San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department
DATE/TIME: August 31, 2016 / 1:00 pm
INCIDENT: Conspiracy / Extortion
LOCATION: 14000 Block of US Highway 395
SUSPECT(S): Mario Hall, 31 of Adelanto
Nydia Arreola, 29 of Adelanto
Terrera Hall, 23 of Victorville
Juanniesha Dandy, 22 of Adelanto
On August 31, 2016, Deputy Olivas from the Victorville Police Department, investigated an extortion case involving a stolen cell phone. The victim reported her boyfriend’s phone had been lost at a local business and she received texts messages from an unknown person saying they had the phone. The person threatened to release personal information and photographs, via social media, if the victim did not pay a large sum of money for the return of the phone.
Deputy Olivas, with the assistance of detectives, did an undercover sting operation, that lead to the arrest of Terrera Hall and Juanniesha Dandy, who had the stolen cell phone. Through investigation, detectives arrested Nydia Arreola and Mario Hall for the theft, as well as conspiracy and extortion.
Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.
Refer: Detective Paul Solorio
Station: Victorville Police Department
Phone No.(760) 241-2911
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