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SBSD - Apple Valley Police Department
Friday June 2nd, 2023 :: 07:43 a.m. PDT


Suspect Booked on Forgery Charges in Apple Valley

DATE/TIME: April 10, 2023, at 4:06 p.m. & May 31, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. 

INCIDENT: PC 470(a) – Forgery 

LOCATION: Desert Community Bank, 16003 Quantico Road, Apple Valley 

VICTIM(S):  89-year-old Male Resident of Apple Valley 

SUSPECT(S): Ryan Starr, 38-year-old Male Resident of Apple Valley 


On Monday, April 10, 2023, at approximately 4:06 p.m. the victim, an 89-year-old male, called to report fraudulent activity on his banking account. 

Sheriff’s Service Specialist Courtney Rodriguez responded to the victim’s residence and completed a report of a forged check for the victim. SSS Rodriguez investigated this incident and learned the victim’s account had fraudulent checks written totaling approximately $30,000. 

Detective David Fratt assumed the investigation and positively identified Ryan Starr as a subject who attempted to cash one of the victim’s checks.

On Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at approximately 2:00 p.m. Detective Fratt found Starr to be in custody at West Valley Detention Center. 
Starr was additionally booked for forgery with a bail amount of $30,000.   

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Detective Fratt 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 leave information on the We-Tip website at 

Refer: Pamela Hoffman  

Station: Apple Valley Police Department  

Phone No. (760) 240-7400 ext 7417 

Case No. 182301822 


SHANNON 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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