On Wednesday, June 5, Highland deputies arrested Gerardo Jerry Camacho, 40, of Highland for identity theft after stopping what turned out to be a stolen U-Haul pickup.
According to a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department press release, at about 3:26 p.m., a deputy and San Bernardino County probation officer assigned to the Highland Police Department Multiple Enforcement Team (MET) conducted a traffic stop on a white U-Haul pickup after it left a problem area that has generated multiple complaints in the city of Highland.
The stickers identifying the pickup as a U-Haul vehicle were removed. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Gerardo Jerry Camacho, a documented local gang member with active warrant for his arrest.
The vehicle was not reported stolen at the time; however, an investigation revealed the vehicle was stolen from a U-Haul lot in the city of Monterey Valley on May 29, 2019.
Numerous fraudulent and counterfeit California driver’s licenses and Social Security cards in multiple victims’ names were found during a search of the vehicle.
Camacho was booked into the Central Detention Center for PC 496D(a), possession of a stolen vehicle with a bail set at $50,000. He was scheduled to appear in the Superior Court of San Bernardino on June 7, 2019, to be arraigned for the charges. The victims are still being identified and the identity theft is still under investigation by Highland detective and the MET Team.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact detectives 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.