San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME OF RELEASE: March 8, 2016 4:00 pm

INCIDENT: Transportation of Marijuana, Traffic Collision

SUSPECT: Sonny Vargas, 40, resident of Adelanto


On Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at approximately 4:41 a.m., Deputy Will Fifita of the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station, was stopped on Lupin Road just west of Verbena Road in the City of Adelanto with his headlights on. Deputy Fifita heard an off road motorcycle traveling in the area. The driver of the motorcycle attempted to drive around the patrol unit Deputy Fifita was sitting in and hit a dirt berm, causing a collision. The motorcycle landed on the unit, damaging the windshield and the hood of the vehicle.


The driver, Sonny Vargas, was found to be driving on a suspended driver’s license and also had two arrest warrants. During contact with Vargas he was also found to be in possession of over an ounce of marijuana.


Vargas was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for transportation of marijuana and the warrants. Vargas is currently being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.


Station:Victor Valley

Refer:Pamela Hoffman

Re:071600849 / 071600850

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