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SBSD - Victorville Police Department
Tuesday April 11th, 2017 :: 04:19 p.m. PDT


A man is arrested after being found with a loaded handgun at a local Walmart

DATE/TIME: April 11, 2017 / 1:51 p.m.

INCIDENT: Possession of a Dangerous Weapon

LOCATION: 12234 Palmdale Road

SUSPECT: Matthew Butler, 23-year-old resident of Apple Valley

SUMMARY: On April 11, 2017, Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call reporting a man with a gun in his pocket at Walmart, located on Palmdale Road.

The caller stated the man was in line at the customer service desk and the gun could be seen in his back pocket. Deputies from the Victorville Police Department arrived at the location and made contact with Matthew Butler as he stood in line. Butler was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun and was taken into custody without incident.

Butler was transported to High Desert Detention Center, where he will be booked for possession of a dangerous weapon.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at

Refer: Mara Rodriguez, Media Relations Officer

Station: Victorville Police Department

Case #: 171704320

Phone No. (760) 241-2911

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

SBSD - Victorville Police Department
14200 Amargosa Rd
Victorville, CA 92392

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 909-387-3700

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