San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 / 1:30 p.m.
INCIDENT: Search Warrant – Cultivation of Marijuana / Stolen Vehicle
LOCATION: #1) 455 South “G” Street, San Bernardino
SUSPECT: #1) Alex Wan, age 26, of Pico Rivera / #2) Lijun Pan, age 49, of San Gabriel / #3) Guo Ming,
age 47, of San Gabriel
Investigators from the Sheriff’s Marijuana Enforcement Team served a search warrant at Location #1. Investigators found over 2,600 marijuana plants growing on the property along with a stolen vehicle from El Monte. All three suspects were present at the location when investigators served the warrant. Suspects #2 and #3 tried to hide inside the trashed filled building in an attempt to elude deputies. They were arrested without incident. Suspect #1 did not resist and was taken into custody immediately.
Enforcement officers from the City of San Bernardino’s Code Enforcement Division also inspected the property and found several building code violations. A case will be investigated by the Code Enforcement Division and the tenants and/or property owner(s) may be issued a citation for the violations and ultimately fined for the violations if they go uncorrected.
The suspects were in possession of a stolen vehicle (Toyota Tundra pick-up) that was reported as stolen earlier this month. The vehicle was returned to the owner. The suspects modified the interior of the building strictly for cultivating marijuana. Many building code violations and safety concerns were identified during the investigation. At this time, it is unknown where the suspects were planning to take the marijuana once harvested, but evidence gathered during the initial investigation suggests that they were not in compliance with California medical marijuana laws and local ordinances. The City of San Bernardino has an ordinance prohibiting marijuana dispensaries, including cultivating marijuana, within the city limits.
Suspect #1 was booked into the Central Detention Center for Cultivation of Marijuana and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle. His bail is set at $50,000. Suspect #2 was booked into the Central Detention Center for Cultivation of Marijuana. His bail is set at $25,000. Suspect #3 was booked into the West Valley Detention Center for Cultivation of Marijuana. His bail is set at $25,000. Additional charges may follow at a later time.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Gangs / Narcotics Division at (909)890-4840. 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 at www.wetip.com.
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Refer: Sheriff’s Public Affairs
Phone No. (909) 387-3700
DR / case:#621600222
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