NEWBERRY SPRINGS – Two male juveniles from the Victor Valley area were arrested for being in possession of stolen property on Tuesday authorities said. At around 1:50 p.m. a Barstow Station deputy stopped inspect a suspicious vehicle on Harvard Road near Hacienda Road in Newberry Springs. While there, the deputy noticed to male subjects not far from the vehicle. When he made contact, the two males fled over the fence.
The deputy called for backup providing general information about the situation while beginning to chase the two. Moments later, a second deputy arrived, helping assist in the search, and in evacuating the residents of two nearby homes.
The first suspect was located hiding in a tree and was taken into custody. He did not have a handgun in his possession at the time of his arrest. The county Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Division was called to assist in the search for the second suspect, who they believed was armed and hiding within a fenced property. A search of the property, which had multiple structures, a school bus, motorhomes, campers, sheds, buildings and two homes. The second suspect eventually surrendered and a firearm was found in the refrigerator on the property.
Deputies found that the two males, a 16-year-old White male juvenile from Victorville and a 17-year-old Black male juvenile from Adelanto were wanted for carjacking, vehicle theft, burglary, and possibly a stolen handgun. The two had a no bail warrant for their arrest out for a Riverside carjacking. They were also wanted for a Victorville residential burglary where a gun and vehicle were stolen two days earlier.
The stolen vehicle contained stolen plates when located and the firearm found was the one stolen during the Victorville burglary. The two teens were arrested and booked into the High Desert Juvenile Detention and Assessment Center. No bail is set at this time due to the no-bail arrest warrants.
Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy Mamon of the Barstow Sheriff’s Station. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the WE-Tip Hotline at 800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the WE-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com
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