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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: June 30, 2014  5:45 p.m.




LOCATION: 15900 Block of Escorza Lane, Victorville


SUSPECT: Ramon Julian Gonzales, 40 year old resident of Rancho Cucamonga


VICTIM: Manuel Medrano, 68 year old resident of Apple Valley


On Monday, June 30, 2014, deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to the 15900 block of Escorza Lane, reference an emergency call stating someone had been stabbed.  Upon arrival, deputies found Medrano inside the garage of the residence with stab wounds.  Medrano was pronounced deceased at the residence.  The Sheriff's Homicide Detail was requested to conduct the investigation. 


Detectives determined Gonzales was responsible for the stabbing and a warrant was obtained for his arrest.  On Tuesday, July 01, 2014, at approximately 11:00 a.m., deputies from the Sheriff's Specialized Enforcement Division and Victorville Police Department located Gonzales in the area of Highway 395 and Dos Palmas Road.  Gonzales was taken into custody without incident.  Gonzales will be booked into the High Desert Detention Center for murder with a bail of 1 million dollars. 


Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact Detective Mike Walker or Sergeant Jason Radeleff with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Homicide Detail.  Persons wishing to remain anonymous are encouraged to contact WeTip at 800-78-CRIME or


Refer:             Detective Mike Walker or Sergeant Jason Radeleff


Station:          Homicide Detail


Phone No.     (909)387-3589


Case No.       171407731


JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department             

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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