Press Release - Andrew Matthew Ramirez
BARSTOW POLICE DEPARTMENT
220 EAST MOUNTAIN VIEW
BARSTOW, CA 92311
(760) 256-2215 (fax)
DATE: December 28, 2016
OFFENSE: PC 245(a)(2) - Assault with a Firearm
PC 236 - False Imprisonment
PC 273.5(a) – Domestic Violence
PC 29800 - Felon in Possession of a Firearm
DATE OF INCIDENT: December 26, 2016
SUSPECTS: Andrew Matthew Ramirez (Age 34)
VICTIM: Corine Ulloa, 47-Year-Old, Barstow Resident
Kimberly Tumlin, 26-Year-Old, Barstow Resident
CASE AGENT: Detective Tom Lewis
On December 26, 2016, at approximately 4:22 PM, Barstow Police Department Officers responded to a residence on the 800 block of South Second Street reference a report of at least two females being held against their will.
Upon arrival to the residence one of the females alerted Barstow Police Officers that she needed police assistance. Officers made entry to the residence where Andrew Ramirez was located hiding in a back bedroom. The investigation revealed that Andrew Ramirez came to the residence where his girlfriend resides. An argument between Ramirez and his girlfriend ensued and Ramirez’s girlfriend left the residence.
Ramirez then produced a loaded firearm and threatened the remaining occupants instructing them to tell his girlfriend to return to the residence. Ramirez held the occupants at gun point and against their will for approximately two (2) hours. Ramirez was arrested and transported to the Barstow Police Department. Barstow Police Officers conducted a search of the residence and located a loaded handgun.
Detective Tom Lewis was called to the scene and assumed the investigation. Detective Lewis’ investigation further revealed that Ramirez is a convicted felon and restricted from possessing firearms.
Ramirez was booked at the San Bernardino County Jail in Barstow for the above charges.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Lewis at 760-255-5132 or the Barstow Police Department at (760) 256-2211. Those wishing to remain anonymous may also report criminal activity by calling the WE-Tip hotline at
1-800-78-CRIME or may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.
Albert Ramirez Jr.
Chief of Police
Adam CortinasDetective Sergeant