Phelan Man Arrested For Impersonating A Firefighter

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A 64-year-old Phelan man David Saleh who is currently on parole, was arrested for impersonating a firefighter at the command post area for the Farm Fire Wednesday.
Saleh arrived at the intersection of Ranchero and Caliente Roads in Hesperia at about 4:30 pm on June 9th, where members from San Bernardino County Fire Department and Sheriff Deputies from Victorville and Hesperia Station were staged.

Saleh arrived at the location with red lights attached to his vehicle. Next, he breached the secured area and identified himself as a firefighter. He was wearing clothing with medical and fire patches, and firefighting equipment was located in his vehicle.

It was determined that Saleh had no connection with any fire department and falsely identified himself to deputies. He was found to be on parole for robbery out of Florida and was transferred to California and now lives in Phelan. He was taken into custody and booked on pc3056. The Farm Fire burned 250 acres and was 90 percent contained Thursday. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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