Sunday , 23 October 2016

Multiple Guns Stolen During Residential Burglary

NEEDLES:( Police are searching for a second suspect who broke into a residence and stole multiple handguns.

On July 5, 2016, at approximately 11:53 a.m., deputies from Colorado River/ Needles Station responded to the 100 block of Erin Drive in Needles following the report of a residential burglary that had occurred between the hours of 7:00 a.m., and 10:00 a.m.

Two male suspects, one believed to be 14 years of age, had entered the home through an unlocked rear door.

Items taken from the home included 3 shotguns, 3 rifles, a 40 cal. handgun and jewelry.

The suspects were last seen walking out into the open field west of the residence carrying the objects wrapped in a tan blanket.

Through investigation, detectives identified a 14-year-old male juvenile from Needles that matched the description given. On July 8th 2016, at approximately 6:50 a.m., the 14-year-old male was located, interviewed and subsequently arrested for PC 459 residential burglary and PC 487(d)(2) theft of firearms.

The suspect was transported to the Juvenile Detention Facility in San Bernardino for residential burglary and theft of firearms.

Detectives also learned that the suspect had a “no bail” warrant from a previous burglary charge.

The investigation is ongoing, detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the second suspect and the location of the stolen guns.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Caronna or Detective Preston at the Needles Station (760)-326-9200. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous is urged to contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at

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