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Two Earp, CA Boys Arrested After Break-In at Historic Needles Theatre

December 3, 2016

NEEDLES, Calif – On Wednesday, November 30, at 2:03 p.m. San Bernardino County Sheriff Deputies and Needles Police were dispatched to an open door at the Historic Needles Theatre on W. Broadway Street. On arrival, the door was found to be forced open. Deputies discovered there were antique brass letters stolen from inside the theatre.

The brass letters are used for the marquis sign in front of the theatre. Luggage was located inside the theatre which identified Jose and Anthony Gallardo to be suspects in the theft. Jose and Anthony Gallardo were both located during an area check near the theatre. The stolen antique marquis letters were located and recovered from the luggage belonging to the two men.

Jose Gallardo, Jr (age 22 of Earp) and Anthony Gallardo (age 20 of Earp) were arrested without incident and booked at the Colorado River Station Jail for PC 459C - Commercial Burglary. Both are being held on $25,000 bail to appear in the Victorville Superior Court.

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