San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department
DATE/TIME: March 4, 2016 – 11:54 p.m.
INCIDENT: Disturbance / Fight / Possession and Under the Influence of Illegal Drugs
LOCATION: 61794 Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree
SUSPECT(S): Joseph Rotstein, 18 years of age, Morongo Valley
Deseret Pinar, 29 years of age, Joshua Tree
VICTIM(S): Joshua Tree Valero
On March 4, 2016, at approximately 11:54 p.m., deputies from the Morongo Basin Station responded to the report of a naked male breaking merchandise and fighting other patrons at the Joshua Tree Valero. Updated information in the call indicated the naked male had pinned a female down on the floor and was pulling the female’s hair.
Upon the arrival of several deputies, they detained and identified the completely nude male as Joseph Rotstein. During the investigation, deputies determined Rotstein was under the influence of illegal drugs. Deputies also identified one of the females Rotstein reportedly assaulted as Deseret Pinar. Pinar was also found to be under the influence and in possession of illegal drugs. Both were arrested at the scene without further incident. Refer:Rick Millard, Sergeant Station: Morongo Basin Station Case #: 091600364, 091600365 Phone No. (760) 366-4175
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