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SBSD - Victor Valley Sheriff's Department
Thursday February 1st, 2018 :: 03:08 p.m. PST


A man is arrested after ordering passengers off of a transit bus and assaulting the bus driver

DATE/TIME OF INCIDENT: Thursday, February 1, 2018, at 12:02pm


LOCATION: US Hwy 395/ Crossroads, Adelanto

SUSPECT: Robert Sutton, 57 years old, resident of Los Angeles


On Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 12:02 p.m., deputies from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station received a 911 call regarding an assault on a Victor Valley Transit Bus.

The bus broke down on US HWY 395 near Cross Roads when a male subject, identified as Robert Sutton, approached the bus and started yelling at the passengers, bus driver, and mechanic who was working on repairing the bus. Sutton then entered the bus and began verbally assaulting and threating the passengers. The bus driver picked up a tire thumper and told Sutton to leave the passengers alone and to get off the bus. Sutton became more agitated and physically removed the tire thumper from the bus driver, injuring her hand and arm. Sutton ordered all the passengers off the bus, he then exited and began chasing the mechanic down the street with the tire thumper.

Robert Sutton was taken into custody without incident and booked at High Desert Detention Center. He is currently being held in lieu of $100,000.00 bail. The bus driver was treated for injuries at the scene. The passengers nor the mechanic were injured.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Deputy Sean Byrne 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: Staci Parks

Station: Victor Valley

Phone No: 760-552-6844

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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