San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: April 13, 2016

INCIDENT: Burglary

LOCATION: Victorville

SUSPECT(S): Lauren Anthony Gratiano

VICTIM(S): Confidential


Deputies from the Victorville Police Station arrested 41 year old Victorville resident, Lauren Anthony Gratiano for felony burglary. Gratiano was booked at the High Desert Detention Center and is set to be arraigned on April 15, 2016 at the Victorville Superior Court.


The burglary occurred on April 9, 2016 at a restaurant in the 14900 block of 7th Street in Victorville. The restaurant was closed for the day when some type of rock was thrown through the glass allowing the suspect to enter. Once inside the suspect was able to take an undisclosed amount of cash before leaving the location. Video surveillance obtained from the business allowed deputies to put together a description of the suspect.


On April 13, 2016 Deputy Carpenter, from the Victorville Police Station, made contact with 41 year old Lauren Anthony Gratiano, of Victorville. Gratiano, who is currently on parole, fit the description of the suspect in the restaurant burglary. The suspect was taken to the Victorville Police station where he was interviewed by Detective Mason and Detective Maddox regarding the burglary. After questioning the suspect and conducting further investigation, he was placed under arrest. It is believed that Gratiano may also be linked to several other burglaries in Victorville and neighboring cities.


Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Detective Mike Mason at 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


Refer: Detective Mike Mason

Station: Victorville Station

Phone No. 760-241-2911

Case No. 171604309

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