A 26-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly being involved in the theft of guns from a Sheriff's patrol car parked at the Central Patrol Station in San Bernardino, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.
On May 29 at about 7:30 a.m., a deputy from the station discovered that a marked patrol car was burglarized while parked in the Sheriff’s Department parking lot.
Detectives determined that sometime between May 27 at 7 a.m. and May 29 at 7 a.m., a suspect pried open the driver’s door and entered the patrol car. Once inside, the suspect pried the weapons mounting system and removed the rifle, shotgun and ammunition.
During the theft investigation, detectives gathered information that led them to a suspect in Redlands. The suspect, identified as Nicolas Pisano, was believed to be responsible for the theft of a pole camera from the parking lot of a Redlands business. Detectives worked together with Redlands Police and obtained a search warrant for Pisano’s residence.
On Thursday, June 6, Redlands Police Department SWAT, Central Station detectives and Valley Gang Team served the search warrant and recovered the stolen pole camera, rifle, shotgun and ammunition.
Pisano was interviewed and later booked at Central Detention Center on charges of burglary, grand theft, receiving known stolen property and vandalism. Bail was set at $100,000.