old, resident of Barstow

On August 13, 2019, at approximately 6:32 a.m., Deputy Espiritu observed a known suspect vehicle, a white Kia Optima with no plates and missing the gas cover, in the area of Eucalyptus Street and Oakwood Avenue. Deputy Espiritu recognized the occupant of the vehicle as Kendale Rafael Hicks.

Hicks’ was involved in multiple energy drink thefts from various locations in the Cities of Victorville, Hesperia and Barstow. The crime span dates back to as early as 2017. Hicks was wanted on three active felony warrants for his arrest stemming from several thefts. Hicks was arrested and booked into High Desert Detention Center for Robbery and Retail Theft. He is expected to be arraigned on August 15, 2019 in Victorville Superior Court.

At this time, Detectives are attempting to locate any additional crimes Hicks may have been involved in. If you have been a victim, please contact Detective J. Laduke or Deputy J. Carty at the Hesperia Station Detective Bureau at (760)947-1500.

Refer: Detective J. Laduke or Deputy J. Carty

Station: Hesperia

Phone No. (760)947-1500

Case No. Master case #191905370

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