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SBSD - Yucaipa Police Department
Tuesday April 16th, 2019 :: 01:15 p.m. PDT


Five suspects are arrested following the discovery of a drug house in Mentone

DATE/TIME: April 12, 2019 / 3:45 p.m.

INCIDENT: HS 11366-Maintaining a Drug House
HS 11377(a)-Possession of Methamphetamine

LOCATION: 1300 block of Jasper Avenue, Mentone

SUSPECTS: David Berner, 32 years of age; Miriam Jimenez, 24 years of age; Joseph Johnson, 36 years of age; Christa Morris, 29 years of age; Elvon Parks Johnson, 23 years of age, all are residents of Mentone

SUMMARY: On Friday, April 12, 2019, at approximately 3:45 pm, acting on information of drug and criminal activity at the location, Deputies with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Probation Officers with the San Bernardino County Probation Department and Officers with the Redlands Police Department served a search warrant in the 1300 block of Jasper Avenue in Mentone. David Berner, Miriam Jimenez, Joseph Johnson, Christa Morris, and Elvon Parks Johnson were located at the residence. During a search of the residence, drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine was located. Berner and his girlfriend, Miriam Jimenez, have lived at location for the past several months and have allowed other drug users at their residence.

Deputies also located a partially stripped stolen vehicle out of Redlands, a 2013 BMW, parked at the residence.

•David Berner was arrested for HS 11366-maintaining a drug house and warrant for HS 11377(a)-possession of a controlled substance. He is being held on $25,000 bail.

•Miriam Jimenez was arrested for HS 11366-maintaining a drug house and warrants for HS 11364(a)-possession of drug paraphernalia and PC 459.5-shoplifting. She is being held on $25,000 bail.

•Joseph Johnson was arrested for HS-11377(a)- possession of controlled substance and HS 11364(a)-possession of drug paraphernalia. He was cite Released.

•Christa Morris was arrested for HS 11377(a)- possession of controlled substance. She was cite Released.

•Johnson Elvon was arrested for an out of county warrant.

All were transported and booked at the Central Detention Center.

Anyone with information related to the investigation, or information on criminal activity in the area, is asked to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, Yucaipa Police Multiple Enforcement Team at (909) 918-2305. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may contact We-Tip at 1-888-78-CRIME, or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at

Refer: Deputy Antonio Alcala / Sergeant Jon Minard

Station: Yucaipa

Phone No. (909) 918-2305

Case No. 141900936

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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