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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

Highland - Possession of Loaded Firearm


DATE:                September 18, 2013


LOCATION:       Greenspot Road/Palm Avenue


SUSPECT(S):    Matthew Pesch, age 38 of Highland


                            Darrell Mayfield, age 43 of San Bernardino


On Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at 0001 hours, Highland Deputies stopped a vehicle for expired registration (VC 4000a).  As deputies approached the vehicle the passenger (MAYFIELD) threw a meth pipe on the ground.  MAYFIELD was found to be a career criminal and on active felony probation.  During a search of the vehicle deputies located a loaded pistol and a large quantity of methamphetamine (packaged for sales).  The driver (PESCH) was also found to be in possession of ecstasy and an additional baggie of methamphetamine.


Deputies identified the vehicle as matching the description of a vehicle Colton Police Officers were looking for in connection to a home invasion robbery that occurred on September 17th.  Colton Police Officers responded to the scene and confirmed MATTHEW PESCH was the suspect and positively identified by the victim during the robbery.


PESCH and MAYFIELD were booked at the Central Detention Center on multiple charges.  


Refer:       Deputy Madril


Station:    Highland Police Department


Phone No.:    (909) 425-9793

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700

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