Needles, CA: Man arrested after deputies located during a traffic stop a loaded firearm.

Needles, CA: Man arrested after deputies located during a traffic stop a loaded firearm.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, at 11:00 a.m. PT on Sunday, May 12th, 2019, deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 300 block of D Street in Needles, California.

One of the passengers in the vehicle, identified publicly by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station as 35 year old Enrique Lovato, a transient of Needles, California.

Lovato had a no bail warrant for his arrest for violation of Community Supervised Release.

During the investigation, deputies located a loaded .22 Caliber semi automatic pistol in his possession as well as a substantial amount of suspected methamphetamine.

Lovato was interviewed and subsequently arrested.

Lovato was booked into the Needles jail on a no bail warrant and additional charges.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Deputy Hernandez or Deputy Ramirez 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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https://local.nixle.com/alert/7282776/

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