San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: January 11, 2017 / 8:36 a.m.

INCIDENT: PC 422 (a), Criminal Threats

                   PC 422.6 (a), Hate Crimes

LOCATION: 25000 Block of Barton Road, Loma Linda

SUSPECT: Robert Harold Watts, 49 Years old, Transient in Loma Linda

VICTIM: Confidential

Summary

On January 11, 2017 at 8:36 a.m., Deputies B. Ortiz and L. Sandoval responded to a trespassing call in the 25000 Block of Barton Road. The suspect refused to leave the premises after the owner made numerous requests for him to leave. The suspect left after he observed deputies arriving at the location. Deputies identified the suspect as a local transient, Robert Watts.

As Watts was escorted to the patrol unit, he yelled out loudly and aggressively to the victim making reference to her race. The victim felt intimidated by Watts’ actions. Deputies continued their investigation and discovered Watts had made threats to the victim and the threats were discriminatory in nature and referenced the victim’s race several times. Watts was arrested and booked into the 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 the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME(27463) or you may leave information on their website at www.wetip.com.

Refer:Deputy  B.Ortiz

Station: Central Station

Phone No.(909)387-3545

Case No.151700065

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