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DATE/TIME: January 15, 2019 / 9:25 a.m.

INCIDENT: Suspicious Circumstances call

LOCATION: 24700-24800 Block of Baseline Street, Highland

SUSPECT: Unknown male

SUMMARY:

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