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DATE/TIME: September 28, 2018/ 4:30 PM

INCIDENT: PC 273A(A)- Child Endangerment/ No Bail Parole Violation

LOCATION: 1100 block of W Broadway St., Needles

SUSPECT(S): Ashley Ornelas, 30-year-old resident of Needles
Pete Jewell, 36-year-old resident of Needles

VICTIM(S): 4-year-old child

SUMMARY: On September 28, 2018, Deputies from the Colorado River Station/Needles Police Department were dispatched to the 1100 block of W Broadway St., in Needles, reference a found child. The reporting party found a 4 year old child walking around in the area of W Broadway and H St. with no supervision or parents. Deputies recognized the child from a residence at the 200 Block of H St. Deputies went to the residence and found the mother, Ashley Ornelas, sleeping. Pete Jewell was also found sleeping in the home with Ornelas. Jewell had a no bail warrant and is on Parole for Robbery. Heroin and a glass pipe, commonly used for smoking methamphetamine, was found inside of the residence where children had access to it. Children and Family Services was notified and released the child to the father. Ornelas was booked into the Needles Jail where she is being held pending a court hearing with a $100,000 bond. Jewell was booked into the Needles Jail and held for a no bail warrant.

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Deputy Blackard of the Colorado River Station/Needles Police Department located at 1111 Bailey Ave or call (760) 326-9200. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the WeTip Hotline at (800) 78-CRIME (27463) or leave information online at

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Refer: Deputy Blackard

Station: Colorado River Station

Phone No. 760-326-9200

Case No. 211800994

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department