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  1. Coroner case 701406520 - On Sunday, 08/31/2014, at 9:05 AM, a 90 year old male resident of Pomona was driving his automobile southbound along Chino Hills Parkway in Chino Hills, he entered the intersection with Eucalyptus Ave. His car was struck broadside by an eastbound vehicle. The driver was transported by ambulance to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center emergency room, where he was subsequently pronounced dead at 12:10 PM. The collision is under investigation by San Bernardino County Sheriff Department. The name is withheld pending notification of his next-of-kin. [083114 2100 JK]

  2. Coroner Case #701406513 - On 08/30/2014, at 8:55 P.M., Gilda Patricia Galvan, a 40 year old resident, of San Bernardino, was walking west bound across the 600 block of Mt. Vernon Ave., in San Bernardino. While walking she was struck by a vehicle that was traveling northbound on Mt. Vernon Ave. Galvan was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at 9:36 PM. The San Bernardino Police Department is also investigating. [083114 2100 JK]

  3. Coroner Case #701406419 - On 08/26/14 at 10:42 PM, the Ontario Police Department dispatch center received 911 calls of a subject down in the area of Lake and 6th Street in Ontario.  Officers responded to the area and found twenty-eight year old Ontario resident Jeremy Joseph Stroud with upper body trauma.  Paramedics responded to the location and Stroud was transported to San Antonio Community Hospital where he died on 08/27/14.  Ontario Police Homicide is investigating this incident. [082814 1429 SY] 

  4. Coroner case 701406383--On Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at approximately 3:59 a.m. deputies from the Morongo Basin station responded to a call of an unknown problem at a business in the 58000 block of Twentynine Palms Highway, in the town of Yucca Valley. Deputies arrived to find an elderly male adult with upper body trauma in a recreational vehicle (RV). The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators from Sheriff's Homicide Division responded to the location and are conducting the investigation. The name of the decedent is withheld pending notification to next of kin. [082714 0920 SY]

  5. Coroner case #701406358--On 08/24/2014 at 11:02 p.m., a 911 call was received by the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department and the California Highway Patrol reporting a motorcycle collision on National Trails Highway, just north of Vista Road in Helendale. Law enforcement and fire department paramedics responded to the scene and arrived to find Andres Steven Jaramillo, a 41 year old male resident of Helendale, with fatal traumatic injuries. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [082714 0913 SY]

  6. Coroner Case #701406346-- On Sunday, August 24, 2014, at 4:50 am, 19 year old Jose Jimenez Hernandez, a resident of Colton, was the driver involved in a solo traffic collision in the 2400 block of S. La Cadena Drive in the city of Colton. Paramedics responded and he was pronounced dead at the scene. The Colton Police Department is also investigating this traffic collision.  [082414 2010 JK]

  7. Coroner Case #701406319-- On Friday, August 22, 2014, at 6:04pm, 26 year old Alicia Guaderrama, a resident of Ontario, was the passenger on a motorcycle traveling southbound on Milliken avenue at Brickell Street in Ontario when it struck a northbound Honda Accord that was making a U-turn. Paramedics responded and she was pronounced dead at the scene. The Ontario Police Department is investigating this traffic collision. [08/22/14 2300 EM]

  8. Coroner case 701406314 VN: On Friday, August 22, 2014, at 3:30 PM, Aaris Ryan Cueto, a 23 year old resident of Upland, was operating a motorcycle westbound along the Interstate 210 Freeway in Rancho Cucamonga when he struck the back of another vehicle. Paramedics responded to the scene and confirmed the Cueto had died of his injuries. The collision is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol. [08/22/14 2345 VN]

  9. Coroner case #701406300--- On 08/22/2014 at 3:47 AM, thirty-four year-old Alex David Alvarado of San Bernardino died at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center following an officer involved shooting. The San Bernardino Police Department and SanBernardino Sheriff Coroner Division are  investigating. [082214 1528 SY] CORRECTION: Alex Alvarado was 38 year old resident of San Bernardino. [082614 1045 SY]

  10. Coroner case #701406212--- On 08/18/2014 at 7:55 PM, San Bernardino Police Department officers responded to possible deceased person located in the area of 1100 block of E. 3rd in San Bernardino. Officers found Rayshawn Gardner, a 38 year old resident of San Bernardino, with trauma to the upper body. Gardner was confirmed dead of his injuries by paramedics.  San Bernardino Police Department Homicide Detectives are investigating the incident. [081914 0845 SY]

  11. Coroner case #701406152-- On August 16, 2014, at 8:50 AM, San Bernardino County Sheriff Department responded to the 14000 block of Valley Center Drive, Victorville, for a motorcycle versus auto collision. Roger Wayne Woods, a 62 year old resident of Apple Valley, had been riding his motorcycle northbound Valley Center Drive when the driver of a southbound 2007 Saturn made an abrupt left turn and struck Woods. Woods was transported to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead at 9:36 AM. The San Bernardino County Sheriff Department, Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the incident. [081614 1500 TC]

  12. Coroner case #701406125--- On 08/14/2014 at 8:47 PM, San Bernardino County Sheriff Department deputies responded to the intersection of Main Street and Third Ave, in Hesperia for a vehicle versus a bicyclist. Deputies arrived on scene and found Arnold Covarrubias, age: 10 year, from Hesperia, with trauma to the upper and lower body. Paramedics transported him to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead of his injuries at 9:35 PM. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. The San Bernardino County Sheriff Department is investigating the incident.[08152014 0315 EM]

  13. Coroner case #701406126—On 8/14/2014 at about 9:00 PM, a 62 year old male, possibly from Victorville, was in a wheelchair on Cajon Boulevard south of Western in San Bernardino and was struck by a light colored work utility truck with a roof rack which fled the scene.Paramedics responded and pronounced him dead at the scene.  When the decedent’s identity has been determined by fingerprints and next of kin located and notified, his name will be released. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. The San Bernardino Police Department is investigating the incident. [08152014 0315 EM] Name Released: William Earl Swisher III, a sixty-two year old resident of Victorville [081514 0941 SY]

  14. Coroner Case #701406105 – On 08/13/2014 at about 5:00 AM, the California Highway Patrol received a call of a vehicle collision on eastbound Gillman Springs Road and Sublette Road in Riverside. Denyse Rachele Tully, a 53 year-old resident of Encino, was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center and admitted with multiple injuries.  On 8-13-2014 at 3:50 PM, she was pronounced dead. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [08132014 2100 EM]    

  15. Coroner case 701406083---On 08/12/2014 at 9:19 PM, Riverside County Sheriff Deputies responded to at 911 call for a drowning in the 7200 block of Canopy Lane, in the city of Eastvale.  James Pan, a 7 year- old resident of Eastvale, was transported to Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Ontario hospital where he died on 08/13/2014. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. The Riverside County Sheriff Department is investigating the incident.[081314 0717 SY]       

  16. Coroner case #701406050--On August 11, 2014 at approximately 7:03 p.m. Victorville deputies responded to a report of a motorcyclist down in the area of Hesperia Road and Seneca Road in Victorville. Philip John Belanger, a thirty-four year-old resident of Victorville, was pronounced dead at the scene. The Victorville Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) is investigating this incident.[081214 0941 SY]

  17. Coroner Case #701406025 - On 08/10/2014 at 6:58 p.m., the California Highway Patrol received a call for a vehicle collision on the northbound Interstate 15, north of Nipton Road in Mountain Pass. Officers and paramedics responded to the scene and arrived to find Matthew G. Jenkins, a 33 year old male resident of Henderson, Nevada, with fatal traumatic injuries. The California Highway Patrol is also investigating the incident. [081114 0945 JK]

  18. Coroner Case #701405973 - On 08/08/2014 at about 9:35 AM, a motorcycle officer from the San Bernardino Police Department was near the intersection of Baseline Road and Arrowhead Avenue in San Bernardino when he heard and then saw a black 2001 Honda motorcycle eastbound on Baseline crossing the intersection with Arrowhead.  The motorcycle seemed to be traveling at a high rate of speed and the motorcycle officer pulled onto Baseline eastbound.  As the officer reached the street, the Honda driver lost control of the motorcycle, veered to the right, and struck a parked vehicle near the intersection with Mtn. View Avenue.  The driver was ejected from the motorcycle and landed in the street.  He was later identified as Juan Robert Lopez, a 20 year-old resident of Rialto.  The officer went to aid Lopez and called for paramedics.  Lopez was taken to the Loma Linda University Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries at 11:22 AM.  The San Bernardino Police Department is investigating the accident.[080814 1716 SY]

  19. Coroner Case #701405964 - On 08/07/2014, at 11:09 P.M. Jose Luis Cordova, a 45 year old resident of Riverside, was the driver of a silver 2009 Chevrolet pickup traveling north bound on Arrowhead Ave., in San Bernardino.  The driver of a silver 2001 Acura was traveling east bound on 5th. St.  The Acura struck the Chevrolet in the intersection of Arrowhead Ave. and 5th St.  Cordova was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. The San Bernardino Police Department is investigating.  [080814 0912 SY]

  20. Coroner case #701405899--On 8/5/14 at 7:55 A.M. thirty-nine year-old Las Vegas resident Howard Anthony Wedderburn had exited his vehicle parked along southbound Interstate 15, 1/2 mile north of Nisquali Rd in Victorville, when he was struck by a semi tractor. Wedderburn was pronounced dead at the scene. The Victorville office of the California Highway Patrol is investigating this incident. [080514 1658 SY]

  21. Coroner case #701405897 – On 8/5/14 at about 6:45 A.M., a 1997 Freightliner tractor-trailer was traveling eastbound on Interstate 40 in Daggett. East of Hidden Springs Rd. the Freightliner collided with a tractor-trailer traveling westbound.  Sixty year-old Michael Ruhl of Banning, who was the driver and sole occupant of the eastbound vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene. The Barstow California Highway Patrol Office is investigating this incident. [080514 1626 SY]

  22. Coroner Case # 701405777-- On 07/31/20104 at 1235 AM, a 911 call was received reporting a collision southbound on Interstate 15 in Rural Mountain Pass. Emergency personnel responded to find a semi tractor trailer had collided with another semi tractor trailer. Enrique Ramos, a 35 year old resident of Las Vegas, was pronounced dead at the scene. The California Highway Patrol is also investigating the incident. [080314 0930 JK]

  23. Coroner case #701405751 – On 07/30/2014 at approximately 3:15 AM San Bernardino County Fire Department received a 911 call of a house fire in El Mirage.  After the fire was extinguished, a body was found. The San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department and the San Bernardino County Fire Department are also conducting investigations into the incident. The name of the deceased will be released once identification is complete and family is notified.  [080314 0930 JK]

  24. Coroner Case #701405759-- On 07/30/2014 at 9:05 AM, a 2010 Nissan Pathfinder was southbound Interstate 15 at Duncan Canyon Road in Fontana, when the vehicle collided with a bridge pillar and became engulfed in flames. The male driver, who was the solo occupant of the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene. Once positive identification is completed, and the next of kin is notified, the name of the decedent will be released. The Fontana Police Department is investigating this incident. [07302014 1727 SY]

  25. Coroner case # 701405683 – On July 26, 2014, at 10:09 PM a 911 call was received reporting a collision on Rancherias Road in Apple Valley.  When emergency personnel arrived they confirmed Cody Speer, a 16 year old resident of Apple Valley, dead at 10:14 PM.  The San Bernardino County Sheriff  - Coroner are investigating the collision.  An autopsy is pending.  [072714 1050 JK]

  26. Coroner case # 701405685 – On July 27, 2014, at 5:03 AM a 911 call was received reporting a collision on Ayala Drive in Rialto.  When emergency personnel arrived they confirmed Alberto Vera, an 18 year old resident of Rialto, dead at 5:12 AM.  Rialto Police Department is also investigating the collision.  An autopsy is pending.  [072714 1050 JK]

  27. Coroner case #701405679 -- On July 26, 2014, at 6:49 PM, Riverside County Sheriff and Fire Department personnel were called to a home in Mira Loma, for the report of an unconscious two year old. Kimberly Gonzalez, a two year old resident of Riverside, had been found floating in a backyard swimming pool by family members.  She was transported to Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Ontario, where she was declared dead at 7:25 PM. The Riverside County Sheriff Department is investigating the incident. The San Bernardino County Sheriff Coroner Department will be performing an autopsy to determine the cause of death. [072714 1038 JK] 

  28. Coroner Case #701405638 – On 07/25/2014 at approximately 12:30 AM, officers from the San Bernardino Police Department attempted to stop the occupants of a Ford Expedition in the area of Baseline St. and Cedar St. The driver of the vehicle failed to yield to the officers and a pursuit ensued. The Ford Expedition rolled over at Baseline St. and Elm St. in the city of Highland. The driver of the Expediction, 25 year old San Bernardino resident Jamel Miller, was confirmed dead at the scene of injuries sustained in the collision. The San Bernardino Police Department and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) are investigating the incident. [072514 1613 SY] 

  29. Coroner case #701405542-- On 07/21/2014 at 11:48 AM the California Highway Patrol received a  911 call of a single vehicle having rolled over on the southbound Interstate 15 south of Rasor Rd in rural Baker. Emergency medical crews responded to find a male adult passenger of a 2000 Ford F250 pick up dead at the scene. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [072214 0941 SY] Name released: Carlos Andres Corzo, a 35 year-old resident of Las Vegas [062314 1320 SY]

  30. Coroner case #701405533 – On July 21, 2014 at approximately 2:25 AM San Bernardino County Fire Department received a 911 call of a house fire in the 11500 block of Villa Street in Adelanto. Deputies from the Adelanto Police Department and San Bernardino County Fire personnel responded to the scene. After the fire was extinguished, the body of a male was found. The San Bernardino Sheriff Department Homicide Detail is conducting a death investigation.  [072214 0754 SY]

  31. Coroner case #701405502 – On 7/19/14 at 11:53 p.m. 17 year-old Victorville resident Frank Ramos  was a motorcyclist traveling southbound on Meridian Street in Colton. At C Street the motorcycle struck a vehicle stopped in a left turn pocket. Ramos was pronounced dead at the scene. Colton Police Department is investigating this collision. [072214 0731 SY]

  32. Coroner case # 701405491 - On 7/19/2014 at approximately 4:55 PM, Eduardo Carrillo II, 38 year-old resident of Rialto, was riding his motorcycle on eastbound Casmalia Street when he struck a pickup truck traveling northbound on Locust Avenue in the city of Rialto.  Carrillo was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at 5:33 PM. Rialto Police Department is also investigating the collision. [072214 0724 SY]

  33. Coroner case # 701405497, 701405498, 701405499, - On 7/20/2014 at approximately 2:22 AM a head-on collision occurred on Interstate 210 in the city of Rancho Cucamonga.  Mack Jaramillo a 28 year old resident of La Habra, Falguni Shah a 38 year old resident of Fontana, and Veena Shah a 52 year old resident of London, England were all pronounced dead on scene.  The California Highway Patrol is also investigating the collision.  Autopsies are pending.  [072014 1000 JK]

  34. Coroner case #701405472 -- On 07/18/2014, at approximately 8:50 PM, 85 year-old Mentone resident John Preciado was crossing the street in the area of W. Rialto Avenue and G Street in San Bernardino when he was struck by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop. Preciado was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead on 07/19/2014 at 12:53 AM. The San Bernardino Police Department is investigating this traffic collision. Anyone with information on this collision or the hit and run vehicle is encouraged to contact the San Bernardino Police Department. [071914 1030 TC]

  35. Coroner case #701405469 -- On 07/18/14, at 10:40 PM, California Highway Patrol personnel were sent to Interstate 15, south of Harvard Road, Newberry Springs, for the report of a two car traffic collision. Upon arrival they found that a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu had struck the rear of a semi-truck and trailer, lost control and rolled an unspecified number of times. During the incident a 25 year old female passenger suffered upper body trauma and was declared dead on scene by Marine Base Logistical Ambulance personnel. The name of the victim is being withheld pending identification and family notification. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [071914 1035 TC] NAME UPDATED: Meena Khodidias Patel of St. George, Utah. [071914 1520 TC]

  36. Coroner case 701405403--On Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at approximately 5:42 p.m. a deputy from the Barstow Sheriff’s Station was flagged down by a citizen who discovered human skeletal remains while driving in the open desert area northwest of the intersection of Silver Valley Road and Bon View Avenue in Newberry Springs.The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Specialized Investigations Homicide Detail was requested and responded to the location to conduct a death investigation. The remains are unidentified at this time and it is unknown how they came to the location. Anyone with any information regarding this investigation is urged to call Detective Daniel Rodriguez or Sergeant Jason Radeleff at (909) 387-3598 at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Detail. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463). [061814 1022 SY]

  37. Coroner case # 701405353--On 07/15/2014 at 3:05 a.m., law enforcement and paramedics responded to the 9600 block of Exeter Avenue and found Joe L. Cisneros-Carrillo, a 23 year old male resident of Montclair, with upper body trauma and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Montclair Police Department is investigating this incident. [071514 1123 SY]

  38. Coroner case # 701405315 -- On 07/13/14, at 12:47 AM, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department responded to a 911 call for a disturbance in north San Bernardino. 19 year-old San Bernardino resident Tomanisha Nichols was found with upper body trauma and pronounced dead at the scene at 12:58 AM. San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Homicide is also investigating. Autopsy is pending.  [071414 1530 JK]

  39. Coroner Case #701405305-- at 11:51PM on 07/12/2014, 911 was called after witnesses heard a collision. Jesse Arias, a 26 year old resident of Riverside, was found on the ground unresponsive.  He apparently struck the curb and was ejected from the motorcycle he was riding.  He was transported by ambulance to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead in the emergency room.  Fontana Police Department is investigating this single vehicle collision. [07132014 0458 CN]

  40. Coroner case 701405295: At 5:03 PM on Saturday, July 12, 2014, a vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed eastbound along Alta Loma Dr., in Joshua Tree, when it rolled into the desert just west of Sunny Vista.  The four occupants were transported to hospitals in Joshua Tree and Palm Springs.  A passenger in the vehicle, Michael David Cottler, a 37 year old resident of Crestline, was transported to Hi-Desert Medical Center where he was pronounced dead in the emergency room at 6:05 PM.  The incident is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol. [07132014 0205 CN]

  41. Coroner Case #701405294 -- At 4:16 PM on 07/12/2014, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department received reports of a traffic accident on Nisqualli Road, west of Eleventh Avenue, in Victorville. Emergency personnel arrived on scene to find Jeannette I. Espinoza, a 34 year old female resident of Victorville, with trauma. She was transported to Desert Valley Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 1713 hours. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department MAIT is investigating the incident. [07132014 0159 CN]

  42. Coroner case #701405289: at 1020 hours on 07/12/2014, a 911 call was received reporting a traffic collision at the entrance to the Rockhouse at Parker Dam Rd. in Earp, CA. Investigation revealed that Terry Carlson, a 58 year old resident of Lake Havasu City ,AZ, was driving southbound on Parker Dam Rd. when he attempted to pass a slower moving 1997 Jeep towing a boat. As Carlson tried to pass, the Jeep made a left hand turn into the driveway resulting in the motorcycle colliding broadside with the Jeep.  The California Highway Patrol was investigating the incident. [07122014 1925 CN]

  43. Coroner case #701405279 - at 9:05 PM on July 11, 2014, a 911 called was reported a two vehicle traffic collision in San Bernardino. Initial investigation found that a grey 1996 Acura was traveling eastbound on West Rialto Avenue, crossing North Arrowhead Avenue, when it was stuck by a 2002 Kia traveling northbound on North Arrowhead Avenue. Samantha Taraby, a 13 year old resident of San Bernardino, was a passenger of the 1996 Acura  and declared dead at the scene by San Bernardino Fire Department personnel at 9:14 PM. The San Bernardino Police Department Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the incident. [07122014 1925 CN]

  44. Coroner case #701404918--REQUEST FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE--Back on 6/28/14, 43 year-old Rialto resident Vernon J. Lewis died at a local hospital. No foul play is suspected. The San Bernardino County Sheriff Coroner Division requests the public's assistance in locating the family of Vernon Lewis. Anyone with information is asked to call (909) 387-2978 and request to speak with a Deputy Coroner. [071114 0902 SY]

  45. Coroner case # 701405233 -- On 07/09/14, at 11:35 PM, San Bernardino Police responded to a shots fired call in the 2800 block of Rialto Avenue. 28 year-old San Bernardino resident Juan Villapudua was found down with upper body trauma and pronounced dead at the scene. San Bernardino Police is investigating. [071014 0725 TC]

  46. Coroner Case #701405201 - On 07/08/2014, at 9:45 P.M., Phillip Andre Jacobs Sr., a 45 year old resident of San Bernardino, was shot by unknown assailant(s) when he answered the door of his residence in the 2600 block of Copper Lane, in San Bernardino.  Jacobs was pronounced dead at the scene.  The San Bernardino Police Department Homicide Unit is investigating.  [07092014 0612 CN]

  47. Coroner Case #701405196 - On 07/08/2014, at 4:55 P.M., Papoose Mitchell, a 19 year old resident of Rialto, was in the 300 Blk. of S. Linden Ave. when he sustained trauma to the upper torso.  Mitchell was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.  The Rialto Police Department's Homicide Unit is investigating. [07092014 0607 CN]

  48. Coroner Case #701405119-- On 07/06/2014 at around 2:00am, 48 year old Rudolph Zamarano, a resident of San Bernardino, was walking across the 300 block of East Foothill Blvd in Rialto when he was struck by a Toyota 4Runner traveling westbound.  Zamarano was pronounced dead at the scene.  Rialto Police Department is investigating this traffic collision. [070814 1150 SY]

  49. Coroner Case #701405113 - On 07/04/14 at 9:37 AM, an off duty ski patrol employee at Snow Summit was called to a location on the mountain where Mario Steven Cruz, a 54 year-old resident of Valencia, CA, had fallen off a mountain bicycle he was using to ride down trails at the location.  He was not breathing when found and was transported to the Bear Valley Community Hospital and later airlifted to the Loma Linda University Medical Center.  Cruz succumbed to his injuries  at 10:34 AM on 07/05/14. [07052014 2300 CN]   

  50. Coroner case # 701405099 – On 07/05/14, at 2:26 AM San Bernardino police and fire responded to the 1500 block of N. F Street in reference to a 23 year old male who sustained upper body trauma. The man was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center where he died from his injuries at 3:14 AM. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the San Bernardino Police Department. The name of the decedent will be released when his family is located and notified of his demise. [070514 1100 TC] UPDATE: The decedent was identified as Shelton Nicholas of San Bernardino. [07062014 0038 CN]

  51. Coroner case # 701405098 -- On 07/05/2014, Barstow Police Department responded to a 911 call at 12:19 AM for a vehicle versus pedestrian at E. Rimrock Road and Muriel Drive, in Barstow. A 33 year old Hispanic male was confirmed dead on the scene due to his injuries. The name of the decedent will be released when the next of kin is identified. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. The Barstow Police Department is investigating the incident. [070514 1100 TC]

  52. Coroner case #701405064 - On 07/03/2014, at 6:54 P.M., Jorge Noe Flores-Andrade was a 40 year old resident of Mira Loma, who was the passenger of a red 1997 Ford Explorer that was traveling eastbound in the 900 Blk. of E. Maitland St., in Ontario.  The vehicle veered off the roadway for unknown reasons and Flores-Andrade was pronounced dead at the scene.  The Ontario Police Department is investigating. [070414 1030 TC]

  53. Coroner case #701405043 – On 07/02/2014 at approximately 11:40 PM, an officer from the Colton Police Department attempted an enforcement stop on a motorcyclist who was traveling southbound N. Mt. Vernon Ave. near E. Laurel St., in the City of Colton. The motorcyclist continued southbound Mt. Vernon. Near E. Lemon Street the motorcycle struck a curb in the center divider and 40 year-old Colton resident Christopher Negrete  was ejected from the motorcycle. Paramedics arrived and Negrete was pronounced dead at the scene. The Colton and Fontana Police Departments are investigating the collision. [070314 1447 SY]

  54. Coroner case #701404993 -- On 07-01-14, at 12:09 PM, Manuel Vera Ortega was a 78 year old Hispanic male resident of Chino was riding his bike southbound Central Avenue near Washington in Chino when he was struck by a Chevy Silverado. Ortega was transported to the Chino Valley Medical Emergency Room where he was pronounced dead at 12:41 PM. The Chino Police Department investigated the incident. [070214 0033 TC]

  55. Coroner Case #701404980 - On 06/30/2014, at about 5:45 P.M. deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to a call of a stabbing in the 15900 block of Escorza Lane. 68 year-old Apple Valley resident Manuel Coronado Medrano was found with trauma to the upper body and pronounced dead at the scene.  The San Bernardino Sheriff's Homicide Unit is investigating.  [070114 1604 SY]

  56. Coroner case #701404899 -- On 06/27/2014, at 11:23pm, 45 year old San Bernardino resident Eileen Huerta was struck by a hit and run vehicle as she ran across Highland Avenue east of E Street outside of a crosswalk. San Bernardino Police Department is investigating the incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the San Bernardino Police Department. [062814 1420 TC]

  57. Coroner Case #701404843 -- On 06/25/2014 at approximately 5:00 P.M. Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department were in the unincorporated area of Apple Valley searching for a homicide suspect. Deputies observed the suspect at Bear Valley Rd. and Central Rd. where the suspect, James Jaimez, a 29 year-old resident of Ontario, engaged the deputies in gunfire. Jaimez was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:14 P.M. The San Bernardino County Sheriff Homicide Detail is investigating this incident.  [06262014 1459 SY]

  58. Coroner case #701404831 and 701404832--On 6/24/2014 at approximately 11:40 P.M. a 1995 Peterbilt dump collided with a blue 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser at Highway 138 and Interstate 15 in Phelan. Two occupants of the PT Cruiser were pronounced deceased at the scene: 18 year-old Victorville resident Nicole Brittney Lyle and 16 year-old Phelan resident John Anthony Cabrera Jr. The California Highway Patrol is investigating this incident. [06252014 1407 SY]

  59. Coroner case #701404786 – On June 23, 2014 at approximately 3:06 A.M., Alicia D. Gotto, a 25 year old resident of Pomona, was the sole occupant and driver of a 1999 Toyota 4-Runner involved in rollover traffic incident southbound Interstate 15 near Oakie Flats Rd in Devore. Paramedics arrived and Gotto was transported to Community Hospital in San Bernardino where she was pronounced dead. San Bernardino California Highway Patrol (CHP) is investigating this incident. [06242014 0815 SY]

  60. Coroner case 701404783--- On 06/23/2014 at 1:44 AM, California Highway Patrol officers responded to a 911 call for a traffic collision on Interstate 210, east of Haven Ave. Officers arrived on scene and found the driver, Yasmin Rashawn Doris Baines, a 22 year old resident of Rancho Cucamonga, had been ejected from her 2014 Nissan Versa. Baines was pronounced dead on the scene. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [06242014 0810 SY]

  61. Coroner case # 701404733 - On Friday, June 20, 2014, at 4:18 PM, Juanito Lara, a 64 year old resident of Victorville, was involved in a traffic collision on Seneca Rd. in Victorville just west of Amethyst. Lara was transported by ambulance to Victor Valley Global Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead in the emergency room. The California Highway Patrol is also investigating. [06/22/14 1200 JK]

  62. Coroner case # 701404738 - On 06/20/2014 at 8:31 PM, San Bernardino Fire Department personnel responded to a 911 call in the 1700 block of Valencia Street, in San Bernardino, for a drowning. Paramedics found Damian Lares, a two year old resident of San Bernardino, in full arrest and transported him to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead at 9:11 PM. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. The San Bernardino Police Department is also investigating the incident. [06/22/14 1200 JK]

  63. Coroner case #701404746 - At 3:31AM on June 21, 2014, San Bernardino police officers were called to the 800 block of N. Davidson Avenue in San Bernardino. Police and paramedics arrived to find James Kofu, a 22 year-old resident of Fontana dead at the scene. The incident is also under investigation by San Bernardino Police Department Homicide Detail. An autopsy is pending. [06/22/14 1200 JK]

  64. Coroner case #701404763 – Back on June 21, 2014, Andy Garcia age 20 years of Rialto was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center following an altercation.  He later died on June 22, 2014 at 4:30 am.  Rialto police department is also investigating the incident.  [06/22/14 1200 JK]

  65. Coroner Case # 701404575 - On 06/15/2014 at 2:35AM, dispatch received a 911 call regarding an individual walking on the train tracks.  The caller believed the individual was struck by the train. Officers responded and Jose Octavio Espiritu a 16 year old resident of Barstow was found deceased near the tracks.  Railroad police and the San Bernardino County Sheriff departments are also investigating the incident.  An autopsy is pending.  [06162014 1045 JK]

  66. Coroner Case #701404591 - Back on 06/11/14 at about 4:54 PM, Robert Dale Brown, an 81 year-old resident of Fontana, was travelling eastbound in the 17200 block of Marygold Ave. in Fontana in his Dodge 2500. For unknown reasons, Brown lost control of the vehicle, struck a parked vehicle and then struck a wall in that neighborhood. He was transported to the Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Fontana for treatment. On 06/15/14 at 6:50 PM, Brown succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The Fontana Police Department, Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the collision. 

     
  67. Coroner case 701404561: At 10:05PM on June 13, 2014, San Bernardino police officers were called to the 900 block of 2nd St., in San Bernardino. Police and paramedics arrived to find Cathy Silvey, a 29 year old resident of San Bernardino dead at the scene. The incident is also under investigation by San Bernardino Police Department Homicide Detail. An autopsy is pending. [061414 1500 JK]

  68. Coroner Case #701404553 -- At approximately 11:15 AM on 06/09/2014, The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to 911 calls of an aircraft down at The El Mirage Dry Lake recreation area. When rescue personnel arrived on scene, they found Sebastian Grewal, an 8 year-old resident of Frasier Park, CA, with trauma to the head and upper body. Grewal who had been a passenger in the aircraft, was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center via air ambulance. On 06/13/2014, Grewal died from injuries sustained in the crash. The San Bernardino County Sheriff Department and the National Transportation Safety Board are also investigating the accident. [061414 1500 JK]

  69. Coroner Cases #701404523 & #701404524-- On 06/12/2014 at approximately 4:50 p.m. Ontario Police Officers responded to the 900 block of North Duesenberg Drive for a possible apartment burglary in progress. While at the location, officers learned of possible shots heard in the area. Officers located 40 year old Rialto resident Jose Rodriguez, an apartment maintenance worker, with upper body trauma and he was pronounced at the scene.  57 year old Gary Bell of Ontario was located on another floor of the complex with upper body trauma and also pronounced at the scene.  Ontario Police Department is investigating this incident. [061314 1341 SY]

  70. Coroner case #701404493--On June 11, 2014 at about 12:30 p.m. deputies from the Victorville Police responded to a report of a shooting at a residence in the 16000 block of Desert Sand Road. Deputies arrived and found Gloria Guzman, a 17 year old resident of Victorville, had been transported to an area hospital by family members. Guzman was pronounced dead at 2:00 p.m. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Homicide Detail is investigating this incident. [061214 1514 SY]

  71. Coroner case 701404447---On 06/10/2014 at 7:44 A.M., Colton Police Department received a call for a man with a gun. Officers arrived at the 2300 block of Steel Road and contacted Michael V. Gutierrez, a 31 year old male resident of Southgate. An officer-involved shooting occurred. Gutierrez was pronounced dead at the scene. San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Homicide Division is investigating the incident. [061214 1128 SY]

  72. Coroner Case #701404472 - On 06/11/2014, at 12:25 A.M., Willie Deon Loyd III, a 31 year old resident of Victorville, was traveling westbound on Palmdale Rd. in Victorville on a 2003 Suzuki motorcycle.  The motorcycle collided with a 2013 Lexus, which had been was traveling southbound on Cantina St.  Loyd was pronounced dead at the scene.  The San Bernardino Sheriff's Department is investigating. [061114 0913 SY]

  73. Coroner Case #701404425 -- At approximately 11:15 AM on 06/09/2014, The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department began receiving 911 calls of an aircraft down at The El Mirage Dry Lake recreation area. When rescue personnel arrived on scene they found Brian Lee, a 47 year-old resident of Saugus, CA, who was the pilot of the aircraft, with severe injuries. Lee was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center via air ambulance where he later died from injuries sustained in the crash. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Aviation and Coroner’s Division, along with members of the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.  [061114 0904 SY]

  74. Coroner case 701404362 -- On 06/06/2014, at 9:54 PM Rialto Fire Department responded to a 911 call for a child drowning in the 100 block of S. Eucalyptus Avenue in Rialto. Paramedics arrived and found Ivan Turrico, a 10 year old resident in full arrest. Turrico was transported by ambulance to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead at 10:40 PM. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. The Rialto Police Department is investigating the incident. [060714 1130 TC]

  75. Coroner case 701404355: At 1:57PM on June 6, 2014, a shooting was reported in the 2900 block of Mountain Ave., in San Bernardino.  Police and paramedics arrived to find Terrance Jamal James, a 31 year old resident of San Bernardino, with injuries.  James was transported to St. Bernardine Medical Center where he was pronounced dead in the emergency room at 2:36 PM.  The incident is under investigation by San Bernardino Police Department Homicide Detail. [06072014 2255 CN]

  76. Coroner Case #701404335-- At approximately 9:30 PM on 06/05/2014, a 28 year old black male pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in the number one lane on the westbound I-10 at the I-215 transition.  He was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center by ambulance where he was pronounced dead in the emergency room.  The San Bernardino CHP is investigating this collision.  Name is being witheld pending next of kin notification. [06062014 0649 CN] Name released: Dijon Jerome Hubbard a 28 year old resident of Colton [06062014 1218 SY]

  77. Coroner case 701404327: At 7:18 PM on June 5, 2014, the CHP responded to a single vehicle collison on Interstate 10, just east of Interstate 215. Officers found that a 1998 Acura traveling westbound along Interstate 10 left the right shoulder and struck a tree west of Waterman Ave. Myles Edward “Eddie” Scott, a 17 year old resident of Rialto, was a passenger in the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.  The accident is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol. [06062014 0530 CN]

  78. Coroner case #701404253—On 6-2-14 at about 8:15 PM, two-year-old Armando Rodriguez was at his home in the 11500 block of Barbet Road in Phelan with family when he was found unresponsive.  Paramedics responded and transported him to Desert Valley Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 8:23 PM.  The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident.  [06032014 1300 JK]

  79. Coroner case #701404229--On 06/02/2014 at 0514 hours, the California Highway Patrol received reports of a traffic collision on Fort Irwin Road, outside of Fort Irwin. Fort Irwin Police Department and Fort Irwin Fire Department arrived on scene to find Dail Lee Keiper, Sr., a 62 year old male resident of Barstow, with fatal injuries and he was pronounced dead at 5:35AM on the scene. Fort Irwin Police Department is investigating the accident. [06022014 1500 JK]

  80. Coroner Case #701404209-- On 06/01/2014 at 1:58am, Freddie Lee Bell, a 64 year old resident of San Bernardino, was pronounced dead at 2:09am in a residence located in the 1300 block of N. Sierra Way in the city of San Bernardino. The San Bernardino Police Department Homicide Division is investigating the incident. An autopsy is pending. [06012014 1740 JK]  

          The Coroner Division is searching for next-of-kin (or identities) for the following case(s): 

  

  1. Coroner Case #06-8824WB—The Coroner’s Division of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the assistance of the media and public in locating the next of kin for Enrique Valenzuela, age: 53, (DOB: 4/21/1953). Back on 11-14-06, he was found dead of apparent natural causes at his home in the 2100 block of W. Ogden Street, San Bernardino. Valenzuela is believed to have a daughter, Xochitl Valenzuela, living in Compton, California. Anyone with information is asked to call The Coroner’s Division at (909) 387-2978. [112906 2227 EM ]       
  2. Coroner case 06-8806 ML: Back on Tuesday, November 14, 2006, at 1:12 PM, a gardener clearing brush behind a business in the 1300 block of E. D Street saw a body near the back fence of the property and contacted the Ontario Police Department. Officers responded to the scene and confirmed the presence of a dead male adult with upper body trauma. The Ontario Police Department Homicide Detail is investigating the circumstances of the death. UPDATE (11/22/06): All attempts to identify the decedent have been unsuccessful and he has been designated John Doe #36-06. The body is described as being that of a Hispanic male, appearing to be in his late teens to twenties, 5’4”, 113 lbs, with short black hair. He had multiple tattoos, including the following: A sunburst design with a heart in the middle to the upper right chest, a mask (clown?) to the upper left arm, "Mikdalia" to the left forearm, and a skull and crossed bones to the upper right arm. One finger on his left hand had been amputated at the knuckle. Some people in the area knew him as “Marco Antonio Aguello Perez,” possibly from Chiapas. Anyone with information is requested to contact the Coroner Department (909-387-2978) or Ontario Police Department (909-395-2001). [11/22/06 1607 VN]   

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