Needles, CA: Deputies arrested multiple people during the serving of a residential search warrant.

By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):

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

Needles, California: The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station has released publicly information regarding deputies arresting multiple people during the serving of a residential search warrant that occurred on Wednesday, January 10th, 2022.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, at approximately 5:45 p.m., deputies assigned to the Colorado River Station/Needles Police Department conducted a residential search warrant in the area of the 300 block of Chestnut Street.

Deputies and a law enforcement canine from the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office assisted during the search warrant.

During the search of the residence, deputies located six subjects, firearms and ammunition, dangerous illegal drugs and prescription drugs and an illegally possessed tear gas device.  In total, deputies seized approximately 35 grams of suspected methamphetamine.

Jose J. Acosta, 56 years old resident from Needles, California, was found to be in violation of Health and Safety (H&S) code 11366, maintaining a drug home and H&S 11378, possession of a controlled substance for sales.  Acosta was consequently arrested and booked into the Colorado River Station jail with a bail amount of $75,000.00.  Acosta remains in the custody of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department awaiting a court hearing.

Michael J. Thomas, 37 years old resident from Mohave Valley, Arizona, was found to be in violation of Penal Code (PC) 29800(a)(1), felon in possession of a firearm and PC 30305(a)(1), felon in possession of ammunition.  Thomas was consequently arrested and booked into the Colorado River Station jail with a bail amount of $100,000.00.  Thomas remains in the custody of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department awaiting a court hearing.

Mark A. Franco, 44 years old resident from Needles, California, was found to be in violation of PC 22810(a), unlawful possession of tear gas.  Franco was issued a promise to appear citation and released from the residence.

Theodore S. Muniz, 35 years old resident from Needles, California, was found to be in violation of H&S 11365(a), being present where controlled substance use is occurring.  Muniz was issued a promise to appear citation and released from the residence.

Luzvida E. Quintero, 40 years old resident from Needles, California, was found to be in violation of H&S 11365(a), being present where controlled substance use is occurring.  Quintero was consequently arrested and booked into the Colorado River Station jail and was later released on promise to appear citation.

Rachel Reyes, 41 years old resident resident from Needles, California, was found to be in violation of H&S 11351, possession of controlled substance for sale, and H&S 11365(a) being present where controlled substance use is occurring.  Reyes was consequently arrested and booked into the Colorado River Station jail and was later released on promise to appear citation.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy A. Gonzalez of the Colorado River Station/Needles Police Department at (760) 326-9200. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.

For press releases, news, and information, follow the Colorado River Station/Needles Police Department on Facebook and Instagram @SBCSDColoradoRiverStation or Twitter at: @CORiverStation.

Refer: Deputy A. Gonzalez

Station: Needles Police Department/Colorado River Station

Phone No. (760) 326-9200

Case No. 212200039

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

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