By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):
Source: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station (Public Information, Press Release and Twitter Post):
Needles, California: According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, at approximately 10:04 a.m. PT on Tuesday, February 18th, 2020, Detectives from the Colorado River Station/ Needles Police Department, along with the San Bernardino County Auto Theft Task Force served a search warrant in the 1900 block of Desoto Street. The search warrant was related to an ongoing investigation related to stolen vehicles and the altering of vehicle identification numbers. Items related to owning/operating a chop shop, narcotics sales and a loaded firearm were located during the warrant service.
Jeff Gardner was arrested for owning/operating a chop shop and possession of narcotics for sales and is being held on $75,000. bail. Brian Lillard was arrested for felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition with bail set at $50,000. Karl Hennings was arrested for possession of narcotics and later cite released with a pending court date.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact Detective Tim Preston or Detective Brandon Abell 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
** Press Release: **
** Twitter Post: **
Detectives and the S.B. Co. Auto Theft Task Force served a search warrant in Needles and arrested three men https://t.co/gJzrkc3zre
— SBCSD Colorado River Station (@CORiverStation) February 19, 2020