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SBSD - Central
Wednesday September 27th, 2023 :: 04:03 p.m. PDT


Man Arrested After Cyber Tip Led Detectives to a Residence in Apple Valley

DATE/TIME: September 27, 2023 at approximately 9:30 a.m.

INCIDENT: Possession of Child Pornography  

LOCATION: 21200 block of Lone Eagle Road, Apple Valley

SUSPECT(S): James Florence, 46-year-old male resident of Apple Valley 

VICTIM(S): State of California 

On Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at about 9:30 am, Central Station detectives investigated a cyber tip regarding the downloading and distribution of child pornography over the internet. The investigation led detectives to a residence in the 21200 block of Lone Eagle Road, in Apple Valley.

Detectives contacted James Florence and served a search warrant at his residence. During the search, detectives seized multiple electronic devices related to Florence. Florence was arrested for a parole violation and booked at the High Desert Detention Center.

The investigation is ongoing, and a forensic examination of the electronic devices will be conducted.  

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective J. Applegate of the Central Station 909-387-3545. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or leave information on the We-Tip website at

Refer: Detective Justin Applegate

Station: Central Station

Phone No. 909-387-3545

Case No. 012301250

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

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

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 909-387-3700

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