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