VICTORVILLE CA July 1 2017 — Two security guards were arrested in connection to the theft of approximately 200 pounds of illegal fireworks that had been previously confiscated on Tuesday, authorities said.
San Bernardino County Fire Department investigators requested San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Victorville Station deputies to responded to an undisclosed location in Victorville for a burglary that occurred Monday evening, authorities said.
Through investigation, detectives discovered that Nicollo Floresca, 27, of Adelanto, and Preston Haynes, 25, of Apple Valley, who were working for a security company at the location, according to authorities, had broken into a building being used by County Fire to store confiscated, illegal fireworks.
Floresca and Haynes each took a portion of the stolen fireworks to residences located in the 18600 block of Sonoma Road in Adelanto and the 21000 block of Nisqualli Road in Apple Valley, authorities said. Detectives who searched the homes recovered all of the stolen fireworks and arrested Floresca and Haynes on suspicion of burglary.
The case has been forwarded to the District Attorney’s office for review and filling.
Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Detective James Tebbetts, at the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.