San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: July 5, 2016

INCIDENT: Residential Robbery/ Resisting a Peace Officer

LOCATION: 8100 Block of Tippecanoe Avenue, San Bernardino

SUSPECT(S): Rafael Acuna, 34 year old resident of Redlands


On Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at approximately 1:00pm, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Dispatch was called after a neighbor in the 8100 Block of Tippecanoe Avenue stated subjects were physically fighting in the front of a residence.Deputies Hollenbaugh and Hedy from the Central Station arrived at the location and made contact with the victim.They determined the suspect had entered the residence and was in the process of burglarizing the residence.The victim confronted the suspect and the suspect assaulted the victim.The suspect fled on foot to a nearby neighborhood off of 2nd Street.The victim provided a description of the suspect and an area search was conducted.The suspect was located and detained in a yard at a residence.The suspect was identified as 34 year old Rafael Acuna.Acuna is a convicted felon with an extensive arrest history.Acuna was handcuffed to the rear and placed in the rear portion of a patrol unit.Acuna moved his handcuffs to the front of his body.Acuna was removed from the rear of the unit in order to reposition his handcuffs to the rear.While being re-handcuffed Acuna struggled with deputies and fled on foot.Acuna was later located in another rear yard of a residence on 2nd Street.Acuna faught with and resisted deputies prior to being detained.One of the deputies was injured as a result of Acuna’s actions.Acuna was transported and booked into the West Valley 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 T. Hedy

Station: Central Station

Case #: 011602808

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