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SBSD - Yucaipa Police Department
Thursday March 22nd, 2018 :: 02:00 p.m. PDT


UPDATE: Malerie Medrano of Yucaipa arrested for carjacking & criminal threats

DATE/TIME: March 21, 2018/ 10:44 a.m.

INCIDENT: **Update/Arrest**
PC 215 Carjacking; PC 422 Criminal Threats; PC 243(d) Battery with great bodily injury

LOCATION: Avenue E / 5th St., Yucaipa, Ca

SUSPECT: Malerie Medrano, 31 years old, Yucaipa transient

VICTIM: Confidential

On Monday, March 19, 2018, while traveling on Avenue E, the victim was attacked and forcibly removed from her vehicle by Malerie Medrano, who was a passenger and an acquaintance of the victim. Medrano struck the victim repeatedly and threw the victim onto the ground. Medrano threatened to kill the victim and fled, taking the victim’s vehicle. The victim was transported to an area hospital for evaluation and treatment.

A warrant was obtained for Medrano’s arrest. On March 21, 2018, Medrano was located and arrested by detectives from the Specialized Enforcement Division (SED). She was interviewed and later booked at the Central Detention Center.

Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call the Yucaipa Police/Sheriff’s Department Investigations Bureau at (909)918-2305. Information can be provided anonymously by calling WeTip at 800-78-CRIME (800-782-7463) or by visiting the WeTip website at

Refer: Deputy Melissa Miller / Detective Donald Patton

Station: Yucaipa Police & Sheriff’s Station

Phone No. 909-918-2305

Case No. DR # 141800885

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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