San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: November 17, 2016, at approximately 10:13 PM

INCIDENT: PC 182, Conspiracy
PC 530.5, Identity Theft
HS 11370.1, Possession of a Controlled Substance while Armed
PC 29800 (a)(1), Felon in Possession of a Firearm
PC 484, Theft Via False Pretenses

LOCATION: 1300 block of E. Highland Ave., City of San Bernardino

SUSPECT(S): Jason Franz Gonzales, 41-year-old male, resident of Carson
Nivelyn Gaces Ortal, 31-year-old female, resident of Culver City


On Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 10:13 p.m. Deputy Gile located a vehicle parked in a handicapped space without a placard in a motel parking lot. The vehicle was found to have a stolen license plate attached to an embezzled rental car. Other deputies were summoned to the location and contacted the room associated with vehicle. The occupants, Jason Gonzales and Nivelyn Ortal, were on felony probation out of Los Angeles. The deputies conducted a probation search and located a firearm, packaged methamphetamine, a tablet computer, a credit card making machine, fictitious identifications and the credit card information of approximately 30 victims in their possession. Both subjects were arrested and booked into the Central Detention Center.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline

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Refer:Deputy Josh Gile

Station:Central Station

Phone No.(909) 387-3545

Case No.011605071

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