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SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department
Saturday April 13th, 2019 :: 05:26 p.m. PDT


A felon in possession of 3 pistols fires shots into neighboring homes - he was arrested for multiple felonies

DATE/TIME: Friday, April 12, 2019 9:09 p.m.

INCIDENT: Attempted Murder

LOCATION: 1200 block of Desert Drive, Needles

SUSPECT: Larry Esquibel, 51 years old, resident of Needles

VICTIM(S): Confidential

On Friday, April 12, 2019 at 9:09 p.m., deputies from the Colorado River Sheriff’s station / Needles Police were dispatched to the 1200 block of Desert Drive in Needles for multiple reports of gun shots. Deputy Valdez arrived on scene and contacted Larry Esquibel, who was found to be armed with three pistols. The investigation showed Esquibel had fired multiple shots into his neighbor’s house and other houses on the street.

Esquibel was arrested and booked for attempted murder, felon in possession of a firearm and discharging a firearm into an inhabited dwelling. He is being held on $1,000,000 bail.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective Tim Preston or Deputy Luis Valdez at the Colorado River station at (760)326-9200. 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 Hotline at

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Refer: Detective Preston

Station: Colorado River Sheriff's station

Phone No. (760)326-9200

Case No. 211900321

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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