BREAKING NEWS- Two suspects arrested in Crestline shooting incident

Oct 25, 2023 | Front Page, Mountain Emergency Updates

A Sheriff’s deputy inspects a BMW believed abandoned by a suspect, near Higher Grounds Coffee House on Lake Drive on Wednesday morning. (Photos by Douglas W. Motley)

 

By DOUGLAS W. MOTLEY
Senior Writer

The night manager of Sleepy Hollow Cabins and Hotel on Lake Drive in Crestline was shot following an argument in the hotel parking lot around 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 25. A short time later, two Hispanic men were seen walking down the sidewalk, yelling at each other and brandishing weapons. The manager, who was not immediately identified, was reported to be in critical condition and was transported to an area hospital for treatment of his wounds.

Sheriff’s deputies had Sleepy Hollow Hotel under surveillance most of the day on Wednesday.

Sheriff’s deputies had Sleepy Hollow Hotel under surveillance most of the day on Wednesday.

A Sheriff’s deputy at the scene at 8 a.m. on Wednesday was tight-lipped about the incident and would not confirm nor deny Facebook reports that multiple persons had been shot. Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Gloria Huerta told the Alpine Mountaineer that several persons had been detained for questioning and that rumors that a suspect had barricaded himself are not true.

According to authorities, the suspects, Brian Serrano, 43, of Sun City and Jaime Rojas, 46, of Santa Ana, were stopped as they were fleeing the scene in a white, late model, BMW. Serrano was subsequently arrested for Attempted Murder (PC664/187) and booked into the Sheriff’s Central Detention Center in Santa Ana, while Rojas was transported to a hospital, where he is being treated for his injuries, while awaiting booking for Conspiracy to Commit Attempted Murder  (PC182)

 Lake Drive was closed to through traffic between the Crestline Post Office and 7-11 market most of the day on Wednesday.

Lake Drive was closed to through traffic between the Crestline Post Office and 7-11 market most of the day on Wednesday.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department’s Twin Peaks Sheriff’s Station at (909) 336-0600. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may contact We-Tip at 1-800-78-CRIME, or log onto www.wetip.com

The Alpine Mountaineer will continue to follow this story.

 

 

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