San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: January 30, 2016, at 10:24 am

INCIDENT: PC459 Residential Burglary

LOCATION: 31000 block of Fort Cady Rd. in Newberry Springs

SUSPECT(S): Carl Gordon, age 22, of Newberry Springs
Robert Poole, age 29, a transient of Newberry Springs

VICTIM: Confidential


On Saturday, January 30, 2016, sheriff’s dispatch received a report of suspicious circumstances. The caller saw two males carrying property from a residence to a truck that was parked along Fort Cady Rd. in Newberry Springs. The truck was described as an older white truck with a camper type shell and an orange strip on it. The suspects were only described as two white males.
Deputies Woods, Halterman and Chacon of the Barstow Sheriff’s Station responded. Sheriff’s Aviation Division was on-scene within a few minutes and started providing deputies with information about the property layout. Aviation then started an aerial scan for vehicles in the area. Aviation spotted a white truck, on Fort Cady Rd. ½ mile south of the residence. When the truck occupants heard the sound of the sheriff’s helicopter, two males exited the truck and walked away eventually crossing over railroad tracks.

Deputy Woods secured the crime scene, started surveillance and waited for responding units. Deputy Halterman responded to the truck and saw it was white with a camper on the bed and an orange blanket covering the camper. Carl Gordon of Newberry Springs was detained pending an investigation. Deputy Chacon circled to the south side of Fort Cady Rd., and detained Robert Poole pending an investigation.
During the investigation, the caller positively identified the white truck and both Gordon and Poole as the persons he saw loading property into the white truck. The victims positively identified numerous items of property such as tools, extension cords and wiring as their property. The total value of recovered property was $1,795.00 which was returned to the victims. Carl Gordon and Robert Poole were arrested and booked at Barstow Jail for felony residential burglary. Bail was set at $75,000 each.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy Woods or Halterman 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: Deputies Kyle Woods, Jim Halterman and Michael Chacon

Station: Barstow Sheriff’s Station

Case #: 081600138

Phone No. (760) 256-4838

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