San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: April 15, 2016/10:42 PM

INCIDENT: Kidnapping/Assault with a Deadly Weapon

LOCATION: 13200 Soft Cloud Way, VictorvilleSUSPECT(S): Edward Poquette, 31 of Victorville

VICTIM(S): Confidential

Summary

On April 15, 2016, Edward Poquette, 31 of Victorville, was arrested after stealing a woman’s car and driving approximately five blocks, with the woman on the hood of the car.Deputies from the Victorville Police Station responded to a citizen’s call Friday night claiming Poquette was at her residence and had stolen a gold Honda Accord, belonging to her daughter. The caller told dispatch that her daughter was on the hood of the car that the suspect had just stolen. She also advised the suspect had run into several mail boxes as he left the house.
 
The suspect drove several blocks before bailing out of the car in the area of Cobalt Road and Bear Valley Road, where he fled on foot into the desert. Sheriff’s Aviation as well as Deputy Moyer and his K9 partner Ellie, from the Victor Valley Station, responded to the call to assist in the search for the suspect. Ellie tracked the suspects scent through several backyards in a residential neighborhood, where she located him hiding in an RV at a vacant residence.The victim, a 31 year old Victorville woman, did not report any injuries from the incident. The suspect was taken into custody and booked on charges of kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon. He is scheduled to be arraigned at Victorville Superior Court on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.
  
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 (27436) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.
  

Refer:Mara Rodriguez, Media Relations Officer

Station:Victorville Station

Phone No.760-241-2911Case No.171604594

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