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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: June 11, 2014/7:56 p.m.


INCIDENT:   Participation in Criminal Street Gang, Transportation /Sales of Controlled Substance, Felon in Possession of Firearm


LOCATION: Main Street/Peach Avenue


SUSPECTS: Derek Daniel Haynes, 29; Elizabeth Gauthier 30 both from Hesperia


VICTIMS:  Withheld


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, 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


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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