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SBSD - Apple Valley Police Department
Tuesday April 11th, 2017 :: 08:10 a.m. PDT


Four suspects were arrested after starting a fire at a local Walmart

DATE/TIME: April 10, 2017/9:30 a.m.

INCIDENT: P.C. 451(b) - Arson of an Inhabited Structure

LOCATION: State Highway 18 @ Bass Hill Road, Apple Valley

SUSPECT(S): Victoria Gayosso, age 29 of Victorville; Jessi Cardenas, age 31 of Victorville; Artel Brown, age 24 of Victorville; Earl Turner, age 22 of Victorville

VICTIM(S): WalMart

SUMMARY: On April 2, 2017, at about 7:50 a.m., deputies responded to the report of a fire in the WalMart located on State Highway 18 in the Town of Apple Valley. Upon arrival, deputies were advised that the suspects, later identified as Victoria Gayosso, Jessi Cardenas, and Artel Brown, were preparing to steal items when they started a fire, creating a distraction. Gayosso, Cardenas, and Brown fled the scene.

On April 10, 2017, at approximately 7:45 a.m., loss prevention officers from Target, in the Town of Apple Valley, observed Cardenas, Brown, and Earl Turner inside the store stealing items. Deputies and Detectives from the Apple Valley Station responded to the scene. Cardenas was apprehended outside of the store. Brown and Turner left the location in a U-Haul truck. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle near the intersection of Bass Hill Road and State Highway 18. Brown and Turner were taken into custody without incident. Detectives located Gayosso at her motel in the City of Victorville.

All suspects were arrested and booked into the High Desert Detention Center. Gayosso, Cardenas, and Brown were charged with arson of an inhabited structure. Cardenas, Brown, and Turner were also booked for shoplifting. WalM
art is still conducting their internal investigation and the total loss and damages is unknown at this time.

Refer: Detective W. Peraza

Station: Apple Valley Station

Phone No. (760) 240-7400

Case No. 181701804

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

SBSD - Apple Valley Police Department
14931 Dale Evans Pkwy
Apple Valley, CA 92307

Emergency: 9-1-1

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