Downtown Needles, CA: Juvenile arrested for several vehicle burglaries.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Colorado River Station, in the early morning hours on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 , deputies were dispatched to a series of vehicle burglaries that occurred overnight in the area of West Broadway and Front Street in Downtown Needles, California.
During the investigation, deputies discovered the suspect(s) had forced entry into a number of vehicles that were parked in the area and stole several items from those vehicles.
The suspect(s) broke windows and cut through storage covers to steal numerous items, including a child’s BMX style bicycle.
At around 1:00pm PT on Thursday, May 17th, 2018, while on patrol in the City of Needles, Deputy Deruiter witnessed a ma le juvenile riding a BMX bike that matched the bicycle stolen in the overnight thefts.
Deputy Deruiter contacted the juvenile and based on evidence and statements, determined the bicycle was the one stolen the previous day.
The juvenile was placed under arrest for PC496(a), Possession of Stolen Property and PC148.9, Providing false Information to an Officer.
Additionally, the juvenile had an unrelated No Bail warrant.
The juvenile was cited for the new charges, and released to the Department of Children and Family Services in accordance with the detention warrant.
This is an ongoing investigation and anybody with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Colorado River Station, at: 1 (760) 326-9200.
Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at: 1 (800) 78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at: http://www.wetip.com
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