Needles, CA: Person arrested after being found in possession of a firearm and ammunition, and burglary.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, at 11:16pm PT on Thursday, September 6th, 2018, Deputy Wagner conducted a traffic stop on Needles Highway and North K Street in Needles, California for an equipment violation.
The passenger of the vehicle was identified as 31 year old Ricky Lee Andrews from Needles, California.
Andrews was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance and in possession of drug paraphernalia and was placed under arrest.
Deputy Wagner located Andrews’ backpack and found it matched a backpack reported stolen from a burglary that occurred on August 28th.
Inside the backpack was a handgun, ammunition and other items that lead Deputy Wagner to a residence on Highland Avenue.
Deputy Wagner discovered the garage had been burglarized several hours earlier.
A records check showed Andrews had felony convictions in the states of Nevada and Colorado and was prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition.
Ricky Andrews was transported and booked into the Colorado River Station Jail in Needles, California for a felon in possession of a firearm, ammunition and two counts of burglary.
Andrews is being held pending a court hearing with a $150,000 bail.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy Wagner or Detective Tim Preston at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s 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: www.wetip.com
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