San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: July 8, 2016/11:30 a.m.

INCIDENT: Residential Burglary/Theft of Firearms

LOCATION: 100 Block of Erin Drive Needles, Ca

SUSPECT(S): Male juvenile, 14 years of age of Needles

VICTIM(S): Confidential


On July 5, 2016, at approximately 11:53 a.m., deputies from Colorado River/ Needles Station responded to the 100 block of Erin Drive in Needles following the report of a residential burglary that had occurred between the hours of 7:00 a.m., and 10:00 a.m. Two male suspects, one believed to be 14 years of age, had entered the home through an unlocked rear door. Items taken from the home included 3 shotguns, 3 rifles, a 40 cal. handgun and jewelry. The suspects were last seen walking out into the open field west of the residence carrying the objects wrapped in a tan blanket.

Through investigation, detectives identified a 14 year old male juvenile from Needles that matched the description given. On July 8 2016, at approximately 6:50 a.m., the 14 year old male was located, interviewed and subsequently arrested for PC 459 Residential Burglary and PC 487(d)(2) Theft of Firearms. The suspect was transported to the Juvenile Detention Facility in San Bernardino for Residential Burglary and Theft of Firearms. Detectives also learned that the suspect had a “no bail” warrant from a previous burglary charge.

The investigation is ongoing, detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the second suspect and the location of the stolen guns.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Caronna or Detective Preston at the Needles Station (760)-326-9200. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous is urged to contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at

Refer:Det. Nick Caronna or Det. Tim Preston

Station:Colorado River/ Needles Station

Phone No.760-326-9200

Case No.211600604

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