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SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department
Monday January 8th, 2018 :: 08:10 a.m. PST


William Powell of Needles leads deputies on a pursuit riding a stolen ATV

DATE/TIME: January 7, 2018 @ 0837 Hours

INCIDENT: Possession of Stolen Property

LOCATION: N K Street and Needles Highway, Needles, CA.

SUSPECT(S): William Powell, 35, Needles, CA.

VICTIM(S): Confidential

SUMMARY: On Sunday, January 07, 2018, at approximately 8:27 am, Deputy Yates was on patrol in the area of Needles Highway and North K. Street when he observed a male subject riding a quad. The driver, later identified as William Powell, accelerated south on North K. Street towards Front Street. Deputy Petersen, who was on a vehicle check at Front Street and South K. Street went to assist Deputy Yates. Powell tried to elude Deputy Petersen by driving west along the rail road tracks, where he became stuck. After a short foot pursuit, Powell was taken into custody without incident. The quad Powell was driving had been report stolen out of Victorville. Powell was also found in possession of a controlled substance. Powell was transported to the Colorado River Station jail for booking. Powell is being held on $50,000 bail, pending a court hearing.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Needles Sheriff’s Station at (760) 326-9200. 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 We-Tip Hotline at

Refer: Deputy Yates

Station: Colorado River Station

Phone No. 760-326-9200

Case No. 211800025

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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