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SBSD - Fontana Sheriff's Department
Monday September 4th, 2023 :: 09:53 a.m. PDT


Fontana Deputy Locates Drugs and Firearm During Traffic Stop

DATE/TIME: Monday, September 4, 2023 / 1:42 a.m.

INCIDENT: Possession of a firearm and illegal drugs, Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, Possession of a firearm while not the registered owner

LOCATION: San Bernardino Avenue / Laurel Avenue, unincorporated Bloomington

VICTIM:        State of California

SUSPECT: James Ryan, a 45-year-old resident of Fontana

SUMMARY: On Monday, September 4, 2023, at about 1:42 a.m., Deputy Christensen observed a red sport utility vehicle driving at a high rate of speed. When Christensen pulled behind the vehicle, the driver, later idenitfied as James Ryan, initially slowed down .  Ryan suddenly drove away at a high rate of speed and Christensen initiated a traffic stop.

During the traffic stop, Ryan intentionally delayed Christensen and was arrested for Penal Code 148- Obstruct, Resist, or Delay a Peace Officer. During a search of the vehicle, an unregistered, loaded firearm and methamphetamine were located. A review of records revealed Ryan had a previous conviction which prohibited him from possessing a firearm. Ryan was arrested and booked into the West Valley Detention Center for several felony charges. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Fontana Sheriff’s Station at (909) 356-6767.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463), or leave information on the We-Tip website at

Refer: Deputy B. Christensen / Sergeant M. Gordon

Station: Fontana Station

Phone No. (909) 356-6767

Case No. 032302115

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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