San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: November 27, 2016 5:00am

INCIDENT: Grand Theft Automobile/ Possession of Stolen Property/ Parolee at Large/ Probation Violation LOCATION: 4th Street/ Whitlock Avenue, San Bernardino SUSPECT(S): Desiray Tafoya, 23-year-old resident of San Bernardino Kenny Minchoca, 26-year-old resident of San Bernardino Lorenzo Brambila, 23-year-old resident of San Bernardino


On November 27, 2016 at 5:00 a.m. Deputy Kostiuk was conducting routine patrol in San Bernardino. Kostiuk observed a vehicle fail to stop at a posted stop sign and a records check on the vehicle identified the vehicle as being stolen in Muscoy earlier in the evening. Kostiuk waited for an additional patrol unit in order to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle. The vehicle pulled over at 4th Street and Whitlock Avenue and all three occupants were taken into custody. The driver was identified as Desiray Tafoya. Tafoya is on Felony Formal Probation for Grand Theft Automobile. The other occupants were identified as Kenny Minchoca and Lorenzo Brabila. Minchoca had an outstanding “No Bail” warrant for his arrest and was listed as a Parolee at Large. Brabila was found to be in possesison of shaved keys which are tools associated with stealing automobiles. All three suspects were arrested for Grand Theft Automobile and Possession of Stolen Property and were booked into the Central Detention Center.


Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact Central Station at (909) 387-3545. 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   Refer:Deputy Kostiuk Station: Central Station Case #: 011605182 Phone No. (909) 387-3545

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