Colorado River – Possession of Narcotics for Sale

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Press Release DATE/TIME: August 19, 2017 INCIDENT: HS11379 – Transportation of a Controlled Substance for Sale PC30305(a)- Prior Felon in Possession of Ammunition HS 11550(a)- Under the Influence of a controlled Substance LOCATION: 3rd Street and J Street, Needles SUSPECT(S): Ernest Becerra, 30 of Bullhead City Christina Leivas, 21 of Needles Summary On Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 4:09 a.m., Ernest Becerra was stopped for a traffic violation. During the investigation, it was learned that…

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Colorado River – Fatal Boating Accident

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Press Release DATE/TIME: August 5, 2017/6:29 P.M. INCIDENT: Boat Accident LOCATION: Big River Park/ Colorado River SUSPECT: Umberto Bagnara, 52 years old, resident of Beaumont, California VICTIM: Tasha Turner, 30 years old, resident of Hemet, California Summary On August 5, 2017 at approximately 6:29 PM, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department/Colorado River Boating Deputies responded to a fatal boating accident near the Big River Park on the Colorado River. The operator, Umberto Bagnara, and 6 passengers…

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Colorado River – Minor injury boat accident

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Press Release DATE/TIME: August 4, 2017/5:32 P.M. INCIDENT: Boat Accident LOCATION: Lake Havasu/ Grass Island Summary On August 4, 2017 at approximately 5:32 p.m., Colorado River Boating Deputies responded to two boating accidents involving a recreational pontoon boat and a “Tarzan” play center pontoon boat on Lake Havasu near Grass Island. The owners/operators of both watercraft, Cory Flaminio and Thong Lo, owners of Tarzan Havasu, were traveling south from Thomson Bay to Grass Island when…

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Colorado River – Injury Boat Accident

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Press Release July 22, 2017/2:24 P.M. Injury Boat Accident LOCATION: Colorado River/ Blankenship Bend Summary On July 22, 2017 at approximately 2:24 pm, Colorado River Boating Deputies responded to a collision involving a Pontoon boat and a local tour boat on the Colorado River near Blankenship Bend. The owner/operator of the Pontoon boat, Merrill Storms, and two passengers were traveling south from the area of the sand bar at Blankenship Bend when his vessel collided…

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Colorado River- Transportation of Marijuana for Sale

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Press Release DATE/TIME: Sunday July 9, 2017- 4:10 pm INCIDENT: Transportation of Marijuana for Sale LOCATION: 3rd Street & Crestview, Needles SUSPECT(S): Kristina Pineda, 25 year old resident of Needles VICTIM(S): State of California Summary On Sunday, July 9, 2017, at 4:10 hours, deputies from the Needles Police and Sheriff’s Department conducted a traffic stop on Kristina Pineda for failing to stop at a stop sign. While speaking with Pineda, deputies could smell a strong…

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Colorado River – Fourth of July Operation

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Press Release DATE/TIME: June 30th – July 4th 2017 INCIDENT: Fourth of July Marine Enforcement Operation LOCATION: Colorado River Station Summary The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Colorado River Station Marine Enforcement Unit conducted it’s 2017 Fourth of July Weekend Operation, starting on June 30, 2017 through July 4, 2017. The operation was conducted along the Colorado River from the California/Nevada state line to the Riverside County line. The majority of the operation was focused…

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Colorado River- Boating Safety Week

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Press Release DATE/TIME: May 19, 2017  INCIDENT: Safe Boating LOCATION: Colorado River & County lakes SUSPECT(S): None VICTIM(S): None  Summary With the boating season upon us the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Marine Enforcement Unit is gearing up for an increase in watercraft traffic on the Colorado River and lakes throughout the county. The Marine Enforcement Unit will be looking for boaters under the influence and ensuring all operators are boating safely. All vessels are…

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Colorado River – Detectives Arrest Commercial Burglary Suspects

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Press Release DATE/TIME: May 19, 2017 INCIDENT: PC459-Commercial Burglary LOCATION: 101 E Broadway Street, Needles, CA 92363 SUSPECT(S): Jon Godden 59 yrs, San Bernardino; Robert Westbrook 51 yrs, San Bernardino VICTIM(S): CONFIDENTIAL Summary On Thursday, May 18th, 2017, Godden and Westbrook were contacted by Sheriff’s personnel with their disabled vehicle near the intersection of Broadway Street and D Street in the City of Needles. They had a flatbed trailer loaded with items that appeared to…

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Colorado River- Memorial Day Enforcement

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Press Release Date/Time:  May 26th – May 29th 2017 Incident:  Memorial Day Marine Enforcement Operations Location:  Colorado River Station   Summary The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Colorado River Station Marine Enforcement Unit conducted its 2017 Memorial Day weekend operation, starting on May 26, 2017 through May 29, 2017. The operation was conducted along the Colorado River from the California/Nevada state line to the Riverside County line.    The majority of the operation was focused…

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Colorado River- Possession of Controlled Substance for Sales

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Press Release DATE/TIME: April 12, 2017 at 10:25 am   INCIDENT: Possession of a controlled substance for sales, Conspiracy, Child Endangerment, Committing a felony while out on a felony.  LOCATION: 2000 block Flora Vista Needles, Ca.  SUSPECT(S): Tory Gonzales, 36 years old, of Needles, Ca., Tina Ihde, 49 years old, of Needles, Ca. and Roxanne Marshall, 23 years old, of Needles, Ca. Summary On April 12, 2017, at 10:25 a.m. deputies from the San Bernardino…

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