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 www.wetip.com
Refer: Sergeant James R EvansCredit: Report provided by the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department.
Phone Number: (760) 256-4838
Station: Barstow Sheriff's Station
Case: No. 081600913
*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.