Two local gang members were arrested for the Nov. 12 burglary of Universal Tire Shop, 7259 Osbun Road, one who was on felony probation.
According to a sheriff’s department press release, at about 9:53 p.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 12, Highland deputies were dispatched to the tire shop for a report of a burglary that just occurred.
According to witnesses, two Hispanic males wearing reflective safety vests forcibly entered the building and stole approximately $2,800 in tools and cash. The suspects fled the location in a red Chevrolet Equinox with black wheels.
Through an investigation, the two suspects were identified as Donald Duane Johnson, 30, a local gang member who is on active formal felony probation and Reynaldo Joe Perez, 40, also a local gang member.
Johnson had two active no bail arrest warrants for absconding from the San Bernardino County Probation Department.
On Nov. 13, both suspects were arrested, and they were connected to a series of theft/vandalisms to coin machines in the local area.
Johnson and Perez were booked into the Central Detention Center for commercial burglary. Johnson was also booked for violating his probation and is being held without bail. They are both scheduled to appear in Superior Court in San Bernardino on November 18, 2019 to be arraigned for the new charges.
According to the report, Johnson was previously arrested by the Highland Police Department on June 27, 2019, for his involvement in a series of commercial burglaries of local storage facilities. He was released from custody on July 10, 2019.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact detectives at the Highland Police Station at (909) 425-9793. 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 wetip.com.