Breaking News!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Suspect arrested in Needles Eagles Lodge 2599 burglary.
ZachNews has learned that a suspect has been arrested arrested after breaking into the Needles Eagles Lodge 2599 in Downtown Needles, California stealing cash and a laptop computer.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at 10:11am PT on Tuesday, July 7th, 2015, deputies from the Needles Police and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station took a report of a commercial burglary at the Needles Eagles Lodge 2599 located at 729 Front Street in Downtown Needles, California.
The suspect forced entry into the building by prying open the door.
The suspect then used a pry tool to open a safe.
The suspect left the location with cash and laptop computer.
The following day, deputies, along with the assistance of the San Bernardino County Probation Department, conducted a probation check of 48 year old Timothy Willard of Needles, California at his residence.
During the probation check, Willard was found in possession of a methamphetamine pipe, ammunition, and iron tools consistent with burglary tools.
Timothy Willard was transported to the Needles Station for questioning.
Deputies conducted a follow up investigation at the Needles Eagles Lodge 2599.
Deputies compared the pry marks on the door and safe to the iron tools located in Timothy Willard’s residence.
Several of Timothy Willard’s tools matched the pry marks found at the scene.
Timothy Willard was subsequently arrested and booked at the Needles Jail for the below listed charges:
– PC 459, Burglary
– PC 466, Burglary Tools
– HS 11364(a), Drug Paraphernalia
– PC 30305(a)(1), Possession of ammo by a known felon
Bail is set at $45,000 and Timothy Willard is scheduled for arraignment on Friday, July 10, 2015.
This investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Needles Sheriff’s Station at: 1 (760) 326-9219.
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