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SBSD - Victorville Police Department
Tuesday May 28th, 2024 :: 02:24 p.m. PDT


Deputies Apprehend Two Women Who Stole over $1,000 in Merchandise from Local Business

DATE/TIME: Saturday, May 25, 2024/ 8:18 P.M.   

INCIDENT: P.C. 487- Grand Theft, P.C. 182(A)(1)- Conspiracy to Commit a Crime
LOCATION: 14300 block of Bear Valley Road, Victorville 

SUSPECT(S): Candise Joy Powers, 37-year-old Resident of Victorville, Whitney Connie Hart, 34-year-old Resident of Apple Valley

SUMMARY: On Saturday, May 25, 2024, at approximately 8:18 p.m., Deputy Greterman responded to JCPenney located in the 14300 block of Bear Valley Road for two suspects who left the store with merchandise without paying.

Both suspects entered JCPenney, filled a cart with merchandise and exited the store without any attempt to pay for the items. The suspects loaded the merchandise into a 2012 Chevrolet and drove off. Deputy Greterman located the suspect’s vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. During the traffic stop, the stolen merchandise was located in plain view inside of the vehicle. The suspects, Candise Joy Powers and Whitney Connie Hart were detained. Over $1,000 worth of merchandise was recovered.

Candise Joy Powers and Whitney Connie Hart were arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center in Adelanto, for P.C. 487(A)- Grand Theft, and P.C. 182(A)(1)- Conspiracy to Commit a Crime. 

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 you may leave information on the We-Tip website at

Refer: Deputy J. Greterman

Station: Victorville

Phone No. (760)241-2911

Case No. 172406411

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

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

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