San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

Date/Time:  August 24, 2016 / 7:00 am

Incident:  Conspiracy to Commit Burglary

Location:  Hilton Garden Inn, Hesperia

Suspect(s):  Russell Moore, DOB 6/30/1993; Kristin Swanson, DOB 6/1/1992; Kevin Browder, DOB 10/20/1967


On Monday, August 22, 2016, at approximately 10:58 am, deputies were dispatched to a report of fraudulent use of a credit card. Deputy Dalton Hendrickson and Deputy Dave Romero of the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station responded and began an investigation which led them to the Hilton Garden Inn in Hesperia. 

Deputy Lauren Abernathy had been dispatched to a separate call of stolen mail and when deputies compared notes they believed the cases were related.

All 3 deputies, along with Deputy Jonathan Barmer, responded to the Hilton Garden Inn and found that a victim’s card was currently being used to pay for a room at the hotel. Deputies made contact at the room and located suspects there with information belonging to numerous victims throughout the high desert and valley communities.

Deputies located stolen mail, narcotics and electronic equipment possibly belonging to other victims. All 3 subjects in the hotel room, Russell Moore, Kristin Swanson and Kevin Browder were arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center on charges of conspiracy to commit crime and burglary. Each of the suspects are being held in lieu of $25,000 bail.

Anyone with information related to this incident, or anyone who may have a victim of mail theft, is asked to contact Deputy Dalton Hendrickson at the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station at (760) 552-6801. Persons who wish to remain anonymous may relay information through We-Tip at (800) 78-CRIME or

Refer: Pamela Hoffman
Phone No. 760-552-6844
Case No: 071602909

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