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SBSD - Hesperia Police Department
Tuesday December 17th, 2019 :: 10:16 a.m. PST


Deputies arrest Ronald Baltierra for Attempt Murder

DATE/TIME: 12/14/2019 10:53 p.m.

INCIDENT: PC 664/187 - Attempt Murder

LOCATION: Peach Avenue / Redding Street in the City of Hesperia

SUSPECT(S): Ronald Baltierra, 44-years old a resident of Hesperia

VICTIM(S): Three 16-year old male juveniles

SUMMARY: On Saturday, December 14, 2019, at about 10:53 p.m. Sheriff's Dispatch received a call for service from a local hospital regarding a 16-year-old male victim with a gunshot wound. Deputies were advised that the victim and two other male juveniles were walking around the area of Peach Avenue and Redding Street ringing doorbells and running away from the residences. One of the residents, Ronald Baltierra, left his residence to locate and confront them. Baltierra located the juveniles walking on the street and approached them. During the contact, Baltierra kicked and slapped two of the juveniles and proceeded to brandish a firearm at them. Baltierra returned to his vehicle and left the area.

The victims tried to locate the residence where Baltierra lived, so they could report the brandishing to law enforcement. As the juveniles approached Baltierra's residence, he exited the front door and exchanged words with them. The victims started to walk away from Baltierra as he brandished a firearm and fired one round in their direction. The round struck one of the juveniles and they ran away. The injured juvenile was transported to the hospital and received medical treatment for his non-life-threatening gunshot wound. All three victims positively identified Baltierra as the shooter.

Deputies obtained an arrest warrant for Baltierra and a search warrant for his home. Baltierra was found to be in possession of multiple firearms, one had been reported stolen. Baltierra was arrested for PC 664/187 - Attempted Murder. Baltierra was booked at the High Desert Detention Center and is being held on $1,000,000.00 bail.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Hesperia Sheriff's Station Detective Bureau or if they wish to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463).

Refer: Detective Travis James

Station: Hesperia Sheriff's Station

Phone No. 760-947-1500

Case No. 191908481

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

SBSD - Hesperia Police Department
15840 Smoke Tree St
Hesperia, CA 92345

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 760-947-1549

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