On Tuesday, May 29, 2018, deputies from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station received a report of two children, girls ages 9 and 4, being left alone at a residence in the 11900 block of Arena in Pinon Hills.
According to a relative of the children, she went to the residence and located the children alone inside with marijuana and other drug paraphernalia within their reach. When Deputy Ricardo Duran arrived at the residence, he saw loose marijuana on table tops and smoking pipes and other drug paraphernalia all easily accessible to the children. Marijuana was also located inside the freezer where the children have direct access.
The mother of the children, 29-year-old Amanda Quinn, came back to the residence and was arrested without incident. The children were released to a family member.
Quinn is currently being held at the High Desert Detention Center in lieu of $100,000.00 bail.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Deputy Ricardo Duran 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 www.wetip.com.
On Sunday, May 27th, at approximately 3:55 p.m., deputies from the Victor Valley Station were dispatched to a possible burglary in progress at a residence in the 7000 block of Escondido Avenue in Oak Hills. Upon arrival, deputies encountered two of the suspects in the open garage of the residence, and the others came out shortly after. During a security check of the interior of the residence, a marijuana cultivation operation was discovered. Deputies called for assistance from the Sheriff’s Gangs/Narcotics Division - Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET). Investigators served a search warrant at the residence. Seventeen hundred (1700) marijuana plants, in various stages of growth, were found inside the residence, along with over three pounds of processed marijuana. The grow operation used advanced lighting, air conditioning, fans, exhaust blowers and air filtering systems to control the climate inside the residence, as well as the odor of marijuana coming from it. Investigators discovered electricity at the location was being stolen. Personnel from Southern California Edison (SCE) assisted in the electrical theft investigation. Suspects who grow marijuana illicitly will commonly bypass the electrical meter installed by the electrical company. This is done due to the high amount and cost of electricity needed to operate the marijuana growing equipment. The extreme measures used to illegally grow marijuana endangers the public living nearby. An electrical short caused by the unpermitted electrical wiring most likely would have resulted in an explosion or fire in the residential community, causing possible injuries. The electrical power to the residence will be disconnected so the faulty wiring and electrical bypass will not create a hazard for the public. The loss from the theft of electricity at the location will be several thousands of dollars. The suspects (Caizhong Chen, 44 year old male resident of Fresh Meadows, New York Xi Chen, 39 year old female resident of West Hartford, Connecticut Heguan Chen, 47 year old male resident of Brooklyn, New York Guo Jin Jiang, 57 year old male resident of Edgefield, South Carolina Cai Dong Chen, 46 year old male resident of New York, New York Huodi Chen, 63 year old male resident of Rehoboth, Massachusetts) were booked at the High Desert Detention Center on charges of Utility Theft and cultivation of Cannabis; over six plants. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Gangs/Narcotics Division at (909)387-8400 or NARC-MET@sbcsd.org. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.
These reports are from San Bernardino County Sheriff media call summary log.
Information may be subject to change.
Anyone with information regarding these investigation are urged to contact Detective Tina Kirby or Sergeant Greg Myler at (909) 387-3589.
Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.
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