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31 ARRESTED, OVER 24,000 MARIJUANA PLANTS SEIZED IN WEEK 15 OF COUNTY ILLEGAL GROW RAIDS

31 people were arrested, and 23 illegal marijuana grow operations countywide, including four in Landers, were shut down during the fifteenth week of illegal marijuana grow raids. According to Sheriff’s reports, deputies and investigators from the San Bernardino County Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET) served 23 search warrants at properties in Lucerne Valley, Johnson Valley, Hinkley, El Mirage, Landers, Hesperia, and Phelan from December 6 through December 12 as part of Operation Hammer Strike, week fifteen. During this time, investigators arrested 31 suspects and eradicated 339 greenhouses. Deputies seized 24,061 marijuana plants, 5,283 pounds of processed marijuana, four guns, and over $17,000 in cash. Investigators also eradicated three indoor grow locations, mitigated one electrical bypass, and responded to one house fire caused by illegal indoor marijuana cultivation.

The raids came as a result of numerous complaints received regarding large outdoor marijuana cultivations in the areas. The suspects were cited or booked on charges of illegal cultivation of cannabis and possession of marijuana for sales. A complete list of suspects and raided properties is available below.

 LOCATIONS:

#1 – Parcel with no address, Lucerne Valley
#2 – Parcel with no address, Lucerne Valley
#3 – 35700 Block of Granite Road, Lucerne Valley
#4 – Parcel with no address, Johnson Valley
#5 – Parcel with no address, Johnson Valley
#6 – Parcel with no address, Landers
#7 – Parcel with no address, Landers
#8 – Parcel with no address, Landers
#9 – Parcel with no address, Landers
#10 – 23000 Block of Sonoma Street, Hinkley
#11 – Parcel with no address, Adelanto
#12 – Parcel with no address, Adelanto
#13 – Parcel with no address, Adelanto
#14 – 9700 Block of Anaconda, Hesperia
#15 – 1900 Block of El Mirage Road, El Mirage
#16 – Parcel with no address, Hinkley
#17 – 39100 Block of Hinkley Road, Hinkley
#18 – Parcel with no address, Hinkley
#19 – 20800 Block of Oasis Road, Hinkley
#20 – 4500 Block of Del Rosa Road, Phelan
#21 – 1000 Block of Calle de Amistad, El Mirage
#22 – Parcel with no address, El Mirage
#23 – Parcel with no address, El Mirage

SUSPECTS:

Guoyuan Chen, 54 year old male resident of Brooklyn, NY. Location #1
Li Shuxiang, 55 year old female resident of Los Angeles, CA. Location #1
Jin Hongze, 52 year old male resident of Los Angeles, CA. Location #1
Xu Zhe, 39 year old male resident of Los Angeles, CA. Location #1
Liu Hengzhi, 62 year old male resident of Los Angeles, CA. Location #1
Chi Yong Lu, 59 year old male resident of Brooklyn, NY. Location #1
Zheng Xiabao, 59 year old male resident of Los Angeles, CA. Location #1
Young He, 50 year old male resident of Los Angeles, CA. Location #1
Wu Jensen, 47 year old male resident of Brooklyn, NY. Location #1
Jesus Vargas, 34 year old male resident of Fresno, CA. Location #10
Jesus Zuniga, 37 year old male resident of Los Angeles, CA. Location #10
Trizzy Nguyen, 28 year old female resident of Hesperia, CA. Location #12
Binh Luu, 47 year old male resident of El Monte, CA. Location #12
Bocheng Chen, 70 year old male resident of El Monte, CA. Location #12
Ha Lieu, 67 year old male resident of Rosemead, CA. Locaton #12
Khin Lieu, 71 year old male resident of Baldwin Park, CA. Location #12
Lin Zhengfang, 68 year old female resident of Baldwin Park, CA. Location #12
Sam Vong, 66 year old female resident of El Monte, CA. Location #12
Ha Ly, 60 year old female resident of Baldwin Park, CA. Location #12
David Liu,  31 year old male resident of Hesperia, CA. Location #12
Leonard Owens, 42 year old male resident of Hesperia, CA. Location #14
Alejandro Mendoza, 28 year old male resident of Mexico. Location #15
Miguel Figuero, 23 year old male resident of San Dimas, CA. Location #15
Javier Antonio, 31 year old male resident of Mexico. Location #15
Omar Ortega, 36 year old male resident of Pearblossom, CA. Location #15
Thomas Santiago, 43 year old male resident of Oxnard, CA. Location #15
Luis Salazar, 55 year old male resident of El Mirage, CA. Location #15
Guadalupa Salazar, 51 year old female resident of El Mirage, CA. Location #15
Damian Bartolomeo, 41 year old male resident of Oxnard, CA. Location #15
Mario Castellanos, 21 year old male resident of El Mirage, CA. Location #15
Nicole Frederick, 27 year old female resident of Hinkley, CA. Location #16
Shane Frederick, 37 year old male resident of Hinkley, CA. Location #16
Hong Wong, 60 year old male resident of Los Angeles, CA. Location #19

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON DUPLEX FIRE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS EARLY FRIDAY

We have additional information regarding a fire at a vacant duplex building in Twentynine Palms Friday (September 3). According to Sheriff’s reports, a bystander called 911 around 1:38 a.m. to report a structure fire in the 6600 block of Yucca Avenue in Twentynine Palms. Fire crews were notified and responded. Arriving crews found a duplex building and nearby power lines fully involved in flames. Fire crews mounted an attack and extinguished the fire. Crews searched the building extensively and determined it was empty. Preliminary reports from fire crews indicate the fire was caused by a vehicle in a parking stall in the building. The investigation is ongoing.

HOUSE AND RV DESTROYED IN WONDER VALLEY FIRE EARLY SATURDAY MORNING

A Wonder Valley house and RV were completely destroyed in a fire early Saturday morning (August 21). According to San Bernardino County Fire Battalion Chief Mike McClintock, crews were dispatched around 3 a.m. for a report of a structure fire in the 6000 block of Shelton Road in Wonder Valley. Arriving crews discovered a house and RV well involved in flames. Fire crews attacked the fire, keeping it from spreading to nearby vegetation. An energized power line fell during the firefight, causing a hazard to fire crews. Crews had the fire knocked down in about 30 minutes. There were no reports of injuries. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

VACANT HOME DAMAGED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE EARLY FRIDAY

A Twentynine Palms home was heavily damaged in a structure fire early Friday morning (July 30). According to reports from San Bernardino County Fire Battalion Chief Mike McClintock, fire crews were dispatched to the 6000 block of Mission Avenue near the intersection of Twentynine Palms Highway around 6 a.m. for a report of a structure fire near a hotel. A unit from Station 44 in Twentynine Palms was first to arrive on scene, finding a vacant single story home well involved in fire. The crew began battling the fire and, once additional firefighters arrived, crews completed a primary search of the home for any potential victims, as neighbors reported seeing people living in the home despite it being vacant. Crews stopped the fire from spreading to nearby buildings, knocking down the fire in around 20 minutes. No injuries to firefighters or citizens were reported. Fire investigators were assigned to determine the cause and origin of the fire.

TWENTYNINE PALMS HOME DESTROYED IN FIRE FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Photo courtesy San Bernardino County Fire

A home was destroyed in a Twentynine Palms fire Friday afternoon (July 23). According to San Bernardino County Fire Battalion Chief Mike McClintock, fire crews were dispatched to a report of a structure fire in the 6000 block of Cholla Avenue just before 12:30 p.m. by multiple callers who reported seeing heavy black smoke coming from the home. ME44, the first arriving fire crew, found heavy smoke and fire coming from the single story home as well as downed energized power lines in the area. The crew began an aggressive attack on the fire through strong winds while also searching for potential victims. As additional crews arrived, firefighters had the fire extinguished in around 15 minutes. A crew from SoCal Edison quickly responded and shut down the power lines. One resident, who had no reported injuries, was displaced by the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation by San Bernardino County Fire Marshal Investigators. 

Photo courtesy San Bernardino County Fire
Photo courtesy San Bernardino County Fire
Photo courtesy San Bernardino County Fire