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Arrest as a result of a stolen property investigation

January 4, 2018

NEEDLES, Calif – On Tuesday, December 19, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff - Colorado River Station/ Needles Police Department developed information on the whereabouts of a stolen flatbed automobile trailer. The investigation led deputies to a home in the 2000 block of Rio Vista Street in Needles. Both residents of the home were on felony probation. During a probation search of the residence, the trailer was located in the backyard with the VIN number removed and adorned with a stolen California license plate.

Upon further investigation, two unreported stolen Yamaha ATVs were also located on Johnson's property. All the vehicles were stolen from Apple Valley.

On Tuesday, January 2 at 2:35 p.m., Antoine Johnson (age 47 of Needles), a resident of the home on Rio Vista Street, was contacted, interviewed and subsequently arrested. Johnson was transported to the Needles jail where he was booked for possession of stolen property with a bail of $50,000.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact Deputy Isaac Vega or Detective Nick Caronna at the Colorado River Station/Needles Police Department 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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