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  1. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE: Coroner case #701409404
    On December 16th at 3:18 p.m., 78 year-old Apple Valley resident James Edward Crouse died at the scene of a structure fire in the 18000 block of Symeron Road in Apple Valley. The fire is under investigation of the Apple Valley Fire Protection District (AVFD) and San Bernardino Sheriff Department (SBSD) – Bomb/Arson Investigators. The San Bernardino Sheriff Coroner Division is searching for next-of-kin. Anyone with information that will assist in locating Mr. Crouse's family is encouraged to call (909) 387-2978 and speak with a Deputy Coroner Investigator. [121914 1352 SY] 


  2. Coroner case #701409431
    On Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 7:55 PM,  78 year-old Apple Valley resident John David Kelley died as a result of injuries incurred in a traffic collision on December 10, 2014 at 8:20 PM in the area of Bear Valley Road and Kiowa Road in Apple Valley. Mr. Kelley had been in a vehicle that struck a semi-truck that was parked on Bear Valley Road. Initially, Mr. Kelley was transported to Saint Mary Medical Center. Later, he was transferred to Loma Linda Medical Center for a higher level of care. The San Bernardino County Sheriff Department, Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the incident. [121814 0849 SY] Correction: Mr. Kelley was a resident of Lucerne Valley [121914 1145 SY] 


  3. Coroner case # 701409352
    On 12/14/14, at 7:55 PM, a 22 year-old female was walking on the outer roadway of Bear Valley Road and Mohawk in Apple Valley when she was struck by a vehicle. She was transported to a hospital where she died from her injuries at 10:04 PM. The name of the decedent will be released when she has been positively identified. The San Bernardino Sheriff Department is investigating the collision. [121514 0245 TC] Name corrected:  Jillian Marie Dean, a 22 year old resident of Apple Valley [121614 1506 SY] 


  4. Coroner case # 701409324
    On 12-13-14, at 2:44 PM, John Cuevas, a twenty-nine year old, resident of Ontario, was struck by a vehicle while in the crosswalk crossing the street at Inland Empire Blvd and Center Avenue in Ontario. He was transported to the Loma Linda University Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. The Ontario Police Department is investigating the incident. [121414 2355 TC] 


  5. Coroner case # 701409329
    On 12/13/2014, at approximately 11:50 p.m., 53 year-old Hanford, CA resident Anthony Richie was walking on Sierra Ave., south of Segovia Ln., in Fontana when he was struck by a southbound traveling vehicle. Paramedics from the San Bernardino County Fire Department arrived on scene and pronounced Richie dead due to his injuries at 12:08 a.m. The Fontana Police Department is investigating the traffic collision. [121501 0002 TC] 


  6. Coroner case #701409314
    On 12-13-2014, a 25 year old male, assigned to the Twentynine Palms Marine Corp Base was driving a Ford Expedition northbound on Amboy Road near mile marker 26 in rural Twentynine Palms, when his vehicle left the road and overturned.  At about 6:30 AM a passing motorist spotted the damaged vehicle and notified CHP.  Upon their arrival, the driver dead at the scene.  It is unknown when the collision actually occurred.  When next of kin has been notified, his name will be released.  CHP is investigating the collision.  [12132014 1510 EM] Name released: Twenty-five year old Kirk Patrick Gadsby of Mariposa, CA [121614 0810 SY] 


  7. Coroner Case #701409316
    On 12/13/2014 at 7:51 AM, 24 year old Nain Ramirez, a resident of Ontario, was riding a motorcycle northbound on South Campus Avenue at Belmont Street in Ontario when he lost control of his motorcycle and struck a telephone pole. Ramirez was pronounced dead at the scene. The Ontario Police Department is investigating this traffic collision.  [12132014 1510 EM] 


  8. Coroner case #701409075
    On Wednesday, December 4, 2014 at 8:04 PM. Rialto Police Department officers responded to the area of 1500 block of N. Riverside Ave for a report of shots fired. Officers found an adult Black male with trauma to the upper body in the street. The man was confirmed dead of his injuries at 8:13 PM. The name of the decedent will be released when his next of kin have been notified. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. The Rialto Police Department is investigating this incident. [120514 0745 SY] 


  9. Coroner case #701409042
    On Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 11:36 PM, California Highway Patrol officers responded to a 911 call for a three-vehicle traffic collision on southbound I-15 and Kenwood Ave.   Seventeen year-old Redlands resident Brian Castaneda was pronounced dead on the scene by paramedics. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [120514 0740 SY] 


  10. Coroner case #701408918
    On 11/28/2014, at approximately 9:30pm, twenty-one year-old Rialto resident Wynae Hill was walking southbound across Mill Street, east of Rancho Avenue, in San Bernardino when she was struck by an eastbound vehicle.  Hill was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center where she died from her injuries on 11/29/2014 at 05:14am. San Bernardino Police Department is investigating this traffic incident.  [120214 0927 SY] 


  11. Coroner case #701408894
    On Friday, November 28, 2014 at 4:55 PM, thirty year-old Pico Rivera resident Eric Daniel Luna was operating a motorcycle along the westbound Interstate 10 Freeway.  Just east of the Central Avenue off ramp in Montclair, Luna was thrown from his motorcycle and was struck by a passing truck.  Luna was pronounced dead at the scene.  The collision is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.[120214 0919 SY] 


  12. Coroner case #701408880
    On 11/28/2014 at 4:17 AM, California Highway patrol received a wireless 911 call reporting a pedestrian hit by a vehicle on Interstate 15, south of Halloran Summit. Emergency medical personnel responded to the scene to find thirty-eight year-old Montebello resident Rick Curtis dead at the scene. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [120214 0910 SY] 


  13. Coroner case #701408856
    On Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 8:25 AM, the California Highway Patrol received a 911 call reporting a two-vehicle off-road collision had occurred near the area of the El Mirage Dry Lake bed. Upon arrival, CHP personnel found that Twenty-seven year-old Los Angeles resident Edgar Gerardo Arriaga-Gomez, had been traveling northeast on a four-wheel all terrain vehicle (ATV) , when he struck a second ATV that was also traveling northeast, but at a lower rate speed. Arriaga-Gomez was ejected from the vehicle/ He was pronounced dead on scene by San Bernardino County Fire Department. Both ATV operators were wearing helmets. The California Highway Patrol is investigating  the incident. [120214 0843 SY] 


  14. Coroner case #701408822
    On 11/25/2014 at 5:19 PM, San Bernardino County Sheriff Department deputies responded to a 911 call of a vehicle striking a pedestrian in the intersection of Mohawk Rd and Viento Rd, in Apple Valley. Deputies found, Sixteen year-old Apple Valley resident Sir Ivory Mitchell down. Mitchell was taken to a local hospital where he died of his injuries on 11/26/14 at 1:26 AM. The San Bernardino County Sheriff Department is investigating the incident. [120214 0835 SY] 


  15. Coroner case #701408682
    On November 21, 2014 at 5:56PM, Upland Police Department received a 911 call reporting a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. Eighty-seven year-old Upland resident Ellen Easley was struck by a 1999 Jeep while crossing the street in the 1500 block of W. 7th Street. Easley was pronounced dead at the scene.  The Upland Police Department is investigating the incident.  [120214 0824 SY] 


  16. Coroner case #701408774
    On 11/24/2014 at 9:55 PM, California Highway Patrol officers  responded to a 911 call reporting a tractor trailer truck having struck a pedestrian in the area of eastbound I-10 east of Mountain View Avenue, in Loma Linda. Twenty-seven year-old Loma Linda resident Gamalil Sihotang was pronounced dead at the scene. The California Highway Patrol is investigating this incident. [120214 0813 SY] 


  17. Coroner case #701408668
    On 11/20/2014 at 7:55 PM, the San Bernardino Police Department received a 911 call reporting a man struck by car. A Hispanic male was reported to have been walking in the area of 1300 E. Pacific St., in San Bernardino when he was struck by a vehicle. Twenty-nine year-old San Bernardino resident Andrew Barrera was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center where he died from his injuries at 11:27 PM. The San Bernardino Police Department is investigating this incident. [112114 0832 SY] 


  18. Coroner cases 701408645 and 701408646
    On 11/20/14 at 3:04 AM, San Bernardino Police and Fire personnel responded to reports of a structure fire in the 200 block of west 14th Street in San Bernardino. Neighbors reported seeing smoke and fire coming from the upstairs of an apartment building. An adult male and two juveniles were removed from the building and transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. The female juvenile died 3:48 AM. The male  juvenile was pronounced dead at 3:50 AM.  Members of the San Bernardino Fire Department Arson Investigation Team are investigating the cause of the fire.  [112014 1100 SY] Names released: Six year-old Candra Brianna Leetch and two year-old Saul Suarez [112114 0858 SY] 


  19. Coroner case #701408641
    On 11/19/2014 at about 6:00 pm the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department received a call referencing a loud explosion in the 3300 block of Gray St. in Muscoy.  Deputies responded to the residence to find an explosion had occurred.  A Hispanic male adult was found deceased in the debris at approximately 6:57 pm.  The identity of the male will be released once next of kin notification has been made.  The San Bernardino County Sheriff Department Bomb & Arson Division is investigating the incident.  [112014 0857 SY] Name released: Adrian Curiel, a 61 year-old resident of Chino [112014 1456 SY] 


  20. Coroner case #701408520
    On  November 15, 2014, at about 2:39 AM, deputies from the Morongo Sheriff's Station responded to reports of a fight in the 7500 block of Palm Ave., in Yucca Valley.  Twenty-four year-old Yucca Valley resident Justin Alexander Zimmerle was transported to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs with superficial stab wounds.  Just after 10:00 AM Zimmerle suffered cardiac arrest and was subsequently pronounced dead at 11:07 AM.  The San Bernardino Sheriff Homicide Detail in investigating this incident. [111814 0824 SY] 


  21. Coroner case #701408493
    Thirty-five year-old San Bernardino resident George Armando Ramirez died 11/13/2014 as a result of an officer-involved shooting with officers from the LA IMPACT team  in the 1000 block of East Rialto Avenue in San Bernardino. San Bernardino Police Department Homicide detectives are investigating this incident. [111814 1545 SY] 


  22. Coroner case # 701408530
    On 11-16-14, at 4:15 am, Randy Rader, age 37 of Barstow, was the front right passenger in a 2006 Chevrolet service (tow) vehicle, that was westbound I-40, one mile east of A Street in Daggett. The vehicle rear-ended a tractor-trailer in the number one westbound lane. Rader died at scene. California Highway Patrol (CHP) – Barstow office is investigating the collision. [111714 0146 TC] 


  23. Coroner case # 701408549
    On 11-16-14, at approximately 6:00 P.M., deputies from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station were called to the 11800 block of Cambridge St., Adelanto, regarding a fight call and a possible shooting. Deputies arrived at approximately 6:05 P.M., and found a 22 year-old male resident of El Mirage suffering from upper body trauma. The man was transported to Victor Valley Global Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Investigators from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Homicide Detail, responded to the scene and are conducting the investigation. [111714 0145 TC] Name released: Frank Bentello Whitehall [111814 1534 SY] 


  24. Coroner case #701408482
    On 11/14/2014 at 6:06 AM, the California Highway Patrol received a wireless 911 call reporting an overturned vehicle off the right side of the westbound lane of Interstate 40, 1 mile west of River Road, in Needles CA. The 51 year-old Hispanic male passenger of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. The name of the decedent will be released following confirmation if identity and notification to the next-of-kin. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.[111414 1232 SY] NAME RELEASED: Arnold Victor Perez[111714 0150 TC] 


  25. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE (Coroner case #701407258)
    Back on 9/29/14, 60-62 year-old Manuel Ramirez-Ramirez was struck by a vehicle while walking on Interstate 215, south of Rialto Avenue, in San Bernardino. Mr. Ramirez later died at Loma Linda University Medical Center. The San Bernardino Sheriff Coroner Division is requesting public assistance in locating Mr. Ramirez' family. He is also known as: Jesus Torres, Pablo Martinez, Jesus Torres-Mancias and Jose Perez. Mr. Ramirez' city of residency in unknown. Anyone with information about how to contact his family is asked to call the Coroner Division at (909) 387-2978. [111314 1518 SY] 


  26. Coroner case #701408433
    On 11/12/14 at 3:50 AM, 911 calls were made indicating that a possible traffic collision occurred.  Officers from the San Bernardino Police Department (SBPD) responded to the location identified as the 500 block of N. Pepper in San Bernardino.  When the officers' arrived, they found a male subject down in the street with upper body trauma.  Investigations revealed this was not a traffic collision.  Paramedics from the San Bernardino Fire Department responded to the location also.  At 4:11 AM, paramedics pronounced the male subject dead.  Detectives from SBPD homicide detail are investigating the incident. The name of the decedent will be released when the next-of-kin have been notified.  An autopsy will be conducted later this week to determine the exact cause of death. [111214 1218 SY] Name released: Robert Edward Wilborne, a 24 year-old resident of Redlands [11122014 1056 SY] Update: Mr. Wilborne's most recent city of residency is Rialto. [111314 1601 SY] 


  27. Coroner case #701408364
    On 11/09/2014 at 11:45 PM, the California Highway Patrol received a 911 call reporting a man struck by car. A Hispanic male was reported to have been walking westbound across Interstate 215, south of Orange Show Rd., when he was struck by a 2014 Kia Rio. Forty-four year-old San Bernardino resident David Martinez was pronounced dead at the scene. The California Highway Patrol is investigating this incident. [111214 0923 SY] 


  28. Coroner case #701408426
    On Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 5:46 PM, San Bernardino Police Department officer responded to a call for shots fired in the 2900 block of N. Mountain Ave, in San Bernardino. Officers arrived on scene and found 15 year-old San Bernardino resident Rahsaan Greene with trauma to the upper body. Greene was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. The San Bernardino Police Department Homicide Detail is investigating the incident. [111214 0918 SY] 


  29. Coroner case #701408422
    On 11/11/14 at 7:15 PM, the Ontario Police Department received 911 calls reporting a shooting. George Estrada, a 51 year old resident of Rancho Cucamonga, was driving northbound on Vine St., approaching 'I' St., in Ontario, when unknown suspect(s) began shooting into Estrada's vehicle. Paramedics arrived and transported him to San Antonio Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 8:12 PM. The Ontario Police Department is investigating the incident. [111214 0914 SY] Name and age corrected [111214 1004 SY] 


  30. Coroner case #701408390
    On November 10, 2014 at 5:53 PM, the California Highway Patrol received a 911 call reporting a traffic incident involving a pedestrian  on Hwy 62 near Desert Willow Trail.  Upon arrival, California Highway Patrol personnel learned that a 2007 Ford Focus had been traveling westbound Hwy 62 when it struck a pedestrian.  Eighty year-old Morongo Valley resident Arthur Dachroeden was pronounced dead at the scene by San Bernardino County Fire Department personnel.  The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.  [111214 0908 SY] 


  31. Coroner case #701408654
    On 11/10/2014 at 3:29 PM, the San Bernardino Sheriff Department - Yucaipa received 911 calls reporting a bicyclist had been struck by a car on 7th St., near 'E' St. in Yucaipa. Officers and paramedics responded to find 75 year-old Yucaipa resident Julian Rodriguez  had been traveling southbound on his bicycle when he was hit by a 2004 Hyundai. Rodriguez was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center where he died of his injuries at 5:34 PM. The Yucaipa Sheriff Department is investigating the accident. [111214 0905 SY] 


  32. Coroner case #701408340
    On Sunday, November 09, 2014, at 5:23 AM, a 911 call was received reporting a vehicle burning in the center divider of Interstate 15 approximately 2 miles south of Bailey Avenue in Mountain Pass.  San Bernardino County Fire Department personnel responded and extinguished the flames to find charred human remains inside the vehicle. The name of the deceased is being withheld pending positive identification of the remains and the notification of the next of kin. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [1092014 1253 GB] 


  33. Coroner case #701408245
    On 11/05/2014 at 10:56 AM,  911 call was received reporting a traffic collision on US 95 S just south of 5 Mile Road in Needles. Eighty-eight year-old Sheldon Levin of Espanola, New Mexico, was attempting to make a U-turn in his white 2014 Toyota Camry when he was struck by a motorhome traveling southbound on US 95 S. Emergency medical personnel responded to the scene and pronounced Levin dead. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the incident. [110714 0806 SY] 


  34. Coroner case #701408255
    On 11/5/14 at 5:13 PM the Ontario Police Department received a 911 call reporting a man struck by car. A 64 year old Hispanic male was walking westbound across Euclid Ave., near Budd St., when he was struck by a 2004 Pontiac in the #1 lane. The male was transported to Chino Valley Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 5:49 PM. The Ontario Police Department is investigating the accident. The name will be released when the next-of-kin is notified. [110714 0747 SY] 


  35. Coroner case #701408192
    On 10/31/2014 at 11:29 A.M., the Fontana Police Department received a 911 call reporting a traffic collision on Foothill Blvd. and Hemlock Ave. Officers and paramedics arrived to find 1 year-old Fontana resident Emma Van Buren had been in a car seat in the rear passenger seat of a 2007 Pontiac traveling westbound. As the Pontiac was attempting a right turn it was broadsided by a Chevrolet Silverado. Van Buren was ejected from the vehicle during the collision. She was transported to Kaiser Hospital Fontana where she was pronounced dead at 2:49 PM on 11/03/2014. Fontana Police Department is investigating the collision. [110414 1403 SY] 


  36. Coroner case #701408161
    On 11/2/14 at 6:30 A.M., deputies from the Apple Valley Police Station responded to a report of a vehicle striking a pedestrian in the 12500 block of Kiowa Rd. Seventy-two year old Apple Valley resident Carol Saar transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center where she died at 9:12 a.m. The Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating this incident. [110414 0841 SY] 


  37. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING FAMILY: Coroner case #701408147
    On Saturday, November 1, 2014, at 5:34 PM, 78 year-old male Colton resident Allison Doctry Polk, Jr. died of natural causes in the emergency room at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center.  At this time no family has yet been located.  Anyone with information about Allison Polk’s family is requested to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department - Coroner Division at 909-387-2978. [110414 0756 SY] 


  38. Coroner case #701408130
    On 11/01/2014 at 6:17 AM, the California Highway Patrol received a 911 call reporting a traffic incident involving a pedestrian Twentynine Palms Highway east of White Feather Rd.  in Joshua Tree. Upon arrival, California Highway Patrol personnel learned a 2004 Ford F350 pick-up had been travelling eastbound on Twentynine Palms Highway when it struck a pedestrian. 20 year-old Yucca Valley resident Breanna Louise Hampson was pronounced dead at the scene by San Bernardino County Fire Department personnel. The California Highway Patrol is investigating this incident. [110414 0750 SY] Spelling of first name corrected from Brenna to Breanna [110514 0718 SY] 


  39. Coroner case #701408121
    On Friday, October 31, 2014, at 5:05 PM, 32 year old Bloomington resident Henry Alexander Carrillo was driving his automobile eastbound along the Interstate 10 Freeway, when his vehicle left the roadway just east of Pepper Ave., in Colton, and struck a large tree on the shoulder.  Carrillo was transported by ambulance to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead in the emergency room.  California Highway Patrol is investigating. [110414 0718 SY]  


  40. Coroner case #701408087
    On October 30, 2014, at 1100 AM, the California Highway Patrol emergency dispatch received a 911 call reporting a single vehicle accident had occurred on the Interstate 15, north of Alvord Mountain Road in Landers. Upon arrival, California Highway Patrol personnel found that 29 year-old Rosemead resident  Xiag-Xu Li had been traveling northbound on the Interstate 15 when for unknown reasons the vehicle  went into the center median. As the vehicle entered the center median it began to roll and caught fire when it came to rest. Li and his passenger were pulled from the vehicle by an off-duty Las Vegas Metro Police Officer. Li was pronounced dead on scene by an off-duty registered nurse who was assisting with life saving efforts. The passenger was transported to a medical center for treatment. The California Highway Patrol is investigating this incident. [103114 0732 SY]  


  41. Coroner case #701408040
    On 10/28/14 at about 5:00 PM  the Montclair Police Department received a 911 call reporting a shooting in the 4500 block of Canoga St. Officers and paramedics responded to find a 20 year old male had been shot by unknown suspects. He was pronounced dead at the scene. When positive identification is completed his name will be released to the public. Montclair Police Department is investigating this incident. [102914 0751 SY] Name released: 20 year old Montclair resident Nestor Ismael Miranda [110414 1315 SY] 


  42. Coroner case #701408010
    On 10/27/2014 at 6:27 PM, a 911 call was received reporting a head on collision between a semi tractor trailer and a passenger car. 75 year-old Kingman, AZ resident Judith Ann Hernandez was the front seat passenger in a 2011 Ford Fusion which was traveling northbound on US Highway 95 S. In Vidal, at 0.2 mile south of mile marker 20, the Ford attempted to pass a northbound tractor trailer and collided with a southbound semi tractor trailer. Hernandez was pronounced dead at the scene. The California Highway Patrol is investigating this incident. [102814 1113 SY] 


  43. Coroner case #701407943
    On October 25, 2014, at 10:29 AM, the California Highway Patrol emergency dispatch received a 911 call reporting a single vehicle traffic incident had occurred on Mount Baldy Road near Ice House Canyon Road, Mount Baldy. Upon arrival, California Highway Patrol personnel found that a 1995 Chevrolet pick-up had been travelling southbound on Mount Baldy Road when it left the roadway. The vehicle continued down the mountainside rolling several times. 50 year-old Chino resident Hugh Geyer Hartman was pronounced dead at the scene by San Bernardino County Fire Department personnel. The California Highway Patrol is investigating this incident. [102814 1051 SY] 


  44. Coroner case #701407975
    On 10/17/14 at 10:07 PM Fontana Police received a 911 call reporting a single vehicle collision on Beech Ave., near Durango Way. Officers and paramedics arrived to find a 1997 Honda Civic had struck a tree. A passenger, 16 year old Fontana resident Jordan Nicholas Nababan, was transported to Arrowhead Regional Hospital where he died on 10/26/14. The Fontana Police Department is investigating the collision.[102814 0921 SY] 


  45. Coroner case #701407963
    On 10/25/2014, at 8:01 P.M.,  7 year-old Victorville resident Seth Wiley was the passenger in a white 1998 Saturn traveling north on Interstate 15 just north of State Route 138 when the Saturn was struck from rear by a black GMC 2500 pick up.  Wiley was transported to Desert Valley Hospital (DVH) where he later succumbed to his injuries. The California Highway Patrol is investigating this incident.[102814 0915 SY] 


  46. Coroner case #701407897
     On 10/23/2014 at approximately 0750 hours, 11 year-old Upland resident Isaiah Shelton was a pedestrian crossing the street at Benson Ave. and Arrow Route, in Upland. Shelton was struck by a vehicle which fled the scene after the collision. Shelton was transported to San Antonio Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The Upland Police Department and the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Division is investigating the death. [102414 0742 SY] 


  47. Coroner case #701407871
    On 10/22/14 at 5:18 AM, the California Highway Patrol began receiving calls of a head-on collision on Interstate 15 northbound just south of the Baseline Ave. exit in Rancho Cucamonga.  When officers arrived they found that a silver 2012 Toyota Prius  had been traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of traffic and struck a semi-tractor trailer that was traveling northbound in the lane closest to the shoulder.  The Prius suffered total damage as the result of the collision.  Paramedics from the Rancho Cucamonga Fire Department arrived shortly after receiving the call and pronounced the male 19 year-old Prius driver dead.  The name will be released following notification to next-of-kin. The Rancho Cucamonga Station of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the incident.  [102214 1412 SY] Name and corrected age released: Liam Niemeyer, an 18 year old resident of Lancaster [102214 1649 SY] 


  48. Coroner case # 701407865
    On October 18, 2014, at 6:45 A.M., San Bernardino County Sheriff Department Personnel responded to a report of a single vehicle traffic incident on Caliente Road at Joshua Street in Hesperia. Sheriff personnel found 45 year-old Hesperia resident Tamara Sigmund, the sole occupant of a 2002 Chevrolet, had been traveling northbound on Caliente Road when for unknown reasons the vehicle rolled over multiple times. Sigmund was transported to the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. On 10/21/14 at 10:57 P.M. died of her injuries. The San Bernardino County Sheriff Department, Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the incident. [102214 1404 SY]
     


  49. Coroner case #701407836
    On 10/21/2014 at 12: 05 AM, Upland Police Department officers responded to a 911 call in the area of N. 13th Avenue and E. San Bernardino Road for a traffic collision. Officers arrived on scene and located a Honda that had struck a tree at a high rate of speed. The right front passenger, 22 year-old Montclair resident Stephen Noel Ortiz, was pronounced dead at the scene. Three other occupants of the vehicle were transported to local hospitals for treatment of their injuries. The Upland Police department is investigating this incident.[102114 0830 SY] 


  50. Coroner case #701407816
    On 10/20/14 at 10:46 AM, 911 calls were received from Fawnskin area residents advising of a plane down near the Grout Bay campsite area on the north side of Big Bear Lake.  Deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Big Bear Station and from the Aviation Division responded to the location.  Paramedics from the San Bernardino County Fire Department also responded to the area.  When they arrived at the crash site, the paramedics immediately pronounced death.  The plane was occupied by a pilot only and no other passengers The plane was described as a single engine "experimental" style aircraft.  It was believed that the pilot had just taken off from the Big Bear Airport when he experienced unknown problems causing the plane to go down.  Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration along with deputies from the San Bernardino County Aviation Division are investigating the cause of the accident.  The pilot's name will be released when the positive identification has been completed.  An autopsy will be conducted to determine the exact cause of death. [102114 0823 SY] Name released: 60 year old Columbus, Ohio resident Walter Clare Lutton  [102314 1346 SY] 


  51. Coroner case #701407800
    On 10/19/2014, at 9:00 P.M., 22 year-old San Bernardino resident Rodolfo Ramirez was riding his motorcycle eastbound on G Street in Ontario when the motorcycle struck a 2010 Infiniti SUV north on Grove Avenue in the intersection.  Ramirez was pronounced dead at the scene.  The Ontario Police Department's Traffic Detail is investigating.  [102114 0753 SY] 


  52. Coroner case #701407793
    On Sunday, October 19, 2014, at about noon, Florentino Reyes, a 54 year old homeless man living in the area of S. Valley View Ave. (south of Mill St., east of Waterman Ave.) in San Bernardino, was found dead by friends.  Examinations will be conducted to attempt to determine his cause of death.  The incident is under investigation by the San Bernardino Police Department.  This department is seeking public assistance to locate Florentino’s family.  Anyone with information is requested to call the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department - Coroner Division (909-387-2978).  [102114 0739 SY] 


  53. Coroner case #701407747
    On 10/17/14, at 2:50 PM, a Ford Bronco with five occupants was involved in a single-vehicle rollover accident along Fuente Street, just north of Muscatel Street, in Hesperia.  A back seat passenger, Andrew Derrill Wilson, age 16 of Hesperia, was pronounced dead of his injuries at the scene.  The accident is under investigation by the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department, Major Accident Investigation Team.  [10/17/14 2215 VN] 


  54. Coroner case #701407758
    On 10/18/14, at about 9:45 AM, 24 year-old Beaumont resident Andrew Meza, was traveling westbound on Interstate 10 on a motorcycle. Upon approaching the 215 freeway, it appeared he lost control of the motorcycle and was ejected. Meza was pronounced dead from his injuries when the CHP and fire department personnel arrived. [101814 1340 TC] 


  55. Coroner case #701407708
    On 10-15-14 at 6:26 P.M. 18 year-old Wrightwood resident Allison Diane LaVogue died at Desert Valley Hospital in Victorville following a traffic collision. LaVogue was the driver of a 2001 Toyota Camry struck by a 2014 Dodge Ram 300 in the intersection of Nielson Road and Beekley Road in Phelan at about 4:57 P.M. The Victorville California Highway Patrol Office is investigating this incident. [101614 091414 SY] 


  56. Coroner case #701407695
    At about 10:20 AM on 10/15/14 a 1999 Toyota 4Runner was traveling west on State Route 210 east of 'E' St. in San Bernardino. For unknown reasons the vehicle veered to the right and then veered sharply to the left across the lanes of traffic.  The Toyota overturned multiple times before coming to rest on the highway.  63 year-old Loma Linda resident Elsye Ruth Polly was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.  The California Highway Patrol is investigating this incident. [1015214 1624 SY] 


  57. Coroner case #701407633
    On 10/12/2014, at 9:40 P.M., 50 year-old Apple Valley resident Stanley Ruffin  was the driver and solo occupant of a 2003 Honda Accord traveling north on Interstate 215, south of the Devore Rd. exit, in San Bernardino when the left the roadway and overturned.  Ruffin was pronounced dead at the scene.  The California Highway Patrol is investigating this incident. [101414 0917 SY] 


  58. Coroner case #701407631
    On 10/12/2014 at 7:55PM a 57 year old transient male pedestrian was struck by a Ford Ranger pick-up truck as he walked eastbound at the edge of the street in the 3400 block of Little League Drive in San Bernardino.  He was pronounced dead at the scene. The name will be released when next of kin has been notified. San Bernardino Police Department is investigating this traffic collision. [101414 0907 SY] Update:  The Coroner Division requests public assistance in locating the family of Michael Dennis Barnett, 57 of San Bernardino. Anyone with information is urged to call (909) 387-2978. [101514 0836 SY] 


  59. Coroner case #701407623
    On October 12, 2014 at 1053 AM, 30 year old San Bernardino resident Araceli Urbano was the right front passenger in a vehicle that was struck by another vehicle at the intersection of 6th Street and D Street in San Bernardino.  Urbano was transported by ambulance to Loma Linda University Medical Center where she died from her injuries.  San Bernardino Police Department is investigating this incident. [10142014 0902 SY] 


  60. Coroner case #701407560
    On Thursday, October 9, 2014, at 1848 hours, at 6:48 PM, Agnes Lee Quitano, a 19 year old resident of Twenty-Nine Palms, was walking across State Route 62 (Twenty-Nine Palms Highway), when she was struck by a westbound Toyota pick-up truck just east of La Buena Tierra Ave.  Quitana was transported by ambulance to Hi-Desert Medical Center emergency room, where she was pronounced dead of her injuries at 7:48 PM. The accident is under investigation by the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department. [101014 0713 SY] 


  61. Coroner case #701407546
    On 10/09/14 at 5:55 AM, officers with the Fontana Police Department responded to a report of a traffic collision involving a 2005 Yamaha motorcycle and a passenger vehicle on Slover Avenue at Catawba Avenue. The motorcyclist, 22 year-old Bloomington resident Adrian Melecio, was transported to Kaiser Hospital-Fontana where he was pronounced dead as a result of his injuries. The Fontana Police Department and the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner’s Division are investigating the incident.[100914 1207 SY] 


  62. Coroner case #701407512
    On 10/08/14 at 3:00 AM officers from the Morongo California Highway Patrol office responded to a report of a single vehicle rollover collision involving a blue 2001 Chevy Malibu on State Route 247 north of La Brisa Rd. in the Landers area.  22 year-old Landers resident Justin Donald Mattern was pronounced dead at the scene by San Bernardino County Fire Department Paramedics. The California Highway Patrol is investigating this incident. [100814 1007 SY] 


  63. Coroner case #701407494
    On 10/07/14 at 6:18 AM, officers with the Ontario Police Department responded to a traffic collision at State Street east of Oaks Avenue.  Upon their arrival, officers observed a green 1990 minivan had collided with a utility pole.  38 year-old Ontario resident Juan Garcia was found trapped in the vehicle.  He was extricated and transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center.  Garcia was pronounced dead as a result of his injuries.  The Ontario Police Department is investigating the incident. [10082014 0807 SY] 


  64. Coroner case #701407454
    On 10/06/2014 at 3:57 A.M., 21 year-old San Bernardino resident Michael Moreno died as a result of a motorcycle collision in the 2300 block of N. Mt. Vernon Ave in San Bernardino. Moreno was pronounced decease at the scene. The San Bernardino Police Department is investigating this incident. [100714 1058 SY] 


  65. Coroner case #701407479
    On 10-6-14 at 6:15 PM, Owen McNichols, age:13, from Morongo, was walking in the crosswalk across Twentynine Palms Highway at Inca trail in Yucca Valley and was struck by a westbound 2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse. Paramedics transported him to Desert Regional Medical Center and was then airlifted to LLUMC where he was taken to the operating room and pronounced dead at 2220 hours. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department is investigating the collision. [10072014 0008 EM] 


  66. Coroner case #701407392

    On 10/04/14, at 12:43 PM, Edgar Jermail Earl Smith, a 31 year old resident of Highland, sustained trauma to the upper torso by unknown assailant(s), when he exited his vehicle in the driveway of his residence, in the 7100 block of Argyle Ave., in Highland.  Smith was transported to St. Bernardine Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Homicide Unit is investigating. [100414 1839 TC]

     


  67. Coroner case #701407394-701407398
    On 10/03/2014, at 8:46 PM, Chino Police Department and Chino Fire Department received 911 calls reporting a traffic collision, with vehicles engulfed in flames, in the 7600 block of Pine Avenue in Chino. Officers and firefighters arrived on scene. Once the fire was extinguished, four bodies were recovered but were burned beyond recognition. One occupant has been identified as 19-year-old Mira Loma residence Andrew Anthony Deleon. Forty-seven-year-old Corona resident Luis Ayala Mendoza was also pronounced dead on-scene. The names of the other three involved in this multiple fatality will be released to the public when identity is established and the families are notified. The Chino Police Department, Traffic Division is investigating the collision. [100414 1900 TC] Remaining names released: 20 year-old Eastvale resident Nathaniel Trinidad Marin, 19 year-old Eastvale resident Alex Emiliano Horta and 19 year-old Eastvale resident Nathan Dominguez [100714 0748 SY] 


  68. Coroner case #701407403
    On 100414, at 3:53 AM, officers of the San Bernardino Police Department were called to the 4200 block of Sierra Way, San Bernardino, to investigate a reported disturbance and possible assault. Upon arrival SBPD personnel found Daryl Green, a 24 year old resident of San Bernardino, with trauma to the abdomen. The male was transported to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead at 4:59 AM. The San Bernardino County Sheriff Department, Coroner Division will be conducting an autopsy to determine the cause of death. [100414 1905 TC] 


  69. Coroner case #701407364
    On 10/03/2014 at 2:25 AM, 48 year-old San Bernardino resident Carl Blossomgame died in the 600 of West 6th Street, San Bernardino, following an officer involved shooting. The San Bernardino Police Department and San Bernardino Sheriff Coroner Division are investigating. [100314 1654 SY] 


  70. Coroner case #701407366
    On 10/03/2014 at approximately 7:31AM, the San Bernardino Police Department responded to a report of a stabbing of having occurred in the 700 block of E. Orange Show Road in the city of San Bernardino. 34 year-old San Bernardino resident Damien Gnotta was found with trauma and transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center. Gnotta died at 8:17 A.M. The San Bernardino Police Homicide Division is investigating this incident.[100314 1457 SY] 


  71. Coroner case #701407339
    On 09/30/14 at about 6:13 PM, 911 calls were received by the Ontario Police Department of a 2006 Chevrolet Impala having struck a pedestrian near the intersection of Holt Blvd. and Laurel Ave. in Ontario.  When officers and paramedics arrived they found 41 year-old Ontario resident Juana Elias down in the roadway.  She was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center for treatment.  On 10/02/14 Elias was pronounced died as a result of her injuries. The Ontario Police Department Traffic Division is investigating the accident. [100214 1427 SY] 


  72. Coroner case #701407319
    On October 1, 2014 at about 8:09 A.M. the remains of a female newborn baby were found at a disposal company in the 17000 block of Mesa Street in Hesperia. A sorting crew at the recycling center pulled the infant from the conveyer belt and activated the emergency stop.  Sheriff Deputies responded and confirmed the human remains.  An autopsy will be conducted to determine and cause of death, age, and any other contributing factors. TheSan Bernardino Sheriff Department (SBSD) - Homicide detail is investigating and anyone with information is urged to contact the Homicide division at (909) 387-3589 or WeTip at (800) 78-crime or www.wetip.com. [100214 0727 SY] 


  73. Coroner case #701407230
    On 09/27/2014 at 9:00 P.M., 29 year-old Landers resident Katrina Eberhardt  was the passenger on a 1983 ATV traveling north on Booth Rd. near Joshua Lane, in Landers.  The  ATV left the roadway and overturned. Eberhardt was pronounced dead at the scene.  The California Highway Patrol is investigating. [09302014 0812 SY] 


  74. Coroner Case #701407261
    On 09/29/14 at 7:11 AM, 911 calls were received indicating shots fired and a man down in the 700 block of N. Arrowhead Ave. in San Bernardino. When officers' arrived, they found Lamarco Quentez Graham, 21 year-old resident of San Bernardino, down in the courtyard area of an apartment complex with upper body trauma. Paramedics responded and transported him to Loma Linda University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 8:46 AM. An autopsy will be conducted later this week to determine the cause of death.  The San Bernardino Police Department - Homicide Detail is conducting the investigation. 


  75. Coroner Case #701407258
    On 09/29/14 at about 5:36 AM, dispatchers from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) began receiving 911 calls regarding a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on the Interstate 215 southbound south of the Rialto Avenue undercrossing in San Bernardino. When officers arrived, they found that a Hispanic male, 60 years-old, down on the freeway. Paramedics from American Medical Response (AMR) arrived and transported him to Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) where he was pronounced dead at 6:20 AM. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the circumstances of the collision. The name will be released when the next-of-kin has been located and notified. Name released and request for public assistance: The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Coroner Division requests assistance in locating family for 60 year-old Manuel Ramirez-Ramirez. Mr. Ramirez was last known to haven been a transient. [100714 1206 SY] 


  76. Coroner Cases #701407267 and #701407273
    On 9-29-14 at 10:01 AM, Walter Kovacs, a 77 year old resident of Lake Arrowhead, was driving a 2002 Subaru Forester southbound on Highway 18 and collided head-on with a northbound Honda CRV driven by Anna Trucks-Fivgas, a 22 year old resident of Running Springs. Kovacs was pronounced dead at the scene at 1007 hours by paramedics. Trucks-Fivgas was transported to St. Bernardine Medical Center where she was pronounced dead at 1051 hours. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the collision. 


  77. Coroner case 701407200
    Back on Monday, September 22, 2014, Sterling Michael Marshall, a 29 year old resident of Colorado Springs, was reported missing to the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department. On Friday, September 26, 2014, just before 5:00 PM, Marshall’s pick-up truck, a red 1999 Dodge, was found in the open desert west of Barstow Rd., approximately two miles south of Barstow. Within were the bodies of a man and a dog. Examinations will be conducted early this week to attempt to determine the cause of the man’s death and confirm his identity. The San Bernardino County Sheriff Department is also investigating. [09/27/14 1330 TC] 


  78. Coroner case #701407115
    On 09/23/14 at 7:00 AM, Fontana Police Department received 911 calls reporting a vehicle had struck a pedestrian in the intersection of Miller Ave. and Alder Ave. in Fontana. Officers arrived to find 76 year-old Fontana resident Jose Rodriguez down in the intersection.  Paramedics from the San Bernardino County Fire Department arrived and pronounced Rodriguez dead at the scene.  The Fontana Police Department Traffic Division is investigating the collision. 


  79. Coroner case #701407088
    On 9/21/2014 at 6:40 PM, 51 year-old Hesperia resident Kelly Shane Combs was traveling westbound on a 2000 Harley Davidson on Rock Springs Road west of Iroquois in Apple Valley when he collided with a 1993 Toyota 4Runner. Combs was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:53 PM by fire paramedics.  The CHP is investigating the accident. [092514 1008 SY] 


  80. Coroner case 701407083

    Back on Thursday, September 11, 2014, Nola Pauline Taylor, an 84 year old resident of Joshua Tree, was reported missing to the Palm Springs Police.  Her vehicle was subsequently found along a dirt road in Twenty-Nine Palms, approximately 1.3 miles east of the Indian Cove Ranger Station.  Multiple searches of the area were conducted by elements of the San Bernardino County Sheriff Volunteer Forces Search and Rescue and Joshua Tree National Park Search and Rescue.  On Sunday, September 21st, just after 9:00 AM, search and rescue personnel located remains in the desert, approximately one half mile south of the intersection of Desert Quail Dr. and Baseline Rd.  An examination will be conducted early this week in order to attempt to determine the cause of death.  [09/21/14 1945 VN]

     


  81. Coroner case #701407081
    On 09/21/14, at 2:24 PM, San Bernardino Police Department was dispatched to the area of the 300 block of S. San Felipe Road in the city of San Bernardino reference a shots fired call. Travelle Alexander, a 40 year old resident of San Bernardino was found deceased at the scene. The San Bernardino Police Department Homicide Division is investigating this homicide. [092114 1430 TC]
     


  82. Coroner case #701407072
    On 09/20/14 Gregory Loren Bell, a 52 year old resident of Fontana, was riding his motorcycle westbound along Glen Helen Parkway, in Devore, when he lost control and rolled onto the railroad tracks crossing the roadway.  Paramedics arrived at the scene and pronounced Bell dead of his injuries at 6:13 PM.  The accident is under investigation by California Highway Patrol.  [09/21/14 1430 TC]
     


  83. Coroner case #701407071
    On 09/20/2014, at 1355 pm, a vehicle stopped for traffic in the southbound lanes of Interstate 15, south of the Interstate 60 interchange, was rear ended by another vehicle. A male juvenile was taken to Kaiser Ontario where he was pronounced dead from his injuries.  The name of the juvenile is being withheld pending positive identification. Riverside CHP is investigating this collision. [092114 1430 TC]
     


  84. Coroner cases #701407027 and 701407028
    On 09/18/2014 at 10:33 PM, Ontario Police Department officers responded to report of a single vehicle rolled over on S. Grove Ave, north of Mission Blvd, in Ontario. Officers arrived on scene and found a 16 year- old  Hispanic female with trauma to the upper body. She was confirmed dead on scene. A second deceased person was located in the vehicle that had burned. The names of the decedents will be released after positive identification is completed and the next of kin is notified. The Ontario Police Department is investigating the incident. [091914 0754 SY] Name released (701407028): Valerie Zavala, a 16 year-old resident of Ontario [09192014 1105 SY] Name released (701407027): Julia Salas, a 16 year-old resident of Ontario. [09202014 1850 TC]
     


  85. Coroner case # 701406995
    On 09/18/2014, at 2353 hours, California Highway Patrol officers responded to 911 calls for a vehicle which had collided with a tree at Arrow Blvd and Banana Ave, in Fontana. A 43 year old Hispanic male, who had been a passenger in the vehicle, was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead of his injuries at 12:40 AM. The name of the decedent will be released after the next of kin has been notified. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the accident. [091814 0752 SY] Name released: Froyan Arteta Rodriguez, a 43 year-old resident of San Bernardino [091914 0759 SY]
     


  86. Coroner case #701406993
    On September 17, 2014, at 10:17 p.m., Redlands Police Department and Redlands Fire Department personnel responded to the 1000 block of Post Street in Redlands to investigate the report of a gunshot. Upon their arrival, Marcus Green, a 17 year old resident of Redlands, was found lying in an alley unresponsive, with upper body trauma. Green was pronounced dead at the scene by Redlands Fire Department. The Redlands Police Department Homicide Division is investigating the incident. [091814 0745 SY]
     


  87. Coroner Case #701406947

    At 3:58 PM on 09/16/2014, the California Highway Patrol received a 911 call of a vehicle that was washed from the roadway by water during a flash flood. Fire and California Highway Patrol officers responded to the scene at Sunny Vista Road and Melton Trail, in Joshua Tree. Kyle Wyne, a 66 year-old resident of Joshua Tree, was removed from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene at 4:15 PM. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [091714 1035 SY] Correction: The correct name of the decedent is Karl Jay Wyne, a 66 year old resident of Joshua Tree. [09172014 1324 SY]

     


  88. Coroner case # 701406704

    On 09/06/2014, at 11:43 PM, a 911 call was received reporting a single vehicle rollover in the center divider of Interstate 15 northbound approximately 1 mile south of Zzyzx Road in the rural area of Baker, CA. On 09/07/14, at 12:05 AM, the California Highway Patrol arrived and located a Lincoln Navigator rolled over onto its roof with the driver, 29 year-old Southgate resident, Walter Pena, deceased. The vehicle was traveling northbound on Interstate 15 when, for reasons unknown, it left the roadway into the center divider and began to roll over coming to rest on its roof. The California Highway Patrol-Barstow office is investigating the incident. [090714 1650 TC]

     


  89. Coroner case #701406693
    On 09-06-14, at 3:49 AM, San Bernardino County Sheriff Department personnel were sent to the area of State Route 395 and Adelanto Road, Adelanto, after a 911 call was received stating that a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle. 30 year-old Apple Valley resident Arthur Camacho, was declared dead on scene at 4:46 AM. The San Bernardino County Sheriff Department Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the incident. [090614 1445 TC] 


  90. Coroner Case # 701402779
    at 6:31 AM on 04/08/2014, California Highway Patrol officers responded to a 911 call for a vehicle that struck a semi truck and rolled down the dirt embankment to the west of I-15, about a half a mile south of exit 157 in Victorville. Officers arrived on scene and found Gary Julien, a 44 year-old resident of La Verne, had been ejected from the vehicle and sustained injuries Julien was pronounced dead on scene at 6:56 AM. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [04082014 2150 EM] 


  91. coroner case #999877
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