$1-Million In Stolen Property
Recovered In Newberry Springs

Harvard area of Newberry's ZIP Code.

Posted: February 21, 2019

SHERIFF DEPARTMENT REPORT

DATE/TIME:  February 18, 2019, at approximately 4:23 P.M.

INCIDENTS:  Possession of Known Stolen Property

LOCATION:  43000 block of Warbonnett Road, Newberry Springs

SUSPECTS:
  Daniel Lynch, age 50, a resident of Newberry Springs
  Patrick Zozaya, age 41, a resident of Newberry Springs
  Kelcy Otani, age 25, a resident of Newberry Springs
  Robert Lee, age 41, a resident of Newberry Springs

VICTIM:  Confidential

SUMMARY

    On Monday, February 18, 2019, deputies from the Barstow Sheriff's Station responded to a residence in the 43000 block of Warbonnett Road in Newberry Springs regarding an investigation into stolen property.

    The property was stolen from a truck which was on its way to a film shoot of a Netflix production.  The truck was reported stolen to the Barstow Police Department earlier in the day and was recovered by officers of the California Highway Patrol, however, the property remained outstanding.

    According to the reporting party, Global Positioning System (GPS) data indicated the stolen vehicle made prolonged stops in a remote desert area north of Interstate-15 near Hacienda Road.

    Deputies responded to the location and located some of the stolen property in the desert.  Deputies later responded to a residence near where the property was located in the desert and found more of the stolen property.  This discovery led to the service of a search warrant at the residence and a subsequent search warrant at a different residence.

    During the search warrant services, deputies located approximately $1,280,066 worth of the stolen property, two firearms, a quantity of suspected methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia.

    On Tuesday, February 19, 2019, two additional stolen items valued at approximately $80,000 were recovered during a follow-up investigation.  Several individuals were contacted and arrested during the investigation.

    Daniel Lynch was arrested for being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Possession of Known Stolen Property and is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.

    Patrick Zozaya was arrested for a Violation of Probation warrant and Possession of Known Stolen property and is being held without bail.

    Kelcy Otani was arrested for a Violation of Probation warrant and Possession of Known Stolen Property and his being held without bail.

    Robert Lee was arrested for Possession of Known Stolen Property and is being held in lieu of $10,000 bail.

    Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy Dickey of the Barstow Sheriff's Station.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the WE-Tip Hotline at 800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the WE-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.

Refer: Deputy Tommy Dickey or Detective Charles Wallace
Station: Barstow Sheriff's Station
Phone No. 760-256-4838
Case No. 081900273

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