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Tuesday January 17th, 2023 :: 09:18 a.m. PST


Detectives Conducting In-Custody Death Investigation at High Desert Detention Center

DATE/TIME: Monday, January 16, 2023, 4:50 a.m.

INCIDENT: In-Custody Death Investigation

LOCATION: High Desert Detention Center

DECEASED: John Aceves, 53-year-old resident of Victorville

SUMMARY: On January 13, 2023, John Aceves was arrested by deputies from the Victorville Police Department for attempted robbery. He was booked into High Desert Detention Center. On Monday, January 16, 2023, Aceves was found unresponsive in his cell. Deputies performed CPR until jail medical staff arrived and took over medical aid. American Medical Response arrived and despite life saving measures, Aceves was pronounced deceased.

Investigators with Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division responded and are conducting the investigation. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause and manner of death. 

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

Refer: Detective Daniel Berumen or Sergeant Troy Mooradian

Station: Specialized Investigations Division

Phone No. (909) 890-4904

Case No. DR#602300003 / H#2023-009

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

SBSD - Headquarters
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San Bernardino, CA 92408

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