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4 Twentynine Palms teens suspected of stealing utility vehicle

By in Press Enterprise on November 24, 2017

By Sarah Batcha

Four teens were taken into custody after they reportedly broke into a Twentynine Palms maintenance building and stole a utility vehicle, sheriff’s officials said.

A John Deere Gator UTV, that had previous been stolen, was taken from the building in the 5800 block of Luckie Avenue about 11 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, according to a San Bernardino County sheriff’s news release.

The burglary was reported to the Morongo Basin Station Tuesday, Nov. 21. The reporting party noted that the Gator has been stolen a month ago in the same manner where the thief forced open a rolling garage door to enter the building, the release states.

While attempting to contact the suspect in the previous theft, deputies questioned four male juvenile suspects between the ages of 15 and 17 years old at a home in the 6900 block of 49 Palms Avenue. The teens, all from Twentynine Palms, told the deputy where the stolen vehicle was located, according to the release.

The vehicle was recovered and all four teens were arrested on suspicion of burglary and grand theft auto. Two were cite released to their parents and the other two were taken to San Bernardino Juvenile Hall, the release states.

Anyone with further information is asked to contact the sheriff’s Morongo Basin Station at 760-366-4175. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may contact We-Tip at 1-888-78-CRIME(27463) or


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