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Cell phone theft ring uncovered at Nocturnal Wonderland; 5 arrested

Anyone who is a victim of cell phone theft should contact the sheriff's department

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. ( A cell phone theft ring was discovered during the first day of a two-day electronic music festival at Glen Helen Amphitheater, officials said.

Over 16,000 people attended the first day of Nocturnal Wonderland 2017 on Friday, September 15th.

According to a sheriff’s news release, during the show, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department arrested 7 people for charges ranging from drunk in public, possession of illegal drugs to outstanding warrants.

California Alcoholic Beverage Control was also on site and arrested 21 individuals for various B&P violations. Two attendees were transported to local area hospitals for medical issues requiring additional treatment.

On a separate investigation, a cell phone theft ring was uncovered during the event. Over forty stolen cell phones were recovered and 5 individuals were arrested.

According to a tweet from Lieutenant Doug Wolfe, authorities recovered 40 stolen cell phones.

Anyone that is a victim of a theft of cell phone is encouraged to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Central Station at (909)387-3545 or Sheriff’s Command Post at the venue.

Nocturnal Wonderland, formerly known as Nocturnal Festival, is a massive electronic music festival that has been steadily growing and brings the biggest names in music and dance to an audience of up to 50,000 musical enthusiasts. (Wikipedia)

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