San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: July 7,2016 / 1640 hours

INCIDENT: PC 530.5 – Identity / PC 496 – Possession of Stolen Property

LOCATION: Rimrock rd. x Lovado Ave

SUSPECT(S): Mathew Yates, age 28 of Barstow


On July 7, 2016, Deputy Mamon of the Barstow Sheriff’s Station conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the county area of Barstow. The driver identified as Mathew Yates was contacted and found to be driving with a suspended license. During the stop, Deputy Mamon located several pieces of mail and credit cards that were reported stolen. Yates was arrested for possession of stolen property and identity theft. Yates was booked at the Barstow Jail his bail was set at 50,000.00


As the investigation continues, Sheriff’s Detectives have identified several victims in the Barstow area and are working diligently to contact each of them. Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy Mamon of the Barstow Sheriff’s Station. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the WE-Tip Hotline at 800-78 CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the WE-Tip Hotline at   Refer:Deputy J. Mamon Station:Barstow Sheriff’s Station Phone No.760-256-4838 Case No.081600941

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700