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SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department
Saturday October 28th, 2023 :: 09:54 a.m. PDT


Deputies in Needles Conduct Traffic Stop and Arrest Driver for Possession of Stolen Property and a Firearm

DATE/TIME: October 26, 2023 / 09:00 p.m.

INCIDENT: PC-496(d), Stolen Property

PC-29800(a)(1), Felon In Possession of a Firearm

LOCATION: 2321 Needles Highway, Needles, CA 92363

SUSPECT(S): Janice Gunther, 38-years-old, Resident of Needles, CA.

VICTIM(S): City of Needles

SUMMARY:  On Thursday, October 26, 2023, at approximately 9:00 p.m., deputies from the Colorado River Station/ Needles Police Department, conducted a traffic stop on a Ford F250 at 2321 Needles Highway.

During the course of the investigation, deputies identified the driver as Janice Gunther. Gunther was found to be in possession of a stolen vehicle and loaded firearm. Gunther was subsequently arrested for a violation of PC-496(d), Possession of Stolen Property and PC-29800(a)(1), Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Gunther remains in the custody of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy E. Nilsen 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

For press releases, news and information, follow the Colorado River Station on Twitter @CORiverStation or Facebook and Instagram at SBCSDColoradoRiverStation. 

Refer: Deputy E. Nilsen

Station: Colorado River Station

Phone No. (760) 326-9200

Case No. 212300836

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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