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Felon in Possession of Dozens of Firearms and Ammunition Arrested in Pinon Hills

PINON HILLS, Calif. ( — A 42-year-old previously convicted felon was arrested after an investigation resulted in law enforcement locating dozens of firearms, ammunition, and suspected Methamphetamine.

On Thursday, February 22, 2024, deputies assigned to Victorville Police Station’s Multiple Enforcement Team, along with investigators with the Sheriff’s Specialized Enforcement Division, SanCATT, and the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station, investigated a suspect with a felony warrant, theft of several firearms and automotive theft. 

Deputies contacted suspect Jason Waters at the 9200 block of Avalon Road in Pinion Hills. Waters was the sole occupant in a white Ford F-250 and was detained.

Located inside the truck were several high-capacity magazines that were loaded, and a clear plastic bag of suspected methamphetamine.

According to a sheriff’s news release, “a search of the residence resulted in the seizure of 28 firearms which included rifles, shotguns, handguns, and revolvers. In addition, approximately 2,000 rounds of miscellaneous ammunition were recovered and a stolen off highway vehicle was found on the property.”

Waters was transported and booked into the High Desert Detention Center for P.C. 496D(A)- Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, P.C. 30305(A)(1)- Felon Prohibited from Owning/Possessing Ammunition or Firearms

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact the Victorville Police Station at (760)241-2911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760)956-5001.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at

Investigation Leads to Felon in Possession of Dozens of Firearms, Ammunition, and Suspected Methamphetamine
(photo Victorville Police Department)

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