DATE/TIME: January 15, 2019 / 9:25 a.m.
INCIDENT: Suspicious Circumstances call
LOCATION: 24700-24800 Block of Baseline Street, Highland
SUSPECT: Unknown male
Deputies in Highland were dipatched to a commercial business complex on Baseline Street regarding suspicious circumstances. A Highland City employee saw an unknown male driving a white pick up truck stop at the location and discard a metal gas cylinder in the parking lot.
Deputies arrived at the location and immediately closed off the area and evacuated the businesses in the strip mall. Investigators from the Sheriff’s Arson/Bomb Detail were called to assist with the possible explosive device. After several hours, the cylinder was examined and determined to be safe. The San Bernardino County Fire HAZMAT Unit responded to the location to pick up and discard the cylinder.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Highland Police Department (909) 425-9793. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com
Refer: Public Affairs
Station: Highland Station
Phone No. 909-425-9793
Case No. 131900238
JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department