PINON HILLS – A Victorville woman was arrested after texting her ex-boyfriend threatening messages and photos authorities said. On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at around 9:32 p.m. deputies responded to a home in the 12900 block of Corton Street in Pinon Hills. The reporting party called 911 to report that his ex-girlfriend, identified as Melinda Kay Thomas, 36, was outside of his home in her white Kia Rio sending him death threats by text message. In addition to the threatening messages, she also sent photos of a rifle and handgun.
Deputies responded to the scene along with the Sheriff’s Aviation Division. The suspect vehicle was spotted immediately upon arrival and the Aviation Division observed Thomas throw one of the weapons into the desert area and the other into a dumpster. Deputies stopped the vehicle on Eaby and Phelan Roads and took Thomas into custody. Both weapons were located and Thomas, a convicted felon was booked into the West Valley Detention Center where she was held in lieu of $50,000 bail.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Deputy Andrew Pollick 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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