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SBSD - Headquarters
Monday August 22nd, 2022 :: 01:06 p.m. PDT


Investigators Arrest Scott Sanders for the Stabbing Death of Joshua Naranjo in Highland

DATE/TIME: August 18, 2022, 2:57 a.m.

INCIDENT: Homicide Investigation

LOCATION: 26400 block of Highland Avenue, Highland

SUSPECT(S): Scott Sanders, 42-year-old Transient

VICTIM(S): Joshua Naranjo, 34-year-old Transient

SUMMARY: On August 18, 2022, at approximately 2:57 a.m., deputies from the Highland station responded to St. Bernadine Medical Center for a report of a male stabbing victim. The victim was pronounced deceased a short time later.

Investigators with the Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division-Homicide Detail assumed the investigation. Investigators learned the stabbing occurred at a gas station in the 26400 block of Highland Avenue. Through investigation, the suspect was identified as Scott Sanders. 

Deputies with the Highland station located Sanders just before 8:00 a.m. and transported him to Sheriff’s Headquarters to be interviewed. At the conclusion of the interview, Sanders was arrested and booked at Central Detention Center. He is currently being held without bail at West Valley Detention Center.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Jonathan Ramstad, Specialized Investigations Division at (909) 890-4904. Callers can remain anonymous and contact We-Tip at 800-78CRIME or

Refer: Detective Jonathan Ramstad 

Station: Specialized Investigations Division

Phone No. (909) 890-4904

Case No. DR#132203332   H#2022-102

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

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San Bernardino, CA 92408

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