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SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department
Thursday May 31st, 2018 :: 04:58 p.m. PDT


During a traffic stop the driver is found in possession of a loaded firearm, drug paraphernalia and stolen property

DATE/TIME: May 31, 2018 / 9:30 AM

INCIDENT: Felon in Possesion of a Firearm, Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

LOCATION: Manskers Ln, Needles, CA

SUSPECT: Antonie Johnson, 47 years old, resident of Needles

On May 31, 2018 at about 4:30 AM, deputies from the Colorado River Station/Needles Police Department began investigating a possible dumped stolen vehicle located in a remote area near an address on Manskers Ln. Throughout the investigation, it was learned that an unoccupied vehicle was stolen from the parking lot of a nearby gas station and pushed to its current location, where several items were stolen from the vehicle.

At about 9:30 AM, deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle leaving the remote area of the dumped stolen vehicle. The driver of the vehicle, identified as 47 year old Antonie Johnson of Needles, was found to be in possession of a loaded firearm and drug paraphernalia. Several items located within Johnson's vehicle were later confirmed to have been taken without permission from the dumped stolen vehicle. Johnson was placed under arrest for Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Stolen Property. Johnson was transported to and booked at the Colorado River Station Jail and being held on $50,000.00 bail pending a court hearing.

The stolen vehicle and several stolen items were later released to the victim.

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Deputy Clayton at the Colorado River Station/Needles Police Department located at 1111 Bailey Ave or call (760)326-9200. Those wishing to remain anonymous call call the We Tip Hotline at (800) 78-CRIME(27463) or leave information online at

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Refer: Deputy Clayton

Station: Colorado River Station/Needles Police Department

Phone No. (760)326-9200

Case No. 211800552, 211800553

JOHN McMAHON, 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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