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SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department
Tuesday July 12th, 2022 :: 09:06 a.m. PDT


Texas Woman in Possession of Multiple Stolen License Plates and ID Cards Arrested in Needles

DATE/TIME: July 11, 2022, approximately 5:19 p.m.

INCIDENT: False Impersonation and Receiving Known Stolen Property

LOCATION: J Street and W Broadway Street, Needles, CA

SUSPECT(S): Crystal Cantwell, 37-Years-Old, Transient from Texas

SUMMARY: On Monday, July 11, 2022, at approximately 5:19 p.m., deputies from the Colorado River Station / Needles Police Department contacted Crystal Cantwell during a traffic stop on a vehicle displaying a stolen license plate. Through investigation, Cantwell was found to have several stolen license plates in her possession along with numerous identification cards that were in other people's names.

Crystal Cantwell was arrested for PC 529(A)(3) - False Impersonation and PC 496(A) - Receiving Known Stolen Property. Cantwell was transported to the Colorado River Station jail for booking and remains in the custody of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department with a bail amount of $50,000.00, awaiting a court hearing. The investigation is ongoing and deputies are actively working the case in an attempt to locate additional victims. 

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Deputy D. Wagner at (760) 326-9200. Those wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at (877) 79CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on line at

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Refer: Deputy D. Wagner

Station: Colorado River Station

Phone No. 760-326-9200

Case No. 212200639

SHANNON D. DICUS, 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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