News Feb 14 -20, 2022

Operation Hammer Strike Continues on to Week 25 Where Investigators Seized Over 46,000 Marijuana Plants

INCIDENT: Outdoor Marijuana Cultivations-Operation Hammer Strike, Week 25
SUSPECT(S):
Brittany Polinska, 31 year old female resident of Murrieta, CA. Location Parcel with no address, Lucerne Valley
Beau Attride, 55 year old male resident of Riverside, CA. Location Parcel with no address, Lucerne Valley
Dagoberto Fuentes, 43 year old male resident of Honduras. Location 14000 Block of Harrod, Lucerne Valley
Juan Rojas, 43 year old male resident of Mexico. Location 14000 Block of Harrod, Lucerne Valley
Jose Reyes, 45 year old male resident of Santa Paula, CA. Location Parcel with no address, Lucerne Valley
Xiaoying Chen, 58 year old male resident of Los Angeles, CA. Location 30200 Block of Buchanan, Lucerne Valley
Yong Wu, 49 year old male resident of Los Angeles, CA. Location 30200 Block of Buchanan, Lucerne Valley
Xiao Ma, 59 year old female resident of Los Angeles, CA. Location 30200 Block of Buchanan, Lucerne Valley
David Southasy, 24 year old male resident of Milwaukee, WI. Location 49300 Block of Senilis Avenue, Morongo Valley
Daniel Southasy, 32 year old male resident of Milwaukee, WI. Location 49300 Block of Senilis Avenue, Morongo Valley
Samai Lachin, 53 year old male resident of Morongo Valley, CA. Location 9300 Block of Craver Road, Morongo Valley
Krittika Bansotchuen, 56 year old female resident of Morongo Valley, CA. Location 9300 Block of Craver Road, Morongo Valley
Surin Homlaor, 70 year old male resident of Los Angeles, CA. Location 9300 Block of Craver Road, Morongo Valley
Kristianna Nicholson, 32 year old female resident of Yucca Valley, CA. Location 58300 Blocko of Caliente Street, Yucca Valley
Trevor Luna, 30 year old male resident of Yucca Valley, CA. Location 58300 Blocko of Caliente Street, Yucca Valley
Yer Yang, 58 year old male resident of Fresno, CA. Location 58300 Block of Ash Lane, Landers
Hugo Rico, 45 year old male resident of Apple Valley, CA. Location 9300 Block of Candlelight Street, Apple Valley
Artur Setuan, 37 year old male resident of Armenia. Location 18300 Block of Cocopah Court, Apple Valley
Guoji Cui, 34 year old male resident of Los Angeles, CA. Location Parcel with no address, Helendale
Jun Zhou, 38 year old male resident of Bellflower, CA. Location Parcel with no address, Helendale
Maidong Chen, 55 year old male resident of Rosemead, CA. Location Parcel with no address, Helendale
Wei Cui, 40 year old male resident of Los Angeles, CA. Location Parcel with no address, Helendale
Feng Gua, 40 year old male resident of Alhambra, CA. Location Parcel with no address, Helendale
Yu Ma, 57 year old male resident of Monterey Park, CA. Location Parcel with no address, Helendale
Jian-hao Feng, 58 year old male resident of Los Angeles, CA. Location Parcel with no address, Helendale
Juan-hua Zhou, 58 year old male resident of New York, NY. Location Parcel with no address, Helendale
Sai-yau Sung, 43 year old male resident of Los Angeles, CA. Location Parcel with no address, Helendale
Yaping Bai, 60 year old female resident of China. Location Parcel with no address, Helendale
Quing Chen, 48 year old male resident of New York, NY. Location Parcel with no address, Helendale
Huayu Chen, 46 year old female resident of Los Angeles, CA. Location Parcel with no address, Helendale
Xuemei Wang, 47 year old female resident of Alhambra, CA. Location Parcel with no address, Helendale
Janxi Hu, 62 year old female resident of New York, NY. Location Parcel with no address, Helendale
Xingzhang Li, 47 year old male resident of New York, NY. Location Parcel with no address, Helendale
Shu Gap, 35 year old male resident of New York, NY. Location Parcel with no address, Helendale
Quincy Gui, 44 year old female resident of Helendale, CA. Location Parcel with no address, Helendale
Chen Jiang, 36 year old male resident of New York, NY. Location Parcel with no address, Helendale
Xiang Li, 45 year old male resident of Los Angeles, CA. Location Parcel with no address, Helendale
Junping Qiao, 38 year old female resident of San Gabriel, CA. Location Parcel with no address, Helendale
Chen Xinglon, 44 year old male resident of Los Angeles, CA. Location Parcel with no address, Helendale
Quan Chen, 44 year old male resident of New York, NY. Location Parcel with no address, Helendale

SUMMARY: Between February 14, 2022, and February 20, 2022, investigators from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department – Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET), along with San Bernardino Sheriff’s deputies from several different Patrol Stations, served 16 search warrants at various locations in Lucerne Valley, Morongo Valley, Yucca Valley, Landers, Apple Valley, and Helendale.

MET personnel had received numerous complaints about large outdoor and indoor marijuana cultivations in these areas. Over this past week, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s personnel located and arrested 43 suspects. Investigators seized 46,577 marijuana plants, 2,703 pounds of processed marijuana, nine guns, and over $6,000 in cash. Investigators eradicated a total of 119 greenhouses found at these locations, as well as five indoor locations.

The investigations revealed the cannabis cultivations were not in compliance with California’s Medical and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) and San Bernardino County’s ordinance prohibiting Commercial Cannabis Activity. San Bernardino County has a law prohibiting Commercial Cannabis Activity, which includes growing marijuana plants outdoors.

The Sheriff’s Gangs/Narcotics Division will continue to enforce California’s cannabis laws and San Bernardino County’s ordinance regarding cannabis cultivation and distribution. Persons found guilty of violating the state law and county ordinance are subject to fines, prosecution, and seizure of property.

Property owners who are growing marijuana or are aware their tenants are growing marijuana on their properties in violation of the state law and local ordinances may also be subject to civil or criminal sanctions. Property owners are encouraged to contact their local law enforcement or code compliance agency to confirm if cultivating cannabis is prohibited or allowed under specific regulations.

The suspects were cited or booked on charges of Cultivation of Cannabis, over six plants, Possession for Sales of Marijuana, Illegal Water Discharge, and Conspiracy.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Gangs/Narcotics Division at (909)387-8400 or NARC-MET@sbcsd.org. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave the information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.

Refer: Sheriff’s Public Affairs

Station: Gangs/Narcotics Division

Phone No. 909-387-3700

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Address/Location
SBSD – Headquarters
655 E 3rd St
San Bernardino, CA 92408

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 909-387-3700

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