Needles, CA: Male juvenile arrested for residential burglary and theft of firearms.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 11:53am PT on Tuesday, July 5th, 2016, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station responded to the 100 block of Erin Drive in Needles, California following the report of a residential burglary that had occurred between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00am PT.
At lease 2 male suspects, 1 believed to be 14 years of age, had entered the home through an unlocked rear door.
Items taken from the home included 3 shotguns, 3 rifles, a 40 cal. handgun and jewelry.
The suspects were last seen walking out into the open field west of the residence carrying the objects wrapped in a tan blanket.
Through investigation, detectives identified a 14 year old male juvenile from Needles, California that matched the description given.
At approximately 6:50am PT on Friday, July 8th, 2016, the 14 year old male was located, interviewed, and subsequently arrested for PC 459 Residential Burglary and PC 487(d)(2) Theft of Firearms.
The suspect was transported to the Juvenile Detention Facility in San Bernardino, California for Residential Burglary and Theft of Firearms.
Detectives also learned that the suspect had a “no bail” warrant from a previous burglary charge.
The investigation is ongoing, detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the 2nd suspect and the location of the stolen guns.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Caronna or Detective Preston at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station at: 1 (760)-326-9200.
Anyone wishing to remain anonymous is urged to contact the We-Tip Hotline at: 1 (800) 78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline website at: http://www.wetip.com
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