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SBSD - Highland Police Department
Thursday December 26th, 2019 :: 07:36 a.m. PST


During a traffic stop on a stolen vehicle, deputies found 14 lbs. of marijuana and evidence of identity theft

DATE/TIME: December 25, 2019 / 9:22 p.m.

INCIDENT: H&S 11360- Transportation of Marijuana
CVC 10851 (a) - Grand Theft Auto
PC 496 (a) - Possession of stolen property
PC 530.5 (a) - Identity theft

LOCATION: Baseline St. / McKinley St., Highland

SUSPECT: Norman Wypycha, 49 years old, resident of Colton

On Wednesday, December 25, 2019 a deputy from the Highland Police Department conducted a license plate check on a 2018 black Chevy Suburban parked at a business. The vehicle was found to be stolen. A traffic stop was later initiated, and once stopped, an unknown Hispanic male fled from the passenger side of the vehicle. The driver, identified as Norman Wypycha, was taken into custody. An investigation revealed the vehicle was purchased from a dealership by a suspect using a stolen identity.

During a search of the vehicle deputies located 14 pounds of marijuana, a stolen Outback restaurant pay at the table credit card reader, several stolen credit cards, mail, identification cards, social security cards and checks. Wypycha was booked at West Valley Detention Center on several charges including identity theft, possession of stolen property and transportation of marijuana.
The passenger has not been identified.

The Highland Police Department encourages residents to report any suspicious behavior by contacting law enforcement immediately. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call 1-800-78-CRIME or make an online report at

Refer: Deputy T. Strand

Station: Highland Police Department

Phone No. (909) 425-9793

Case No. 131905127

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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