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SBSD - Barstow Sheriff's Department
Wednesday October 3rd, 2018 :: 12:49 p.m. PDT


Deputies receive LOJACK signal leading to the arrest of Gary Vanleeuwen for possession of stolen property

DATE/TIME: September 28, 2018

INCIDENT: PC 496 Possession of Stolen Property

LOCATION: 25300 block of West Main Street, Lenwood

SUSPECT: Gary Vanleeuwen, age 35 a resident of Barstow


On September 28, 2018, at approximately 5:57 pm, a victim contacted Sheriff’s Dispatch advising that an unknown suspect had just taken her vehicle while it was parked at the Shop For Less on West Main Street. The vehicle had been left running with the doors unlocked. Deputies from the Barstow Sheriff’s Station responded and were unable to locate it in the immediate area.

At approximately 6:50 pm, the Barstow deputies received a LOJACK signal for the victim’s vehicle. With the assistance of Sheriff’s Aviation, the vehicle was found traveling southbound on the Interstate 15 Freeway toward the City of Victorville. The driver of the vehicle, later identified as Gary Vanleeuwen, stopped the vehicle near the freeway and Stoddard Wells Road and attempted to flee on foot. Deputies from the Victorville Police Station arrived at the scene and took Vanleeuwen into custody. Vanleeuwen was arrested for possession of stolen property and transported to the High Desert Detention Center.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Barstow Sheriff’s Station at (760) 256-4838. Citizens wishing to remain anonymous may call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or leave information on the We-Tip website at

Refer: Deputy Michael Ko

Station: Barstow Sheriff’s Station

Phone Number: (760)256-4838

Case Number: 081801367

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Barstow Sheriff's Department
225 E Mountain View St
Barstow, CA 92311

Emergency: 9-1-1

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