Police Arrest Two Suspects Who Stole Chain Link Fencing

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On Sunday morning, July 9th, deputies responded to a 911 call in the 33600 block of Old Woman Springs Road in Lucerne Valley. The caller had contacted the police because they had observed two suspects stealing chain-link fencing from their property.

Deputies D. McCarter and J. Delano responded to the call and located the suspects fleeing the scene and driving across the dry lakebed in a gray Nissan truck with rolls of fencing in the back. Deputies stopped the vehicle and confirmed that the fencing in the truck was stolen. The stolen fencing was valued at approximately $3,000.

34-year-old Ricardo Villarreal and 35-year-old Jason Mitchell, both residents of Phelan, were arrested without incident and are currently being held at the High Desert Detention Center in lieu of $30,000.00 bail each.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to contact Deputy D. McCarter at Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station at 760-552-6800. Callers can remain anonymous and contact We-Tip at 800-78CRIME or www.wetip.com.

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