Monday, July 26, 2010

Dad accused of using meth, terrorizing family all night with gun (Victorville, California)

Dad ELLIOT MOSQUEDA has been jailed after it was found he had been using meth. It appears the had been terrorizing his family all night with a gun while in some paranoid state ("ransacking the house in search of noises").

Dad accused of doing drugs, wielding gun

08:14 AM PDT on Monday, July 26, 2010

A 33-year-old Victorville father is behind bars this morning after his wife reported that he appeared to be using meth and had terrorized the family all night by grabbing a gun and ransacking the house in search of noises, investigators say.

Elliot Mosqueda was arrested at 11:12 a.m. Sunday along the 14900 block of Mesa Linda Street for investigation of child endangerment, according to jail records. His bail is $100,000.

His wife flagged down a deputy at 10:37 a.m. Sunday in the parking lot of the San Bernardino County sheriff's station in Victorville and reported that Mosqueda appeared to be under the influence of methamphetamine and she feared for the safety of her three children, sheriff's spokeswoman Karen Hunt said in a written statement.

Deputies Eric Stoll and Eileen Jansky went to the family's home.

"The suspect first claimed the gun was locked away in a safe, but (deputies) later found the loaded gun stashed in a kitchen drawer that was easily accessible to family members," according to the statement. "A field sobriety test was administered, and the suspect was found to be under the influence of methamphetamine."

--Richard Brooks