San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: November 18, 2016 4:52 P.M.

INCIDENT: Felony Hit and Run

LOCATION: Twentynine Palms Highway and Indian Cove Road

SUSPECT(S): Shawn Bauer, age 45 of Twentynine Palms

VICTIM(S): Confidential    


Deputies responded to a report of traffic collision at the intersection of Twentynine Palms Highway and Indian Cove Road. Deputies located the victim’s vehicle, crashed into and spun around in the roadway. The other involved vehicle was a truck towing a travel trailer. The victim suffered minor injuries and had to be transported, via ambulance, to the hospital. The truck and trailer fled the scene of the crash. Deputies conducted an extensive area check and, with the help of a citizen, located the truck and trailer parked behind the Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley. There deputies located fresh damage to the truck and trailer consistent with being involved with the victim’s vehicle. Deputies contacted Shawn Bauer, who was ultimately arrested for the felony hit and run and driving under the influence. He was booked at the Morongo Basin Jail.

Refer: Ryan Arthurton, Deputy

Station: Morongo Basin Station

Case #: 201601905 and 201601907

Phone No. (760) 366-4175

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