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SBSD - Central
Thursday August 11th, 2022 :: 02:40 p.m. PDT


Deputies Arrest Suspect for Numerous Weapons Charges During a Traffic Stop

DATE/TIME: August 11, 2022, at approximately 9:56 a.m.

INCIDENT: Weapon Violations

LOCATION: Mountain View Avenue and Miramonte Street, Loma Linda

SUSPECT(S): Richard Castelan, 40-year-old male resident of Adelanto

VICTIM(S): State of California

SUMMARY: During proactive patrol in Loma Linda, deputies assigned to the Central Station conducted a traffic stop for various California vehicle code violations. The driver, Richard Castelan, was contacted and found to be in possession of a loaded handgun with a high-capacity magazine and an AR-15 rifle.

Castelan is a convicted felon and prohibited from owning or possessing firearms. Both firearms were obtained illegally and do not possess serial numbers. Castelan was arrested for carrying a concealed firearm, carrying a loaded firearm, felon in possession of firearms and felon in possession of ammunition. Castelan was booked at Central Detention Center and is held in lieu of $50,000 bail. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Central Station at (909) 387-3545.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME(27463) or you may leave information on the website at 

Refer: Deputy Strain

Station: Central Sheriff's Station

Phone No. (909) 387-3545

Case No. 152201420

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

SBSD - Central
655 E 3rd St
San Bernardino, CA 92408

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 909-387-3700

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