Needles, CA: Four men identified as suspects in a series of residential burglaries, with one armed and dangerous suspect outstanding.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, at 12:24 p.m. PT on Tuesday, December 10th, 2019, deputies responded to a residential burglary report on the 3000 block of Parkway Drive in Needles, California.
Deputies discovered several firearms, cash, jewelry and the victim’s vehicle stolen from the location.
On Friday, December 13th, 2019, additional burglaries on the 200 block of Spruce Street and 900 block of Earl Court were reported.
The investigations showed the burglaries were related to the burglary on Parkway Drive. The investigation identified four suspects as being involved in the burglaries. Several search warrants were authored and served at various locations within the City of Needles.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Special Enforcement Division (SWAT) assisted with a search warrant on the 1900 block of Erin Drive where several stolen firearms were recovered.
On Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 37 years old Jason Venegar from Needles, California and Davontre Veneger-Scott were located, arrested and booked into the Colorado River Station Jail.
Jason Venegar was also booked with a No Bail hold for a probation violation. Arrest warrants were authored for both 18 years old Dillon Knedler from Hesperia, California and 18 years old Samuel Deckard from Hesperia, California with a bail set at $100,000. each.
On Thursday, December 19, 2019, the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office filed felony charges on Deckard, Knedler and Venegar, as well as misdemeanor charges against 21 years old Davontre Venegar-Scott from Needles, California for possession of stolen property.
Knedler was arrested on the felony warrant Saturday, December 21, 2019 while visiting an inmate at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga, California.
Deckard is still outstanding and should be considered armed and dangerous. His whereabouts are unknown at this time.
Anybody with information regarding the incident is urged to contact Detective Brandon Abell or 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: 1-800-788-CRIME (27463), or may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at: http://www.wetip.com
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Four men were identified as suspects in a series of residential burglaries – one armed/dangerous suspect outstanding https://t.co/D23ZXRJgvw
— SBCSD Colorado River Station (@CORiverStation) December 24, 2019
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