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SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department
Thursday March 14th, 2024 :: 09:29 a.m. PDT


Man Arrested for Burglary after Breaking into a Snack Bar at Needles High School and Stealing Property

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at approximately 4:13 p.m.

INCIDENT: PC 459 Burglary

LOCATION: 1600 Washington Street, Needles

SUSPECT(S): Brian Lillard, 49 Years Old, Resident of  Needles, CA

VICTIM(S): Needles High School

SUMMARY: On March 11, 2024, at approximately 2:10 p.m., deputies from the Colorado River Station/ Needles Police Department responded to a burglary report at Needles High School.  When deputies arrived, they learned the suspect broke into the snack bar and stole property.  During the investigation, deputies identified Brian Lillard as the suspect.  

On Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at approximately 4:13 p.m., deputies contacted Brian Lillard at his home and recovered some of the stolen property.  Deputies later returned the recovered property to Needles High School.

Brian Lillard was consequently arrested and booked at the Colorado River Station jail for PC 459- Burglary and an outstanding warrant for PC 422(A)- Criminal Threats and PC 12303.2(A)(1) - Violation of Probation.  Lillard remains in the custody of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department with no bail, awaiting a court hearing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy E. Olmos or Deputy B. Whitmer of the Colorado River Station/ Needles Police Department at (760) 326-9200. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME(27463) or may leave information on the We-Tip website at

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Refer: Deputy E. Olmos or Deputy B. Whitmer 

Station: Colorado River Station / Needles Police Department 

Phone No. (760) 326-9200

Case No. 212400207

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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