VICTORVILLE – Four were arrested after vehicle burglary victims located their stolen items for sale on a sales app. On December 19, 2018, at around 1:30 p.m., deputies were dispatched to a report of a vehicle burglary in the 1300 block of Anchor Drive in Spring Valley Lake. Deputies took a report, including a list of the items that were stolen from the vehicle.
On December 25, 2018, the burglary victim noticed a listing of the stolen property and arranged to meet with the seller. The victim notified deputies of the sale listing and the arranged meeting details. When deputies arrived they located the vehicle near the Wells Fargo Bank on Roy Rogers Drive near Amargosa Road in the City of Victorville. Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, a Toyota Matrix. The driver and three occupants in the vehicle fled the location throwing items out of the vehicle. Around 6 miles away in the City of Adelanto the suspect vehicle crashed into a dirt field. The items were later recovered and were identified as the stolen items.
The occupants in the vehicle were taken into custody and booked into the High Desert Detention Center. Bradly Buse, 36, of San Bernardino, the driver of the vehicle, was booked on charges of transportation of a controlled substance and evading a peace officer. Buse is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail. Leo Cobos, 37, of Adelanto, Riki Curtis, 32, of Victorville, and Robert Hysell, 37, of Apple Valley, were all passengers in the vehicle.
Leo Cobos and Riki Curtis were booked on charges of burglary, theft by use of access card and obstructing a police officer. Cobos is currently being held without bail for violation of his parole terms, and Curtis is being held in lieu of $25,000 bail. Hysell was booked on charges of obstructing a police officer and was released on a citation to appear in court at a later date.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Deputy Padilla or Deputy Gice at Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station, (760) 552-6801. Persons wishing to remain anonymous can report information to WeTip by calling 1-800-78-CRIME, or by accessing the website at www.wetip.com.
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