Police Arrest Man Firing Gun Near OTB

Police swarmed the National Orange Show Sports Center Wednesday after a detective saw a man shooting a gun in the area, police said.

Shortly before 11 a.m., a San Bernardino police homicide detective driving near E Street and Orange Show Road saw the man firing a gun like he was shooting at someone near the Sundowner restaurant, Sgt. Vicki Cervantes said.

“By the time he turned around, the man fled the area,” she said. “The man was found at the nearby off-track betting center.”

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San Bernardino Police Officer Gabe Garcia Recovering Year After Shooting

A year ago, doctors told his parents they didn’t think he would survive.

Shot once in the head in August 2014, by a gang member, San Bernardino police Officer Gabe Garcia had emerged from a coma paralyzed on one side and barely able to talk.

“I could only hear him talk through a hole in his throat,” said his mother, Lydia Garcia. “That was the greatest sound I’ve ever heard.”

His recovery, however, was well beyond what doctors expected.

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Gabriel Garcia’s Rookie Partner to Receive Medal of Valor

Marcus Pesquera
Marcus Pesquera

A rookie police officer who killed the gunman who shot police Officer Gabriel Garcia nearly a year ago will receive the Medal of Valor by the governor.

The honor is the highest state award for valor presented to a public safety officer.

Police Officer Marcus Pesquera, 24, will receive the Medal of Valor for his actions on Aug. 22, 2014, in San Bernardino, according to the state Department of Justice.

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Aspiring L.A. Model, Actress Connected to San Bernardino Marijuana Dispensary Slaying

An aspiring model and actress was charged Monday with the slaying of a security officer inside of a San Bernardino clandestine marijuana dispensary in February, according to the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office.

Tomeise Ray, 23, of Los Angeles was arrested Friday in connection to the murder of Anthony Pineda, 25, of Rowland Heights on Feb. 16, according to San Bernardino Police officials. The DA’s Office filed a criminal complaint Monday charging Ray alleging murder and second-degree robbery.

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Please note, the San Bernardino Police Department Homicide Detail is still investigating the fatal shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call 909-384-5615.

 

New 5-Year Contract A Good First Step Towards Rebuilding the San Bernardino Police Dept.

SBPOAThe San Bernardino Police Officers Association and the City of San Bernardino reached agreement this week on the terms of a contract that will allow the City’s bankruptcy to move closer to finalization.

On Monday, City Council unanimously approved the five-year contract which has the overwhelming support of San Bernardino’s rank-and-file police officers.

“This agreement is both fair and reasonable given the current conditions facing our membership and that of the City,” said Steve Turner, president of the San Bernardino Police Officers Association.

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Officer Gabriel Garcia’s Home Gets Revamped by Home Depot, SBPD

Gabe Garcia Home RenovationOn Tuesday, February 17, San Bernardino police officer Gabriel Garcia got out of the family SUV and slowly walked through the garage into his parents’ home.

Although he was wearing sunglasses, he could still see all the activity surrounding the family home.

About a dozen volunteers from Home Depot and the San Bernardino Police Department were raking and shoveling in the Garcia family’s yard — some of them since 7:30 a.m. Bags of mulch were stacked high in the driveway.

Tuesday was the first day of a project to make the Garcia home easier for him to get around in.

The sun was out. There were smiles. Laughs.

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California Peace Officers Memorial

Police MemorialThe 39th Annual California Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony at the State Capitol took place on May 2 in Sacramento. The names of 13 officers who were killed in the line of duty in 2014 were added in bronze to the memorial plaque, along with five other officers who were killed in the past in service of California.