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SBSD - Apple Valley Police Department
Wednesday February 21st, 2024 :: 01:14 p.m. PST


Man Charged with False Imprisonment, Resisting, and Threatening Officials After Deputies Respond to Disturbance

DATE/TIME: February 17, 2024 / 2:56 p.m.

INCIDENT: PC 69 – Resist or Threaten a Peace Officer, PC 236 – False Imprisonment, and PC 71(a) – Threatening Public Officials

LOCATION:  19200 block of Elm Street, Apple Valley, CA

VICTIM(S): 61-year-old female of Apple Valley, CA

SUSPECT(S): Theodore Alexander James, 61-year-old male of Apple Valley, CA

SUMMARY: Deputies from Apple Valley Police Department were called to a welfare check at a residence in the 19200 block of Elm Street on Saturday, February 17, 2024. Neighbors reported hearing a woman yelling inside a residence and were concerned for her safety. 

Deputy G. Gregory and Deputy S. Rex arrived on scene at approximately 2:56 p.m., and contacted the resident, Theodore James. James refused to cooperate, remaining behind a locked screen door, and threatened to assault the officers. James left the door, and a woman unlocked the screen and exited the residence. Deputies were then able to contact James and place him under arrest.

The victim was found not to be injured. Theodore James was arrested for PC 69 – Resisting or Threatening a Peace Officer and was transported to High Desert Detention Center. California State Parole authorized a parole hold for James and he is currently being held without bail.

On Tuesday, February 20, 2024, Victorville District Attorney’s Office filed felony charges of PC 69, PC 236, and PC 71(a).

Anyone with any information about this investigation is asked to contact Deputy Gregory with Apple Valley Police Department at (760) 240-7401 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 you may leave the information on the We-Tip website at

Refer: Pamela Hoffman

Station: Apple Valley

Phone No: (760) 240-7428

Case No. 182400746

SHANNON D. 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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