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Two arrested after extensive investigation leads to recovery of many items of stolen property

April 1, 2017

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif – On March 27, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff - Morongo Basin Station were contacted by the victim who discovered his residence had been burglarized and a vehicle had been stolen from the same location. The property loss from the residence was substantial and included furniture, appliances, household goods, tools and even wall cabinets.

Information gained led deputies to a residence in 29 Palms where the vehicle was located. It had been sold to a person at that residence and was recovered without incident.

On March 29, 2017, information gained in the course of the investigation led Detectives to a residence in the 6800 block of Eucalyptus Ave in 29 Palms where a search warrant was served. Additional stolen property from the burglary was located and Christopher Barber (age 43 of 29 Palms) was contacted and taken into custody for Possession of Stolen Property.

The investigation then led Detectives to an apartment complex in the 6500 block of Sunset Rd in Joshua Tree. Two more search warrants were served at two apartments in the complex and additional stolen property was located and recovered. Daniel Hughson (age 35 of Joshua Tree) was contacted at the Sunset Road address and arrested for Possession of Stolen Property.

Daniel Hughson and Christopher Barber were both arrested and booked at the Morongo Basin Jail for Possession of Stolen Property and are being held in lieu of $100,000 each.

Anyone with information related to the investigation is asked to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Morongo Basin Station at (760) 366-4175.

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

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