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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME:  December 23, 2013/ 8:24p.m.


INCIDENT:    Missing Person


LOCATION:   Eleventh Avenue/Ranchero Road, Hesperia


VICTIM:         Ruben Albert Hubacek, 47, Hesperia




On December 23, 2013 at approximately 8:24 p.m., deputies from the Hesperia Station responded to a single vehicle traffic collision in the area of Eleventh Avenue and Ranchero Road. A vehicle had been involved in a single vehicle traffic collision and entered the California aqueduct. With assistance from the Sheriff’s Dive Team, the vehicle was located and recovered from the frigid water. The registered owner, Ruben Hubacek was not in the vehicle. 


It is unknown at this time if Hubacek was able to escape the vehicle after it entered the water. Family members have had no contact with the victim.       


The Sheriff’s Dive Team is conducting a detailed underwater search of the aqueduct. 


Ruben Hubacek is described as a Hispanic male, 47 years old, 6’00”, 170lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Ruban Hubacek is asked to call the Hesperia Sheriff’s Station at (760)947-1500.


Citizens are encouraged to contact the Sheriff's Department or WE-TIP INC(1-800-78-CRIME, to report suspicious or criminal activity and can remain anonymous.



Ruben Hubacek Photo


Refer:  Susan Rose, Public Information Officer


Station: Hesperia    


Phone No. (760)947-1549            


Case No.   191309874       

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700

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