Downtown Needles, CA: Deputies recover a vehicle stolen out of Arizona and arrested a man on active parole for murder.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at about 1:50pm PT on Tuesday, December 6th, 2016, detectives and deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station obtained information about a stolen vehicle in Downtown Needles, California.
The vehicle was stolen in Phoenix, Arizona on Monday, November 14th, 2016.
The Arizona license plate information was entered into a Sheriff’s database which assisted deputies who located the stolen vehicle in 400 block of Acoma Street in Downtown Needles, California.
Deputies made contact at the Acoma Street residence and 46 years old Charles Brown from Needles, California was found inside.
Charles Brown is on active parole in Arizona for murder and should not have been in California.
Charles Brown was interviewed and subsequently arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle.
Detectives are working with law enforcement agencies from Arizona regarding the crimes committed in their state.
Charles Brown was booked at the Needles jail with a $50,000.00 bail.
This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact Detectives Preston or Caronna at: 1 (760) 326-9200.
Those who wish to remain anonymous can all the We-Tip Hotline at: 1 (800) 78-CRIME (27463) or leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at: http://www.wetip.com
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