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SBSD - Hesperia Police Department
Tuesday December 20th, 2022 :: 09:04 a.m. PST


UPDATE: Suspect in Off-Road Hit and Run Found to Have Given False Identification Information During Arrest

DATE/TIME: December 16, 2022 / 9:03 a.m.

INCIDENT: Non-Injury Hit and Run Collision/Resisting/Delaying a Peace Officer/Driving Under the Influence

LOCATION: Arrowhead Lake Road, desert area west of Hesperia Lakes

SUSPECT(S): Christian Evan Rosales, 30-years-old, resident of Pomona / David Zermeno, 23-years-old, resident of Upland

VICTIM(S): 26-year-old male, resident of Riverside / State of California

UPDATE: On Saturday, December 17, 2022, investigators learned 30-year-old Christian Evan Rosales, of Pomona, was the actual driver of the Can-Am side-by-side, during this incident. Rosales used the personal identifying information of a relative during the incident. 

Additional charges will be sought in this case against Rosales for providing the information of another as his own, during his arrest.

SUMMARY: On Friday, December 16, 2022, at approximately 9:03 a.m., deputies from the Hesperia Station responded to a hit and run traffic collision in the desert area west of Arrowhead Lake Road, near Hesperia Lake, in Hesperia.

Upon arrival, deputies determined Bryan Rosales-Rodriguez was driving a 2022 Can-Am Maverick X3 and collided into the victim's vehicle in the desert area. Rosales-Rodriguez fled the scene without providing required information. Rosales-Rodriguez and his passenger, David Zermeno, were located in the Can-Am near the incident location by a CHP aviation unit.

When deputies located and attempted contact with Rosales-Rodriguez and Zermeno, they fled further west into the desert. The CHP aviation unit maintained visual of the Can-Am and lead deputies to several locations where the Can-Am stopped.

After an additional attempt to contact the occupants of the Can-Am while it was stopped, Rosales-Rodriguez sped away and drove to Highway 173, near Highway 138. The Can-Am traveled onto Hwy 138 and stopped about one mile east of the I-15 Freeway. The driver of a black Jeep arrived and parked next to the Can-Am. Both occupants abandoned the Can-Am and entered the Jeep. Deputies arrived on scene prior to the Jeep driving away and detained all occupants without incident.

Rosales-Rodriguez was arrested for hit and run, driving under the influence of alcohol and resisting/delaying a peace officer. Zermeno was arrested for resisting/delaying a peace officer. Both were booked into the High Desert Detention Center in Adelanto.

The Can-Am was towed and stored at a local tow facility. There were no injuries reported as a result of the hit and run traffic collision. 

Refer: Sergeant Brendan Motley

Station: Hesperia Police Station

Phone No. (760) 947-1500

Case No. 192208603

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

SBSD - Hesperia Police Department
15840 Smoke Tree St
Hesperia, CA 92345

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 760-947-1549

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