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SBSD - Victor Valley Sheriff's Department
Wednesday April 11th, 2018 :: 04:14 p.m. PDT


The service of a search warrant leads to an arrest and the recovery of 32 dogs

DATE/TIME OF INCIDENT: April 11, 2018 ​8:40 a.m.


LOCATION:​3600 Block of Daisy Lane, Phelan​

SUSPECT:​Rick Kenny, 43 years old, of Phelan


On Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at 8:40 a.m., deputies and detectives from the Victor Valley Sheriff's Station served a search warrant in the 3600 block of Daisy Lane in Phelan. The Sheriff's Rural Crime Task Force was assisting San Bernardino Humane Society, with the service of their warrant based on a long term investigation into animal neglect and cruelty at an illegal breeding/sales operation. Rancho Cucamonga Animal Control as well as San Bernardino County Animal Control assisted with the dogs.

In all, 32 dogs, 17 puppies and 15 adult dogs, were seized from the property. The animals were sick and required veterinary care.

Rick Kenny was arrested at the scene for possession of a firearm and ammunition, which he is prohibited from having. He was booked at the High Desert Detention Center and is currently being held in lieu of $50,000.00 bail.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Deputy 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

Report # 071801164

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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