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SBSD - Victor Valley Sheriff's Department
Tuesday December 5th, 2017 :: 08:08 a.m. PST


Joshua Lay arrested for multiple vehicle burglaries

DATE/TIME OF INCIDENT: Monday, October 23, 2017 - Wednesday, November 29, 2017

INCIDENT: Burglary of Vehicles

LOCATION: Mojave River Forks Dam – Deep Creek Spillway

SUSPECT: Joshua Allen Lay, of Hesperia


On Monday, October 23, 2017, at 11:12 am, a vehicle burglary was reported. The victim had parked their vehicle at the entrance to Deep Creek Spillway and when they returned some time later found their vehicle broken into. Additional vehicle burglaries were reported on Monday, October 30, 2017, Tuesday, November 21, 2017 and Wednesday, November 29, 2017.

The burglary cases were assigned to Detective Robbi DeBois of Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station. Detective DeBois developed leads related to these burglaries, which resulted in the issuance of a search warrant for a residence in the 18000 block of Sycamore Street in the City of Hesperia.

During the service of the search warrant property belonging to victims in these burglaries was recovered. Joshua Allen Lay was arrested for the burglaries and booked at High Desert Detention Center. Lay later posted bail and was released.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact at Detective Robbi DeBois at Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station, (760) 552-6800. Persons wishing to remain anonymous can report information to WeTip by calling 1-800-78-CRIME, or by accessing the website at

Refer: Pamela Hoffman

Station: Victor Valley

Report # 071703482, 071703718, 071703813, 191708392

Phone No: 760-552-6845

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

SBSD - Victor Valley Sheriff's Department
11613 Bartlett Ave
Adelanto, CA 92301

Emergency: 9-1-1

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