The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office has charged Aaron Michael Munoz (Age 28 of San Bernardino) with assault with a firearm and other charges.


On Wednesday, December 9, 2020, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department went to the Ulta Beauty Salon Store at 18821 Bear Valley Road in Apple Valley, regarding a shoplifting investigation. During their investigation, Aaron Michael Munoz was arrested.

After reviewing this case, our office has charged Mr. Munoz with violating the following sections of the California Penal Code:

Penal Code Section 245(a)(2) – Assault With A Firearm (Felony)
Any person who commits an assault upon the person of another with a firearm shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or four years, or in a county jail for not less than six months and not exceeding one year, or by both a fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars ($10,000) and imprisonment.

Penal Code Section 236 – False Imprisonment (Felony)
False imprisonment is the unlawful violation of the personal liberty of another.

Penal Code Section 29800(a)(1) – Possession of A Firearm By A Felon (Felony)
Any person who has been convicted of a felony under the laws of the United States, the State of California, or any other state, government, or country, or of an offense enumerated in subdivision (a), (b), or (d) of Section 23515, or who is addicted to the use of any narcotic drug, and who owns, purchases, receives, or has in possession or under custody or control any firearm is guilty of a felony.

Penal Code Section 459.5 – Shoplifting (Misdemeanor)
Notwithstanding Section 459, shoplifting is defined as entering a commercial establishment with intent to commit larceny while that establishment is open during regular business hours, where the value of the property that is taken or intended to be taken does not exceed nine hundred fifty dollars ($950). Any other entry into a commercial establishment with intent to commit larceny is burglary. Shoplifting shall be punished as a misdemeanor, except that a person with one or more prior convictions for an offense specified in clause (iv) of subparagraph (C) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (e) of Section 667 or for an offense requiring registration pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 290 may be punished pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170.

Penal Code Section 148(a)(1) – Resist/Delay/Obstruct A Peace Officer (Misdemeanor)
Every person who willfully resists, delays, or obstructs any public officer, peace officer, or an emergency medical technician, as defined in Division 2.5 (commencing with Section 1797) of the Health and Safety Code, in the discharge or attempt to discharge any duty of his or her office or employment, when no other punishment is prescribed, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by imprisonment in a county jail not to exceed one year, or by both that fine and imprisonment.


DA Case Number: 2020-00-0056728
Court Case Number: FVI20003529
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