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SBSD - Highland Police Department
Saturday December 30th, 2017 :: 06:31 p.m. PST


Two Suspects Arrested for Identity Theft and Maintaining a Drug House

DATE/TIME: December 29, 2017, at 6:00 a.m.
INCIDENT: Identity Theft and Maintaining a Drug House
LOCATION: 7300 Block of Autumn Chase Drive, Highland
SUSPECT(S): John Navarrete, 36-year-old, resident of Highland
Yocelin Martinez, 21-year-old, resident of Highland
VICTIM(S): Confidential

On December 18, 2017, deputies responded to the area of the 7800 block of Autumn Chase Drive reagrding a person going through mailboxes in the area. Dispatch informed deputies of the suspect's vehicle description.Deputies located the suspect's vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. John Navarrete and Yocelin Martinez were the two suspects inside the vehicle. During the traffic stop, a large amount of mail, which is believed to be stolen, was recovered in the car. The investigation led to a business located in the 26000 Baseline Street in the city of Highland.During a search of the business, drug paraphernalia, suspected methamphetamine, and suspected stolen property were located. Through investigation, it was determined Navarrete was living in the business.

Navarrete and Martinez were transported and booked into the Central Detention Center in San Bernardino. Navarrete was charged with violation of PC 530.5 - Identity Theft and H&S 11366 - Maintaining a Drug House and his bail was set at $100,000.00. Martinez was charged with violation of PC 530.5 - Identity Theft and her bail was set at $50,000.00.

Investigators believe Navarrete and Martinez have stolen from other victims.Their photographs have been released to the public to assist with identifying more victims.If you believe you have been a victim in relation to this investigation, you are urged to contact Detective J. Lozano of the Highland Sheriff's Station at (909) 425-9793.Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at

Refer: Det. J. Lozano
Station: Highland Station
Phone No.: (909) 425-9793
Case No.DR#: 131705313

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department
Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division
655 E. Third Street
San Bernardino, California 92415-0061
Telephone: (909) 387-3700

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

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