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SBSD - Yucaipa Police Department
Tuesday January 16th, 2018 :: 03:52 p.m. PST

Yucaipa police arrest 2 men for failure to register as a sex offender

DATE/TIME: January 16, 2018

INCIDENT: PC 290 – Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

LOCATION: City of Yucaipa

SUSPECTS: Elija Hernandez, age 21 a resident of Mentone
Arthur Spears, age 56 a resident of Yucaipa


In January of 2018, Yucaipa Police Detectives began an investigation into the whereabouts of two registered Sex Offenders who failed to register their home address within 5 business days of their birthday.

On January 16, 2018, Hernandez and Spears were located and arrested for a violation of PC 290. Both suspects were booked into the Central Detention Center for failure to register as a sex offender. Both suspects have sexually related convictions, which require them to register their home address pursuant to Penal Code 290.

Spears is being held in lieu of $50,000 Bail.

Hernandez is currently on Formal Felony Probation for his prior conviction, and was found to be in violation of the terms and conditions of his probation. Hernandez is being held on a No Bail hold.

Both suspects are scheduled for arraignment in San Bernardino Superior Court on Thursday, January 18, 2018.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the detectives at the Yucaipa Police Department. If you choose to remain anonymous, call WeTip at 1-800-78-CRIME.

Refer: Detective Donald Patton

Station: Yucaipa Police Department

Phone No: (909) 918-2305

Case #: 141800174 & 141800175

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

SBSD - Yucaipa Police Department
34144 Yucaipa Blvd
Yucaipa, CA 92399

Emergency: 9-1-1

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