Multiple assailants break into occupied residence
and reportedly assault resident.

Posted: July 2, 2016

VICTIMS:  Confidential

DATE/TIME:  July 1, 2016*  9:45 P.M.

INCIDENT:  Residential Robbery

LOCATION:  Remote area in Newberry Springs

SUSPECT:  Ricky Castro 34 yrs, Juan Carasco 43 yrs, Matthew Yates 28 yrs


    On the evening of July 1, 2016*, deputies responded to the remote area of Newberry Springs for reports that several subjects forced their way into an occupied residence.  It was originally reported shots had been fired.

    At approximately 9:45 P.M., a female called 911 reporting several suspects trying to force open her security door to enter her residence.  When unsuccessful, the suspects smashed a window and climbed into the home.  The caller was hiding in a closet and reported her husband was being assaulted by the suspects after confronting them.  The suspects ransacked a bedroom and fled after stealing several items.

    Deputies Kyle Woods, David Ramos and Robbie Moore responded.  Deputies determined no shots had been fired, and the victims were not injured.  After processing the scene, deputies followed investigative leads to another local residence and arrested Ricky Castro, Juan Carrasco and Matthew Yates.  Deputies also located evidence placing the subjects at the scene of the crime.

    Deputy Woods booked all three suspects at the Barstow Jail.  Ricky Castro and Juan Carrasco were charged with Residential Robbery which has no bail.  Matthew Yates was arrested for outstanding warrants with a $25,000.00 bail.

    The case is still being investigated and more arrests are expected.  Anyone with information is asked to call Deputy Kyle Woods, or Sergeant James Evans at the Barstow Sheriff's Station.

    Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective Stokes or Deputy Ramos of the Barstow Sheriff's Station.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the WE-Tip Hotline at 800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the WE-Tip Hotline at

Refer: Sergeant James R Evans
Phone Number: (760) 256-4838
Station: Barstow Sheriff's Station
Case: No. 081600913

Credit: Report provided by the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department.

*Sheriff's news release states that the incident occurred on July 1, 2016; however, we know that it occurred a day or two earlier.  Due to the holiday weekend, the Barstow Sheriff's Station could not confirm the actual date at the time of this posting.  An unconfirmed report says that the Sheriff's Department is also looking for a female person of interest.

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