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VC Case # 171812040


DATE/TIME: October 29, 2018 / 8:19pm

INCIDENT: Felon in Possession of a Firearm

LOCATION: South Trail & Horseshoe Way, Victorville

SUSPECT: Lee Arthur Bell, 40-year old Apple Valley resident

On October 29, 2018, deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to the area of South Trail and Horseshoe Way, for multiple reports of gun shots being heard.

Sheriff’s airship, 40King-2, assisted on the call and spotted a white Honda in the desert area near the location. Deputies on the ground were able stop the vehicle and detain the driver, identified as Lee Arthur Bell. During the identification process, Bell was found to be a convicted felon with an active warrant for his arrest. While conducting a search of Bell’s vehicle, deputies located a loaded firearm, suspected methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia.

Bell was arrested and booked into the High Desert Detention Center for being a felon in possession of a firearm and the outstanding, drug-related warrant. The case will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for review and consideration of further charges.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at

Refer: Mara Rodriguez, Media Relations

Station: Victorville Police Department

Case #: 171812040

Phone No. (760) 241-2911

JOHN MCMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department