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SBSD - Victor Valley Sheriff's Department
Wednesday October 3rd, 2018 :: 10:04 a.m. PDT


Traffic stop leads to the arrest of 3 for possession of a stolen vehicle.

DATE/ TIME OF INCIDENT: October 2, 2018 at 8:44am


LOCATION: 11200 block of Palmdale Road, in Adelanto
8700 block of Olivera Street, in Victorville

SUSPECT: David Bangs, 35 years-old, of Victorville
Antoinette Ortiz, 34 years-old, of Victorville
Phillip Bauer, 36 years-old, of Victorville

VICTIM: Female adult, 47 years-old, of Chino Hills
Male adult, age not confirmed, of Apple Valley


On Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at 8:44 am, Deputy K. Kraft ran a license plate on a vehicle at Shell gas station on Palmdale Road in Adelanto. The 1997 tan Honda Civic was confirmed stolen out of Chino Hills.

Deputy Kraft contacted the driver, David Bangs, and the passenger, Antoinette Ortiz, and learned neither had permission to possess the vehicle. After further investigation, deputies made contact at the residence of Bangs uncle, Phillip Bauer. Bauer, who lives in the 8700 block of Olivera Street, was found in possession of a stolen 1999 Honda Civic. The Honda Civic had been stolen from the parking lot of the Victor Valley Mall on October 1, 2018.

David Bangs, Antoinette Ortiz, and Phillip Bauer were arrested and booked at the High Desert Detention Center. Ortiz and Bauer are being held in lieu of $50,000.00 bail. Bangs, who was on PRCS release, is being held without bail on a probation hold.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Deputy K. Kraft at Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station, (760) 552-6800. Persons wishing to remain anonymous can report information to WeTip by calling 1-800-78-CRIME, or by accessing the website at

Refer: Staci Parks

Station: Victor Valley

Report # 071803233/ 241802600

Phone No: 760-552-6845

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

SBSD - Victor Valley Sheriff's Department
11613 Bartlett Ave
Adelanto, CA 92301

Emergency: 9-1-1

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