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SBSD - Central
Wednesday August 31st, 2022 :: 03:34 p.m. PDT


Deputies Conduct Traffic Stop on a Stolen Vehicle and Find a Ghost Gun Inside; Two Suspects Taken into Custody

DATE/TIME: August 30, 2022 / 3:25 A.M.

INCIDENT: Felon in Possession of Firearm, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle and Possession of Stolen Property

LOCATION: 6th Street and Tippecanoe Avenue, San Bernardino 

SUSPECT(S): Carlos Carachuri, 29-year-old resident of San Bernardino 
                        Victoria Cervantez 28-year-old resident of San Bernardino


SUMMARY: On Tuesday, August 30, 2022,  Deputy T. Underhill observed a 2014 Chrysler 300 at the intersection of Del Rosa Avenue and Baseline Street.  

A records check of the vehicle showed it was reported stolen out of Fontana. Deputies conducted a high-risk traffic stop of the vehicle and took the driver, Carlos Carachuri and passenger Victoria Cervantez, into custody without incident. 

During a search of the vehicle, a loaded unserialized 9mm handgun, or "ghost gun" was located along with three catalytic converters, a Sawzall with extra blades, and tools commonly used for catalytic converter theft.

Both Carachuri and Cervantez are convicted felons and prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition. Cervantes  had an active felony warrant for her arrest. Carachuri was arrested for Penal Code 496D(A)-Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Penal Code 29800(A)(1)-Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Penal Code 496(A)-Possession of Stolen Property, Penal Code 30305(A)(1)-Felon in Possession of Ammunition, and Penal Code 25850(C)(6)-Carry Unregistered Firearm. Cervantez was arrested for her outstanding warrant. Both subjects were booked into the Central Detention Center. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Central Station at (909)387-3545. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME(27463) or leave information on the website at   

Refer: T. Underhill 

Station: Central Station

Phone No. 909-387-3545

Case No. 012202023

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Central
655 E 3rd St
San Bernardino, CA 92408

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 909-387-3700

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