San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE: April 20, 2016

LOCATION: 18300 block of Bellflower Street

INCIDENT: Possession of Stolen Property

SUSPECT: James Ortega, 48 years old, of Adelanto


On April 20, 2016, Deputy Michael Battisti and other deputies from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station served a search warrant at residence in the 18300 block of Bellflower Street in the City of Adelanto. During service of the search warrant a stolen vehicle and thousands of dollars in stolen property were recovered. The recovered stolen property was taken from a residence in the City of Adelanto earlier in the month and the recovered stolen vehicle was reported stolen out of Diamond Bar.

James Ortega was arrested at the residence for possession of the stolen vehicle and stolen property. Ortega was booked at the High Desert Detention Center and is currently being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Deputy Battisti’s investigation is continuing and authorities request anyone with information relating to the above crimes to contact the Victor Valley Sherriff’s Station at (760) 552-6801. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call WeTip at 800-78-CRIME.

Station: Victor Valley Station

Refer:Pamela Hoffman

Re: 241600886 / 241601075

Phone No:760-552-6844

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