On Sept. 28, deputies attempted to serve a felony arrest warrant for Stephen Mize, 32, at a residence in the 12800 block of Sixth Street. When deputies approached the residence, they found Jimmy McVay, 47, hiding in a vehicle in the driveway. They detained him without incident and located a loaded 9mm pistol concealed on his person. Deputies also located suspected methamphetamine in McVay’s possession.

McVay, a transient out of the Redlands area, was booked for being a felon in possession of a firearm and methamphetamine sales. He is being held on $50,000 bail.

At approximately 2:30 p.m., deputies returned to the address for a report that McVay’s truck was being burglarized. Deputies arrived and found Derrek Shope, 31, of Yucaipa in the process of burglarizing the vehicle. He was taken into custody and charged with vehicle burglary. He is being held on $25,000 bail.

At approximately 3:25 p.m., deputies received information Mize, a transient out of the Yucaipa area, was at a residence in the 12500 block of Fifth Street. As they attempted to convince Mize to exit the mobile home, he broke a window and climbed to the roof of the mobile home. Mize attempted to flee by jumping from roof to roof and eventually fell through a metal carport, seriously injuring himself.

Mize resisted deputies’ efforts to get him into custody. Deputies were able to overcome his resistance and he was eventually taken into custody. Mize was taken to a local hospital for treatment. No deputies were injured.

Mize faces numerous felony charges including felony resisting arrest and PRCS violation. He also had a separate warrant for felony resisting arrest. He is being held without bail.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.


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