Deputies with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office have booked three men into jail for property crimes committed at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) San Joaquin River Gorge Recreation Area.

Name:  Braxton Stark, 20, of Tollhouse

Charges:  Burglary, auto theft and probation violation

Bail:  $175,000

Name:  Victor Rios, 19, of Auberry

Charges:  Burglary and vehicle theft

Bail:  $100,000

Name:  Dalton Bradley, 22, of Auberry

Charges:  Possession of stolen property and resisting a police officer.  He has been cited out of jail for those misdemeanors charges.

On November 20th, 2019, deputies took a burglary report which showed vandalism taking place at the visitor’s center of the San Joaquin River Gorge Recreation Area.  On December 16th, another burglary occurred and $5,600 in power tools were stolen.  On February 14th, 2020, there was a theft of an ATV.  On March 14th, there was a break-in to the PG&E Kerckhoff Powerhouse #2.  Items were vandalized and tools were stolen.

Deputies collected evidence and worked with BLM employees to identify possible suspects.  They ultimately focused on Braxton Stark, Victor Rios and Dalton Bradley.  Deputies located and arrested all three young men for their involvement in the four burglaries.

If you have additional information on these suspects, please contact Detective Austin Herion at (559) 600-8061.  You may also contact Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867 or  You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Braxton Stark
Victor Rios
Dalton Bradley

Contact Information

Tony Botti
Public Information Officer
(559) 600-8137