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SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department
Monday May 13th, 2019 :: 03:56 p.m. PDT


Deputies locate a loaded firearm during a traffic stop

DATE/TIME: May 12, 2019 / 11:11 a.m.

INCIDENT: Felon in Possession of Firearm/ Possession of a Controlled Substance for Sale

LOCATION: 300 Block of D Sreet in Needles

SUSPECT: Enrique Lovato, age 35 a transient of Needles

SUMMARY: On May 12, 2019, at 11:11 am, deputies from the Colorado River Station/ Needles Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 300 block of D St. in Needles. One of the passengers in the vehicle was identified as Enrique Lovato. Lovato had a no bail warrant for his arrest for violation of Community Supervised Release. During the investigation, deputies located a loaded .22 Caliber semi automatic pistol in his possession as well as a substantial amount of suspected methamphetamine. Lovato was interviewed and subsequently arrested. Lovato was booked into the Needles jail on a no bail warrant and additional charges.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Deputy Hernandez or Deputy Ramirez at (760)326-9200. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME(27463) or you may leave information online at

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Refer: Deputy Fernando Hernandez / Deputy Jesus Ramirez

Station: Colorado River

Phone No. 760-326-9200

Case No. 211900418

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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