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DATE/TIME: June 10, 2018/ 10:50 AM

INCIDENT: HS 11370.1(A)- Possession of a Controlled Substance while armed with a Firearm

LOCATION: North K. Street/Front Street, Needles, CA

SUSPECT(S): Justin Gilbert, age 37 a resident of Mohave Valley, Az

VICTIM(S): State of California

SUMMARY: On June 10th , 2018, at approximately 10:50 am, deputies from the Colorado River Station/Needles Police Department conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of North K. Street and Front Street, in the City of Needles. Deputies made contact with the driver later identified as Justin Gilbert. During a consent search of the vehicle deputies located a loaded handgun. Gilbert was also found to be in possession of approximately a half ounce of methamphetamine. Gilbert was arrested for possession of a controlled substance while armed with a firearm and transported to the Needles Jail.

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

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Refer: Deputy Yates

Station: Colorado River Station/Needles Police Department

Phone No. 760-326-9200

Case No. 211800602

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