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Missing Chino Hills man found deceased

Missing Chino Hills man found deceased

Dear Michael armijo,

DATE/TIME: November 28, 2018

INCIDENT: Missing Person / Death Investigation

LOCATION: Venezia Court / Venezia Terrace Drive, Chino Hills

VICTIM: Xuan Liu, 63-year-old male, resident of Chino Hills


On November 10, 2018, deputies from the Chino Hills Police Department responded to a report of a missing person in the Vellano Estates. Xuan Liu was last seen at his residence around 6:00 a.m. Deputies searched the area with the assistance of Sheriff’s Aviation Division, but they were unable to locate any sign of Liu or his vehicle. Detectives began investigating the circumstances surrounding his disappearance.

On November 27, 2018, deputies located the wreckage of Liu’s vehicle and his body in a heavily-wooded ravine near his residence. Liu had been ejected from the vehicle during the collision. No other vehicles were involved.

Anyone with information regarding Lui’s d isappearance or the collision are encouraged to contact the Chino Hills Police Department.

Refer: Detective K. Glozer / Detective N. Seybert

Station: Chino Hills

Phone No. (909) 364-2060

Case No. 221803838 / 221803637

CH Suspect arrested for vehicle burglary and theft

DATE/TIME: Monday, November 12, 2018 at 1324 hours 
INCIDENT: Suspect arrested for vehicle burglary and theft by access card 

LOCATION: 4400 Block of Village Drive in the City of Chino Hills 

SUSPECT: Aaron Anolin, age 18 a resident of Chino Hills 

VICTIM: Confidential 

SUMMARY: On Monday, November 12, 2018, at approximately 1:24 pm, deputies with the Chino Hills Station responded to a report of a vehicle burglary that occurred in the 4400 block of Village Drive in the City of Chino Hills. A credit card was stolen during the vehicle burglary and was used at several locations in the City of Chino Hills. During the investigation, deputies were able to identify Aaron Anolin as the suspect. Anolin was located in the area of the crime shortly after being identified. 

Anyone with information is urged to contact Deputy Stephanie Garcia 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 www.WeTip.com. 

Refer: Deputy Stephanie Garcia 

Station: Chino Hills 

Phone No.(909) 364-2000 

Case No. 221803662 

City of Chino Hills- Annual Tow Service Selection


The Chino Hills Police Department is beginning its annual selection process for the 2017-2018 rotation tow list. The station will be accepting applications during its open enrollment period of March 1 through March 31, 2017. No late applications will be accepted. If your application is accepted, a vehicle and facility inspection will be conducted during the month of May. If your company is selected as a rotation tow, the agreement will begin July 1, 2017.
Applications are available online at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s website under “General Info”. The application can be found towards the end of the Tow Service Agreement (TSA). Please refer to the TSA to answer any questions regarding the agreement.

For any additional questions, please contact the Chino Hills Police Department at (909) 364-2000.

Chino Hills Man Attempted Murder of U.S. Diplomat in Mexico


Chino Hills – Zia Zafar, 31, of Chino Hills, California, made his initial appearance on January 10, after being charged with the attempted murder of a diplomat stationed at the U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara, Mexico.

According to the criminal complaint, on January 6, Zafar disguised himself and followed a Vice Consul of the U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara through a parking garage to his vehicle. After the Vice Consul got into his car and drove towards the garage exit, Zafar allegedly shot him once in the chest and fled. The Vice Consul was taken to a local hospital, where he currently remains. Zafar was subsequently detained by Mexican authorities.

Zafar was deported from Mexico on January 9, arriving in the United States. He was immediately arrested and charged with attempted murder of an internationally protected person. Zafar faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison if convicted. The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes, as the sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the court based on the advisory Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

The Department of Justice gratefully acknowledges the government of Mexico, to include the Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores, Procuraduria General de la Republica, Fiscalia del Estado de Jalisco and Instituto Nacional de Migracion for their extraordinary efforts, support and professionalism in responding to this incident.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Leslie R. Caldwell, Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division; George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Miami Field Office; and Bill A. Miller, Director of the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service (DSS), made the announcement after Zafar’s initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge John F. Anderson. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney William M. Sloan, and Trial Attorney Jamie Perry of the Criminal Division’s Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section.

The FBI and DSS are investigating the case in close cooperation with Mexican authorities and with assistance from the Justice Department’s Office of International Affairs, DEA and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

A criminal complaint contains allegations that a defendant has committed a crime. Every defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.


Two Arrested For Multiple Burglaries



Chino Hills- During an investigation of several commercial burglaries at the Lowe’s Home Improvement in Chino Hills, deputies from the Chino Hills Police/Sheriff’s Department identified the suspect as 30-year-old Dominic Adame. On Monday, December 19, 2016, deputies and detectives served warrants at Dominic Adame’s home in the city of Corona. The warrants were in reference to two burglaries which occurred at a Lowe’s home improvement store in Chino Hills, and several other similar burglaries committed in Lowe’s locations throughout Riverside County. A white older model Toyota Avalon was used during the burglaries. Adame would enter the Lowe’s locations, select combo tool kits, then exit without paying for the merchandise.
During the service of the warrants, deputies recovered stolen tools and several items consistent with a Methamphetamine Clandestine Lab. Adame and his girlfriend, Amber Buasen, were arrested and booked into custody in Riverside County for manufacturing and possession of narcotics for sales. During the investigation, it was determined Buasen conspired with Adame to commit burglaries at Lowe’s locations in San Bernardino and Riverside County.
Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact Deputy E. Bradshaw at the Chino Hills Police/Sheriff’s Department at (909) 364-2000. If you wish to remain anonymous you may contact WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME.

Chino Hills Lights It Up Blue

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Photo courtesy: City of Chino Hills ):   Sergeant Venegas, Deputy Arden, Juan Isas, Mayor Art Bennett, Deputy Franco, and Sonia Martin Del Campo

Photo courtesy: City of Chino Hills: Sergeant Venegas, Deputy Arden, Juan Isas, Mayor Art Bennett, Deputy Franco, and Sonia Martin Del Campo

Chino Hills City of Chino Hills wants you to shine your porch light blue for those who protect you!

Residents at the Chino Hills Concert in the Park on Wednesday night lined up for a free blue light bulb distributed by the City of Chino Hills and their project partner, the Lowes store at The Commons shopping center.

According to City officials, representatives of Lowes, and several Deputies from the Chino Hills station shook hands with residents as they handed out the blue light bulbs.

Photo courtesy: City of Chino Hills Deputy Franco and Deputy Arden share school supplies with kids.

Photo courtesy: City of Chino Hills
Deputy Franco and Deputy Arden share school supplies with kids.

The idea is to shine a blue light bulb in the porch light to show support for the Chino Hills Police Department. All 500 light bulbs were distributed at the concert.

Residents who would like to show support for the Chino Hills Police Department can stop by the Lowe’s on Chino Hills Parkway to purchase a blue LED light bulb to install in their porch light.

Stolen Vehicle Recovered

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Chino Hills- On August 10, deputies recovered burglary tools, drug paraphernalia, and a stolen car during a routine traffic stop in Chino Hills on the cross roads of Peyton Drive and the 71 freeway.

The two suspects were identified as Zena Padilla, 20-year-old resident of Pomona and Raymond Rivera, 26-year-old resident of West Covina.

Deputy Brenes of the Chino Hills Police/Sheriff’s Station pulled the vehicle over for expired registration tags and an inoperable brake light. Zena Padilla, who was driving, also happened to be unlicensed. As the deputy did his investigation, he determined that the vehicle had been stolen, burglary tools were found, and drugs were located in the passenger compartment of the vehicle.

Both the suspects were booked into West Valley Detention Center and arrested for possession of stolen property and possession of burglary tools.


Attempted Carjack In CH

Staff Reports

Chino HillsOn August 5, an attempted carjacking and attempted robbery took place at 4200 Chino Hills Parkway, where a senior citizen couple was about to have lunch.

The suspect was identified as 45-year-old Scott Balcombe. According to the Chino Hills Police Department, as the elderly couple was getting out of their vehicle, “Balcombe approached the male driver, pointing a black pistol and demanded the victim give him his money and keys to the vehicle. Balcombe threatened to shoot the victim. A verbal exchange occurred and Balcombe fled on foot.”

An employee at a nearby restaurant witnessed the incident and reported what was happening to the deputies. The deputies were at the scene in less than a minute of the call and were able to apprehend Balcombe at the gas station, which was also located in the shopping center.

The suspect was found with a plastic pistol in his waistband; he was booked and transported to West Valley Detention Center for Attempted Carjacking, Robbery, and Elder Abuse.

If you have any information related to this investigation, you may contact the Chino Hills Station and speak to Deputy Vega at (909) 364-2000.

Police Seek CH Citibank Robber


Photo courtesy: CHPD This is the Chino Hills Citibank robber. If you have any information in regards to the incident, please contact CH police/sheriff’s station at 909-364-2000.

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Chino Hills- On August 4, the Chino Hills Police/Sheriff’s station assisted in a silent alarm call made by the Citibank on Pipeline Avenue around 4:51 p.m.

Once the deputies arrived on scene, they were notified by Citibank employees that a robbery had occurred inside.

According to the Chino Hills Police/Sheriff’s Station, “Through investigation, it was determined the suspect entered the bank, and after a short wait he approached the teller and handed her a hand written note. After reading the note, the teller gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash and left the bank. The suspect claimed he had a weapon but never brandished it. It is unknown if the suspect left on foot or in a car once he exited the bank.”   citibank-robber-2-WEB

The suspect was described according to CH police department as an adult male with a medium complexion, light colored eyes, a dark mustache and beard. He appeared to be about 5’8 with a medium build. His clothing description was described as a grey hat, black shirt, long black shorts, black ankle socks, and black shoes with red shoe laces.

If anyone has information regarding the incident, you are urged to contact the Chino Hills Police/Sheriff’s Station at (909) 364-2000. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call WeTip at 800 78-CRIME.

Suspect Attempts To Take Deputy’s Gun And Vehicle

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Chino Hills- The Chino Hills Police Department arrested a suspicious suspect last week after attempting to grab a Deputy’s gun and vehicle during an altercation.

On July 27, a deputy from the Chino Hills Police Department came into contact with the suspect identified as Taylor Smith, 24 year-old, resident of San Bernardino.

Smith was standing suspiciously next to a vehicle in a commercial business complex that is located near Los Serranos Country Club and Torrey Pines Drive.

Once the deputy approached Smith, the suspect fled on foot and out of the deputy’s sight. The suspect then returned to the vehicle after a short time. The deputy then attempted again to detain Smith to investigate, but Smith resisted the lawful orders and a physical altercation occurred. In the midst of trying to gain control of Smith, Smith grabbed the deputy’s firearm and attempted to remove it from the holster.

Although the officer prevented Smith from grabbing his weapon, the suspect was able to break free from the deputy and ran to the deputies marked patrol vehicle. However, Smith’s failed attempts to gain control and take the vehicle led the deputy to arrest and take him into custody where he was booked into the West Valley Detention Center and is being held on $50,000.00 bail.

If you have additional information, please call the Chino Hills Police Department at (909) 364-2000 or WeTip at 1 (800) 78-CRIME (27463).


Stolen Car And Property Returned

By Racine Guajardo

Chino HillsOn July 3, a residential burglary and grand theft auto was reported on the 15000 block of Aqueduct Lane in Chino Hills before 7 a.m.

The two suspects were later identified as Jose Sandoval, 33-year-old resident of Ontario and Christopher Ross, 22-year-old resident of Montclair. The Chino Hills Deputies were called to investigate the crime and found that the suspects had taken the victim’s purse that contained the keys to her vehicle.

The Pomona Police Department stopped a stolen vehicle around 2 p.m., which were the two suspects Sandoval and Ross. In the vehicle, suspects were in possession of the stolen property from the victim’s residence and were both arrested.

The Chino Hills Police Department says, “This is a good example of the cooperation between two law enforcement agencies who work together to solve and provide safety for citizens.”

If anyone has any additional information, please contact Deputy Joseph Patrick of the Chino Hills Police/Sheriff’s Department at (909) 364-2000.

Below is a list of the most common ways auto theft occurs by http://www.stolen-property.com. Knowing this information can help defend you from being a victim.

  • Checking for an alarm system. Throughout the years, people have been conditioned to ignoring car alarms on the account a loud motorcycle or truck can set a car alarm off. People’s senses are so dulled to these car alarms, car alarms are often ignored while a car is being stolen. Prevention – instead of using a car alarm that just makes noise, use a car alarm that has a pager that alerts you if the alarm is activated. Another excellent prevention for auto theft is an ignition disabler. This makes it unable to start the car without pressing the hidden ignition disable switch.
  • Smash and grab. The most common form of auto theft; breaking a window, grabbing whatever it is the thief is after and running away. Prevention – always remove anything of value from plain sight. The majority of crime is “crime of opportunity.” Also, if you have a stereo with a removable face plate, bring it with you instead of leaving it under the seat or in the glove box.
  • Drive off in a car with the keys in it. Auto thieves case out ATM’s, movie rental store drop offs or other businesses with quick drop off or pick up. When a person walks away from a running car, they jump in and the car is stolen. Prevention – never leave your car running or with the keys in it for even a moment, that’s all it takes for an auto theft to occur.
  • Cutting a steering wheel. If you have a steering wheel locking device to deter from auto theft, a thief will actually cut the steering wheel to remove the anti-theft device. Prevention – invest in a “kill switch” that disables your vehicle from starting.
  • Disabling the alarm system. Professional auto thieves know how to disable a car alarm within 15 seconds if they know what kind it is. Prevention – when having an alarm system installed in your car, go to a professional alarm installer instead of a big retail chain store. Also, do not advertise with car alarm brand stickers. This tips professional thieves off when they know how to disable certain alarm makes.
  • Auto theft using back up or spare keys. Many stolen vehicles are done so with the actual car keys. Prevention – Don’t ever leave or “hide” any spare or back up key in the car or under the bumper in a magnetic key holder as thieves do look for these.
  • Stealing vehicles from big parking lots. Thieves often case out big parking lots such as that at sporting events or concerts. Prevention – park in secured, well lit parking lots when possible, especially ones with attendants on duty.



Suspect Sought For Attempted Burglary

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Chino HillsThe Chino Hills Police Department arrested one suspect for an attempted burglary at Lowes in Chino Hills, but one suspect is still being sought.

On Monday June 27, two suspicious suspects were reported to the Chino Hills Police Department by a Lowe’s Home Improvement employee.

The employees stated a customer was loading a large amount of tools into a shopping cart and they suspected he was going to run out of the store without paying, according to the Chino Hills Police Department.

As the deputies arrived to the Lowe’s Home Improvement Store on Peyton Drive, the suspect was caught pushing a shopping cart out of the emergency exit and began loading the tools into a U-Haul truck by a second suspect. The first suspect, identified as Samuel Felipe, 36-year-old resident of Ontario, was taken into custody without incident.

The other suspect ran from the scene and could not be located during an extensive search with the help of Police K9 and assistance of a helicopter. Chino Hills Station Investigators were able to positively identify the suspect as Nicholas Perez, 28-year-old resident of Pomona.

Perez attempted to steal over $1200.00 of merchandise from the Lowe’s Home Improvement store. The Chino Hills Deputies also recovered over $600.00 in merchandise that had been stolen at a Lowe’s store location in the Los Angeles County that same morning.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding any other crimes these suspects were involved in, or the whereabouts of Nicolas Perez, is urged to contact the Chino Hills Police Department at (909) 364-2000 or WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME (27469).

Numerous Vehicle Burglaries In Chino Hills

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Photo Courtesy: Chino Hills Police Department

Photo Courtesy: Chino Hills Police Department

Chino HillsThe Chino Hills Police Department has been investigating several vehicle burglaries near Los Serranos Country Club in the month of June. From one of the burglaries, video surveillance was obtained and a local resident was arrested.

On June 30, a Chino Hills resident, Manuel Hernandez, 21 years-old, was recognized by deputies after viewing the video footage. After a search was conducted, deputies located and apprehended Hernandez at a residence in Chino Hills. At the residence, property belonging to the victims was located and seized.

If anyone has additional information regarding this investigation, or additional crimes, please contact Detective Rosa at the Chino Hills Police/Sheriff’s Station, Case # 221602169. You may call them at (909) 364-2000. Or if you choose to remain anonymous, call WeTip at 1-800-78-CRIME. You may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.

The following list consists of some tips to prevent vehicle burglary, courtesy of the Yucaipa Police Department.

Even with today’s busy schedules, we need to stay diligent when it comes to preventing car related crimes.  Auto theft is almost always classified as a crime of opportunity.  As such, we need to practice good preventative measures in order to eliminate this opportunity and make our cars less desirable to criminals.

  • Always lock your doors, even when you plan on only being gone from your vehicle briefly.  It is not uncommon for thieves to walk down a row of parked vehicles checking the doors to see who has left their vehicle unlocked.  Do not leave any windows open including vent/wing windows or sunroofs.
  • If you have an alarm on your vehicle, use it!  It is an effective deterrent to an auto-burglar who often chooses the easiest targets.
  • Do not leave valuables in your vehicle.  Although that sounds like “common sense”, most of the reports that we take happen when the driver or passenger has done just that.  Your car is an automatic target when doing so.
  • When you are out and about, please leave items out of sight before reaching your destination or move them inconspicuously.
  • Do not leave any sign that there may be valuables hidden in your vehicle, such as docking stations or connector cables.  Covered up items that are left on the floorboard are an invitation for a criminal.  Not doing this may prevent you from having to spend money on broken windows.
  • Park in busy, well lit areas whenever possible.  Well traveled areas with plenty of vehicle and pedestrian movement are less likely to invite criminal activity.
  • As a last line of defense and to aid in the recovery process, mark your valuables.  Engrave them with a “personal identifier” that is something other than your social security number or drivers license.
  • Report suspicious persons seen wandering around in parking lots or neighborhoods that are looking into vehicles.  Don’t hesitate to call 911 if you sense there is a theft that is about to occur.



Speed Contest Results In A Collision

Staff Reports

Chino Hills- On June 25, two suspects were arrested after a speed contest that resulted into a collision on Soquel Canyon Parkway and Pipeline Avenue in Chino Hills.

The two suspects were identified as 18-year-old resident of Chino, Juan Nungaray, and a male juvenile resident of Chino who is 17 years-old.

According to the Chino Hills Police Department, the suspects were driving at speeds that doubled the speed limit, about more than 80 mph. The juvenile of the vehicle lost control and collided with several trees before the vehicle came to rest on the sidewalk of Soquel Canyon Parkway. There was also a passenger with the juvenile, who suffered minor injuries from the collision.

Both suspects were arrested for participating in a speed contest, and both vehicles were impounded.

If you have any additional information, please contact Deputy J. Arden of the Chino Hills Police/Sheriff’s Department at (909) 364-2000.

Three Arrested For Loaded Firearm

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Chino Hills On Saturday June 11, three male subjects were arrested on the cross streets of Beverly Avenue and Phillips Street in Ontario by Chino Hills Police/Sheriff’s Department for a routine traffic stop.

The vehicle was driven by Oscar Dimas, 19-year-old resident of Rancho Cucamonga. He was accompanied by Victor Nava, 19-year-old resident and Marcos Velazco Gonzalez, 19-year-old resident of Ontario.

Once the vehicle was searched, cocaine and items indicating the sales of illegal drugs were located. Deputies also found a loaded hand gun in the vehicle.

The three suspects were arrested for selling illegal narcotics and possession of dangerous weapons and booked in West Valley Detention Center.

Two Arrested For Vehicle Burglary

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Chino Hills- On Monday June 13, the Chino Hills Police Station responded to a call regarding two subjects breaking into a victim’s vehicle.

Both subjects were positively identified by the victim: Jared Alexander Seebold, 24 year-old resident of Chino Hills and Brenda Aguirre, 24 year-old resident of Fontana.

In the investigation, the two had been linked to several residential and vehicle burglaries in the City of Chino Hills. A search warrant was issued at Seebold’s residence in which items believed to be stolen such as multiple power tools, car stereo equipment, golf clubs, and electronics.

Seebold and Aguirre were both booked for Burglary and Conspiracy at West Valley Detention Center.

Anyone with information or wishes to identify property that had been recovered is urged to contact the Chino Hills Police Station at (909) 364-2000. To report information anonymously, you may call We-Tip at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463).

DUI Suspect Arrested For Domestic Violence And Possession

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Chino Hills- On Friday, May 20, Deputies responded to a domestic violence call in the 4000 block of Willowbend Court in Chino Hills, where the suspect allegedly assaulted a victim.

A description of the suspect’s vehicle was aired and the deputies quickly located the vehicle. The suspect, Zachary Stephens, 25, led deputies on a short pursuit where he failed to stop at a signal light on Soquel Canyon at Slate Drive. Stephens, of Chino Hills, was driving speeds of up to 50 miles per hour in residential streets, according to the Chino Hills Police Department.

Stephens was arrested on Slate Drive at Copper Road and then was booked at West Valley Detention Center for felony evading, domestic violence, possession of illegal narcotics, and driving under the influence of drugs.

Women Arrested For Possession

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Chino Hills – Last Thursday, two women were arrested for possession of burglary tools and drug paraphernalia in the City of Chino Hills.

According to Deputy Brian Arias, at approximately 7:49 p.m. on May 12, the Chino Hills Police Department conducted a traffic stop at Slate Dr. / Cooper Rd. A Black Dodge Durango was stopped for committing several California Vehicle Code violations.

The occupants of the black Dodge Durango were identified as Lara Adams, 28, and Debra Jauregui, 39. Inside the vehicle, deputies found several pieces of stolen mail, credit cards, and personal information not belonging to either of the women. Burglary tools and drug paraphernalia were also in their possession. In addition, Adams had an active warrant for her arrest.

Authorities suspect that Adams, of West Covina, and Jauregui, of Ontario, were in Chino Hills to commit thefts. Both Adams and Jauregui were arrested.

The Chino Hills Police Department asks that anyone with information regarding this case contact the Chino Hills Multiple Enforcement Team: Maria Colombi or Brian Arias at (909) 364-2000. If you would like to remain anonymous, you may contact WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME.

Chino Hills Man Arrested

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Chino Hills – On Sat., Sept. 12, Chino Hills Deputies – with the assistance of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Narcotics Division – investigated the possession of a controlled substance for sales.

According to the Chino Hills Police Department, a search warrant was served to suspect, David Selle, 45, as his residence on Organdy Lane in Chino Hills, under suspicion of being involved in the sales of methamphetamine.

During the warrant service, Deputies located approximately one ounce of crystal methamphetamine, a handgun (which was reported missing in May), approximately 84 rounds of live ammunition, and other evidence that confirmed Selle was, in fact, involved in the suspected drug sales.

Selle was arrested and booked into the West Valley Detention Center.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation – or any criminal activity – is urged to call the Chino Hills Police Department at (909) 364-2000; or, if you wish to remain anonymous, call WeTip at 800 78-CRIME.