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SBSD - Barstow Sheriff's Department
Thursday October 18th, 2018 :: 04:52 p.m. PDT


Two suspects are arrested after deputies determine several vehicles on their property had been reported stolen

DATE/TIME: October 15, 2018

INCIDENT: Felon in Possession of a Firearm
Felon in Possession of Ammunition
Possession of Drugs and a Loaded Firearm
Possession of Stolen Vehicles
Cultivation of Marijuana

LOCATION: 17800 Block of Santa Fe Trail, Helendale

SUSPECT: Toby Lee Stahlberg; 39 years of age, of Lenwood
Kent Borden Boulware; 53 years of age, of Helendale

On Monday, October 15, 2018, at approximately 5:57 A.M., deputies from the Barstow Sheriff’s Station responded to a residence in the 17800 block of Santa Fe Trail to contact the owner of a vehicle that had been reported stolen in our jurisdiction on September 23, 2018. After the deputies arrived, they noticed marijuana plants within the residence. A records check of several vehicles parked on the property revealed they had previously been reported stolen to other agencies within the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

While authoring a search warrant for the residence, the deputies observed a blue Mercedes sedan entering the property. The vehicle left at a high rate of speed and failed to yield after the deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The driver finally stopped at Indian Trail near National Trails Highway and was identified as Toby Stahlberg, a convicted felon. Stahlberg was detained, a .357 revolver and ammunition were located inside the vehicle.

The search warrant was served at 9:35 AM with the assistance of the Marijuana Enforcement Team and the San Bernardino County Auto Theft Task Force (SANCATT). Kent Boulware was contacted on the property and found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine and a loaded shotgun. The stolen vehicles, suspected methamphetamine, ammunition, and marijuana plants were seized as evidence.

Stahlberg was arrested for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition as well as failing to yield to a police officer and was booked at the Barstow Jail. Boulware was arrested via a citation at the scene for the illegal marijuana grow, possession of stolen vehicles, and being in possession of suspected methamphetamine with a loaded firearm.

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 Kenneth Bubier, Deputy Stacey Spurlock, Detective Brian Grimm

Station: Barstow Sheriff’s Station, San Bernardino County Auto Theft Task Force, San Bernardino County Marijuana Enforcement Team

Phone Number: (760)256-4838

Case Number: #081801445, #651800445, #671800817

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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