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SBSD - Fontana Sheriff's Department
Tuesday July 25th, 2023 :: 02:31 p.m. PDT


Investigators Locate Stolen Vehicles, Narcotics, Firearms, and an Illegal Gaming Room at a Bloomington Auto Shop

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, July 17, 2023, at approximately 7:55 a.m.

INCIDENT: Possession of Stolen Vehicles, Possession of Narcotics While Armed, Illegal Gaming and Conspiracy to Commit a Crime 

LOCATION: 18700 block of 4th Street, Bloomington (Red's Shop)

SUSPECT(S): Carlos Ledesma, 37 year-old resident of Bloomington
Gustavo Escobar, 41 year-old resident of  San Bernardino

VICTIM(S): State of California

SUMMARY: On Wednesday, July 17, 2023, at approximately 7:55 a.m., Deputy Nunez from the Fontana Sheriff's Station conducted a stolen vehicle investigation involving a commercial water truck taken from a construction site in Highland. Owners of the stolen truck advised Nunez the vehicle was equipped with GPS and was showing to be at a business on 4th Street in Bloomington. Nunez obtained assitance from other deputies on patrol and station detectives as he conducted his investigation. 

As deputies responded to the location, they observed the stolen truck leaving the business, headed towards Riverside County. Deputies requested the assistance of aviation in locating the stolen truck and found it abandoned on a nearby street, un-occupied. Investigators arrived at the business and detained all subjects involved and authored a search warrant for the business. 

During the service of the search warrant, investigators located other stolen vehicles, a stolen vehicle engine, stolen catalytic converters, narcotics,  firearms, a large ammount of cash, and an illegal gaming room concealed on the property.

Memebers of  the San Bernardino County Auto Theft Task Force, Code Enforcement, Probation Department and Sheriff's Narcotic Investigators responded and assisted with the investigation. At the conclusion of the investigation, Carlos Ledesma and Gustavo Escobar were arrested and booked at West Valley Detention Center. The stolen property was recovered and returned to the owners, who were very appreciative. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact investigators at the Fontana Sheriff's Station. Callers wishing to remain annonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at

Refer: Detective Sims
           Deputy Nunez
           Deputy Knowlton

Station: Fontana Station

Phone No. 909-356-6767

Case No. 032301639

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

SBSD - Fontana Sheriff's Department
17780 Arrow Blvd
Fontana, CA 92335

Emergency: 9-1-1

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