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SBSD - Barstow Sheriff's Department
Wednesday June 20th, 2018 :: 04:10 p.m. PDT


Deputies arrest two suspects for child endangerment, possession of stolen property and ammunition

DATE/TIME: June 19, 2018

INCIDENT: PC 273(A), Child Endangerment
PC 496, Possession of Stolen Property
PC 30305(A), Felon in Possession of Ammunition

LOCATION: 35654 Yermo Road, Yermo
36700 block of Frampton Road, Yermo

SUSPECT: Saling, Cassandra; 30 years old, of Yermo
Dewerff, Jeffrey; 47 years old, of Yermo


On June 19, 2018, at approximately 9:19 am, deputies from the Barstow Sheriff’s Station responded to a residence in the 36700 block of Frampton Road to serve a search warrant. The search warrant was authored following two vehicle burglaries that occurred in the parking lot of a diner in Yermo, CA.

Several pieces of personal property that had been reported stolen in the burglaries were located in the residence and in a vehicle on the property belonging to Cassandra Saling. Saling matched the description of the female observed in the video surveillance of the thefts. Saling was later contacted at her place of employment and subsequently arrested for possession of stolen property.

During the search, live ammunition was found and determined to belong to another resident, Jeffrey Dewerff. Dewerff was subsequently arrested for being a felon in possession of ammunition and both suspects were transported to the Barstow Jail.

Also located within the residence was an unsealed container of mercury. Direct and indirect exposure to mercury can lead to severe health problems or death. Deputies determined that Saling’s children had been exposed to the mercury for a prolonged period of time. The children were taken into custody by the San Bernardino County Children and Family Services and both suspects received additional charges of child endangerment.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Barstow Sheriff’s Station at 760/256-4838. Callers 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 C Wirz, Deputy J Mamon

Station: Barstow Sheriff’s Station

Phone Number: (760) 256-4838

Case Number: 081800672, 081800778, 081800872

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

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

Emergency: 9-1-1

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