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Operation Desert Guardian Leads to Over 1600 Arrests

Operation Desert Guardian Leads to Over 1600 Arrests

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VICTOR VALLEY – The result of Operation Desert Guardian showed that the funds and additional personnel hours did not go in vain. The Town of Apple Valley and Cities of Victorville, Hesperia, and Adelanto provided funding to go along with funding allocated by First District Supervisor Lovingood to make the streets safer by providing criminal suppression operations and high-visibility enforcement in the Victor Valley during the summer months.

These twenty operations; that used eight deputies (two from the four high desert stations), one deputy from the High Desert Detention Center Transportation, one dispatcher from Desert Dispatch and one sergeant from the Victor Valley Station  began on Friday, June 2, 2017, and continued on Friday and Saturday nights ending on Saturday, September 16th.

 

  • Victorville City Operations
    • Five Desert Guardian Operations.
    • 632 proactive contacts.
    • 232 arrests. (44 Felony – 188 Misdemeanor)
    • 102 Open Charge Arrests (pending review by the District Attorney’s Office)
    • 11 Probation/Parole arrests.
    • Five AB 109 related arrests.
    • 16 gang cards documenting gang members.
    • 20.51 grams of methamphetamine seized.
    • 2.0 grams of cocaine seized.
    • 4.0 grams Heroin/PCP seized.
    • Three stolen vehicles recovered. One suspect in custody.
    • 13 firearms seized.
    • Two Knives/Knuckles
    • 107 citations issued
  • Hesperia Operations
    • Five Desert Guardian Operations.
    • 706 proactive contacts.
    • 179 arrests. (37 Felony –142 Misdemeanor).
    • 89 open charge arrests. (pending review by the District Attorney’s Office)
    • 11 Probation/Parole arrests.
    • Nine AB109 related arrests.
    • 27 gang cards documenting gang members.
    • 20.36 grams of methamphetamine seized.
    • 24.33 grams of cocaine seized.
    • 0.59 grams of Marijuana seized.
    • 1.0 grams of Heroin/PCP seized.
    • August 19th –  Search Warrant served resulting in the seizure of over 300 various narcotic pills, approximately 20 grams of Marijuana honey oil and over $30,000.00 in cash.
    • Three stolen vehicles recovered. One suspect arrested.
    • Two firearms seized.
    • 75 citations issued.
  • Adelanto
    • Five Desert Guardian Operations.
    • 747 proactive contacts.
    • 223 arrests. (32 Felony – 191 Misdemeanor)
    • 97 Open Charge arrests (pending review by the District Attorney’s Office)
    • 19 Probation/Parole arrests.
    • Nine AB109 related arrests.
    • 15 gang cards documenting gang members.
    • 13.5 grams of methamphetamine seized.
    • One pound of marijuana seized.
    • 80 various narcotic pills seized.
    • Six stolen vehicles recovered – 5 arrests made  
    • Five firearms seized.
    • 78 citations issued.
    • Information received on September 1st led to the arrest of homicide suspect, Johnny Brown.
  • Apple Valley Operations
    • Five Desert Guardian Operations.
    • 768 proactive contacts.
    • 200 arrests. (37 Felony – 163 Misdemeanor)
    • 80 open charge arrests.  (pending review by the District Attorney’s Office)
    • 11 Probation/Parole arrests.   
    • 12 AB 109 related arrests.
    • 21 gang cards documenting gang members.
    • 17 grams of methamphetamine seized.
    • 2.7 grams of cocaine seized.
    • 1.0 gram of Heroin/PCP seized.
    • One firearm seized.
    • Three knives/knuckles seized.
    • One stolen vehicle recovered
    • 53 citations issued.
  • Grand Totals:
    • 20 Desert Guardian Operations.
    • 2,853 proactive contacts.
    • 834 arrests (150 Felony – 684 Misdemeanor)
    • 368 open charge arrests.
    • 52 Probation/Parole arrests.
    • 35 A.B. 109 related arrests
    • Information received on September 1st led to the arrest of homicide suspect, Johnny Brown.
    • 79 gang cards
    • 21 firearms seized. Several firearms were found to have been reported stolen.
    • Five knives/knuckles seized.
    • Approximately 71.37 grams of methamphetamine seized.
    • Approximately 29.03 grams of cocaine seized.
    • Approximately 1.59 pounds of marijuana seized.
    • Approximately 6.0 grams of heroin/PCP seized.
    • Approximately 20 grams of Marijuana honey oil seized.
    • 400 narcotic pills seized.
    • 13 stolen vehicles recovered.
    • Over $30,000.00 in cash seized.
    • 313 citations issued.

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This article was written by a staff member of the 24/7 Headline News Organization

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  • Operation-Desert-Guardian: Photo provided by SBSD - Headquarters