San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME OF RELEASE: December 27, 2016 – 10:00 am

INCIDENT: Attempted Carjacking

LOCATION:1800 block of Thrush Road, Wrightwood

SUSPECT(S): Daniel Sanchez, age 24, of Wrightwood


On Tuesday, December 27, 2016, at approximately 12:42 am deputies were dispatched to a report of a possible carjacking which had just occurred in the 1800 block of Thrush Road in the community of Wrightwood.

Deputies Robert Theiss and John Hayes of the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to the area and found a vehicle stuck on a snow bank and a motorcycle down. Deputies contacted the involved parties and found the suspect, Daniel Sanchez, to be intoxicated. Deputies conducted an investigation and learned Sanchez had a minor single vehicle collision on his motorcycle. A concerned passerby stopped to help Sanchez and was pulled out of their vehicle, assaulted, and both subjects slid down the embankment. Sanchez then got in the passerby’s vehicle and attempted to leave however he crashed into the snow bank.

Daniel Sanchez was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center, where he is being held in lieu of$125,000 bail on charges of attempted carjacking.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Deputy John Hayes at the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station, (760) 552-6801.Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at

Refer: Pamela Hoffman

Case #: 071604220

Station: Victor Valley

Phone No: 760-552-6844

JOHN MCMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

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