PC 29610, PC 29800(a)(1), PC 25400(c)(4), PC 25400(a)(2)
BARSTOW POLICE DEPARTMENT
220 EAST MOUNTAIN VIEW
BARSTOW, CA 92311
(760) 255-2025 (fax)
DATE: July 21, 2017
PC 29610 – Minor in Possession of a Firearm
PC 29800(a)(1) – Felon Possession of a Firearm
PC 25400(c)(4) – Unlawful Possession of a Firearm
PC 25400(a)(2) – Carrying Concealed Weapon
CR NUMBER: 17-2899
DATE OF INCIDENT: July 19, 2017
SUSPECTS: BMJ, 17-Year-Old, Barstow Resident
BMJ, 16-Year-Old, Barstow Resident
CASE AGENT: Officer Michael Cardenas
On July 19, 2017 at approximately, 8:23 P.M., officers responded to Cameron Elementary School in the 800 Block of Muriel Drive regarding subjects trespassing on school property. The reporting party stated that three subjects in dark clothing jumped the fence and were walking around on school property.
Officer Michael Cardenas responded and began searching the school for the subjects. During the search Barstow Police Dispatch received a second call advising that the juveniles were now walking eastbound on Carson Street. Officer Cardenas located the two juveniles and contacted them. As he spoke with the juveniles regarding the trespassing on school property he learned that one of the juveniles was on formal juvenile probation.
Based on the juveniles’ probation terms Officer Cardenas conducted a search of the juvenile and the backpack the juvenile was carrying. Inside of the backpack Officer Cardenas located a loaded .38 caliber revolver pistol. Both of the juveniles claimed possession of the firearm and that they needed it for protection. Officer Cardenas placed the juveniles under arrest and transported them to the Barstow Police Department. The juveniles were both booked at the High Desert Juvenile Detention Center in Apple Valley, California for the above listed charges.
Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation may contact Officer Cardenas at the Barstow Police Department (760) 256-2211. Those wishing to remain anonymous may also report criminal activity by calling the WE-Tip hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.
Albert S. Ramirez Jr.
Chief of Police