San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department
Press Release

DATE/TIME: Monday, November 27, 2017 6:40 p.m.
INCIDENT: Possession of a Stolen Vehicle
LOCATION: 12700 block of Bryant St., Yucaipa
SUSPECT: Benjamin Michael Smith, 32 years old, resident of Yucaipa


On Monday, November 27, 2017 deputies received a Lo Jack hit on a reported stolen vehicle that was stolen earlier Monday day in Moreno Valley. With assistance from the Sheriff’s helicopter (40King), Deputy King located the stolen vehicle, a black 1997 Honda CRV, parked in the driveway of a residence on Bryant St. Deputy King observed a male, later identified as Benjamin Smith, flee on foot from the vehicle. Smith was tracked by 40 King and found hiding in a ravine, west of the residence.

Smith was taken into custody without incident and booked at the Central Detention Center for Possession of Stolen Property.

Refer: Deputy D. King
Station: Yucaipa
Phone No. (909) 918-2305
Case No. 141703844

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