Chino Hills man arrested for possession of Molotov cocktails and being under the influence of a controlled substance

DATE/TIME: Sunday, December 23, 2018 12:06 p.m. 

INCIDENT: Suspect arrested for possession of Molotov cocktails and being under the influence of a controlled substance

LOCATION: Parking lot of the Chino Hills Sheriff’s Station – 14077 Peyton Drive, City of Chino Hills

SUSPECT: Gary Cooper, 36-years-old, resident of Chino Hills

SUMMARY: 
On Sunday, December 23, 2018 at approximately 12:06 p.m., Gary Cooper called Sheriff’s dispatch requesting deputy contact for a theft report. Deputies contacted Gary Cooper in the Chino Hills Sheriff’s Station parking lot and determined he was under the influence of a controlled substance and was arrested.

During the investigation, Cooper was found to be in possession of several Molotov cocktails, a pellet handgun that had been modified to resemble a firearm, drug paraphernalia and burglary tools. Sheriff’s Arson/Bomb Detail responded and took possession o f the Molotov cocktails. Cooper was arrested and booked at West Valley Detention Center for possession of a destructive/explosive device, being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of an imitation firearm, drug paraphernalia and burglary tools. 

Anyone with information is urged to contact Eric Cuesta with the Chino Hills Police Department. 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 http://www.WeTip.com.

Refer: Deputy Eric Cuesta

Station: Chino Hills 

Phone No. (909) 364-2000

Case No. 221804154

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