Coroner Press Release

 

  • 702105840: On 04/22/2021, at 9:26 PM, the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department Communications Division received a 911 regarding a two-vehicle collision located at Dale Evans Parkway and Stoddard Wells Road, in the Town of Apple Valley.  Emergency personnel responded and paramedics declared Gerardo Mendoza, a 26-year-old resident of Barstow, the driver of one of the vehicles dead at the scene. The San Bernardino County Sheriff Department Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the incident. [04232021 0541 JL]
  • 702105811: On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at 4:01 PM, a three-vehicle collision was reported at the intersection of 7th Street and 3rd Avenue, in Hesperia. The driver of one of the vehicles, Jerry William Lyon, Sr., a 70-year-old resident of Hesperia, was transported by ambulance to Desert Valley Hospital emergency department, where he was pronounced dead at 4:31 PM.  The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the incident.  [04/22/2021 0221 JL]
  • 702105784: On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at 06:09 AM emergency personnel were dispatched to Lenwood Road north of Camino Del Sol in Barstow, in response to an unresponsive male. Upon their arrival, Marvin Lane Beamon III, a 36-year-old resident of Reno, Nevada, was declared dead at 06:17 AM. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [04222021 0217 JL]
  • 702105773: On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at 6:08 PM, California Highway Patrol and San Bernardino County Fire Department personnel were dispatched to Interstate 40 near mile marker 87 in Essex in response to a multi-vehicle traffic accident. Upon arrival, the driver of a Ford van, Albert Henry Sweeney, a 71-year-old resident of Kingman, Arizona, was declared dead by fire department personnel at 7:24 PM. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [04222021 0207 JL]
  • 702105779: On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at 10:55 PM, the California Highway Patrol received a 911 call reporting a traffic collision involving a motorcycle in the vicinity of Interstate 10 near Orange Avenue in Redlands. California Highway Patrol and Redlands Fire Department personnel responded and upon arrival, the driver of the motorcycle, Aaron David Castillo, a 33-year-old resident of San Bernardino, deceased at 11:03 PM. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [04222021 0142 JL]
  • 702105749:On Monday, April 19, 2021, at 10:30 PM, Joshua Green, a 24-year-old male from San Bernardino was shot in the 2900 block of N. Mountain Avenue in San Bernardino.  Joshua was transported to St. Bernardine Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 11:37 PM. San Bernardino Police Department is investigating. [04202021 0600 GB]
  • 702105703: On Saturday, April 17, 2021, at 11:12 pm, a 911 call was received reporting a two-vehicle collision in Redlands.  Antonia Portillo, age 91, a resident of Mentone was the passenger in a vehicle that was struck by another vehicle at the intersection of Crafton Avenue and Citrus Avenue in Redlands.  Antonia was transported by ambulance to Loma Linda University Medical Center where she was pronounced dead at 12:08 am, on Sunday, April 18, 2021. California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [04192021 0625 GB]
  • 702105686: On Saturday, April 17, 2021, at 2:14 am, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department and firefighters from the San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to a residential fire in the 7200 block of Tippecanoe Avenue in San Bernardino. Charlotte Kathryn Knight, age 85, a resident of San Bernardino was transported to St. Bernardine Medical Center and pronounced dead in the emergency department at 3:21 am. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department is investigating the incident. [04172021 1045 GB]
  • 702105663: On Thursday, April 15, 2021, at 6:55 PM, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and Rancho Cucamonga Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the area of Haven Avenue and Trademark Street in Rancho Cucamonga, to investigate the report of a two-vehicle traffic collision. Upon their arrival, Barbara Alice Gillespie, a 48-year-old resident of Rancho Cucamonga, was declared dead at 7:08 PM by fire department personnel. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department – Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the incident. [04162021 0501 JL]
  • 702105659: On Thursday, April 15, 2021, at 3:58 PM, emergency personnel were dispatched to the area of W. Mill Street and Meridian Avenue in San Bernardino in response to the report of a three-vehicle traffic collision. Upon arrival, Araceli Moreno, a 35-year-old resident of Colton, the female driver of one of the vehicles was declared dead at 4:15 PM, by fire department personnel. The name of the decedent is being withheld pending positive identification and the notification of next of kin. The San Bernardino Police Department is investigating the incident. [04162021 0504 JL]
  • 702105629:  On Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at 2:55 PM, a two-vehicle traffic collision was reported at the intersection of W. 5th St. and N. G St. in San Bernardino.  Emergency medical personnel responded, and 50-year-old Juan Ochoa of Fontana, was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead in the emergency department at 3:56 PM.  The investigation was conducted by the San Bernardino Police Department.  [04/14/21 2200 JL]
  • 702105598: On Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at 8:13 PM, emergency personnel were dispatched to Valley Boulevard near Linden Avenue, in the unincorporated area of Bloomington, in response to the report a male pedestrian being struck by a vehicle. When they arrived, a White male pedestrian, Jimmie Joe Ludwig Sr., a 61-year-old resident of Bloomington, was declared dead by San Bernardino County Fire Department personnel. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [04142021 0254 JL]
  • 702105465: On Friday, April 09, 2021 at 8:15 PM, California Highway Patrol and Ontario Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the Interstate 10 east of the Haven Avenue in Ontario, in response to the report of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle. Upon arrival, the pedestrian, Sean Stewart Clarke, a 28-year-old resident of Hemet, was pronounced dead at 8:37 PM, by fire department personnel. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [04132021 0308 JL]
  • 702105553: On Monday, April 12, 2021, at 5:11 PM, a 33-year-old male transient was found unresponsive in James Bryant Park in Ontario. Ontario Police Department and Ontario Fire Department responded, and the male, Octavio Zambrano, a 33-year-old resident of Ontario, was declared dead by fire department personnel.  [04132021 0259 JL]
  • 702105464: On Friday, April 9, 2021, at 3:41 PM, officers of the Montclair Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of Moreno Street and N. Benson Avenue in Montclair in response to a traffic collision. Upon arrival, Crystal Monseratt Martinez Morales, an 18-year-old resident of Ontario, was declared dead at 3:48 PM, by American Medical Response paramedics. The Montclair Police Department is investigating the incident. [04132021 0247 JL]
  • 702105515: On Sunday, April 11,2021, at 9:34 pm, a 911 call was received reporting a two-vehicle collision in Victorville.  A deputy sheriff with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department was responding to an incident traveling northbound on Amargosa Road in a marked patrol vehicle with lights and sirens in operation.  Lavelle Hayes, age 23, a resident on Victorville was driving west on Tawney Ridge Lane in Victorville.  The patrol vehicle collided into Lavelle’s vehicle at the intersection. Lavelle was pronounced dead on scene at 9:56 pm. San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident. [04132021 1235 GB]
  • 702105512: On Sunday, April 11,2021, at 9:26 pm, a 911 call was received reporting a golf cart was struck by a vehicle on Innovation Way and Phantom West in Victorville.  The driver of the golf cart, Ted Hoots, age 67, a resident of Adelanto was traveling southbound on Phantom West when a vehicle struck the golf cart from behind.  Hoots was pronounced dead on scene at 9:55 pm. San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident.  [04132021 1235 GB]
  • 702105507: On Sunday, April 11, 2021, at 2:25 pm, Colton Police Department officers responded to a single vehicle collision at the intersection of East Cooley Drive and East Cooley Lane in Colton. A passenger, 5-year-old Alexa Adalia Avalos of Twin Peaks, was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center where she was pronounced dead at 3:32 pm. The Colton Police Department is investigating the collision. [04122021 0620 GB]
  • 702105492: On Saturday, April 10, 2021, at 3:18 pm, a traffic collision occurred on 5th Street near Flores Street in San Bernardino.  A pedestrian identified as Willie Williams, age 63 and a resident of Fontana, was struck by a sedan.  Williams was pronounced dead at the scene.  San Bernardino Police department is investigating this collision. 04112021 0800 GB]
  • 702105454: On Friday, April 9, 2021, at 1203 PM, emergency personnel responded to the California Aqueduct near Ranchero Road and Eleventh Street in Hesperia after a male was witnessed entering the aqueduct and becoming submerged. The male, Robert Joseph Caroline, an 81-year-old resident of Hesperia, was pulled from the aqueduct and declared dead on scene at 1:05 PM. [04092021 1710 JL]
  • 702105450: On Friday, April 9, 2021, at 1013 AM, officers with the California Highway Patrol were dispatched to Goffs Road near Lanfair Road in Essez in response to a single vehicle traffic collision. Upon arrival, the driver of the vehicle was declared dead on scene at 10:13 AM by Baker Ambulance personnel. The name of the decedent is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of next of kin. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [04092021 1744 JL]
  • 702105435: April 8, 2021, at approximately 3:49 PM, a deputy from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department - Apple Valley Station attempted to stop a 2000 Honda Accord for violation of the California Vehicle Code. The driver refused to yield, continued north on Iroquois Road and was struck by a vehicle in the intersection of Yucca Loma Road. The driver of the Honda, Thomas Michael Lira, a 27-year-old resident of Victorville, was declared dead on scene at 4:43 PM, by fire department personnel. The incident is being investigated by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department – Major Accident Investigation Team. [04092021 1643 JL]
  • 702105402: On Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at 8:53 PM, deputies with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department responded to a call of a pedestrian that was struck by a vehicle on Locust Avenue near Mauna Loa Street in Hesperia. When they arrived, the pedestrian, a Hispanic male adult, was pronounced dead at 9:00 PM. The name of the decedent is being withheld pending notification to next of kin. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the collision. [04082021 0641 JL]
  • 702105400: On Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at 7:10 PM, officers with the California Highway Patrol responded to a two-vehicle traffic collision involving a pick-up truck and a semi-tractor and trailer in the area of State Route 247 and Selmadolph Street in Lucerne Valley. When they arrived, the driver of the pick-up truck, a Hispanic male adult, was pronounced dead at 7:26 PM. The name of the decedent is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the collision. [04082021 0638 JL]
  • 702105376: On April 7, 2021, at 9:39 AM, deputies with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to Old Woman Springs Road, north of Aberdeen Road, in Yucca Valley, for the report of an unresponsive male. When they arrived, Conor McTeague, age 57 of Yucca Valley, was declared dead on scene. An autopsy will be conducted by the Sheriff’s Department Coroner Division to determine the cause and manner of death. The Sheriff’s Department – Yucca Valley Station is investigating the incident. [04092021 0633 JL]
  • 702105305: On Monday, April 5, 2021, at 6:09 AM, Ontario Police Department and Ontario Fire Department personnel responded to the 400 block of North Parkside Drive in Ontario for a report of a woman not breathing. When they arrived, 40-year-old Shatara Adrienne Thompson of Ontario was pronounced deceased at the scene at 6:21 am. The Ontario Police Department is investigating the incident. [04052021 2117 JL]
  • 702105297: On Sunday, April 4, 2021, at 8:37 PM, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and Apple Valley Fire District personnel were dispatched to the 22000 block of Bear Valley Road to investigate the report of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle. Upon arrival, Apple Valley Fire District personnel pronounced the pedestrian, a white male the approximate age of 70, deceased at 8:48 PM. The name of the decedent is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of next of kin. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department - Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the incident. [04052021 2110 JL]
  • 702105290 – 702105291: On Sunday, April 4, 2021, at 12:50 PM, California Highway Patrol – Barstow and San Bernardino County Fire Department personnel were dispatched to Community Boulevard near Dixie Road in Hinkley, in response to the report of a single vehicle traffic collision. The driver and passenger of the vehicle were pronounced deceased at the scene. The name of the decedent’s is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of next of kin. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [04052021 2058 JL]
  • 702105282: On Sunday, April 4, 2021, at 1:31 am, San Bernardino Police Department officers responded to the 200 block of South E Street in San Bernardino in reference to a shooting. When they arrived, a Hispanic male was pronounced deceased at the scene at 1:44 am. The name of the decedent is being withheld pending the notification of next of kin. The San Bernardino Police Department is investigating the incident. [04052021 2048 JL]
  • 702105280: Austin Dubuque, a 26-year-old resident of Big Bear Lake, was riding a dirt bike along Eureka Drive in Big Bear Lake, on 04/02/2021, when he was involved in a traffic collision. He was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, were he was declared brain dead on April 3, 2021. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident.
  • 702105281: On Saturday, April 3, 2021, at 11:10 PM, California Highway Patrol and San Bernardino County Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the Interstate 10 near Sierra Avenue in Fontana to investigate the report of a single vehicle traffic collision. When they arrived, the driver of the vehicle, Rafael Torres, a 37-year-old resident of San Bernardino, was confirmed dead at 11:23 PM by fire department personnel. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [04042021 0308 JL]
  • 702105279: On Saturday, April 3, 2021, at 8:29 PM, California Highway Patrol and San Bernardino County Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the Interstate 215 near Highland Avenue in San Bernardino to investigate the report of a pedestrian having been struck by a vehicle. When they arrived, the pedestrian, an unidentified male, was confirmed dead at 8:48 PM. The name of the decedent is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of next of kin. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [04042021 0105 JL]
  • 702105261: On Saturday, April 3, 2021, at 8:36 AM, California Highway Patrol and San Bernardino County Fire Department personnel responded to the eastbound 210 Freeway east of the of the Euclid Avenue overpass in Upland, to investigate the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. The pedestrian Emilas Acosta-Montoya, a 72-year-old resident of Bellflower, was pronounced dead on scene at 8:49 AM. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [04032021 1939 JL]
  • 702105255: On Saturday, April 3, 2021, at 2:34 AM, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and Rancho Cucamonga Fire Department personnel responded to 19th Street and Archibald Avenue in Rancho Cucamonga, to investigate the report of a single vehicle traffic collision. Upon arrival, the driver of the vehicle, Jacob Louderback, a 22-year-old resident of La Verne, was pronounced dead on scene at 2:50 AM. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident. [04032021 1929 JL]
  • 702105249: On Saturday, April 3, 2021, at 12:36 PM, officers with the California Highway Patrol and San Bernardino County Fire Department personnel responded to the Dumont Dunes Recreation Area to investigate the report of a pedestrian being struck by an off-road vehicle. Upon arrival, Roman Jose Lugoaceves, a 47-year-old resident of Long Beach, was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:40 PM. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [04032021 1921 JL]
  • 702105246: On Saturday, April 3, 2021, at 1:29 AM, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department responded to a single vehicle traffic collision near the intersection of Mariposa Drive and Kingswood Drive in Victorville. The driver, 37-year-old Anthony Alexander Rhoades of Hesperia, was pronounced deceased at the scene at 1:42 AM. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department is investigating the incident. [04032021 1913 JL]
  • 702105217: on April 1, 2021, at 8:27 PM, deputies with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and emergency medical personnel were dispatched to Twentynine Palms Highway near Estrella Avenue, in Twentynine Palms, to investigate the report of a pedestrian having been struck by a vehicle. The pedestrian, Amanda Tilton, a 25-year-old resident of Twentynine Palms, was transported from the location to the High Desert Medical Center, where she was declared dead at 9:20 PM. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident. [04022021 1016 JL]
  • 702105211: On April 1, 2021, at 6:42 PM deputies with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and San Bernardino County Fire Department personnel were dispatched to Amargosa Road near Palmetto Way, in Hesperia, to investigate a four-vehicle traffic collision. Upon their arrival, the female driver of one of the vehicles was pronounced dead at 6:58 PM by fire department personnel. The name of the decedent is being withheld pending the notification of next of kin. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department – Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the incident. [04022021 0950 JL]
  • 702105205: On Thursday, April 1, 2021, at 2:02 PM, human remains were found in the back yard of a residence in the 17100 block of Barbee St., in Fontana.  Examinations will be conducted to determine the identity and cause of death.  The scene investigation was conducted by Fontana Police Department.  [04022021 0933 JL]
  • 702105170: On Wednesday, March 31, 2021, Lance Montgomery Powell, a 60-year-old resident of Barstow, was declared dead after being involved in a law enforcement encounter with officers of the Barstow Police Department that occurred on the 700 block of Montara Road, in Barstow. The incident is being investigated by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department – Homicide Division. All inquiries into the incident are to be directed to the Sheriff’s Department Public Affairs Division, (909) 387-3700. [04022021 0928 JL]
  • 702105206: On Thursday, April 1, 2021, at 1:35 PM officers of the California Highway Patrol and Rialto Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the 210 freeway at Ayala Drive, Rialto, in response to a single vehicle traffic collision. Upon their arrival, the driver of the vehicle, Dakota Jones, a 30-year-old resident of Fontana, was declared dead at 2:02 PM by fire department personnel. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [04012021 1634 JL]
  • 702105045:On Saturday, March 27, 2021, at 6:27PM a collision occurred involving multiple vehicles at the intersection of Victoria Avenue and Pacific Street in the city of Highland. Paramedics transported Paulette Samuel, a 58-year-old Highland resident, from the collision scene to St. Bernadine Medical Center. She was pronounced dead in the emergency room at 7:20PM. The circumstances of the collision are being investigated by the SBCSD Highland Major Accident Investigation Team. [03282021 0220 GB]
  • 702104990: On Thursday, March 25, 2021, at 11:59 AM, four road construction workers were struck by an automobile in a construction zone along Hesperia Rd., just south of Green Tree Blvd., in Victorville. One of the workers, Isaac Paul Lopez, a 45 year old resident of Corona, was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident investigation was conducted by San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT). [03/25/21 2030 VN]
  • 702104944: On Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at 9:58 AM, a three-car collision was reported at the intersection of Barton Road and Anderson Street, in Loma Linda.  The driver of a 2019 Kia Rio, identified as Carmen Marquez Rosales, an 85-year-old resident of Victorville was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center and pronounced dead at 10:31 AM.  The scene investigation was conducted by the San Bernardino County Sheriff Major Accident Investigation Team. [03252021 0055 GB]

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