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SBSD - Yucaipa Police Department
Friday February 16th, 2018 :: 09:16 a.m. PST


Known felon arrested after probation check leads to the discovery of him being in possession of a firearm.

DATE/TIME: February 15, 2018

INCIDENT: Felon in possession of a loaded firearm

LOCATION: Yucaipa Blvd and 4th Street Road, Yucaipa

SUSPECT: Jeremy Lavanway, 28-year-old resident of Yucaipa

SUMMARY: The Yucaipa Multi-Enforcement Team along with San Bernardino County Probation were conducting a compliance probation check on Jeremy Lavanway. Officers located Lavanway’s vehicle parked at Big 5 Sporting Goods in the city of Yucaipa. Lavanway is on felony probation for a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of heroin for sales. When deputies approached Lavanway’s vehicle they saw him exiting the sporting goods store. Lavanway saw the deputies and quickly went back into the store. When the deputies entered the store, the staff informed deputies that Lavanway hid something by the ice chests inside the store, then went into the bathroom. Lavanway was contacted exiting the bathroom and detained. The manager located a handgun hidden behind one of the ice chests where Lavanway was seen. The handgun had been reported stolen from a vehicle in Yucaipa earlier in the day. Lavanway was booked for PC29800(a)(1), Felon in possession of a loaded firearm and PC 3455, probation violation.

Refer: Deputy J. McDaniel

Station: Yucaipa Police and Sheriff Station

Phone No. (909) 918-2305

Case No. 141800518

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

SBSD - Yucaipa Police Department
34144 Yucaipa Blvd
Yucaipa, CA 92399

Emergency: 9-1-1

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