San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: March 13, 2016 / 11:41 p.m. 

INCIDENT: PC 496 Possession of a Stolen Handgun

LOCATION: 40th Street and Electric Avenue, San Bernardino

SUSPECT(S): Deandre Patterson, age 31; Justin Kinchen, age 31 both residents of Rialto

VICTIM(S): Confidential 


On Sunday, March 13, 2016, at approximately 11:41 p.m, Deputy L. Sandoval from the Sheriff’s Central Station conducted a traffic stopin the are of 40th Street and Electric Avenue for a vehicle code violation. The vehicle was slow to yield and the occupants were moving around inside the vehicle. Deputy Sandoval detained Deandre Patterson, Justin Kinchen and another unidentified black male subject. During the detention, the unidentified subject fled on foot and escaped capture. Patterson and Kinchen were both detained while deputies conducted a vehicle search. They located a loaded 9mm handgun underneath the front passenger seat. The handgun was discovered to be stolen out of Riverside. Both suspects were arrested and booked into Central Detention Center.


Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Central Station at (909) 387-3545. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the website at    Refer:Deputy L. Sandoval Station:Central Station Phone No.(909) 387-3545 Case No.011601051 

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