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SBSD - Victorville Police Department
Thursday November 2nd, 2017 :: 11:58 a.m. PDT


A suspect is arrested after deputies find handguns and a highly explosive material in his possession

DATE/TIME: November 1, 2017 / 3:42 p.m.

INCIDENT: Possession of a Controlled Substance While Armed, Making a Destructive Device without a Permit, Altering the Identification Number of a Firearm

LOCATION: 6th Street / E Street

SUSPECT(S): Loren James Lunsford, 29-year old Victorville resident

SUMMARY: On November 1, 2017, deputies from the Victorville Police Department, responded to a man with a gun call near 6th and E Streets.

The reporting party stated a man was pulling a wagon near the railroad tracks and had what appeared to be an assault rifle strapped to his back. Deputies made contact with Loren Lunsford and discovered the rifle he had been carrying was an airsoft gun. However, Lunsford also had in his possession a loaded handgun, a second handgun with the serial number altered, a highly explosive material called tannerite, prescription narcotics not prescribed to Lunsford, methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia.

Lunsford was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for possession of a controlled substance while armed, making a destructive device without a permit, and altering the identification number of a firearm. He is scheduled to appear in Victorville Superior Court on November 3, 2017.

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 #: 171713239

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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