San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: December 27, 2016 – 3:30 pm

INCIDENT: Cruelty to Animals

SUSPECT: Raul Rodriguez, 56 years old, resident of Hesperia


On Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at approximately 3:30 p.m. deputies from the Rural Crimes Task Force and the Gang Division served a search warrant at an address in the 11800 block of Ninth Avenue in the City of Hesperia.

During the search warrant, deputies located items and instruments used in cockfighting and training for cockfighting. Rural Crimes Task Force Deputies Robert Oakleaf and Randy Stanley assumed the investigation and located several dead roosters at the location. The roosters had deep lacerations, indicative of having been involved in recent fights. Also located on the property were live roosters.

Raul Rodriguez was arrested and transported to High Desert Detention Center for housing where he was booked on charges on cruelty to animals.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Deputy Robert Oakleaf at the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Lucerne Sub-Station at (760) 248-7655. 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 We-Tip Hotline at

Refer: Pamela Hoffman

Case #: 191609024

Station: Victor Valley

Phone No: 760-552-6844

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