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SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department
Friday May 18th, 2018 :: 10:09 a.m. PDT


15 yr old male arrested for several vehicle burglaries in the area of Front Street and West Broadway St.

DATE/TIME: May 15, 2018 - May 16, 2018

INCIDENT: PC 459, Vehicle Burglary

LOCATION: Several vehicles located in the area of Front Street and West Broadway Street, Needles

SUSPECT: 15-year-old male, resident of Needles

VICTIM(S): Numerous citizens

On May 16, 2018 in the early morning hours, deputies from the Needles Police Department were dispatched to a series of vehicle burglaries that occurred overnight in the area of West Broadway and Front Street in the city of Needles.

During the investigation, deputies discovered the suspect(s) had forced entry into a number of vehicles that were parked in the area and stole several items from those vehicles. The suspect(s) broke windows and cut through storage covers to steal numerous items, including a child’s BMX style bicycle.

On May 17, 2018 at around 1:00 p.m., while on patrol in the city of Needles, Deputy Deruiter witnessed a male juvenile riding a BMX bike that matched the bicycle stolen in the overnight thefts. Deruiter contacted the juvenile and based on evidence and statements, determined the bicycle was the one stolen the previous day.

The juvenile was placed under arrest for PC496(a), Possession of Stolen Property and PC148.9, Providing false Information to an Officer. Additionally, the juvenile had an unrelated No Bail warrant. The juvenile was cited for the new charges, and released to the Department of Children and Family Services in accordance with the detention warrant.

This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information is urged to call the Colorado River Sheriff/ Needles Police Department.

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Refer: Deputy Deruiter
Station: Colorado River Station
Phone No. 760-326-9200
Case No. 211800489, 211800490, 211800491

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

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

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