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SBSD - Barstow Sheriff's Department
Thursday November 1st, 2018 :: 02:24 p.m. PDT


Detectives seize gaming tables, machines, and documents related to illegal gambling

DATE/TIME: October 31, 2018

INCIDENT: PC 337A, Illegal Gaming/Bookmaking

LOCATION: 30386 Old State Highway 58, Barstow; High Noon Saloon


On Wednesday, October 31, 2018, deputies and detectives from the Barstow Sheriff’s Station served a search warrant at the High Noon Saloon on Old State Highway 58 in the unincorporated area of Barstow. The search warrant was authored as a result of an ongoing investigation into allegations of illegal gambling taking place at the bar.

Various single-player and multi-player gaming tables, machines, and documents related to illegal gambling were seized from the business. The seizure included a quantity of money believed to be profits from the illegal gambling. The investigation is ongoing.

California’s state gambling laws prohibit the operations of such businesses. Convictions of these felony crimes can be punishable by a fine of up to $5,000 and/or a year in state prison.

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

Refer: Detective John Parks

Station: Barstow Sheriff’s Station

Phone Number: (760) 256-4838

Case Number: 081801534

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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