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SBSD - Hesperia Police Department
Friday August 25th, 2017 :: 07:55 a.m. PDT


Hesperia Man Arrested for Kidnapping His Children

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 2:43 PM
INCIDENT: Hesperia Man Kidnaps His Children
LOCATION: Timberlane Park, Hesperia
SUSPECT: Phillip Williamson age 35 out of Hesperia

SUMMARY: On Tuesday, 08/22/17, deputies from the Hesperia Sheriff’s Station responded to a call for service where a subject was reported for brandishing a weapon. After investigation, Phillip Williamson was identified as a suspect who drove to Timberlane Park in Hesperia where the victim and their two children were at.

Williamson reportedly pulled out a gun and pointed it at the victim saying he was going to take his children, then put the children in his vehicle and fled the location. An area check was conducted in the 19000 block of Yucca Street where the victims and Williamson reside. Williamson’s vehicle was located there. Deputies attempted to make contact with Williamson, but he would not comply and refused to come out of his residence.

Due to the report of a weapon and children being involved, San Bernardino County Specialized Enforcement Division was requested to assist. After negotiations, Williamson was talked out of the residence and taken into custody without incident. The children were located inside the residence, uninjured and were returned to the victim. Williamson was booked for PC 207(b), PC 245(a)(2) and PC 422 at the High Desert Detention Center, and is currently in custody.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Hesperia Station, Detective Division at (760)947-1500. 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: Jackie Chambers, Media Relations
Station: Hesperia
Phone No. 760-947-1549
Case No. 191706619

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

SBSD - Hesperia Police Department
15840 Smoke Tree St
Hesperia, CA 92345

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 760-947-1549

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