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SBSD - Barstow Sheriff's Department
Wednesday May 30th, 2018 :: 02:09 p.m. PDT


Deputies arrest 7 after responding to call of several bullets striking a residence and a vehicle.

DATE/TIME: May 27, 2018

INCIDENT: PC 246.3, Negligent Discharge of a Firearm

LOCATION: 34000 Block of Troy Road, Newberry Springs

SUSPECT: Pedroza, Armando; 26 years of age, of Newberry Springs
Pedroza, Uriel; 27 years of age, of Newberry Springs
Owings, Allen; 27 years of age, of Newberry Springs
Venegas, Eleuterio; 25 years of age, of San Gabriel
Venegas, Luis; 21 years of age, of San Gabriel
Venegas, Armando; 27 years of age, of Rosemead
Cuevas-Cardenas, Ramon; 29 years of age, of Newberry Springs


On May 28, 2018, at approximately 6:15 pm, two residents in the 34000 block of Troy Road in Newberry Springs reported to Sheriff’s Dispatch that several bullets had struck their residence and vehicle. Deputies from the Barstow Sheriff’s Station responded and verified bullet holes were found at the scene. After confirming that the occupants were not injured, the deputies contacted a group of subjects in the desert approximately two hundred yards from the incident location.

The group claimed they were riding motorcycles in the area. After further investigation of the scene, a 7.62 caliber semi-automatic assault rifle was found hidden in the bushes nearby. Fired cartridge casings matching the caliber of the rifle were observed on the ground near the subjects’ vehicles. A bolt carrier, magazines, and live ammunition also matching the rifle’s caliber was located within one of their vehicles. All seven subjects were arrested and transported to the Barstow Jail for negligent discharge of a firearm.

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Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Barstow Sheriff’s Station at (760) 256-4838. Citizens wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at

Refer: Deputy J Carroll, Deputy J Zeman, Deputy M Modica, Deputy J Ko, Deputy C Dare

Station: Barstow Sheriff’s Station

Phone: (760) 256-4838

Case: 081800770

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Barstow Sheriff's Department
225 E Mountain View St
Barstow, CA 92311

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