San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: March 28, 2016 / 6:09 p.m.

INCIDENT: Felon in Possession of a Firearm

LOCATION: 58000 Block State Highway 62, Yucca Valley

SUSPECT: Melissaan Larson, 38 year old, resident of Morongo Valley


On March 28, 2016, deputies were working a burlgary investigation and a firearm was among the items reported stolen from the residence. During the investigation, deputies obtained information leading them to believe the gun was being transported in a vehicle to an area near the Panda Express in Yucca Valley. After a description of the vehicle was obtained, deputies drove to that area and at approximately 6:09 p.m., the suspect vehicle was located. Deputies conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle, and made contact with Melissaan Larson and an adult male. During the investigation, the stolen gun was located inside the vehicle. Larson was found to have a felony conviction, which prohibits her from being in possession of a firearm. Larson and the male were both transported to the Morongo Basin jail, however it does not appear Larson or the male had any involvement in the theft of the gun, or knowledge the gun was stolen. The adult male was released and is not expected to have any charges filed against him.
Melissaan Larson was booked into the Morongo Basin jail for being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm. The burglary investigation is ongoing.


Refer:Sergeant T. Niles

Station:Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station

Phone No.(760) 366-4175

Case No.091600484

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