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SBSD - Fontana Sheriff's Department
Friday April 26th, 2019 :: 11:25 p.m. PDT


CORRECTION: Tyrone Griffieth of Ontario is arrested for stealing a marked Sheriff's Department Patrol Unit

DATE/TIME: Friday, April 26, 2019/4:31 am

INCIDENT: Stolen Vehicle – Marked Sheriff’s Patrol Vehicle

LOCATION: 14000 block of Merrill, Fontana

SUSPECT: Tyrone Griffieth, age 32 a resident of Ontario

VICTIM: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

On Friday, April 26, 2019, at approximately 4:31 pm, a deputy from the Fontana Sheriff’s Station was at a call for service in the 14000 block of Merrill taking a report. When the deputy completed the call, he found that his vehicle had been stolen from the location. Sheriff’s Aviation was immediately contacted to search the area for the stolen patrol unit. Rancho Cucamonga Police Department, Fontana Police Department and Ontario Police Department responded to assist in the investigation. Deputies obtained surveillance video that assisted in identifying the suspect as Tyrone Griffith.

At approximately 5:31 pm, Sheriff’s Aviation and Ontario Police Officers located the stolen patrol unit in the area of Orange and Rosewood, in Ontario. Officers and deputies responded to the area and located Tyrone Griffith in the surrounding neighborhood near the vehicle. Griffith was arrested without incident. No police equipment or weapons were outstanding.

The investigation is ongoing to determine how Griffith was able to take possession of the patrol unit.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Fontana Sheriff’s Station (909) 356-6767. Callers can remain anonymous and contact We-Tip at (800)78-CRIME or

Refer: Sergeant Mike Flores
Station: Fontana Sheriff’s Station
Phone No. (909) 356-6767
Case No. 031901184

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Fontana Sheriff's Department
17780 Arrow Blvd
Fontana, CA 92335

Emergency: 9-1-1

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