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DATE/TIME:   March 24, 2019/ 01:50 p.m.


INCIDENT:       Burglary


LOCATION:    6000 Sunburst Avenue, Joshua Tree


SUSPECT(S): 13-year-old male resident of Joshua Tree

15-year male resident Twentynine Palms

15-year-old male resident of Twentynine Palms

14-year-old male resident Twentynine Palms



VICTIM:           Morongo Unified School District



On Sunday, March 24, 2019 at approximately 1:50 p.m., four male juveniles forced entry into the vacant elementary school located at the 6000 block of Sunburst Avenue. The suspects caused approximately $2000 worth of damage to the school buildings and stole about $3,480 worth of electronic equipment.


Through investigation, Yucca Valley School Resource Officer M. Sellers identified four juvenile suspects who committed the burglary. On April 2, 2019, deputies contacted the suspects, recovered the stolen property, as well as tools used to destroy the school grounds. The juveniles were arrested and cite released to their parents.


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 B. Miller

Station:            Morongo Basin Station

Case #:           091900428

Phone No.       (760) 366-4175


JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department