Colorado River- Death Investigation

DATE/TIME: Thursday, July 2, 2020/7:20 p.m. INCIDENT: Death Investigation LOCATION: California shoreline of the Colorado River approximately ½ mile south of Blankenship Bend VICTIM: Raegan Heitzig, age 26, resident of Ventura SUMMARY: UPDATE: July 24, 2020 On July 23, 2020, the victim found on the California shoreline was identified to be Raegan Heitzig. A Forensic Odontologist was able to identify the victim by using her dental records. Raegan was a passenger in one of two boats that were involved in…

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Colorado River- Off-Highway Vehicle

DATE/TIME: October 23, 2019/5:08 p.m. INCIDENT: Off Highway Vehicle inWaterway LOCATION: Coors Island/Colorado River SUMMARY: On Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at 5:08 p.m., deputies from the Colorado River Station responded to Park Moabi near the City of Needles for a report of a off highway vehicle that was submerged in the Colorado River on Monday October 21, 2019. During the course of the investigation, a 41 year-old male from Scottsdale, Arizona was driving his off highway vehicle on Coors Island…

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Big River- Possession of a Stolen Vehicle

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 8:44 a.m. INCIDENT: Possession of a stolen vehicle LOCATION: 6700 Block of Rio Vista Drive in Big River SUSPECT: Arin Real, 31 years old, Transient SUMMARY: On Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 8:44 a.m., deputies from the Colorado River Station responded to the 6700 Block of Rio Vista Drive in Big River to assist Fire Department personnel with and unconscious male sitting in the driver’s seat of a vehicle. Deputies learned the vehicle had been…

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Colorado River – Grand Theft Auto & Possession of a stolen vehicle

DATE/TIME: Saturday, February 2, 2019 @ 1202 hours. INCIDENT: Grand Theft Auto & Possession of a stolen vehicle. LOCATION: 200 Block of J Street, Needles, CA. SUSPECTS: Adolfo Torres, age 35 a resident of Hesperia Josuph R. Richmond, age 30 a resident of Mohave Valley, AZ. VICTIM(S): Confidential SUMMARY: On Saturday, February 2, 2019, at 12:02 pm, deputies were alerted to a stolen vehicle in the area of North K Street and Needles Highway. Deputies began conducting an area check…

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Colorado River- Grant application to the State of California’s Department of Parks and Recreation

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department seeks another year of grant funding through the State of California’s Department of Parks and Recreation. The Sheriff’s Department has utilized this grant source since 2006, and seeks an additional one year of funding. This press release is to ensure the public is aware of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s intent to apply for OHV funding. For application review and public comment see the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle website at http://www.ohv.parks.ca.gov.

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Havasu Lake- Lewd Acts with a Child

  DATE/TIME: December 4, 2018/ 2:40 p.m. INCIDENT: PC 288(a) Lewd Acts With a Child LOCATION: 80 block of S. Valley Mesa Havasu Lake, California SUSPECT: Michael Anthony Smith, 50 years old, resident of Havasu Lake, California VICTIM: Confidential SUMMARY: In July 2018, an investigation of lewd acts with a child under 14 years old was initiated by deputies at the Colorado River Station, involving an 11-year-old female victim. Detectives assumed the investigation that led to the contact with the…

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Colorado River Station – Death Investigation

DATE/TIME: November 18, 2018/1:16 pm INCIDENT:   Death Investigation LOCATION: On the Colorado River one mile south of the AVI Casino VICTIM(S): Patrick Hayden, 56 Yrs, Bullhead City, AZ. SUMMARY: On Sunday, November 18, 2018, at approximately 1:16 pm, deputies from the Colorado River Station where dispatched to a report of a subject found floating in the river, approximately one mile south of the AVI Hotel and Casino. An off-duty police officer was canoeing with a girl scout troop when…

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Needles – Vehicle Theft / Attempted Carjacking / Assault w/a Deadly Weapon

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 /  11:25AM INCIDENT: CVC 10851(a) – Vehicle Theft PC 664/215(a) – Attempted Carjacking PC 245(a)(1) – Assault With A deadly Weapon LOCATION: Interstate 40 near Park Moabi Rd, Needles, CA SUSPECT: Christian Estudillo, 20 years old, resident of Ridgecrest, CA SUMMARY: On Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at approximately 11:25AM a Mojave County AZ sheriff’s lieutenant attempted to stop a vehicle on westbound Interstate 40 approaching the California state line. The driver failed to yield and…

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Colorado River – Convicted Felon In Possession of a Firearm

DATE/TIME: October 16, 2018   /  11:00 pm INCIDENT: 29800 P.C. – Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm 11359 H.S. – Possession of Cannabis for Sales LOCATION: 1900 Block of Erin Drive, Needles SUSPECT(S): Rayshun Phillips, 25-year-old resident of Barstow SUMMARY: On October 16, 2018, Deputy D. Martinez of the Colorado River Station responded to a Domestic Disturbance at the 1900 block of Erin Dr. within the City of Needles. The reporting party said the suspect causing the disturbance left…

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Needles – False Imprisonment

DATE/TIME: October 5, 2018/12:45 AM INCIDENT: PC 236 – False Imprisonment LOCATION: 1900 block of Rio Vista Drive, Needles SUSPECT: Joe Edenfield, age 54 a resident of Needles VICTIM: Confidential SUMMARY: On October 5, 2018, deputies from the Colorado River Station/Needles Police Department responded to a call for service regarding an assault that occurred in the 1900 block of Rio Vista Drive in the City of Needles. Through investigation, it was discovered that Joe Edenfield assaulted the victim and held…

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