Needles, CA: Deputies arrested local man for robbery and domestic violence along the West Broadway overpass.

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

Pictures: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):

Needles, California: The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has released publicly information regarding the police activity that was occuring near the railroad tracks in Needles, California on Thursday, May 27, 2021.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, at approximately 12:20 p.m. deputies from the Colorado River Station were flagged down on the West Broadway overpass by a female who advised she had been assaulted and robbed of her personal belongings.

The victim told deputies her boyfriend, later identified as Robert Hatch, knocked her to the ground and took a bag she was carrying that contained her personal belongings.

The victim received minor injuries to her shoulder and legs. Hatch left the location with the bag prior to the deputies arriving. Hatch was later located on the 1900 block of Needles Hwy, where he was taken into custody for PC 211, Robbery and PC 273.5, Domestic Violence.

Hatch was transported to the Colorado River Station jail for booking. He is currently being held on $100,000 bond, pending a court hearing.

Pictures captured by ZachNews shows the search by deputies along the railroad tracks off R Street as well as near the West Broadway overpass off North L Street and North M Street.

A helicopter from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department was spotted for a short moment circling the area above Needles Highway and the railroad tracks near the West Broadway overpass.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Deputy Weck at the Colorado River Station/Needles Police Department located at 1111 Bailey Avenue or call (760) 326-9200.

Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the We Tip Hotline at (800)78-CRIME or leave information online at

For press releases, news and information follow the Colorado River Station on Twitter at: @CORiverstation.

Refer:              Deputy Brian Weck

Station:            Needles Sheriff’s Station

Phone No.       (760) 326-9200

Case No.         212100500

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