San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: November 16, 2016 6:00 p.m.

INCIDENT: Possession of a Controlled Substance for Sale with a Loaded Firearm

LOCATION: 12100 block of 14th St, City of Yucaipa

SUSPECT(S): East, Joseph, age 19 of Yucaipa


On Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at approximately 6:00 p.m., Yucaipa’s Multiple Enforcement Team Deputies along with the assistance of the San Bernardino Sheriff’s SWAT Team served a search warrant at the Yucal Motel in the City of Yucaipa. During the search, Joseph East, a 19 year Yucaipa resident, was located in one of the rooms armed with a loaded handgun. He was detained without incident. During the investigation approximately three ounces of Heroin, one ounce of Cocaine, US currency and other items associated with the sales of narcotics were located. A second loaded firearm was located in another room which was later determined to belong to East. East was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance for Sale with a Loaded Firearm and booked at Central Detention Center where he is being held on $50,000.00 bail.
The Multiple Enforcement Team / Problem Oriented Policing Detail is funded by and serves the City of Yucaipa. Among other duties, officers assigned to this detail seek wanted persons, work with parole and probation officers to ensure that people under their supervision remain in compliance with the law. The MET also responds to concerns expressed by citizens regarding all types of criminal activity that is affecting their neighborhoods and communities. Citizens with any such information are encouraged to contact Deputy C. Coillot or J. McDaniel at (909) 918-2305. Citizens may also anonymously provide information to We Tip by calling 1-800-78 CRIME (1-800-782-7463) or by visiting WETIP.COM on the internet.

Refer:Deputies McDaniel / Coillot

Station:Yucaipa Police and Sheriff

Phone No.909-918-2305

Case No.141604116

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