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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: Thursday, July 10th, 2014 / 9:27 P.M.


INCIDENT:    In-Custody Death Investigation


LOCATION:   West Valley Detention Center, 9500 Etiwanda Ave. Rancho Cucamonga, Ca. 91739


VICTIM:          Adult male - Name withheld pending next of kin notification



On Thursday, July 10th, 2014 at approximately 9:27 p.m., deputies discovered the victim alone in a cell suffering from an apparent medical emergency.  Deputies and medical staff began treating the victim while emergency medical services were summoned to the scene.  He was transported to Kaiser Fontana Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  An autopsy has been scheduled at the Riverside County Coroner's Office to determine the cause of death.


The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Detective J. Janowicz or Detective J. Steers at (909)387-3589.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at




Refer:             Detective J. Janowicz or Detective J. Steers


Station:          Specialized Investigations Division-Homicide Detail


Phone No.     909-387-3589


Case No.       601400158 – H#2014-064

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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