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Wednesday May 22nd, 2024 :: 11:20 a.m. PDT


Operation Smash and Grab: May 3rd through 16th, 2024

DATE: May 22, 2024

INCIDENT: Targeted Crime Suppression-Operation Smash & Grab

LOCATION(S): Rancho Cucamonga

SUMMARY: Between May 3 and May 16, 2024, investigators from the Rancho Cucamonga Station, the Gangs/Narcotics Division, the San Bernardino County Probation Department, Homeland Security Investigations, California Highway Patrol, and the San Bernardino Police Department conducted retail theft operations at retail businesses throughout San Bernardino County.

During the operation, investigators made 11 felony arrests and 11 misdemeanor arrests and recovered $5,955 in property. 

In November 2023, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department became concerned with the rise in thefts at retail stores, which often involved organized crews that conspire to commit robberies, burglaries, shelve sweeps, and vandalisms. These violent criminals terrorize the citizens of San Bernardino County by utilizing intimidation tactics and a mob mentality that creates an unsafe and uncomfortable shopping environment for our residents. 

Operation SMASH & Grab focuses its efforts on the Rancho Cucamonga, Apple Valley, Hesperia, Victorville, and Chino Hills shopping districts to disrupt and dismantle these retail store theft crews. Investigators utilize conventional and non-conventional investigative methods to accomplish this task and lessen the blight created by these bad actors. 
The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors authorized funds to assist with county-wide crime suppression. The intent is to provide additional funding to the Sheriff’s Department, allowing for increased law enforcement services related to quality-of-life issues affecting the communities in our county.

Refer: Public Affairs Division 

Station: Gangs/Narcotics Division

Phone No. (909) 387-3700

Case No. 112404870, 112404877, 112404881, 112404903, 112404937, 112404961, 112404969, 112404995, 112405003, 112405018, 112405019, 112405128, 112405159, 112405167, 112405304, 11240534, 112405349, 112405387, 112405391

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

SBSD - Headquarters
655 E 3rd St
San Bernardino, CA 92408

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