Fontana officers are honored for solving series of robberies | News

Because of their ability to help solve a range of robberies in the area, four officers were named April Fools’ Day Officers by the Fontana Police Department.

Officers Garrett Gooselaw, Travis Marshall, Christopher Oropesa and Celestine Cazares were honored at a recent Fontana City Council meeting.

On April 24, Gooselaw and Marshall were sent to a robbery with strong arms at the Indoor Swap Meeting. The suspect tore off a gold chain from the victim’s neck and fled by car.

The victim provided a number of license plates for the suspected vehicle and officers were able to identify the suspect with the victim through a set of six-pack photographs at the scene.

A few minutes later, another robbery with heavy weapons took place in a supermarket on Arrow and Locust streets, where the same suspect and the vehicle fled eastward to Arrow. The incident was handled by Oropesa and the information passed to the Rialto Police Directorate, whose officers found the suspected vehicle and detained it in Rialto.

Gooselaw and Marshall took custody of the suspects after receiving positive IDs from both victims. Officers took both victims’ belongings and also received admissions from the suspects.

The Redlands and San Bernardino police departments advised Fontana officers that they had recently had robberies with similar suspected descriptions. Redlands detectives then received admissions for their robberies, and San Bernardino detectives said they would follow up on the information later.

“This incident serves as an excellent example of a collaborative effort between our officers and outside agencies to successfully resolve a series of ongoing robberies,” Fontana PD said.

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