San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: Thursday, August 11, 2016

INCIDENT: Homicide Investigation

LOCATION: 30000 Block of Harvard Road, Newberry Springs

VICTIM: David Jay Popiolek, age 53 a resident of Newberry Springs

SUSPECT: June Popiolek, age 54 a resident of Newberry Springs


On Thursday, August 11, 2016, at approximately 4:05 p.m., deputies from the Barstow Sheriff’s Station responded to the report of a shooting in the 30000 block of Harvard Road in Newberry Springs. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the suspect, June Popiolek, in front of the residence. Deputies located the victim, David, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Emergency medical personnel arrived on scene and pronounced David deceased.

Detectives from the Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail responded to the location to conduct the investigation.

June Popiolek was arrested for PC 187 Murder and booked into the West Valley Detention Center.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective Michael Warrick or Sergeant Greg Myler at (909) 387-3589. 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 We-Tip website at

Refer: Detective Michael Warrick or Sergeant Greg Myler

Station: Specialized Investigations Division

Phone No. (909) 387-3589

Case No. DR #081601110 H #2016-065

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