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DATE/ TIME OF INCIDENT:  Thursday, September 20, 2018, at 7:30am



LOCATION:    20000 block of National Trails Hwy, in Helendale

SUSPECT:      Jeremiah Torres, 25 years old, of Helendale



On Thursday, September 20, 2018, at 7:30am, deputies from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station received multiple calls stating a Hispanic male adult was standing on National Trails Highway with a gun.  Deputies also received calls regarding shots being fired in the area.  And additional call was received by a victim who drove through the area, heard gunshots, but kept driving.  When he got to work, he found a bullet hole in his vehicle.

As deputies were responding, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Aviation Division flew over the area and could see the suspect in the front yard of a residence loading a semi-automatic weapon. Aviation division advised responding deputies of the location of the suspect, and with the assistance of officers from the California Highway Patrol, the suspect Jeremiah Torres was contacted in the front yard of his mother’s residence.

Torres, stood in the front yard holding a loaded AK47 over his head and pointing it in the air.  At 8:24am, with the assistance of a California Highway Patrol K-9, Torres was taken into custody.  Torres was found in possession of the AK-47 and a loaded 9mm handgun.   Jeremiah Torres will be booked at the High Desert Detention Center.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact at Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station, (760) 552-6800. Persons wishing to remain anonymous can report information to WeTip by calling 1-800-78-CRIME, or by accessing the website at

Refer:   Staci Parks

Station:  Victor Valley

Report #       241803059

Phone No:   760-552-6845

JOHN MCMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department