DATE/TIME: Thursday, February 5, 2015.
INCIDENT: PC 4573 - Bringing a Controlled Substance into a Jail facility.
LOCATION: Glen Helen Rehabilitation Center, Devore.
SUSPECT: Michael Stephen Lipsitz, 53, Landers / Joshua Jonathan Rhodes, 25 (Inmate at Glen Helen).
Recently, deputies at the Glen Helen Rehabilitation Center received
information that narcotics were being brought into the facility. Deputies began
an investigation and found that Michael Lipsitz was a frequent visitor of Joshua Rhodes
and identified Lipsitz as the person responsible for bringing narcotics to inmate Rhodes
at the fire camp. On Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at approximately 7:00 P.M.,
Michael Lipsitz arrived for a scheduled visit with Rhodes at the fire camp. Within
minutes, deputies interrupted the visit as Lipsitz provided the narcotics to Rhodes.
Michael Lipsitz is a Field Representative for Third District Supervisor
Lipsitz was arrested and transported to West Valley Detention Center.
He was booked for Bringing a Controlled Substance into a Jail Facility with bail set at
$25,000. He posted a bail bond and was released from custody on Thursday, February 5, 2015,
at 6:05 A.M.
Sheriff John McMahon said, "When I learned of this disappointing news,
I contacted Supervisor James Ramos and notified him of the investigation and arrest of
one of his employees. Supervisor Ramos immediately terminated Lipsitz' employment
with the county."
Anyone with information regarding this investigation should contact
Lt. Frank Montanez at (909)473-2502. 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 www.wetip.com.
Refer: Public Affairs
Phone No. (909)387-3700Credit: Report provided by the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department.