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DATE/TIME: Friday, June 21, 2019 / 8:05 p.m.

INCIDENT: Lewd Acts with a Child

LOCATION: 26800 Block of 9th Street, Highland

SUSPECT: Marcos Silva-Vargas, age 47, Highland resident

VICTIM: Confidential


On Friday, June 21st, at approximately 8:05 pm, deputies from the Highland Police Department began a Child Molestation investigation. The suspect was identified as Marcos Vargas. Vargas was interviewed by deputies and later arrested without incident. The sexual encounters took place at three locations frequented by the suspect and victim.

Vargas was booked into the West Valley Detention Center for Lewd Acts with a Child. His bail is set at $150,000 and he is scheduled for arraignment on June 25th in Superior Court in San Bernardino.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation or is urged to contact the Highland Police Department at (909) 425-9793. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave the information on the We-Tip Hotline at

Refer: Deputy C. Olivas
Station: Central Station
DR #: 131902570
Phone No. (909)387-3545

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department