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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME:  March 19, 2014/7:18 p.m.


INCIDENT:    Kidnapping(Stranger Abduction), Child Endangerment


LOCATION:   11000 block of First Avenue


VICTIM(S):        Withheld


SUSPECT(S):  Robert Fernandez Gonzalez, 070455 of Hesperia            



On March 19, 2014, at approximately 7:18 p.m., Hesperia deputies responded to a report of a missing juvenile from a residence in the 11000 block of First Avenue. Upon arrival, Deputy Patrick Rose contacted a female who said her 7 year old child was missing. The mother told Deputy Rose that her son's friends saw him get into a vehicle with an older man known as "Bobby".  Deputy Jody Watson recalled that he had recently contacted and identified a transient living in his car who matched the suspect description. With that, they were able to identify the suspect as Robert Gonzalez who was driving a gray Hyundai.

Immediately a "BOLO"(be on the lookout) was sent to surrounding Sheriff's stations. Additional assets including the Sheriff's helicopter, station personnel and COPs were mobilized to take part in the search.

While canvassing the area, Deputy Brendan Motley observed the suspect vehicle travelling eastbound on Bear Valley and attempted a traffic stop. The suspect did not immediately yield and instead continued into a residential area near Bornite. After the vehicle eventually yielded, Deputies Motley and Watson conducted a felony traffic stop.  Inside the vehicle they located the suspect Robert Gonzalez and the child.  The child, although frightened, appeared to be unharmed.


Detective Mark Smith, was able to reunite the mother with her child.


Robert Gonzalez was arrested and booked at West Valley Detention Center Victor Valley Jail for PC207 (b), kidnapping and PC273a, child endangerment, and he is being held on $500,000.00 bail.  Additional charges are pending.


Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact Detective Mark Smith 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                


Phone No. (760)947-1549                


Case No.   191402118       


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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