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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: July 30, 2014 / 12:55 a.m.


INCIDENT:    Commercial Burglary


LOCATION:   Copper Mountain College campus, Joshua Tree


SUSPECT:    Marcus Christensen, 26, Joshua Tree


VICTIM:          Copper Mountain College


On Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 12:55 a.m. Deputies responded to an alarm call at the Copper Mountain College campus. While the responding Deputy was checking the campus, an unknown male ran from the campus into the open desert. Deputies were able to track the suspect for several miles through the desert recoving items of stolen property the suspect dropped along the way. Sheriff's Deputies were assisted by Officer's with the California Highway Patrol and after several hours, the suspect was located hiding in dense brush in the yard of a residence in the 65000 block of Cobalt Rd in Joshua Tree. The owner of the property was not associated with the suspect in any way and it appeared the suspect attempted to hide in the dense yard as deputies began getting close to him.


The suspect was arrested and identified as 26 year old Marcus Christensen who had ties to both Joshua Tree and Burbank. All property stolen from the College was recovered and returned to the school.


Marcus Christensen was booked at the Morongo Basin Jail for burglary and is being held on $25,000 bail.


Refer:             Sergeant Derek Garvin


Station:          Morongo Basin


Phone No.     (760) 366-4175


Case No.       091400992

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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