San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: July 5, 2016/6:11 a.m.

INCIDENT: Possession of Explosive Devices

LOCATION: 55000 block of Mountain View Trail, Yucca Valley

VICTIM(S): Wayne Sellar, 57 year old resident of Yucca Valley


On Tuesday, June 5, 2016, at approximately 6:11 a.m, deputies responded to the 55000 block of Mountain View Trail, in Yucca Valley, for a medical assistance call, regarding a man with a firework related injury. Deputies located, Wayne Sellar, suffering from a severe injury to his arm, due to a homemade firework explosion. Sellar was transported to Desert Regional Medical Center, for treatment. Detectives from the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department’s Bomb/Arson Detail responded to the location. Detectives located numerous homemade fireworks, as well as explosive material necessary to make fireworks.


Anyone with information related to the investigation is asked to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Morongo Basin Station at (760) 366-4175.Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may contact We-Tip at 1-888-78-CRIME.


Refer:Deputy E. Herrera

Station:Morongo Basin Station

Phone No.(760) 366-4175

Case No.231601212

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