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SBSD - Apple Valley Police Department
Tuesday June 21st, 2022 :: 01:35 p.m. PDT


Apple Valley Man Holds Victim Against Her Will Resulting in His Arrest on Multiple Charges

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, June 15, 2022 / 5:34 p.m. 

INCIDENT: Attempted Murder, False Imprisonment, Terrorist Threats, and Possession of Marijuana for Sales

LOCATION: 22000 block of State Hwy 18, in the Town of Apple Valley 

SUSPECT(S):  Ronald Lamas, a 39-year-old resident of Apple Valley 

VICTIM(S): Confidential Adult Female 

SUMMARY:  On Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at approximately 5:34 p.m., deputies from the Apple Valley Police Department received a report of an assault in the 22000 block of State Hwy 18. 

The victim reported being held against her will, assaulted, and threatened by the suspect, who was later identified as convicted felon Ronald Lamas. Deputies responded to the incident location but could not locate Lamas, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.  

On Thursday, June 16, 2022, deputies and detectives from the Apple Valley Station served search warrants at Lamas' residence and businesses in the 22000 block of US Hwy 18 and arrested Lamas without incident. During the execution of the search warrants, deputies located a loaded handgun, ammunition of different calibers, a large amount of marijuana, and suspected methamphetamine. 

Lamas was transported and booked at the High Desert Detention Center for attempted murder, false imprisonment, terrorist threats, and possession of marijuana for sales. He is being held in lieu of $5,000,000 bail.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Deputy Loup at the Apple Valley Police Department at (760) 240-7400 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: Jackie Alban, Media Relations

Station: Apple Valley Police Department 

Phone No. (760) 240-7400

Case No. 182203160

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Apple Valley Police Department
14931 Dale Evans Pkwy
Apple Valley, CA 92307

Emergency: 9-1-1

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