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Stolen Guns Recovered with Public’s Assistance

August 8, 2016

NEEDLES, Calif – On August 5 at about 2:30 p.m., San Bernardino County Sheriff - Colorado River Station detectives recovered three stolen firearms. The firearms were recovered with the assistance of citizen informants from the City of Needles.

Needles residents have taken a proactive stance with assisting the Sheriff's Department in getting guns off their streets. This is the second time within a month stolen firearms have been recovered with information from citizens.

The firearms that were recovered are believed to have been stolen during a residential burglary in June 2016, and were recovered from a house in Golden Valley, Arizona. Detectives are still investigating the location of other stolen firearms and seek the public's help. If anyone has additional information on the whereabouts of stolen firearms or information pertaining to the suspects involved, please contact Detectives Caronna or Preston at the Colorado River Sheriff's Station at (760) 326-9200.

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

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