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SBSD - Morongo Basin Sheriff's Department
Tuesday October 31st, 2023 :: 03:05 p.m. PDT


DUI Driver Losses Control of Vehicle Causing Rollover; One Passenger Ejected

DATE/TIME: Friday October 27, 2023 - 11:03 p.m.

INCIDENT: CVC23153(A) DUI Causing Bodily Injury, CVC23153(B) DUI Over .08 Causing Bodily Injury, PC273A(A) Child Abuse

LOCATION: Twentynine Palms Highway / Kickapoo Trail

SUSPECT(S): Genasea Portillo, 21-Year-Old, Resident of Yucca Valley

VICTIM(S): 3-Year-Old Juvenile, 38-Year-Old Female, Residents of Yucca Valley

SUMMARY: On Friday, October 27, 2023, at approximately 11:03 p.m., deputies assigned to the town of Yucca Valley responded to the intersection of Twentynine Palms Highway and Kickapoo Trail, reference a single vehicle traffic collision where a driver lost control of a vehicle which subsequently rolled into a ditch. A 38-year-old passenger of the vehicle was ejected, and transported to Desert Regional Medical Center for moderate injuries and was later discharged.

Genasea Portillo was responsible for the care and well-being of a 3-year-old juvenile in the vehicle and was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the traffic collision. Portillo was arrested and booked at the Central Detention Center for CVC23153(A), CVC23153(B), and PC273A(A), with bail set at $250,000.

If you have any information related to this investigation, please contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Morongo Basin Station at 760-366-4175. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may contact We-Tip at 1-800-78-CRIME 

Refer: Deputy T. Harlacker / Deputy S. Schoolmeester

Station: Morongo Basin Station

Phone No. (760) 366-4175

Case No. 232301867

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

SBSD - Morongo Basin Sheriff's Department
63665 Twentynine Palms Highway
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Emergency: 9-1-1

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