San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department
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 www.wetip.com.
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