San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

Date/Time: 04/04/16 7:00 am

Incident:  PC 459-Vehicle Burglary

Location: Elk Trail at Highway 62, Yucca Valley

Suspect(s):  Curtis Smith, age 54, resident of Yucca Valley


On 04/04/16, at 7:00 am, two suspects were observed stealing items from a locked vehicle.Deputies from the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station responded to the scene and but were not able to locate any suspects.A detective stayed in the area and observed a suspect later identified as Curtis Smith return to the vehicle and steal additional items. Smith was arrested and the stolen items were recovered, an undientified suspect last seen on a bicycle leaving the scene is still outstanding.


Curtis was booked at the Morongo Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail. Anyone witness with additional information are urged to call the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station or make an anonymous call to WeTip at 1-800-78-CRIME.


 Refer: Detective Corey Emon

Station: Morongo Basin Station 

Phone Number: 760-366-4175

Case Number: 231600611

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