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SBSD - Central
Tuesday June 13th, 2023 :: 07:59 a.m. PDT


Deputies Arrest Two Suspects for Mail Theft and Burglary in Loma Linda

DATE/TIME: June 1, 2023 / 5:00 a.m.

INCIDENT: PC 459: Burglary / PC 182: Conspiracy / PC 488: Theft 

LOCATION: Loma Linda, Ca. 

SUSPECT(S): Edgar Colin: 25-year-old resident of Fontana
                        Hector Albert Gonzales: 30-year-old transient of Colton

VICTIM(S): Rosewood Apartments, Loma Linda 
                   Mountain View Mansion, Loma Linda 
                   Sierra Vista Apartments, Loma Linda 

SUMMARY: On Thursday, June 1, 2023, between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., patrol staff responded to three apartment complexes in the city of Loma Linda, reference burglary and theft reports. The reports indicated unknown suspects gained access to the community mailboxes on the various properties. The suspects removed the victims’ mail and other parcels. The suspects then cleaned the area to avoid detection. The suspects wore face coverings but were recorded on surveillance systems. The suspect's vehicle was also captured on video surveillance.

Through the investigation, detectives identified the suspects as Edgar Colin and Hector Albert Gonzales. Detectives also learned both Colin and Gonzales were in custody at West Valley Detention Center on unrelated charges. Colin and Gonzales were supplementally booked on the above charge, and the case will be forwarded to the office of the District Attorney for filing.

If you live in the above listed apartment complexes and believe you were a victim of mail theft or anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Central Station at (909)387-3545. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the website at   

Refer: Detective Chris Bertetto

Station: Central Station

Phone No. 909-387-3545

Case No. 152300890, 152300891, 152300893

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Central
655 E 3rd St
San Bernardino, CA 92408

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

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