Loma Linda Man Arrested

for Boys Burn Injuries


A two-year old boy was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) for second-degree burns, Monday, June 15, 2020.  During the medical examination, pediatricians determined the burns were not caused by an accident. San Bernardino County Sheriff Deputies from Central Station responded to the hospital to conduct the investigation.  The Sheriff Investigators learned that the two-year-old victim resided in Loma Linda with 26 year-old Derek Lemos of Loma Linda. 

During the investigation, it was determined the child was burned while at his residence in Loma Linda. Lemos was found to have intentionally caused the burns to the young boy resulting in Lemos’ arrest and booking at Central Detention Center. 

In compliance with the statewide recent COVID-19 Emergency Bail Schedule, bail for most misdemeanor and felony offenses must be set at $0. Because of this criteria, Lemos was released from custody following the booking process.

The case was forwarded to the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office.

Anyone with any additional information regarding this crime is urged to contact 

Detective Sarah Ferguson at Central Sheriff Station at 909-387-3545.

Persons wishing to remain anonymous can report information to:

We-Tip by calling 1-800-78-CRIME, or on-line at: https://www.wetip.com

NOTE: The Zero/0 Bail issue adopted in California April 2020 - COVID-19 Emergency Bail Schedule go to: https://www.escovarlaw.com/blog/2020/april/statewide-emergency-bail-schedule-announced-by-j/   

Refer: Sarah Ferguson

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

655 E 3rd Street, San Bernardino, CA 92408

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 909-387-3700