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SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department
Saturday July 6th, 2019 :: 08:33 a.m. PDT


Arthur Tabacco of Bullhead City is found to be in possession of a loaded firearm

DATE/TIME: Thursday July 4, 2019 @ 0440 Hours

INCIDENT: Possession of a Loaded Firearm within a Vehicle - Discharge of a Firearm

LOCATION: 2300 Block Needles Highway, Needles, CA.

SUSPECT: Arthur Patrick Tabacco, age 68 a resident of Bullhead City, AZ.

On Thursday, July 4, 2019, at 4:40 am, deputies were dispatched to the 2300 block of Needles Highway, reference a male subject with a gunshot wound to the leg. The male subject was identified as Arthur Tabacco, from Bullhead City, Arizona. Preliminary investigation showed Tabacco to be in possession of a loaded firearm within a vehicle and the negligent discharge of a firearm. A firearm and two spent casings were located and taken as evidence. Tabacco was transported to the University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada for further treatment.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy F. Weinald of the Colorado River Station (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: Deputy Weinald

Station: Colorado River Station

Phone No. 760-326-9200

Case No. 211900560

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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