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SBSD - Fontana Sheriff's Department
Tuesday July 18th, 2023 :: 07:19 a.m. PDT


Transient Who Vandalized a Car before Leading Deputies on a Pursuit is Found in Possession of Marijuana for Sales

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, July 18, 2023 / 12:50 a.m.

INCIDENT: Felony Vandalism, Vehicle Pursuit, Possession / Transportation of Marijuana for Sale

LOCATION: 18400 block of 10th Street, Unincorporated Bloomington

SUSPECT: Katy Hernandez, a 32-year-old transient who frequents San Bernardino

SUMMARY: On Tuesday, July 18, 2023, at about 12:50 a.m., Fontana deputies responded to a reported vandalism in progress in the 18400 block of 10th Street, unincorporated Bloomington. The victim told dispatch Katy Hernandez, a 32-year-old transient who frequents San Bernardino, broke windows on a vehicle.

Through investigation, deputies determined Hernandez may return to the incident location. Additional information indicated she was potentially armed with a handgun. At about 2:15 a.m., deputies located the suspect vehicle driving towards the victim’s residence. Deputies attempted a traffic stop near the intersection of Cedar Avenue and 10th Street. Hernandez failed to yield and led deputies on a vehicle pursuit for several minutes. During the pursuit, Hernandez exceeded the speed limit, drove slowly through stop signs, and failed to signal turning movements. The pursuit ended near the intersection of 10th Street and Cedar Avenue when deputies successfully deployed the Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT maneuver). Hernandez was arrested without further incident. Inside the vehicle, deputies located a black object, strongly resembling a firearm, marijuana, and other items, which indicated the marijuana was transported for sale / distribution. Hernandez arrested and booked into the West Valley Detention Center.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Fontana Sheriff’s Station at (909) 356-6767. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at

Refer: Deputy T. Esposito

Station: Fontana

Phone No. (909) 356-6767

Case No. 032301625

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

SBSD - Fontana Sheriff's Department
17780 Arrow Blvd
Fontana, CA 92335

Emergency: 9-1-1

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