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SBSD - Victor Valley Sheriff's Department
Thursday August 16th, 2018 :: 09:42 p.m. PDT


Deputies arrest Heriberto Rodriguez for starting a fire in the wash area at Vista Rd and Riverview Rd in Helendale

DATE/ TIME OF INCIDENT: Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at 7:30pm


LOCATION: Vista Road/ Riverview Rd, in Helendale

SUSPECT: Heriberto Rodriguez, 50 years-old, of Helendale


On Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at 7:30pm, Heriberto Rodriguez used a BIC Lighter to start a fire in the wash area between Vista Road and Riverview Road in Helendale. The fire grew out of control and burned approximately 10 acres of shrubs before the fire department extinguished the flames.

Rodriguez attempted to flee the scene. With the assistance of witnesses, Rodriguez was apprehended down the road from the fire. Rodriguez was in the possession of functioning lighters at the time of his arrest. Rodriguez was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center in lieu of $250,000.00 bail. Rodriguez is due to appear in Victor Valley Superior Court on August 17, 2018.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Deputy R. Escalera 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 # 071802642

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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