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DATE/TIME: January 3, 2019 / 1:52 p.m.
INCIDENT: HS11370.1(A)- Possession of a Controlled Substance While Armed
HS11378- Possession of a Controlled Substance for Sale
HS11379- Transportation of a Controlled Substance
PC29800(A)(1)- Felony Possession of a Firearm
PC30305(A)(1)- Prohibited Owning/Etc. Ammunition
PC3455- Post Release Community Supervision Violation
PC12022.1(B)- New Felony Offense
PC21810- Manufacture/Sale/Etc. of Metal Knuckles
PC1203.2- Probation Violation

LOCATION: 8500 block of Vineyard Avenue

SUSPECT: Steven Allen Brown, 44-years-old from Rancho Cucamonga
Rodney Juarez, 47-years-old from Upland
Julie Pena, 36-years-old from Upland

On Wednesday, January 3, 2019 at approximately 1:52 p.m., Deputy Derek Pedersen and K9 Smokey attempted a double traffic stop of two vehicles driving in tandem for vehicle code violations. During the traffic stop, motorcyclist Steven Brown, fled on foot and was located shortly after. The two suspects of the vehicle, Rodney Juarez and Julie Pena remained at the scene and were detained by responding deputies.

During a search of Brown’s motorcycle, methamphetamine and a stolen, loaded handgun were found. Brown was found to have a no-bail felony warrant for his arrest. During a search of the vehicle occupied by Juarez and Pena, K9 Smokey indicated a hit for drugs in the center console. Deputies located methamphetamine and a pair of brass knuckles. Through investigation, Pena was found to be currently on Felony Probation. The three suspects were arrested and booked into the West Valley Detention Center for the above-mentioned felony charges.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information at

Refer: Deputy Derek Pedersen
Station: Rancho Cucamonga Police Department
Phone No. (909) 477-2800
Report: 111900151

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department