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SBSD - Apple Valley Police Department
Thursday November 17th, 2022 :: 04:13 p.m. PST


Convicted Felon Found to be in Possession of a Firearm and Narcotics

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 10:05 a.m.

INCIDENT: Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance while Armed, Possession of Ammunition by a Prohibited Person

LOCATION: 18000 block of Bear Valley Road in the Town of Apple Valley     

SUSPECT(S): Leonard Rice, a 35-year-old resident of Victorville 

SUMMARY: On Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at 10:05 a.m., Deputy Delgado with the Apple Valley Police Department conducted a proactive pedestrian check in the 18000 block of Bear Valley Road. The suspect, later identified as convicted felon Leonard Rice, was found to be in possession of a loaded firearm and suspected fentanyl. 

Rice was arrested and booked at the High Desert Detention Center for felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance while armed, and possession of ammunition by a prohibited person. Rice is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail. 

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Deputy Delgado 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. 182205767

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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