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Wednesday June 12th, 2024 :: 10:55 a.m. PDT


Sheriff's Department Detectives Investigate and In-Custody Death

DATE/TIME:  June 11, 2024 / 4:00 p.m.  

INCIDENT:   In-Custody Death Investigation

LOCATION: West Valley Detention Center, 9500 Etiwanda Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga

DECEDENT(S): Kim Ray Stevens, 61-year-old male resident of Fontana

On Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at about 4:00 p.m., inmate Kim Ray Stevens was taken to the hospital for ongoing care he was receiving for a serious medical condition.  During the medical examination, Stevens went into cardiac arrest.  Lifesaving measures were attempted; however, he was pronounced deceased by hospital staff. 

The Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division responded and assumed the investigation.  An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause and manner of death.  

Stevens was arrested on December 6, 2024, by the Rialto Police Department on several warrants for public intoxication and vandalism and remained in custody until his death.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Specialized Investigations Division at 909-890-4904.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous should contact We-Tip at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or go to

Refer:  Detective D. Gosswiller or Sgt. M. Warrick  

Station:  Specialized Investigations Division

Phone No. 909-890-4904

Case No.  DR# 602400042  H# 2024-051

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

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

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