San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: January 31, 2016/2315 hours

INCIDENT: PC211 – Armed Robbery LOCATION: Gas Mart (Mojave & La Paz) – Victorville SUSPECT(S): Joshua Welch – 23 years old – Victorville VICTIM(S): Confidential 


On January 30, 2016, at approximately 11:15 p.m., Deputy Fidler responded to the Gas Mart reference an unrelated call. Deputy Fidler approached the business and noticed a suspicious male exiting the store. The male subject, was later identified as 23 year old Joshua Welch. Deputy Fidler checked inside the store and quickly learned that the clerk and a customer had just been robbed. Deputy Fidler was able to locate Welch near the Roadway Inn with the help from several citizens.


Welch was arrested for robbery and felon in possesion of a firearm. He was booked at the High Desert Detention Center.    Refer:Deputy M. Hernandez/Sgt. B. Roper Station:Victorville Station Phone No.760-241-2911 Case No.171601345 

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