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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: August 7, 2014 / 5:12 p.m.

INCIDENT: PC 261(a)(2) Rape/ PC 261.5(c) Unlawful Sex w/ Minor


LOCATION: 3900 block of Shawnee Trail, Landers


SUSPECT: Johnny Thomas Alaniz, 18, Landers


VICTIM: Confidential - 15 year old female 


On August 6, 2014, Deputy Ables responded to a residence in Yucca Valley after the reporting party called to report his 15 year old daughter had been raped at a residence in Landers approximately three weeks ago. Deputy Ables responded to the residence and conducted an interview with the victim. who was able to postively identify the suspect as,18 year old Johnny Alaniz, of Landers. 

On August 7, 2014, Deputy Ables responded to a residence in Landers where she made contact with Alaniz. During her contact with Alaniz; Deputy Ables was able to obtain sufficient evidence to support the victim's allegations . Deputy Ables subsequently arrested and booked Alaniz into the Morongo Basin Jail for PC 261 (a)(2) rape with a bail amount set at $250,000.00. 

Refer: Deputy S. Ables 

Station: Morongo Station 

Phone No. (760) 366-4175 

Case No. 091401030 

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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