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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME:  May 25, 2014 at approximately 12:42 p.m.


INCIDENT:    Transportation of methamphetamine / Bringing narcotics into jail facility


LOCATION:   22491 De Berry St., Grand Terrace


SUSPECT:    Nicholas Mendoza 26 years of age resident of San Bernardino and Katrina Castillo resident of Rancho Cucamonga.


VICTIM(s):     State of California


On Sunday May 25, 2014 at approximately 12:42 p.m., a deputy from Grand Terrace Sheriff’s Station conducted a traffic stop at 22491 De Berry St. in Grand Terrace.  During contact with the occupants the driver identified as Nicholas Mendoza displayed signs of being under the influence of a controlled substance.  With the assistance from deputies assigned to the city of Loma Linda a search of Mendoza was conducted and deputies located burglary tools and 23.6 grams of methamphetamine. 


The female passenger identified as Katrina Castillo initially provided a name belonging to another person.  Through investigation Castillo was found to have a no bail warrant for her arrest.  She also had 1 gram of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in her property inside the vehicle. 


Both suspects were arrested and transported to Central Detention Center for booking.  Inside Central Detention Center Castillo had an additional 7.3 grams of methamphetamine hidden in her clothing.  In total approximately 32 grams of methamphetamine were removed from the streets of Grand Terrace.


Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Central Station at (909)387-3545. 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 Hotline at



Refer:     Deputy Garcia         


Station:  Central Station – Grand Terrace


Phone No.     (909) 387-3545


Case No.    121400342


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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