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SBSD - Highland Police Department
Tuesday May 21st, 2019 :: 04:30 p.m. PDT


Deputies arrested Zachary Joseph Veirs of Highland for residential burglary and possession of stolen property

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 / 9:40 a.m.

INCIDENT: Residential Burglary / Possession of Stolen Property

LOCATION: 7300 Block of Bonita Drive, Highland

SUSPECT: Zachary Joseph Veirs, age 30, Highland resident

VICTIM(S): Confidential


On Tuesday, May 24th at 9:20 am, deputies from the Highland Police Department responded to a suspicious subject at a residence in the 7300 block of Bonita Drive. Residents in the area called Sheriff’s Dispatch after seeing the suspect, later identified as Zachary Veirs, in a neighbor’s yard.

Deputies Couret and Satterwhite arrived at the location while Veirs was still in the yard. When Veirs saw the deputies, he fled on foot carrying a small personal safe he had stolen from inside the residence. Veirs dropped the safe in another neighbor’s rear yard and continued to run from deputies.

Deputies set a perimeter around the two houses and eventually caught Veirs trying to climb over a wall that separated the two properties. He was arrested without further incident. Veirs had a backpack with him a deputies found a semi-automatic handgun that had been stolen from the residences. Additional property from inside the safe such as currency, collectable coins, jewelry and personal paperwork was also recovered and returned to the victim.

Veirs was booked into the West Valley Detention Center for Residential Burglary. His bail is set at $75,000 and he is scheduled for arraignment on May 23rd in Superior Court in San Bernardino.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation or is urged to contact the Highland Police Department at (909) 425-9793. 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

Refer: Deputies H. Couret & A. Satterwhite
DR #: 131902088
Phone No. (909)387-3700

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

SBSD - Highland Police Department
26985 Base Line St
Highland, CA 92346

Emergency: 9-1-1

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