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    Former Hesperia volunteer football coach arrested

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  • HESPERIA — A Hesperia man who was involved with the Hesperia Trojans youth football program and the Oak Hills High School football team has pleaded not guilty to six charges, including two felonies, after he was arrested last week.
    Robert Brammer, 37, is accused of burglary and possession of stolen property, both felonies, as well as misdemeanor charges of stalking, violating a restraining order, possessing a controlled substance and being under the influence of a controlled substance.
    Brammer, of Hesperia, was arrested on July 27 after San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies from the Hesperia Station were contacted about Brammer allegedly violating his domestic violence restraining order.
    Sheriff’s officials said deputies arrived at a home in the 7000 block of Rio Vista Avenue and located Brammer. Upon investigation, authorities said deputies discovered a plastic bag full of a crystal-like substance. The substance tested positive for methamphetamine and booking records show Brammer was arrested just after 4:15 p.m. on suspicion of misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor being under the influence of a controlled substance.   
    Sheriff’s officials said Brammer was only arrested in connection with the drug charges, and the four other charges are previous offenses that have become active after he allegedly violated his court order.
    Oak Hills High School Athletic Director Darren Goodman said Brammer was not coaching this year and had previously been only a volunteer with the school’s football team.
    A official from the Hesperia Trojans youth football program confirmed Brammer had been part of the organization for at least 10 years and had held vice-president and head coaching positions before being banned. The official spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitive nature of the situation.
    “There was nothing we had seen on the field” leading them to believe he had any criminal history, the official told the Daily Press. “There were suspicions after the end of our last season and at the end of January, beginning of February, he was banned from the program.”
    The official said Brammer was an assistant coach for the Pee-Wee team in 2013 and there was a “back-and-forth” between Brammer and a referee at a game last season that resulted in Brammer being ejected. During the course of dealing with the ejection, the official said “personal and internal conflict” arose and it was decided that he was “detrimental” to the program.
    “There were just things that weren’t sitting well,” the official said. “The person I knew then, is not the person I know now. He has nothing to do with our organization now.”
    Brammer is being held at the High Desert Detention Center in Adelanto in lieu of $125,000 bail for his burglary charge and $50,000 bail for a separate case involving a disturbing the peace charge.
    He is scheduled for a pre-preliminary hearing on his burglary and drug charges Thursday morning at the Victorville courthouse. He is also scheduled for a probation hearing regarding his restraining order on Thursday.
    Anneli Fogt can be reached at AFogt@VVDailyPress.com or 760-951-6276. Follow her on Twitter @DP_anneli_fogt. Shea Johnson may be reached at 760-955-5368 or SJohnson@VVDailyPress.com. Follow him on Twitter at @DP_Shea.
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