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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: Thursday, May1, 2014   8:02 p.m.


INCIDENT: Robbery / Possession of stolen property


LOCATION: 9th Street / Central Avenue (City of Highland)


SUSPECT(S): VANESSA MARQUEZ, 31, Rancho Cucamonga Resident

                        BRYAN BARAJAS, 32, Nuevo Resident


On Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 8:02 p.m., deputies responded to the area of 9th Street and Central Avenue reference a robbery that just occurred.  The victim reported she was walking along the sidewalk when she was approached by two subjects, Marquez and  Barajas.  Marquez repeatedly punched the victim in the face and head, which caused the victim to drop her purse.  Marquez and Barajas then fled on foot with the victim's purse.  The victim sustained swelling and scratches on her face and head.


Through investigation deputies located Vanessa Marquez, who was identified as the person who attacked the victim.  Deputies observed Barajas in the area and he fled on foot.  Barajas was located a short time later, after a citizen reported a male subject hiding in a trashcan.  When deputies contacted Barajas he was found in possession of the victim's purse. 


Marquez was arrested for Robbery (PC 211) and booked at the Central Detention Center, where she is being held on a $100,000 bail.


Barajas is on felony probation.  He was arrested for possession of stolen property (PC 496) and probation violation.  BARAJAS was booked at the Central Detention Center, where he is being held on a $25,000 bail.      


Refer:             Deputy Deasey and/or Deputy Gentry


Station:          Highland Police Station


Phone No.     (909) 425-9793


Case No.       131401732


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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