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SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department
Tuesday May 30th, 2023 :: 07:55 a.m. PDT


Suspect Arrested After Fleeing on Foot from Deputies in Needles

DATE/TIME: Monday, May 29, 2023

INCIDENT:  PC 148 - Resisting Arrest
PC 148.5 - Provide False Identification to a Police Officer 
PC 3455 - Post Release Community Supervision Warrant
PC 243(e(1) -  Misdemeanor Domestic Battery Warrant
PC 273.6(a) - Violation of a Protective Order Warrant

LOCATION: 900 Front Street, Needles CA

SUSPECT(S): Richard Hickman A.K.A. Richard Leonard, 35-years-old, Transient of Needles, CA

VICTIM(S):  State of California

SUMMARY: On Monday, May 29, 2023, deputies from the Colorado River Station / Needles Police Department responded to a trespassing report near the 700 block of 3rd Street, in Needles, CA.

The suspect, believed to be Richard Hickman, was known to have multiple warrants for his arrest.  When contacted, Hickman fled from deputies on foot and a short time later was apprehended near the 900 block of Front Street. Hickman was detained and provided deputies with a false name. Hickman was transported to the Colorado River Station jail for booking where he was positively identified.  Hickman remains in the custody of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department without bail, awaiting a court hearing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Deputy A. Gonzales of the Colorado River Station at (760)326-9200. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME(27463), or leave information on line at

Refer: Deputy A. Gonzales and Deputy W. Reutgen

Station: Colorado River Station / Needles Police

Phone No. (760)326-9200

Case No. 212300424

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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