San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

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

 

VICTIM(S): Confidential

Summary

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

Case No.171610530

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