San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department
DATE/TIME OF RELEASE: April 5, 2016
LOCATION: 11400 block Chamberlaine Wy.; 11700 block Bartlett Ave.; 18400 block Montezuma St.
SUSPECT: Stephen Strother, 22, resident of Adelanto
On Friday, April 1, 2016, at approximately 12:28 pm San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call from Saul’s Produce and Meat Market in the 11400 block of Chamberlaine Way. Employees at the business reported they had been robbed by a male subject with a handgun. During the robbery, one of the store employees was struck with the handgun. Deputies responded to the scene and began searching for the subject who reportedly fled the scene on foot but were unable to locate the suspect.
On Sunday, April 3, 2016 at approximately 4:43 pm dispatch received a panic alarm at A&M Market, located in the 11700 block of Bartlett Avenue. Deputies responded to the scene and learned a male subject had brandished a firearm and demanded money. The suspect hit the clerk with the firearm, but when the owner of the business armed himself and confronted the suspect the suspect fled on foot, dropping the money the clerk had given him.
Detectives from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station investigated these crimes and followed up on leads. Through their investigation a suspect was identified and a warrant was obtained. The Sheriff’s Department Special Enforcement Team was contacted to assist with the apprehension of the suspect and on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at approximately 1:15 pm the suspect was taken into custody near an apartment complex located in the 18400 block of Montezuma Street in the City of Adelanto.
Stephen Strother was booked at the High Desert Detention Center on charges of robbery and his bail was set at $1,000,000. Anyone with information relating to the above crimes is urged to contact Det. Marion Browne at the Victor Valley Sherriff’s Station, (760) 552-6801. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call WeTip at 800-78-CRIME.
Station: Victor Valley Station
Re: 241600889 / 241600906
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