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SBSD - Yucaipa Police Department
Friday November 2nd, 2018 :: 10:26 a.m. PDT


Bemnet Gebrekristos was arrested for shoplifting, deputies believe there are additional victims

DATE/TIME: November 2, 2018

INCIDENT: PC 459.5 - Shoplifting
PC 4573 - Possession of Controlled Substance in Jail

LOCATION: 31400 block of Yucaipa Blvd, Yucaipa

SUSPECT: Bemnet Gebrekristos, 32 years old, resident of Redlands

On Friday, November 2, 2018, deputies responded to the Chevron for a reported shoplifting that just occurred. Deputies located the female suspect nearby, as she attempted to leave the area on foot. She was taken into custody without incident and the stolen property was recovered. During the booking process at the jail, Bemnet Gebrekristos was found to be in possession of suspect methamphetamine and was booked on additional narcotics charges.

During the investigation that followed her arrest, deputies determined Gebrekristos was a suspect in a petty theft that took place at the Yucaipa Gas Mart in the 31300 block of Yucaipa Blvd on October 31, 2018 and several trespassing and disturbance calls in the same area. Gebrekristos has been booked for theft and trespassing charges over 25 times since March 2018.

She was booked into West Valley Detention Center and is being held on $25,000 bail.

Deputies believe Gebrekristos is likely the suspect in other thefts and shoplifting incidents in the Yucaipa area. If you have additional information that would benefit this investigation, or were the victim of an unreported theft or shoplifting linked to Gebrekristos, please contact Deputy Hagen at the Yucaipa Station.

Refer: Deputy Hagen

Station: Yucaipa Station

Phone No. 909-918-2305

Case No. 141803572

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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