San Bernardino County Sheriff’s officials arrested a Piñon Hills man earlier this week after they said he opened fire on deputies as they tried to serve a search warrant at a home suspected of housing an illegal marijuana grow.
Members of the sheriff’s department’s Marijuana Enforcement Team were at the residence in the 10000 block of Desert View Road in Piñon Hills on Wednesday.
“The residence was identified as a location operating an illegal indoor marijuana grow house,” the sheriff’s department said.
Officials said that’s when the suspect, identified as Luis Rolando Garcia, reportedly “pointed a rifle at law enforcement officers” and fired. Sheriff’s spokesperson Gloria Huerta said the weapon was an “AR-15 style rifle,” adding that one deputy returned fire.
Suspect Arrested for the Attempted Murder of Deputies who were Serving a Search Warrant
DATE/TIME: September 29, 2021
INCIDENT: PC 664/187 – Attempted Murder
LOCATION: 10000 Block of Desert View Road, Pinon Hills
SUSPECT: Luis Rolando Garcia, 50-years-old of Pinon Hills
SUMMARY: On Wednesday, September 29, 2021, members of the Sheriff’s Department’s Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET) attempted to serve a search warrant at a residence in the 10000 block of Desert View Road in Pinon Hills. The residence was identified as a location operating an illegal indoor marijuana grow house.
During the service of the search warrant, Luis Rolando Garcia pointed a rifle at law enforcement officers, gunfire was exchanged, and Garcia was struck. Garcia was transported to the hospital and later arrested for attempted murder.
Garcia is currently in custody at the West Valley Detention Center and is being held in lieu of $1,000,000 bail.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Specialized Investigation Division – Homicide Detail at 909-387-3589. Callers wishing to remain anonymous should contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or visit wetip.com.
Refer: Detective Michelle Del Rio
Station: Specialized Investigation Division – Homicide Detail
Phone No. 909-387-3589
Case No. 652100681 / H#2021-121
SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department