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SBSD - Victorville Police Department
Wednesday October 30th, 2019 :: 11:38 a.m. PDT


Three (3) suspects were arrested for burglary and conspiracy to commit a crime.

DATE/TIME: October 29, 2019 / 10:14 pm

INCIDENT: Commercial Burglary, Conspiracy to Commit a Crime

LOCATION: 15100 block of 7th Street, Victorville

SUSPECT(S): Edward Michael Serpa, 33-year old transient
James Joe Chavous, 32-year old Victorville resident
Zak Villegas, 24-year old transient

VICTIM(S): 7th Street Pawn

SUMMARY: On October 29, 2019, a citizen called Sheriff’s Dispatch to report they saw three males behind 7th Street Pawn and believed it to be suspicious. Deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to the location to investigate the call.

Upon arrival, deputies located three subjects on Loves Lane, behind the pawnshop. The subjects, later identified as Edward Michael Serpa, James Joe Chavous, and Zak Villegas, had in their possession three generators and a garden trimmer. All items were confirmed to have been taken from the pawnshop, without permission.

Serpa, Chavous, and Villegas were arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for burglary and conspiracy to commit a crime.

We would like to thank the citizen that saw what they believed to be suspicious activity and reported it. When you see something and say something our community is a safer place for everyone.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Deputy S. Ramirez at the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave the information on the We-Tip website at

Refer: Mara Rodriguez, Media Relations

Station: Victorville Police Department

Case #: 171909699

Phone No. (760) 241-2911

JOHN MCMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Victorville Police Department
14200 Amargosa Rd
Victorville, CA 92392

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 909-387-3700

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