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SBSD - Barstow Sheriff's Department
Wednesday March 15th, 2023 :: 09:10 a.m. PDT


Man Arrested After Walking into A Business with a Gun and then Refusing to Identify Himself

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, March 14, 2023/ approximately 9:38 p.m.

INCIDENT: P.C. 148- Willfully Resisting Delaying or Obstructing a Peace Officer

LOCATION: 36000 Block of Calico Blvd. 

SUSPECT: Timothy Kekoa Souza, 39-year-old resident of Newberry Springs 

SUMMARY: On Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at approximately 9:38 p.m. Barstow deputies received several calls for a man with a gun inside Eddie World, located in Yermo. Several callers reported a man with a riffle entering the business and heading to the restroom. 

 At approximately 9:45 p.m. Deputy Spurlock, Deputy Dickson, and Sergeant Parks entered the business with a ballistic shield for cover. Deputies located the suspect near the restroom and detained him without incident. The weapon was found to be an airsoft rifle. The suspect refused to provide deputies with his name but was later identified as Timothy Kekoa Souza of Newberry Springs. 

Souza is currently on felony probation and had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant at the time of the incident. Souza was booked at High Desert Detention Center for P.C. 148, Willfully Resisting, Delaying, or Obstructing a Peace Officer and for probation violation. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy Spurlock or Deputy Dickson of the Barstow Station 760-256-4700. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information at the We-Tip Hotline at

Refer: Deputy W. Spurlock or Deputy D. Dickson

Station: Barstow

Phone No. 760-256-4700

Case No. 082300433

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


SBSD - Barstow Sheriff's Department
225 E Mountain View St
Barstow, CA 92311

Emergency: 9-1-1

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