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SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department
Wednesday February 8th, 2017 :: 02:55 p.m. PST


Detectives arrest a Needles woman for arson

DATE/TIME: February 8, 2017


LOCATION: 2000 Block of Flora Vista St., Needles

SUSPECT: Rosemary Carmen Tompkins, 26 years old, resident of Needles, CA.

On Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at about 4:44 a.m., deputies from the Colorado River Station/Needles Police Department responded to the 2000 block of Flora Vista St. in Needles for a structure fire. Detectives assisted and conducted the investigation. The investigation led detectives to an apartment complex where they contacted Rosemary Carmen Tompkins. Tompkins was taken to the Colorado River/Needles Police Station where she was interviewed and subsequently arrested for PC 451 Arson. Tompkins was booked at the Needles Jail on $100,000.00 bail.

This investigation is on-going. Anyone with information is urged to contact Detectives Nick Caronna or Tim Preston at (760) 326-9200. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME(27463) or you may leave information online at

Refer: Detectives Nick Caronna or Tim Preston

Station: Colorado River Station/ Needles Police Department

Phone No. (760) 326-9200

Case No. 211700131

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

SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department
1111 Bailey Ave
Needles, CA 92363

Emergency: 9-1-1

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