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$40,000 Worth of Stolen Property Recovered


February 3, 2017

JOSHUA TREE, Calif – On Wednesday, February 1, a deputy from the San Bernardino County Sheriff - Morongo Basin Station developed information that property stolen during several recent burglaries was located on a vacant piece of property at 4000 Block of Avenida La Manana in a remote area of Joshua Tree.

Deputies and detectives from the Morongo Basin Station located the site and identified about $20,000 worth of property that was positively identified and recovered which included a car trailer, tools and industrial shop equipment.

Additional information was developed which led detectives to a house in the 4000 block of Avenida La Manana. More stolen property was located and identified at that residence from the same three burglaries that included an industrial vehicle lift, an industrial grade generator and additional tools and shop equipment. All of the property recovered has been identified and returned to several known victims. We do not have any unidentified property at this time. In total there was about $40,000 worth of stolen property which was identified and recovered.

Jason Arrona (age of Joshua Tree) was arrested at the Avenida La Manana location for possessing stolen property and booked at the Morongo Basin Jail. He is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is urged to call the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s station at (760) 366-4175.

Persons charged with a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.

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