Man Arrested for Threatening to Shoot Multiple People and Slashing Tires

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MENTONE – Deputies from the Central Station arrested a 21-year-old Redlands man who threatened to shoot numerous people in Mentone Sunday afternoon.

At around 3:23 p.m. deputies were dispatched to the 1300 block of Tourmaline Avenue reference a man with a gun. Aguilar, according to witnesses, brandished a pistol from his waistband and threatened to shoot people at the location. The suspect, identified as Preston Aguilar then used a knife to puncture all of the tires of one of the victim’s vehicles.

Aguilar was located during an area search on Lugonia Avenue in the City of Redlands. Aguilar was detained and found to be in the possession of an airsoft pistol and two daggers. He was arrested and booked into the West Valley Detention Center for criminal threats. He is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail and is scheduled to appear at the San Bernardino Superior Court on Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Yucaipa Sheriff Station. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to contact 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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