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Arrest for Grand Theft Auto

September 28, 2016

NEEDLES, Calif – On Friday, September 23, at 2:37 p.m., deputies from the Needles Police/ San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 2100 block of Lilyhill Drive, regarding a stolen vehicle. The victim's Toyota Tundra was driven east on Lilyhill Drive, by an unknown suspect. At approximately 8:00 p.m., the vehicle was located near the east end of the S. Street flood control channel.

On Tuesday, September 27, at approximately 8:30 a.m., a detective and deputies conducted a probation check on the 2100 block of Lilyhill Drive. At this time, evidence was obtained that led to the suspect being identified as Mark Gardner (age 31 of Needles).

Gardner is currently on Post Release Community Supervision for Grand Theft Auto. San Bernardino County Probation Officer Dunlop was contacted to confirm Gardner's current address. Deputies made contact with Gardner at his residence in the 1900 block of Desoto Street. Mark Gardner was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Colorado River Station. Gardner was booked for Grand Theft Auto. No Bail hold was placed by San Bernardino County Probation.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Needles Sheriff’s Station at (760) 326-9200.

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

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