BARSTOW • Police arrested a 26-year-old woman and are searching for a 40-year-old man after the woman allegedly set up a carjacking near Barstow High School on Thursday afternoon.
According to a Barstow Police report, officers responded to the front of Barstow High School after a man called for help around 12:37 p.m. The victim told police that he had been assaulted by a man and had his 1994 black Dodge Ram truck stolen on the 100 block of West Fredricks Street.
The victim said he had gone to help a friend, identified by police as Leanne Creemen, 26, according to the report. When he pulled up to her house and left his truck, a man — identified by police as Erik Kuss, 40 — allegedly assaulted him and stole his truck, along with a U-Haul tow dolly that the victim had been towing.
During the investigation, police determined that Creemen had set up the carjacking, according to the report. Police found Creemen on the 500 block of West Fredricks Street and arrested her on suspicion of carjacking.
Officers searched for Kuss but were unable to find him or the victim's truck, which is described as a single cab truck with chrome rims. Kuss is currently wanted for questioning in the carjacking.
Creemen is being held at West Valley Detention Center in lieu of $250,000 bail. She is expected to be arraigned on Monday.
Anyone with information on the car jacking or the whereabouts of Erik Kuss is asked to call Detective Nevarez at the Barstow Police Department at (760) 255-5167. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call We-Tip at 1(800) 782-7463 or leave a tip at www.wetip.com.