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  1. 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] 

  2. 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] 

  3. 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] 

  4. 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] 

  5. 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] 

  6. 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] 

  7. 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] 

  8. 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] 

  9. 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] 

  10. 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] 

  11. 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] 

  12. 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] 

  13. 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] 

  14. 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] 

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