Big River, CA: Man arrested for weapon violations and probation violation.

Big River, CA: Man arrested for weapon violations and probation violation.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, about 12:00 p.m. PT on Wednesday, November 13th, 2019, deputies and detectives conducted a probation compliance check in the 149000 block of Capistrano Way in Big River, California.

The man, identified by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station as 51 year old Daniel Martinez Jr. from Big River, California, who was on adult formal probation, was contacted at that location.

Ammunition, high capacity magazines and suspected methamphetamine were found in Martinez’ residence.

A gun safe was also found in the residence. Martinez is a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing any ammunition.

He was arrested for being in possession of ammunition, being in possession of high capacity magazines and drug possession.

He wa s booked into the Needles jail and is being held without bail for the above charges and a probation violation.

On Thursday, November 14th, 2019, a search warrant was obtained to access and search the contents of the gun safe.

Suspected methamphetamine, 2 handguns, 6 rifles and 2 shotguns were found in the safe. Two of the rifles were illegal assault weapons and one shotgun had an obliterated serial number.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective Tim Preston at the Colorado River station at (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

** Press Release: **

https://local.nixle.com/alert/7648759/

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**** Please Note: This press release was released publicly by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station. ****

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