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DATE:             August 22, 2019                     

INCIDENT:      Search Warrant Service and Recovery of Property

LOCATION:    7000 block of Third Avenue, Hesperia

SUSPECT:      Nicholas Dennis, age 27        

SUMMARY:On Thursday, August 22, 2019, investigators from the Victorville Police Department’s, Gang Enforcement Team and Detective Bureau served a search warrant in the 7700 block of Third Avenue in the City of Hesperia. The search warrant was related to a series of vehicle burglaries which occurred in the following cities; Victorville, Hesperia, Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga and Chino Hills. During the service of the search warrant, investigators located an array of stolen property related to the vehicle burglaries. Three firearms, a large amount of methamphetamine, heroin, and a marijuana extraction lab were also located.  

Several of the victims have been contacted and have been able to identify their stolen property. The property identified was given back to the victims. There is still property that may be stolen but has not been claimed by any possible victims. Some of the stolen includes but is not limited to:

  • Laptops
  • Power Tools/Storage Bags
  • Purses
  • Digital Cameras
  • Misc. Jewelry
  • Misc. Passports/Identification Cards

Investigators from the involved agencies worked together to identify Nicholas Dennis DOB: 10/21/1991 as the suspect related to the numerous thefts. Dennis is currently in custody with the Orange County Sheriff’s office for separate burglary charges.

If you have been a victim of theft and believe any of the pictured items may belong to you, please contact Detective S. Andersen or Deputy Z. Rugge at the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911.

Additionally, 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 www.wetip.com.

Refer: Deputy F. Trujillo                     

Station: Victorville Police Department

Inc #: VC192340260

Phone No. (760) 241-2911

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