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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

 INCIDENT: PC 29800(a) - Felon in Possession of Firearm, PC 33210
- Possession of Sawed Off Shotgun, PC 30305(a) - Felon in Possession of
Ammunition, PC 23900 - Altered Serial Number on Firearm, PC 246 - Shooting at
Block of 9th Street, Highland
SUSPECT(S): Ralph Lopez age 27,  Adonis Serrano age , 19 both from San
VICTIM(S): Confidential


On August 1, 2014, deputies from the Highland Police Department responded to a call for service reference a man with a gun in a vehicle, near the intersection on McKinley and 9th Street.  While conducting an area check, deputies located the suspect vehicle near the intersection of 9th and Eucalyptus. Deputies made contact with the occupants of the vehicle and they were detained. During a search of the vehicle deputies located  a loaded sawed-off shotgun and a loaded semi-automatic pistol with altered serial numbers. Further search of the vehicle revealed a fired bullet casing. Ralph Lopez and Adonis Serrano were identified as the occupants of the vehicle and were arrested at the scene.Ralph Lopez is a convicted felon and on active PRCS Probation.


During the investigation Deputies discovered Lopez and Serrano had committed a drive by shooting in the City of San Bernardino, just prior to the call for service in Highland.  

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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