San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: November 1, 2016 1:12pm

INCIDENT: HS 11364/11377(a) – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Methamphetamine

LOCATION: Needles Hwy / Old Route 66, Needles, CA

SUSPECT(S): John Arnold, 23yrs, San Dimas, CA

VICTIM(S): The People of the State of California


On Tuesday November 1, 2016 at approximately 1:12pm, Sergeant Bill Busto and Captain Ross Tarangle conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation in the area of Needles Hwy and Old Route 66 in Needles. During the traffic stop it was learned the driver, John Arnold, was possibly in possession of illegal drugs. A search of the driver and vehicle located drug paraphernalia and suspected methamphetamine. Arnold was arrested without incident and transported to the Needles Jail where he was booked for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine.


Refer:Sergeant Bill Busto

Station:Colorado River Station

Phone No.(760) 326-9200

Case No.211601093

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