INCIDENT: HS 11379.6(a) – Manufacturing a Controlled Substance, HS 11378 Sales of a Controlled Substance, PC 29800(a)(1) Felon in Possession of a Firearm, PC 30305(a)(1) Felon in Possession of Ammunition, PC 496(d)(a) Possession of Stolen Vehicle
LOCATION: 1300 block of Geronimo Trail, Unincorporated Community of Flamingo Heights
SUSPECT(S): Sean Buckwald, 41-year-old male resident of Yucca Valley
Ranae Woodard, 42-year-old female resident of Indio
VICTIM(S): State of California
Confidential, male resident of White Water
Confidential, female resident of Laguna Niguel
SUMMARY: On April 5, 2023, detectives from the Morongo Basin Station served a search warrant in the 1300 block of Geronimo Trail, in the unincorporated community of Flamingo Heights. During the search warrant service, investigators discovered a butane honey oil (BHO) lab, processed marijuana, methamphetamine for sales, one loaded handgun, and a loaded short-barrel rifle. Additionally, detectives located and recovered a 2003 Toyota Camry reported stolen out of White Water, California and a 2022 Harley Davidson motorcycle reported stolen out of Laguna Niguel, California. Two suspects, Sean Buckwald and Ranae Woodard, were arrested and found to be convicted felons. Woodard is currently on active federal probation.
Buckwald was booked at the Morongo Basin for HS 11379.6(a), HS 11378, PC 29800(a)(1), PC 30305(a)(1), PC 496(d)(a) and is being held on $700,000.00 bail. Woodard was booked at the Morongo Basin Jail for HS 11378, PC 29800(a)(1), PC 30305(a)(1) and is being held on $150,000.00 bail.
This investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy Brent Miller of the Morongo Basin Station (760) 366-4175. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com
Refer: Deputy Brent Miller & Deputy Jose Perez, Yucca Valley Multiple Enforcement Team (MET)
Station: Morongo Basin Station
Phone No. (760) 366-4175
Case No. 232300718