San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department
Press Release

DATE/TIME: September 8, 2017 / 1:40 p.m.
INCIDENT: PC 29800(A) Felon in Possession of a Firearm and HS 11378 Methamphetamine Sales
LOCATION: Redlands Boulevard and Corporate Drive, Loma Linda
SUSPECT(S): Modesto Villalba, age 39 of San Bernardino


On September 8, 2017, at approximately 1:40 p.m., Deputy H. Reyes, from the Sheriff’s Central Station, Loma Linda Patrol, conducted a traffic stop on a Ford Explorer for expired registration. Reyes contacted the driver and identified him as Modesto Villalba, who was found to have an active warrant for his arrest. During a search of the vehicle, Deputy Reyes located a 40-caliber handgun, methamphetamine, digital scale and U.S. currency. Villalba is a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing a firearm. Villalba was arrested for PC 29800(A) Felon in Possession of a Firearm and HS 11378 Possession of Methamphetamine for Sales. Villalba was 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 H. Reyes
Station: Central Station
Phone No. (909)387-3545
Case No. 151701719

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