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SBSD - Headquarters
Thursday June 8th, 2023 :: 12:24 p.m. PDT


Detectives Investigating Death of West Valley Detention Center Inmate

DATE/TIME: June 4, 2023, 5:10 p.m.

INCIDENT: Death Investigation

LOCATION: West Valley Detention Center, 9500 Etiwanda Ave, Rancho Cucamonga

DECEASED PARTY(S): 53-year-old White Male Adult, Wonder Valley Resident

SUMMARY: On Saturday, June 3, 2023, a 53-year-old male was arrested for arson and booked into the Morongo jail. On Sunday, June 4, 2023, the male was transferred to the West Valley Detention Center. The male was placed alone in a holding cell, awaiting final housing assignment. At approximately 5:10 p.m., deputies found the male unconscious inside of the cell. Deputies and medical staff immediately rendered aid. The male was transported to a local hospital and later transferred to a nearby trauma center. The male was pronounced deceased on June 7, 2023.

Detectives with the Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division responded and are conducting the investigation. Release of the decedent’s identity is pending next of kin notification. No further information is currently available.

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

Refer: Detective Michael Roth or Sergeant Justin Giles

Station: Specialized Investigations Division

Phone No. (909) 890-4904

Case No. DR# 342300638 / H# 2023-066

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

SBSD - Headquarters
655 E 3rd St
San Bernardino, CA 92408

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