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SBSD - Barstow Sheriff's Department
Friday June 16th, 2017 :: 04:48 p.m. PDT


Abelarado Reyes Jaramillo of Barstow is arrested after deliberately hitting and killing a man with his car

DATE/TIME: June 13, 2017 9:52 p.m.

INCIDENT: Homicide Investigation

LOCATION: 25000 block of W. Main Street, Lenwood

SUSPECT: Abelarado Reyes Jaramillo, 50 years old, resident of Barstow

VICTIM: Larry Tortes, 35 years old, resident of Barstow

On Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 9:52 p.m. CHP officers responded to the location for reports of a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision. Officers quickly determined this was an assault with a vehicle and summoned deputies from the Barstow Station to conduct the investigation.

The suspect fled from the scene prior to the officers’ arrival. The victim was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center for treatment and on June 16, 2017 at 3:19 a.m. the victim was pronounced deceased.

Homicide Detectives were notified and began an investigation.

Detectives determined there was an argument, that escalated to a fight between Jaramillo and Tortes. Detectives believe Jaramillo deliberately hit Tortes with his vehicle and then left the area.

On June 16, 2017, the Specialized Enforcement Detail located Jaramillo in the Barstow area and took him into custody without incident.

The investigation is ongoing and no additional information is available for release. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Homicide Detail, Detective Jonathan Woods at (909)387-3589. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at

Refer: Detective Jonathan Woods or Sergeant Dave Johnson

Station: Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail

Phone No. (909)387-3589

Case No. 081700858 H#2017-059

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Barstow Sheriff's Department
225 E Mountain View St
Barstow, CA 92311

Emergency: 9-1-1

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