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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release



DATE/TIME:        January 14, 2014

INCIDENT:           Fontana - Home Invasion Robbery/Grand Theft

LOCATION:         10000 block of Almond Avenue, in the unincorporated area of Fontana

SUSPECT:            Pending confirmation of identity

VICTIM(S):            Confidential     



Summary

On Tuesday, January 14, 2014,  at approximately 6:00 a.m., deputies from the Fontana Sheriff's Station responded to the 10000 block of Almond Avenue in the unincorporated county area of Fontana following the report of a residential robbery that had just occurred.  Upon arrival, deputies were informed by the victim that he and his wife were sleeping in their home.  They were awakened by the suspect who had broke into their home and entered their bedroom.  The suspect ordered them out of the bed and into another room.  The victim was able to retrieve a handgun. Fearing for his safety and the safety of his wife, the victim fired several shots at the suspect striking him at least once.  The suspect ran away and was able to steal the vicitm's vehicle  that was parked in front of the residence. 

 

The suspect drove away in the victim's Jeep Rubicon.  Colton Police located the vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop.  The suspect failed to yield and a pursuit ensued.  The pursuit ended after the suspect crashed into a fence in the area of Grape Street in San Bernardino.  The suspect was subsequently taken into custody by the Colton Police Department.  Detectives from the Fontana Sheriff's Station responded to the location and took custody of the suspect. 

 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Fontana Sheriff Station at (909) 356-6712.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to contact the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com

 

Refer:      Detective D. Brown

Station:    Fontana Sheriff's Department

Phone No.:  (909)  356-6712

  


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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