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Man Arrested for Workers’ Comp Fraud

Staff Reports

San Bernardino County – A Fontana man was arrested on insurance fraud charges earlier this month following an investigation conducted by the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance Fraud Unit.
Jamie Gallardo, 45, is charged with a violation of workers’ compensation insurance fraud. Gallardo was employed at California Coach & Body located in Walnut, Calif. on or about April 21, 2010 through April 19, 2014. During this time, Gallardo filed a workers’ compensation claim alleging he sustained injuries to his chest and back while performing his job duties.
According to D.A. investigators, an investigation into possible fraud resulted in the current allegation that Gallardo presented a knowingly false or fraudulent statement in order to obtain Workers’ Compensation benefits.
After obtaining an arrest warrant, investigators–with the assistance of officers from the Fontana Police Department–arrested Gallardo at his place of residence Feb. 2. Gallardo was transported and booked into the West Valley Detention Center. If convicted, Gallardo faces five years County prison. Arraignment is scheduled for March 24 in the Rancho Cucamonga Courthouse.

Fontana Man Arrested For Abuse

Suspect arrested for continuous sexual abuse of multiple victims spanning more than a decade.

Photo Courtesy:  SBSD Suspect Jose Manuel Carrillo

Photo Courtesy: SBSD
Suspect Jose Manuel Carrillo

Staff Reports

Fontana – In April 2015, multiple female victims who were suspected of being sexually abused as minors notified Deputies at the Fontana Sheriff’s Station.  Deputies were advised that the suspect was known to the victims, and immediately began an investigation.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, it was discovered that the victims had been sexually abused on several occasions and at multiple locations – including their family home – over a span of at least ten years.

After an extensive investigation, Detectives identified Jose Manuel Carrillo, 48, as the suspect.  During the course of the investigation, Detectives discovered additional victims who came forward.  An arrest warrant was secured for Carrillo’s arrest while Detectives conducted a surveillance of his residence located in the 14800 block of Merrill Ave. in Fontana.

Carrillo was subsequently taken into custody, interviewed and arrested.  He was booked into the West Valley Detention Center for Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child, and is being held on a no-bail warrant.

Detectives are concerned they may be additional victims.  Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the Fontana Sheriff’s Station at (909) 356-6767.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact the We-Tip Hotline at (800) 78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at http://www.wetip.com.

Chino Area Crime

Staff Reports


West Valley Detention Center (Photo courtesy of County of San Bernardino)

West Valley Detention Center (Photo courtesy of County of San Bernardino)

Chino/Chino Hills – On Tues., Jan. 5, a juvenile female contacted School Resource Officer, Deputy Marlene Thompson, at Ayala High School in Chino Hills.  She advised Thompson of ongoing physical and mental abuse that she has suffered at her residence in Chino.

Fontana Sheriff’s Deputies and Detectives initiated an investigation and identified the suspect as Joe Patino, 37, of Chino.  A search warrant was conducted at the suspect’s residence, and Detectives gathered additional information in regard to the allegations of abuse.

Patino was taken into custody and booked into the West Valley Detention Center for Cruelty to a Child.  The victim and other minors in the home were taken into protective custody by Children and Family Services.

Detectives are concerned there may be additional victims; anyone with additional information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective Joe Parker or Sergeant Mark Martinez at (909) 356-6767.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to contact the

West Valley Detention Center (Photo courtesy of County of San Bernardino)

West Valley Detention Center (Photo courtesy of County of San Bernardino)

We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.

In another incident, Deputies from the Chino Hills Station arrested a felon in possession of a loaded assault rifle during a routine traffic stop on Fri., Jan. 16.  This incident let Deputies to an illicit identify theft crime ring being conducted from a nearby hotel room.

Joseph Sisenia, 31, of Los Angeles, and two female passengers were contacted at a vehicle traffic stop.  Sisenia provided identification to the Deputies with a different name on it that later proved to be fraudulent.  Upon a record search of the occupants, Deputies discovered that Skye Kelley, 24, of Moreno Valley, had an active warrant for her arrest.  The other female passenger, Aimee Rodriguez, 27, of Baldwin Park, was in possession of and under the influence of a controlled substance. Deputies also discovered Sisenia’s true identity, and learned he was on felony probation for identity theft out of Montclair.

A vehicle search was conducted which revealed a loaded assault rifle with a high capacity magazine; additional ammunition was discovered in the car as well.  Deputies also recovered several Green Dot cards, gift cards, credit cards, check making materials, and items used to commit identify theft.  Green Dot cards are commonly used to launder the illegal proceeds of identity theft by funneling it to a generic prepaid credit account.

During the course of the investigation, deputies learned that the suspects had been staying in a nearby Extended Stay America hotel room.  A search of the hotel room uncovered more suspected narcotics and evidence of identity theft related to a Chino Hills mail theft case from December 2014, as well as an additional suspect, David Chacon, 41, of El Monte.

All the evidence was recovered and Detectives will attempt to locate additional victims.

All suspects were booked into the West Valley Detention Center for their respective crimes, including identify theft, possession of a high capacity magazine, felon in possession of a firearm, parole violation, conspiracy to commit identity theft, and active warrant for weapons.

Diamond Bar: DB Grad Police Officer Dies In Crash




Thomas Chamberlin
(Photo Courtesy: Fontana Police Department)


The accident occurred Tues., June 10, just before 8:30 p.m. as Chamberlin, who was off-duty at the time, was traveling on Highway 39, near Azusa, in the Angeles National Forest. A CHP officer has reportedly stated that Chamberlin went down onto the roadway, and subsequently hit the side of the mountain. He was airlifted to Los Angeles County USC Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries. No other vehicles were involved in the accident, and it is still being investigated by the CHP.


Chamberlin graduated from DBHS in 2006, and immediately entered the Marine Corp. He reportedly served in Iraq in 2008-2009, and Afghanistan in 2010. After being honorably discharged in 2011 he attended California State University Fullerton when he was hired by the Fontana Police Department. A Fontana Police Department news release stated he graduated from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Police Academy in December 2013.


Chamberlin is survived by his parents, Tom and Guadalupe Chamberlin.