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SBSD - Central
Saturday May 25th, 2024 :: 09:33 p.m. PDT


Traffic Stop in Grand Terrace Leads to the Arrest of a Suspect in Possession of a Firearm

DATE/TIME: MAY 22, 2024 / 3:58 PM

INCIDENT: PC29800(a)(1), Felon in Possession of a Firearm

LOCATION: 22700 block of Grand Terrace Road, Grand Terrace

SUSPECT(S): Chad Johnson, 35-year-old resident of Fontana
Erik Lemus, 38-year-old resident of Grand Terrace

VICTIM(S): State of California

SUMMARY: On May 22, 2024, at approximately 3:58 PM, Deputy A. Fonzi from the Central Station conducted a traffic stop in the 22700 block of Grand Terrace Road, in Grand Terrace, for expired registration. Fonzi contacted the driver, Chad Johnson, and passenger, Erik Lemus.

A records check showed Lemus had a felony warrant from the Rancho Cucamonga Superior Court. Lemus fled on foot and was apprehended by deputies. During the foot pursuit, witnesses at the incident location saw a subject throw a black bag out of the vehicle. Fonzi recovered a loaded Taurus model 85 revolver from the bag. During an inventory search of the vehicle, Fonzi recovered a loaded H&R model 949 revolver which was reported stolen out of Fontana. 

Chad Johnson was arrested and booked at the Central Detention Center for felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm, and felon in possession of ammunition. Erik Lemus was arrested and booked at the Central Detention Center for his felony warrant.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Central Station at (909) 387-3545. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME(27463) or  leave information on the website at 

Refer: Deputy A. Fonzi

Station: Central Station

Phone No. (909) 387-3545

Case No. 122400416

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

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

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 909-387-3700

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