San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

Date/Time Occurred: January 2016 -March 2016

Crime or Incident: Arson and Vandalism

Location: Gerald S. Litel Elementary and Ruben S. Ayala High School

Victim(s): Chino Valley Unified School District, Litel Elementary, and Ayala High School

Suspect(s): 14 year old male resident of Chino Hills, Two 15 year old male residents both of Chino Hills and 15 year old male resident of Chino


Numerous vandalisms and arsons occurred at Litel Elementary and Ayala High School between January to March of 2016.Following a lengthy investigation regarding these crimes, deputies arrested four suspects responsible for the crimes. The suspects were involved in setting fire to the Ayala’s athletic field and a building section of Litel, graffiti of racial slurs and phallic images, and damage to school equipment. It is estimated the suspects caused over $5,000 in damages.


Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact the Chino Hills Police Department at (909) 364-2000. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the WE-TIP Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the website at


Chino Hills Police/Sheriff’s Station

14077 Peyton Drive, Chino Hills, CA. 91709

(909) 364-2000

Case # 221601176

Refer: Deputy M. Thompson

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