Adelanto Marijuana Cultivation Burglary Leads to Deputy-Involved Shooting, Pursuit, and Two Arrests

Adelanto Marijuana Cultivation Burglary Leads to Deputy-Involved Shooting, Pursuit, and Two Arrests

ADELANTO, Ca. – Two women were arrested after a deputy-involved shooting and pursuit following a burglary at a marijuana cultivation location in the City of Adelanto.


On Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at around 2:37 a.m. deputies responded to 16176 Beaver Road for the report of an audible alarm sounding in the industrial area of Adelanto. The business, High Caliber Organics. Less than 10 minutes later, at around 2:45 a.m. the business owner called dispatchers to let them know that he had been contacted by the alarm company who was able to view the security camera footage being taken inside of the business. 


The owner told dispatchers that there were 6-8 suspects inside of his place of business and that he believed that they may have been armed. Deputies arrived and suspects were seen getting into a yellow Penske moving truck, the driver sped off through an only partially open fence and toward a deputy. At least one deputy, in fear for his safety, shot toward the suspect vehicle, which struck the driver’s side. 


The driver drove away and the deputies pursued them for around 5 miles until the vehicle stopped near Panther Avenue near Jay Street. The driver, a Hispanic male, ran from the area and was not located. The two female passengers, later identified as Vilma Ojeda, a 25-year-old transient, and Dalia Lopez, 31, of Fallbrook, ere detained at the pursuit’s termination point.

It was learned that multiple vehicles and suspects were involved in the burglary of the business. Items were found inside the Penske truck cargo area including marijuana and other items from the business. The driver and other suspects have not yet been identified. Authorities do not believe that anyone was injured as a result of the incident. Both female suspects were booked into jail for burglary. 

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Narcie Sousa, Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail at (909)387-3589. Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at 800-78CRIME or

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