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SBSD - Yucaipa Police Department
Friday April 20th, 2018 :: 04:33 p.m. PDT


Deputies arrest a caregiver for causing injury to a dependent adult and false imprisonment

DATE/TIME: April 19, 2018 6:45 pm

INCIDENT: PC368(f); False Imprisonment of a Dependent Adult / PC368(c); Willfully Causing Injury to a Dependent Adult

LOCATION: 12500 Block of 2nd Street, Yucaipa

SUSPECT: Jana Deboer, age 53, a resident of Yucaipa

VICTIM: Male, age 42, a resident of Yucaipa

On April 19, 2018, deputies from the Yucaipa Police Department were called to the victim’s residence reference a battery. The victim, a disabled 42-year-old male, was found bleeding from his left cheek.

Investigation revealed Deboer, who is the victim's caregiver and fiancé, assaulted the victim when he refused to go to the store and purchase alcohol. Investigation showed the suspect has physically and mentally abused the victim repeatedly and, previously, refused to allow him to speak to deputies or leave their home.

Deboer was arrested and booked into West Valley Detention Center where she is being held in lieu of $55,000 bail.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Yucaipa Police Department at (909) 918-2305. 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 Hagen

Station: Yucaipa

Phone No. 909-918-2305

Case No. 141801219

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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