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SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department
Wednesday June 22nd, 2022 :: 04:57 p.m. PDT


Deputies Serve Search Warrant in Needles and Discover Stolen Property, Drugs and a Weapon

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, June 21, 2022,  at approximately 7:50 a.m. 

INCIDENT: Search Warrant  

LOCATION: 100 block of North K Street, Needles, CA

SUSPECT(S): Carlos Lopez, 45-years-old, Resident of Needles, CA      
                        Samantha Garcia, 32-years-old, Resident of Needles, CA

VICTIM(S): State of California

On Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at approximately 7:35 a.m., deputies from the Colorado River Station/Needles Police Department served a search warrant near the 100 block of North K Street. 
While at the residence, deputies contacted Carlos Lopez and Samantha Garcia.  During the investigation, Garcia was found to be in violation of H&S 11364(A), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and
Lopez was found to be in violation of PC 29800(A)(1), Felon in Possession of a Firearm, PC 496(A), Possession of Stolen Property, and H&S 11377(A), Possession of a Controlled Substance. 

Garcia was issued a citation at the scene and released from the custody of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, with a future court date.

Lopez was  arrested and transported to the Colorado River Station jail for booking. Lopez remains in the custody of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department with a bail amount of $100,000, awaiting a court hearing. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy L. Valdez of the Colorado River Station at (760)326-9200. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information online at

Refer: Deputy L. Valdez

Station: Colorado River Station

Phone No. (760) 326-9200

Case No. 212200569

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department
1111 Bailey Ave
Needles, CA 92363

Emergency: 9-1-1

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