San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME:Thursday, January 26, 2017 / 2:10 pm

INCIDENT:Penal Code 21310 – Possession of Concealed Dirk or Dagger

LOCATION:73400 block of Twentynine Palms Hwy, Twentynine Palms

SUSPECT:Jennifer Tomasello, 30 years, Twentynine Palms


On Thursday, January 26, 2017 at about 2:10 pm, sheriff’s deputies responded to the Twentynine Palms AM/PM store located at 73434 Twentynine Palms Hwy reference an irate female kicking and throwing rocks at the business windows. Dispatch aired additional information that the female walked away from the location and a description of the female was provided to responding deputies. Deputy Dennis Tollefson located a female matching the description a short distance away and made contact with her. The female was identified as Jennifer Tomasello, and determined to be the female causing the disturbance. Tomasello advised Deputy Tollefson that she was on probation, so a probation compliance check of Tomasello’s person and purse was conducted. Deputy Tollefson located an 11 inch and 6 inch fixed blade knives in her purse that were not in sheaths and easily accessible.

Tomasello was arrested for Penal Code 21310 – Possession of a concealed dirk or dagger; and booked into the Morongo Basin Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail. A no-bail violation of probation hold was also placed on Tomasello.

Refer:Dennis Tollefson, Deputy Sheriff
Station: Morongo Basin Station
Case #: 201700099
Phone No. (760) 366-4175

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