June 21, 2023 – San Bernardino County Sheriff Department officials report that on May 25, 2023, deputies and jail medical staff at the West Valley Detention Center discovered an inmate, identified as Nicholas Rodriguez, suffering from a medical emergency. Rodriguez was unconscious and was transported to the hospital by American Medical Response. Rodriguez had several serious illnesses and remained hospitalized.
On June 17, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., Rodriguez was pronounced deceased. Detectives from the Specialized Investigations Division also responded and assumed the investigation, which is ongoing.
Rodriguez was arrested by the Barstow Police Department on June 25, 2022, and was booked for PC 288.5-Sexual Abuse of a Child. He was booked in at the High Desert Detention Center and later transferred to the West Valley Detention Center.
Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact the Specialized Investigations Division at 909-890-4904. Callers wishing to remain anonymous should contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or go to www.wetip.com.
DATE/TIME: June 17, 2023 / 11:00 a.m.
INCIDENT: In-Custody Death
LOCATION: West Valley Detention Center, 9500 Etiwanda Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga
VICTIM(S): Nicholas Rodriguez, 77-years-old, Resident of Barstow
Refer: Detective O. Domon
Station: Specialized Investigations Division
Phone No. 909-890-4904
Case No. DR# 602322250 H# 2023-068
Source: San Bernardino County Sheriff Department