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SBSD - Morongo Basin Sheriff's Department
Thursday December 7th, 2017 :: 11:23 a.m. PST


A Joshua Tree probationer leads deputies on short pursuit; arrested for Possession/Transportation of Narcotics

DATE/TIME: December 6, 2017 / 2:30 p.m.

INCIDENT: Failure to Yield / Transportation of Narcotics

LOCATION: 61800 Block of Valley View Circle, Joshua Tree

SUSPECT: Alfred Villegas, 47 years of age, resident of Joshua Tree

On December 6, 2017, at approximately 2:30 p.m., the Yucca Valley Multiple Enforcement Team attempted a traffic stop on a gray Dodge Ram truck at the intersection of El Reposo Circle and Easterly Drive. The driver of the truck, Alfred Villegas, failed to yield and led deputies in a short pursuit. Villegas pulled into the driveway of his residence on Valley View Circle. Villegas immediately exited his vehicle and ran north through an alley way, and after a short struggle Villegas was taken into custody. Villegas was found to be in possession of a large amount of methamphetamine.

Villegas was on active Felony probation for HS 11378; Possession of methamphetamine for sales.

Villegas was arrested for HS 11379(a); transportation/sale of methamphetamine, CVC 2800.2; felony evading, and PC 1203.2; probation violation. Villegas was booked at the Morongo Jail for his charges and is being held on a no bail hold.

Anyone with information related to the investigation is asked to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Morongo Basin Station at (760)366-4175. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may contact We-Tip at 1-888-78-CRIME.

Problem Oriented Policing is a specialized position within the Town of Yucca Valley’s Police Department. Deputy Sheriff Efrain Herrera and Robert Moreno are currently assigned to this full time position. The primary focus of “Problem Oriented Policing” is to provide solutions to law enforcement related issues that adversely affect the citizens who live, work and visit the Town of Yucca Valley.

Refer: Deputy E. Herrera & R. Moreno
Station: Morongo Basin Station
Case #: 091701684
Phone No. (760) 366-4175

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

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Joshua Tree, CA 92252

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