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PC 496D(a) Possession of a Stolen Vehicle

Post Date:09/07/2016 4:49 PM




(760) 255-5182

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DATE:                              September 5, 2016                                         


OFFENSE:                        Penal Code 496d(a)- Possession of a Stolen Vehicle
CR NUMBER:                   16-3877


DATE OF INCIDENT:        September 5, 2016

Christopher Carl Jones

SUSPECTS:                    Christopher Carl Jones, BMA, 38-Years Old


CASE AGENT:                  Officer Ronan Colleoc   




On September 5, 2016, at approximately 2:02 P.M., Officers were dispatched to the USA gas station located in the 2100 block of West Main Street regarding a petty theft. The clerk reported a Black male adult entered the store, stole a soda and fled west on Main Street. The suspect was driving a green Honda with Mojave Auto Group paper plates attached to it.


During an area check, Officer Colleoc located a vehicle matching the description at A-1 Auto Wrecking in the 2300 block of West Main Street. When Officer Colleoc looked inside the vehicle he observed Christopher Jones, who he recognized from prior contacts, sitting in the vehicle. Officer Colleoc saw that Jones matched the clothing description given by the clerk. As Officer Colleoc approached the vehicle to investigate, Jones quickly exited the vehicle and attempted to hide between other vehicles parked in front of the business. 

Officer Colleoc was able detain Jones without incident.

Officer Colleoc noticed the engine to the vehicle Jones was associated with was running although there were no keys in the ignition. Officer Colleoc also located a license plate in the back seat of the vehicle. Further investigation revealed that the plate belonged to a stolen Honda out of Redlands. Officer Colleoc inspected the vehicle and confirmed it was the stolen Honda out of Redlands.


Jones was arrested and transported to the Barstow Police Department for further investigation.


Jones was booked at the San Bernardino County Jail in Barstow for PC 496d(a)- Possession of a Stolen Vehicle.            


Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Officer Ronan Colleoc at the Barstow Police Department, (760) 256-2211.  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



Albert S. Ramirez Jr.                                 

Chief of Police



Jarell K. Gilmore  

Police Sergeant

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