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SBSD - Victor Valley Sheriff's Department
Tuesday February 20th, 2018 :: 02:52 p.m. PST


Deputies arrest 2 after search warrant leads to the discovery of rodeo arena panels stolen in early February

DATE/TIME OF INCIDENT: Over the past several months

INCIDENT: PC496, Possession of Stolen Property

LOCATION: Adelanto Stadium, located in the City of Adelanto

SUSPECT: Raphael Arias, 18 years-old a resident of Victorville
16-year-old male juvenile, of Victorville


Over the past several months, the City of Adelanto had over 50 Rodeo Arena panels, chutes and gates stolen from the Adelanto Stadium. The most recent theft occurred between Monday, February 5, 2018, and Wednesday, February 7, 2018.

On Thursday, February 8, 2018, Deputies Randy Stanley and Rob Oakleaf from the Sheriff’s Rural Crime Task Force located information about rodeo arena panels for sale on “Offer Up”. Upon further investigation, Stanley and Oakleaf located the panels in a back yard of a residence in the 14000 Block of Estero Road in Victorville. The deputies authored a search warrant for the location recovering nine arena panels and two gate panels. After interviewing suspects at the location deputies received information on the location of additional stolen panels on the same street. At this location, deputies recovered nine additional panels, two gate panels and a loading chute for cattle.

In total, Stanley and Oakleaf recovered approximately $6,000.00 worth of Rodeo Arena equipment belonging to the City of Adelanto. After further investigation, on Tuesday, February 20, 2108, Raphael Arias and a 16-year-old juvenile were arrested for possession of stolen property. Arias was booked at the High Desert Detention Center in lieu of $25,000.00 bail. The juvenile will be booked at the High Desert Juvenile Detention Center.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Deputies Rob Oakleaf or Randy Stanley 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: 760-552-6845

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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