UPDATE: Authorities Need Help Locating Joshua ‘Kriminal’ Ales for Vehicle Theft

UPDATE: Authorities Need Help Locating Joshua ‘Kriminal’ Ales for Vehicle Theft


UPDATE: Thursday, February 16, 2017 Joshua Scott Ales was arrested in Cabazon by Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Ales was driving a stolen vehicle at the time of his arrest. He is currently in custody at High Desert Detention Center in lieu of $50,000,000.00 bail.

Deputies from the Victor Valley Station are seeking the public’s help to locate a 37-year-old man wanted for the theft of several vehicles in Phelan and Pinon Hills.

The suspect, Joshua Scott Ales (also known by his nickname, ‘Kriminal’), is described as a white male adult, 6’0” tall, weighing approximately 200 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Authorities said that he has a tattoo of a cross on his right shoulder, RIP Cody on his right forearm and Criminal on his chest and right wrist, “IE” is also tattooed on his chest.

Ales may be staying in a vacant house with friends officials said. There is currently a $50,000 Ramey arrest warrant for Ales for possession of a stolen vehicle. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Ales is urged to contact the Detective Bureau of the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station/Phelan sub-station (760) 868-1006 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5104. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or

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