The Desert IndependentTM

Serving Blythe and the Desert Regions of the Southwest Since 2001


Man found sleeping in car arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle

March 4, 2019

BIG RIVER, Calif – On Wednesday, February 27 at 8:44 a.m., deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff - Colorado River Station responded to the 6700 Block of Rio Vista Drive in Big River to assist Fire Department personnel with and unconscious man sitting in the driver’s seat of a vehicle.

Deputies on scene learned the vehicle had been reported stolen from Parker, Arizona. The man, later identified as Arin Real (age 31 a transient), as he did not require any medical attention, was taken into custody at the scene.

A record check on Real found that he had an active warrant for a probation violation from Ventura County. Real was booked at the Colorado River Station Jail for possession of a stolen vehicle and the warrant. He is being held on $50,000 bail.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy Patrick McMullen at the Colorado River 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

 Get San Bernardino County Sheriff’s alerts. Sign up using your email address at

Please refer all comments to The Desert Independent's Facebook Page.

Contact Us    Advertising    Terms    Submit an Article    Have a News Idea?

Copyright © 2008-2020 All Rights Reserved, The Desert Independent, LLC