Downtown Needles, CA: Man arrested for felon in possession of a firearm.

By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):

Source: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station (Information and Press Release):

Downtown Needles, California: The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station has released publicly information regarding a man arrested for felon in possession of a firearm that occurred on Monday, March 15th, 2021.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, at 7:30 p.m., deputies from the Colorado River Station / Needles Police Department, conducted a traffic stop in the area of Third Street and F Street in Needles, for a vehicle code violation.

The driver, identified as Michael Jewell, was detained and told deputies there was a shotgun in the trunk of the vehicle.

Through further investigation, deputies discovered that Jewell was a career criminal, a convicted felon and was prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition.

Deputies conducted a search of the vehicle and located a shotgun, handgun and several boxes of ammunition in the trunk.

Jewell was arrested for P.C. 29800 (A)(1) Felon in Possession of a Firearm and was booked into the Colorado River Station jail on $50,000 bail and is awaiting a court hearing.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact Deputy K. Sutton at (760) 326- 9200.

Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the We-Tip Hotline at (877) 79 CRIME (27463) or you may leave information at www.wetip.com

For news, press releases and information, follow the Colorado River Station on twitter at: @CORiverStation

Refer: Deputy K. Sutton

Station: Colorado River Station

Phone No. 760-326-9200

Case No. 102100145

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

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