On Wednesday, June 11, 2014
at approximately 7:56 p.m., Hesperia SMASH Deputies Derek Stokes and
Christopher Johnston conducted a traffic stop on a red Cadillac Deville. The
driver and sole occupant of the vehicle later identified as Derek Haynes, advised
deputies that he had a concealed weapon on his person. Haynes, a convicted
felon, was also in possession of a semi-automatic assault rifle, large capacity
magazines, ammunition, body armor, brass
knuckles, methamphetamine, packaging, digital scales, and a hypodermic needle. The
vehicle, belonging to Hayne’s girlfriend was found to be registered to an
address shared by both suspects. Deputies obtained a search warrant for the
residence located in the 11000 block of A. Avenue in Hesperia.
Deputies from the Hesperia
Station executed the search warrant at the A Avenue address. Deputies made contact at the residence with
suspect, Elizabeth Gauthier, who was found to be in possession of methamphetamine.
Derek Haynes, a documented
gang member, was arrested and booked at the High Desert Detention Center for PC29800(a)(1)
Felon in Possession of a Firearm; HS11370.1(a) Possession of Controlled Substance
while armed with a firearm; HS11379(a)Transportation/Sales of Controlled Substance;
HS11550(e) Use of Controlled Substance while in possession of loaded firearm;
PC186.22(a) Participation in a Criminal Street Gang and his bail was set at $100,000.
Elizabeth Gauthier was
arrested and booked at the High Desert Detention Center for HS11377(a) Possession
of Controlled Substance and her bail was set at $25,000.
Anyone with information
regarding these crimes is asked to please contact Deputy Christopher Johnston
at the Hesperia Station, 760-947-1500.
This is an ongoing effort by
the Sheriff’s Department to protect the communities it serves.
Citizens are encouraged to
contact the Sheriff's Department or WE-TIP(1-800-87-CRIME, www.wetip.com) to
report suspicious or criminal activity and can remain anonymous.
Refer: Susan Rose, Public Information Officer
Station: Hesperia Police Department
Phone No. 760 947-1500