San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: February 14, 2016 / 10:05 p.m.

INCIDENT: PC 245 Assault with a Deadly Weapon / PC 29800(A) Felon in Possession of Firearm

LOCATION: 8000 Block of Pedley Road, San Bernardino

SUSPECT(S): Robert Bermudez, age 34; Jose Martinez, age 20, both residents of San Bernardino

VICTIM(S): Confidential

Summary

On Sunday, February 14, 2016, deputies from the Central Station responded to a residence in the 800 block of Pedley Road in San Bernardino, The Victim called Sheriff’s dispatch reporting a male subject, driving a black BMW, pulled up to the residence and asked for an unknown female. The male subject pulled a handgun out, pointed it at the victim and fled the scene. Sgt. Garcia located the vehicle traveling west on 5th Street, approaching Waterman Avenue and conducted a traffic stop. Garcia contacted the driver and identified him to be Roberto Bermudez, a documented gang member from a criminal street gang in San Bernardino. Deputy L. Sandoval contacted the passenger and identified him as Jose Martinez. Martinez was found to be in possession of a loaded 22 cal. handgun, which was determined to be stolen. Methamphetamine and paraphernalia was also located inside the vehicle. Bermudez is currently on felony probation for PC 417 Brandishing a Firearm and Martinez is on felony probation for VC 2800.2 Felony Evading. During an in-field line-up, the victim positively identified Bermudez as the suspect who pointed the handgun at them. Bermudez and Martinez were both arrested for PC 245 Assault with a Deadly Weapon, PC 29800(A) Felon in Possession of a Firearm, HS 11370.1(A) Possession of Meth while Armed and PC 496(A) Possession of a Stolen Firearm. The gang allegation will be investigated by the Valley Region Gang Team.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Central Station at (909) 387-3545. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the website at www.wetip.com.

Refer:Deputy L. Sandoval and Sgt. A. Garcia

Station:Central Station

Phone No.(909) 387-3545

Case No.011600641

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