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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

Date/Time:         Wednesday, August 27, 2014/4:26P.M.

Incident:          Couple arrested for child and animal cruelty.

Location:          9000 Block of Chickasaw Trail, Lucerne Valley

Suspect(s):          Venus Mills, 39-year-old resident of Lucerne Valley

                             Ronald Mills, 38-year-old resident of Lucerne Valley

Victim(s):           Confidential


On Wednesday, /August 27, 2014, at approximately 4:26 P.M., deputies from the Victor Valley Station responded to the 9000 block of Chickasaw Trail in Lucerne Valley to conduct a follow up investigation.  Deputies discovered six children and over 60 animals living in the residence under deplorable conditions.  The living conditions were unsuited for the children and the animals.  All children were placed into the custody of the Department of Children and Family Services, and the animals were placed in the custody of animal control.  The animals ranged from dogs, rabbits, and birds.


The parents of the children, 39-year-old Venus Mills and 38-year-old Ronald Mills, were arrested for child cruelty and cruelty to animals.  The were booked at the Victorville Jail and are being held on $100,000 bail each.

Station:  Victor Valley Station

Phone No:  760-248-6686

Case No:  071403237

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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