San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME OF RELEASE: April 11, 2016 at 11:00am

INCIDENT: OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE ENFORCEMENT IN JUNIPER FLATS AND DEEP CREEK AREA 

Summary

On Saturday, April 9, 2016, and Sunday, April 10, 2016, deputies from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station Off Highway Vehicle Team (OHV) conducted enforcement operations in the Juniper Flats and Deep Creek areas.

  

During the weekend, 41 people were detained and cited for operating an Off Highway Vehicle on public or private land without permission and 10 people were detained and cited for driving a vehicle into an area closed to the public.

  

With the goal of keeping public safety in mind, the team has developed a strong measured approach. As a reminder, the spillway area, which belongs to the Army Corps of Engineers and the County Flood Control District, is closed to ALL VEHICLES AND PEDESTRIANS, and those unlawfully entering the area can be cited or arrested and their vehicle(s) towed.

  

Anyone with questions regarding this enforcement and to receive information regarding legal OHV riding areas is asked to contact Deputy John Parks at (760) 552-6800. 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. 

  

Photos available at: https://local.nixle.com/alert/5624244/

  

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