VICTORVILLE – A Canyon Country man was arrested in the City of Victorville after deputies attempted to make a traffic stop for a vehicle code violation.
On Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at around 3:29 p.m. a deputy stopped a vehicle on D Street. As he approached the vehicle, the driver later identified as 31-year-old Steven Rugelio, exited the vehicle and fled on foot. The deputy pursued Rugelio, who had his right hand pressed close to his waistband securing a pouch or holster. Rugelio surrendered near 11th Street and a handgun and holster were recovered in a plater nearby. Inside the vehicle the deputies located ammunition and suspected methamphetamine.
Rugelio was arrested for Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Prohibited Person in Possession of Ammunition, and Possession of a Controlled Substance While Armed.
Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911. 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.
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