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SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department
Thursday February 28th, 2019 :: 01:40 p.m. PST


Deputies arrest a man for being a felon in possession of a loaded firearm

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 11:00 a.m.

INCIDENT: Felon in possession of a firearm

LOCATION: 1400 block of J Street, Needles

SUSPECT: Jorge Estrada, 25-years-old, Transient

On February 27, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., Deputy Hernandez conducted a vehicle check of a suspicious vehicle parked behind a motel in the 1400 block of J Street in Needles. Deputy Hernandez recognized one of the occupants of the vehicle as Jorge Estrada. Deputy Hernandez was aware Estrada had outstanding warrants for his arrest and was wanted for questioning regarding a murder investigation in Phoenix.

Deputy Hernandez attempted to take Estrada into custody but Estrada fought with him and Hernandez tried to flee on foot. As he was running away, Estrada threw a loaded pistol into the bushes. Estrada was quickly apprehended and the pistol was located. A records check showed Estrada was a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing any firearms or ammunition.

Detectives from the Phoenix Police Department traveled to Needles and conducted their investigation.

Estada was booked at the Needles jail and faces charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and assault on a peace officer. One of Estada's warrants was for a violation of his terms of Post Release Community Supervision and he is being held without bond.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy Hernandez at the Colorado River station at (760)326-9200. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at

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Refer: Deptuy Hernandez

Station: Colorado River Sheriff's station

Phone No. (760)326-9200

Case No. 211900185

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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