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SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department
Friday July 14th, 2023 :: 06:41 a.m. PDT


Suspicious Person Call Leads to the Arrest of a Needles Resident

DATE/TIME: July 14, 2023 / 03:17 a.m.

INCIDENT: PC-21310; Dirk or Dagger

LOCATION: 1900 Block of Erin Drive, Needles, CA 92363

SUSPECT(S): Edward Johnson, 42-years-old, Resident of Needles, CA.

VICTIM(S): City of Needles

SUMMARY:  On Friday, July 14, 2023, at approximately 3:17 a.m., deputies from the Colorado River Station/ Needles Police Department, contacted Edward Johnson in the 1900 block of Erin Drive, during a suspicious person investigation.

During the course of the investigation, deputies located a concealed knife in Johnson’s possession.  Johnson was subsequently arrested for a violation of PC-21310 – Dirk or Dagger. Johnson remains in the custody of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department with bail set at $30,000, pending a court hearing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy A. Gonzales of the Colorado River Station (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 the We-Tip website at

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Refer: Deputy A. Gonzales

Station: Colorado River Station

Phone No. (760) 326-9200

Case No. 212300558

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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