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Deputies searching for owner of gun safe dumped in Apple Valley

By in Press Enterprise on November 28, 2017

By Gail Wesson

San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies are trying to find the rightful owner of a large Winchester gun safe that was pried open and dumped on Apple Valley road Friday morning, Nov. 24, according to a news release.

No such safe has been reported stolen in the town of Apple Valley and investigators wonder if it may have come from another community.

The safe was found — empty — about 7:20 a.m. in the 13600 block of Tonikan Road, south of Highway 18 and west of Central Road.

Sheriff’s officials asked anyone with additional information to contact Deputy Jasen Malocco or Sgt. James Evans at 760-240-7400, or submit an anonymous tip to the WeTip hotline at 800-782-7463 or


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