Needles, CA: Deputies arrested a man for burglarizing Needles Animal Control offices.

Needles, CA: Deputies arrested a man for burglarizing Needles Animal Control offices.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, on Sunday, December 8th, 2019, deputies responded to the report of a commercial burglary at the City of Needles Animal Control Office.

Employees noticed several locks had been cut leading to a storage shed and several bags of dog food, miscellaneous cleaning supplies, and dog treats were stolen from the location.

Deputies identified 45-year-old Joseph Collier from Needles, CA as the suspect.

Collier was contacted at his residence and was found in possession of the stolen items.

Deputy Blackard arrested Collier for PC459-Burglary.

Collier was transported and booked into the Colorado River Station Jail. Collier is being held on $25,000 bail.

A large portion of these pet supplies are funded by donations from the residents of Needles.

The shelter needs these items to care for the animals in their facility.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy E. Blackard of the Colorado River Station / Needles Police (760) 326-9200.

Callers who wish 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 website at http://www.wetip.com.

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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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