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SBSD - Victor Valley Sheriff's Department
Wednesday October 16th, 2019 :: 04:26 p.m. PDT


Specialized Detectives are investigating the burglary of a commercial marijuana cultivator & deputy involved shooting

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 2:37 a.m.

INCIDENT: Commercial Burglary / Deputy Involved Shooting

LOCATION: 16176 Beaver Rd., Adelanto

SUSPECT(S): Vilma Ojeda, 25 years old, Transient
Dalia Lopez, 31 years old, resident of Fallbrook
Several unidentified subjects

On Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at approximately 2:37 a.m., Sheriff’s dispatch broadcasted an audible alarm at 16176 Beaver Road, Adelanto. The business at that address is High Caliber Organics, a commercial marijuana cultivator. At approximately 2:45 a.m., dispatch received a telephone call from the business owner who had been contacted by his alarm company and was able to remotely view security cameras inside the business. The owner saw between 6-8 suspects inside the business and believed they were possibly armed. When deputies arrived at the business, several suspects were seen entering a yellow Penske moving truck. The Penske truck driver accelerated through a partially open gate toward a deputy, at which time a deputy involved shooting occurred. A bullet struck the Penske truck on the driver’s side.

The driver of the Penske truck drove away, and deputies began to pursue it. The pursuit travelled about five miles through various streets in Adelanto, before the vehicle came to a stop on Panther Avenue near Jay Street. The driver of the vehicle (unidentified Hispanic male) ran from the scene and was not located. Two female passengers, Vilma Ojeda and Dalia Lopez, were detained at the pursuit’s termination point.

Through the investigation it appears there were multiple vehicles and suspects involved in burglarizing the business. Marijuana and other stolen items were located inside the Penske truck cargo area. The identities of the Penske driver and other suspects are unknown at this time. It appears that no one was injured during the incident. Ojeda and Lopez were booked at High Desert Detention Center for burglary.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Narcie Sousa, Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail at (909)387-3589. Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at 800-78CRIME or

Refer: Detective Narcie Sousa or Sergeant Angelo Gibilterra

Station: Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail

Phone No. (909)387-3589

Case No. 241902447 H#2019-103

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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