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SBSD - Highland Police Department
Friday November 15th, 2019 :: 11:51 a.m. PST


Detectives investigated an armed carjacking and identified and arrested Marqual Spears of San Bernardino

DATE/TIME: Saturday, October 5, 2019 / 5:52 a.m.

INCIDENT: PC 215 – Armed Carjacking

LOCATION: 7700 Block of Central Avenue, Highland

SUSPECT: Marqual Spears, 23-year-old resident of San Bernardino

VICTIM(S): Confidential

On Saturday, October 5, 2019, at about 5:52 a.m., deputies assigned to the Highland Police Department were dispatched to the YMCA, located on Central Avenue, for a report of an armed carjacking that just occurred. The investigation revealed Marqual Spears opened the driver’s side door of the vehicle, pointed a handgun at the victim, and told her to get out. Fearing for her safety, the victim ran off. Spears entered the driver’s seat of the vehicle and told the passenger to get out, but she refused. Spears struck the passenger on the right side of the face with the firearm. The passenger exited and Spears drove off in the vehicle.

On Sunday, October 6, 2019, the stolen vehicle was recovered on the 1400 block of Lynwood Drive in the city of San Bernardino.

On Thursday, November 14, 2019, members of the San Bernardino County Special Enforcement Team located and arrested Spears near the 3900 block of North Genevieve Street in the city of San Bernardino. Investigators immediately served a search warrant at Spear’s residence.

Spears was booked into the Central Detention Center for armed carjacking with a bail set at $250,000.00. Spears also had a no bail arrest warrant for possession of a controlled substance while armed. He is scheduled to appear in the Superior Court of San Bernardino on November 18, 2019 to be arraigned for the charges.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact detectives the Highland Police Station 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: Detective S. Kessler

Station: Highland

Phone No. (909) 425-9793

Case No. 131904019

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

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

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