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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release


Wrightwood man assaults deputies.

September 26, 2013

Location:  Valley View/State Highway 2, Wrightwood

Suspect: Ronald Dufrene, 48-year-old resident of Wrightwood


On Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 10:04am, Detective Jeff Toll and Deputy Harding attempted to serve an arrest warrant on Ronald Dufrene at a residence in Wrightwood.


When they arrived at the residence, Deputy Harding saw Dufrene run from the residence and up a mountainside.  Additional deputies and detectives from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to assist, along with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Departments Aviation Division.  While running up the mountainside, Dufrene continued to throw large rocks and boulders at deputies in an attempt to injure them and hold them back.


Deputies from the Aviation Division were able to guide deputies on the ground to the location on the mountainside where Dufrene was hiding.  While Detective Toll attempted to handcuff him, Dufrene resisted arrest and started fighting with deputies. 


Dufrene was arrested and booked at the Victor Valley Jail for warrants and assault on a peace officer.  He is currently out on bail.



Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Deputy Dave Harding at (760) 868-1006.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at







Refer:   Staci Johnson          



Station:  Victor Valley          



Phone No:      760-552-6845


Case No:    071303777      

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

C/o Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700

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