Fontana Man Arrested After Being Caught Attempting to Steal a Vehicle

Fontana Man Arrested After Being Caught Attempting to Steal a Vehicle

FONTANA – A 39-year-old Fontana man was arrested for attempting to steal a vehicle on Wednesday.

At around 2:25 a.m. deputies from the Fontana station were dispatched to the 15000 block of Merrill Avenue for the report of a vehicle theft in progress. Deputies arrived minutes later to find Robert Frees sitting in the vehicle attempting to start it. He was booked into the West Valley Detention Center for Grand Theft Auto and Felony Vandalism. Frees was found to be on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) at the time of his arrest.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Deputy D. Rodriguez or M. Johnson of the Fontana Station at (909)356-6767. 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 website at

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