ZachNews: San Bernardino County, California News Stories: Monday, June 24th, 2013:


ZachNews: San Bernardino County, California News Stories: Monday, June 24th, 2013:

** ZachNews has the following San Bernardino County, California news stories: **

– Ontario, CA: Man fatally shoots intruder inside his apartment.

At around 3:11am PT Monday morning, an intruder was fatally shot after breaking into an apartment shared by a father and son on the 2500 block of East Riverside Drive in Ontario, California.

The suspect identified as 24 year old Thomas Gilbert Manzano of Barstow, California, along with another male, had just returned to the complex after a night of drinking, and got confused as to the location of an apartment he had been squatting in.

According the Ontario Police Department Sergeant David McBride, the suspect had returned to the vacant apartment after trying unsuccessfully to enter, banged on the front door, and woke up a father who told the suspect to go away. The suspect verbally threatened the father and then went to the father’s adult son’s bedroom window and forced his way into the son’s room.

Once inside the apartment, Thomas Gilbert Manzano confronted the son and a physical fight ensued.

According the Ontario Police Department Sergeant David McBride, the father, who was in another bedroom, heard the commotion and armed himself before coming to the aide of his son.

The father entered the son’s bedroom and shot the suspect who was attacking his son.

Thomas Gilbert Manzano suffered life threatening injuries and was transported to Kaiser Ontario Medical Center where he died.

Both the father and son have been cooperative with Ontario Police Department, but it is unclear if they will face charges.
The second man, the squatter who accompanied Thomas Gilbert Manzano drinking, was located and was questioned by Ontario Police Department and was later released.

The Ontario Police Department is investigating the incident.

– Apple Valley, CA: Sex crime against a child and possession of pornographic Material of child.

At around 6:03pm PT on Thursday, authorities responded to the 11000 block of Chimayo Road in Apple Valley, California for a reported sex crime against a child that had just occurred.

Authorities began an investigation and ultimately arrested 38 year old Basilio Escobedo of Apple Valley, California based on the evidence they located.

The investigation continued through the next day and detectives identified an additional 4 year old female victim and located additional evidence linking the two cases together.

Basilio Escobedo was booked at the Victor Valley Jail and is being held on $250,000 bail.

Basilio Escobedo is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Victorville Superior Court.

– Rancho Cucamonga, CA: Child endangerment and possession of a controlled substance for sale.

At around 9:00am PT on Friday, deputies from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department responded to the 9300 block of Foothill Boulevard in Rancho Cucamonga, California after receiving an anonymous tip regarding drug activity taking place at the residence where a child resides.

When Rancho Cucamonga Police Department Deputies arrived at the location, they found a female outside of the residence who was later identified as 26 year old Heather Wilcox of Rancho Cucamonga, California.

Deputies entered the residence to check the welfare of the child and noticed several pieces of drug paraphernalia lying around and four other subjects inside.

All subjects were displaying signs of being under the influence.

Rancho Cucamonga Police Department Deputies requested permission from the residents to search the home and were met with a negative response.

Deputies obtained a search warrant and found narcotic related items including, digital scales, plastic baggies containing suspected methamphetamine, suspected heroin, glass pipes containing methamphetamine residue, Soboxone, used syringes and ammunition.

Much of the contraband was located in close proximity to where the child could easily access it.

The child was located inside of the residence while the suspects were actively using narcotics.

Suspected heroin was also found hidden inside electrical outlets and inside a floor vent.

Numerous used syringes and glass methamphetamine pipes were also located throughout the residence.

Child Protective Services (CPS) took custody of the child while the 5 suspects were arrested.

All 5 suspects, Suspect #1: 29 year old Matthew Saathoff of Rancho Cucamonga, California, Suspect #2: 26 year old Heather Wilcox of Rancho Cucamonga, California, Suspect #3: 22 year old Lorraine Vasquez of Ontario, California, Suspect #4: 48 year old Angel Gutierrez of Ontario, California, and Suspect #5: 20 year old Anthony Crossland of Upland, California, were booked at the West Valley Detention Center for PC 30305 (a): Convicted Felon in Possession of Ammunition, PC 273A: Child Endangerment, HS 11378: Possession of a Controlled Substance for Sale, HS 11350: Possession of Narcotics, HS 11366: Maintaining a Place for the Purpose of Selling/Using Drugs, and HS 11377: Possession of a Controlled Substance.

– Loma Linda, CA: Commercial burglary and fraud use of credit card.

At around 2:37pm PT on Thursday, 40 year old Larry Jones Jr. entered Sounds Plus in Loma Linda, California and purchased over $900.00 worth of stereo equipment using a fraudulent credit card.

Larry Jones Jr. had the equipment installed in his vehicle the same day.

On Friday, June 21st, 2013 Larry Jones Jr. returned his vehicle to Sounds Plus to get the equipment upgraded.

Meanwhile, on Friday, June 21st, 2013, the victim noticed a charge on her bank account for over $900.00 made on Thursday, June 20th, 2013 at Sounds Plus.

The victim’s husband contacted Sounds Plus in Loma Linda, California who recognized the amount purchased as the sale made to Larry Jones Jr. the day before.

Employees confirmed Larry Jones Jr. was still at Sounds Plus having equipment installed in his vehicle.

The victim’s husband contacted the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department to report the fraudulent use of their credit card information.

When San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies arrived to make contact with Larry Jones Jr., he fled the scene on foot and ran into oncoming traffic on Redlands Boulevard.

During a search, Larry Jones Jr. was located in the wash south of the Hospitality Car Wash, hiding in a bush.

After a records check, Larry Jones Jr. was found to be on Federal Probation.

Larry Jones Jr. had 4 active felony warrants including an active no bail federal warrant for a probation violation, a no bail felony warrant in Platte County, Missouri for a fraudulent credit device, an active felony warrant in San Bernardino County, California for burglary with a bail amount of $150,000, and an active felony warrant in Mono County, California for PC 484 fraudulent use of a credit card with a bail amount of $100,000.

Larry Jones Jr. was arrested and booked at Central Detention Center for PC 459: Commercial Burglary and PC 484F(1): Frauduent use of a credit card.

Larry Jones Jr. will be held in custody for his no bail warrants.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Detective Ruiz at: 1 (909) 387-3545.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip phone line at: 1 (800) 78-CRIME.

You may also leave information at the following We-Tip website address:

– Montclair, CA: Possession of stolen vehicle and theft of fuel.

At around 11:45pm PT Sunday night, authorities responded to the location to investigate a report of two subjects siphoning gas from vehicles in a mobile home park.

When authorities arrived, they observed 30 year old Vincent Quinonez of Pomona, California and 19 year old Mariah Camacho of Montclair, California run from a BMW parked within the complex.

Authorities quickly apprehended them and conducted an investigation.

The BMW was determined to be stolen from Whittier, California.

Authorities recovered items linking both parties to the theft of the BMW and attempted fuel theft.

Both parties were booked at the West Valley Detention Center for possession of stolen property.

Mariah Camacho was also arrested for an outstanding warrant for narcotic violations.

Authorities discovered Vincent Quinonez was on supervised probation in Los Angeles County, California for narcotic violations as a result of California Assembly Bill 109.

As part of Governor Jerry Brown’s Realignment Plan, or Assembly Bill 109, to comply with a United States Supreme Court decision requiring the state to lower its prison population by 30,000; offenders with non-violent, non-sexual and non-serious convictions will serve reduced sentences in county jails and be placed on local supervision through county Probation.


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