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PC 273.5(a), PC 211

Post Date:09/23/2016 12:11 PM

BARSTOW POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

220 EAST MOUNTAIN VIEW

BARSTOW, CA 92311

(760) 256-2211

(760) 256-2215 (fax)

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

DATE:                              Thursday, September 22, 2016

 

OFFENSE:                        PC 273.5(a) – Domestic Violence

                                        PC 211 - Robbery

 

CR NUMBER:                   16-3829

 

DATE OF CRIME:             Thursday, September 1, 2016

 

SUSPECT:                       GREEN, Semaj (Age 26)

 

VICTIM(S):                       Mariana Tafoya (Age 21)

 

CASE AGENT(S):             Officer David Edwards

                                       

SUMMARY: 

On Thursday, September 1, 2016, at approximately 2334 hours, Officer Edwards was dispatched to the 1600 block of East Main Street reference a battery.

 

Officer Edwards investigation revealed that Green and Tafoya have been in a dating relationship for the past several months and that during an argument Green assaulted and choked Tafoya causing injury. During this same incident, Green stole Tafoya’s cellular telephone and $200.00 cash.

 

Officer searched for Green throughout the night but were unable to locate him.  A probable cause declaration for the arrest of Green was produced by Officer Edwards and was on file at the Barstow Police Department.

 

On Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at approximately 0718 hours, Detective Sergeant Adam Cortinas was driving in the 1300 block of East Main Street and observed Green walking in the area.  Detective Sergeant Cortinas approached Green and advised him he was under arrest and Green was taken into custody without incident.

 

Green was booked at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Jail in Barstow for violation of PC 273.5(a) – Domestic Violence and PC 211 – Robbery.

 

Anyone with further information regarding this incident is asked to contact Officer Edwards at 760-256-2211.  People with information who wish to remain anonymous can contact We-Tip at 1-800-78-CRIME or at wetip.com.

 

 

Albert S. Ramirez Jr.                                 

Chief of Police

 

By:

Jeremy Bledsoe S-4

Patrol Sergeant
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