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SBSD - Highland Police Department
Sunday November 12th, 2017 :: 10:59 a.m. PST


David Harvard arrested for being a felon in possession of firearms and other charges.

DATE/TIME: Sunday, November 12, 2017, at 2:00 a.m.

INCIDENT: Felon in Possession of Weapons and Ammunition
Possession of Stolen Property
Manufacturing Marijuana Honey Oil

LOCATION: 7700 block of Elm Street, Highland

SUSPECT(S): David Jeffrey Harvard, 34-year-old
Suspect vehicle, white 1999 Chevy Astro Van


Highland deputies observed a white Chevrolet Astro van fail to stop at a red light, then accelerate at a high rate of speed near Sterling and 9th Street. Deputies followed, but lost sight of the vehicle at Sterling and 6th. The vehicle was located near the 7800 block of Elm Street, abandoned. Through investigation, deputies determined the driver was David Jeffrey Harvard. Harvard was located in the 7700 block of Elm Street and was detained without incident.

Deputies recovered numerous rifles, shotguns, and ammunition, most of them antique, including a WW1 German 37mm live cannon shell, inside of the vehicle Harvard was driving. Deputies also recovered several large bags of marijuana, along with equipment for honey oil extraction. Property belonging to a WWII veteran, William E. Byrd was located along with numerous historically significant items of military memorabilia that included original photos of war scenes and bodies at Auschwitz, newspaper clippings, patches, ribbons and badges. The victim's and families birth and death certificates, CDL, social security cards, were found in small metal boxes. The victim passed away in 1981 at 67, however deputies are hoping to locate a surviving family member they can return these valuable items to.  Harvard was arrested and booked at the Central Detention Center for being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of stolen property, and manufacturing marijuana honey oil.

Harvard is currently on AB109 PRCS Felony Probation for assault with a deadly weapon, and is prohibited from owning or possessing any weapons or ammunition. As a part of Governor Jerry Brown’s Realignment Plan, or Assembly Bill 109, to comply with a U.S. Supreme Court decision requiring the state to lower its prison population by 30,000; offenders with non-violent, non-sexual and non-serious convictions will serve reduced sentences in county jails and be placed on local supervision through county Probation.

Refer: Deputies Mike Kassis, Jared Dominick, and Lionel Brown
Station: Highland Police Department
Case #: 131704563
Phone No.: (909) 425-9793

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

SBSD - Highland Police Department
26985 Base Line St
Highland, CA 92346

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