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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: January 16, 2014,       10:55 p.m.


INCIDENT: Traffic Collision and Felon in Possession of a firearm (PC 29800)


LOCATION: Baseline St. and Tuolumne Ln.


SUSPECT: Bret Optiz, 38 years of age, Mentone resident




On Thursday, January 16, 2014, at 10:55 p.m. deputies responded to the intersection of Baseline Street and Tuolumne Lane reference a single vehicle, roll over, traffic collision.  Deputies arrived to find a 1989 Dodge truck on its side.  The driver and passenger were contacted at the scene and neither were injured.  Deputies located a firearm in the vehicle.  The driver, Bret Optiz was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm (PC 29800). 


Optiz was transported to the West Valley Detention Center and during the booking process he was found to have narcotics hidden in his clothing.  Optiz was also charged for Possession of a controlled substance.  He is being held on $50,000.00 bail.


Refer:             Deputy R. Quiroz


Station:          Highland Police Station


Phone No.     (909) 425-9793


Case No.       131400219

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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