Two OC men allegedly siphon about 200 gallons of gas in Pinon Hills

PINON HILLS -- Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to a 911 call at a local Shell Gas Station, on Beekley Road in Pinon Hills early-Wednesday at around 2:35 in the morning. According to the caller, 2 men appeared to steal gasoline from the station.

A deputy showed up and located Daniel Ramossantoyo and Andres Berruete, still with their truck at the gas pump. Reports from the department say that both men forced open a gas pump, used a device to override the pump, and siphoned around 200 gallons of gasoline.

Upon further investigation, authorities discovered their truck had been equipped with a large gas tank hidden inside the covered bed of the truck. Through further investigation, the deputy was able to connect the men with a previous grand theft at a Shell Gas Station in Phelan, on September 19, 2022.

Daniel Ramossantoyo and Andres Berruete were booked at High Desert Detention Center for conspiracy to commit a crime, grand theft, and vandalism. Ramossantoyo is currently being held in lieu of $25,000.00 bail. Berruete was released on bail and is due to appear in San Bernardino County Superior Court on November 7, 2022.