NEWBERRY SPRINGS, Calif. – Over $1 million in property stolen a truck on its way to a film shoot of a Netflix production was recovered during a Newberry Springs search warrant search.
Deputies from the Barstow Station responded to a home in the 43000 block of Warbonnett Road in Newberry Springs in response to a stolen property investigation. The report indicated that the property was stolen from a truck headed to a Netflix production filming. Deputies learned that the truck was reported to the police the same day and was recovered by CHP officers, but when recovered, the property was still missing. The reporting party told authorities that the Global Positioning System (GPS) indicated that the vehicle had made long stops north of the 15 freeway near Hacienda Road. Deputies responded to the GPS area and were able to locate some of the property in the desert area.
Deputies then responded to a home near where they located the property and located additional stolen property. The deputies requested and were granted a search warrant for the home, along with a second home. The search was conducted and deputies located approximately $1,280,066 worth of stolen property. Also located were two firearms, a quantity of suspected methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia. On Tuesday, February 19, 2019, two additional stolen items valued at around $80,000 were located during a follow-up investigation.
Daniel Lynch, 50, of Newberry Springs, was arrested for being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Possession of Known Stolen Property and is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail. Patrick Zozaya, 41, of Newberry Spring, was arrested for a Violation of Probation warrant and Possession of Known Stolen property and is being held without bail. Kelcy Otani, 25, of Newberry Springs, was arrested for a Violation of Probation warrant and Possession of Known Stolen Property and his being held without bail. Robert Lee, 41, of Newberry Springs, was arrested for Possession of Known Stolen Property and is being held in lieu of $10,000 bail.Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy Dickey of the Barstow Sheriff’s Station. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the WE-Tip Hotline at 800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the WE-TipHotline at www.wetip.com.
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