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DATE/TIME: March 15, 2023 / 7:46 a.m.

INCIDENT:  Possession of a Loaded-Unregistered Handgun and Possession of Stolen Property.

LOCATION: Brookstone Avenue and Pleasant View Street, Hesperia

SUSPECT(S): Cristhian Salgado-Gutierrez, 27-year-old, resident of Hesperia

SUMMARY: On March 15, 2023, at about 7:34 a.m., deputies from the Hesperia Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of Brookstone Avenue and Pleasant View Street, in reference to a Hispanic male adult asleep behind the wheel of a BMW X5. Upon arrival, deputies observed the BMW stopped in the roadway with the driver, Cristhian Salgado-Gutierrez, asleep in the driver seat, with the engine on. While Salgado-Gutierrez was being detained, pending further investigation, deputies located a loaded-unregistered handgun between the driver’s seat and center console. During a vehicle search, deputies located a battery powered cutting tool and three additional saw blades. Also located in the BMW was a catalytic converter that appeared to have been recently cut from a vehicle.

Salgado-Gutierrez was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for violation of California Penal Code sections: 25850(C)(6) – Possession of a loaded-unregistered handgun, 496(a) – Possession of stolen property and 466 – Possession of burglary tools.

It is unlawful for any person, other than a Core Recycler, as defined in California Business and Professions Code 21610, to possess any catalytic converter that is not attached to a vehicle, unless the person has valid proof of ownership of the catalytic converter.

Refer: Deputy M. Contreras and Deputy F. Zavala

Station: Hesperia Police Department

Phone No. (760) 947-1500

Case No. 192301763

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