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Man arrested for possession of burglary tools in Apple Valley

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. ( — Police arrested a man found with burglary tools and wearing a stolen San Bernardino County Fire Department shirt, officials said.

At about 8:04 am, on Friday, September 14, 2018, deputies from the Apple Valley Station were dispatched to two suspicious vehicles parked in the area of Tussing Ranch and Kiowa Roads.

Deputies arrived and found James Coleman, 40, of Apple Valley sitting in a black Ford.

According to Sheriff’s Spokeswoman Joy Ballinger, Coleman was wearing a San Bernardino County Fire Department shirt that appears to be stolen.

“He was arrested for possession of burglary tools and drug paraphernalia,” stated Ballinger.

In the same vicinity as Coleman was a white Honda that had been reported stolen out of Colton. The stolen Honda was parked and unoccupied.

Ballinger said, “deputies believe Coleman is somehow related to the stolen vehicle and there is additional information that there may be an outstanding suspect.”

Deputies are continuing the investigation. Additional information will be updated as it becomes available.

(photo by Tammy Jo Farrar-Pelletier)

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