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SBSD - Victorville Police Department
Friday April 12th, 2024 :: 08:48 a.m. PDT


Deputies Investigate Suspect Who Made Threatening Phone Calls to the Courthouse and Government Center

DATE/TIME: Thursday, April 11, 2024/ 9:31 A.M.   

INCIDENT: P.C. 422(A) – Criminal Threats
LOCATION: 14455 Civic Drive, Victorville 

SUSPECT(S): Thomas Whitney Walsh, 44-year-old Resident of Riverside

SUMMARY: On Thursday, April 11, 2024, at 9:01 a.m., detectives from the Victorville Station began an investigation after a male subject made criminal threats over the phone targeting occupants of the Victorville Courthouse and the San Bernardino County Government Center.

The suspect, identified as Thomas Walsh, has a history of making similar threats to other government agencies. By approximately 2:00 p.m., detectives located and arrested Walsh in San Bernardino.

During the investigation, it was learned Walsh also attempted to contact the District Attorney’s Office in Victorville and the office of a United States Congressman. His identification and subsequent arrest were due to the immediate reporting to law enforcement. Walsh will be booked at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga once he is pre-medically cleared.  

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact the Victorville Police Station at (760)241-2911 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 leave information on the We-Tip website at

Refer: Detective T. Loup 

Station: Victorville

Phone No. (760)241-2911

Case No. 172404184

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

SBSD - Victorville Police Department
14200 Amargosa Rd
Victorville, CA 92392

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

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