PHOTO: TP Deputy Romero-Rios
Pictured (l-r) are San Bernardino County Sheriff Shannon Dicus, Deputy Omar Romero-Rios, Lt. Craig Harris and Deputy Chief Shelley Krusbe. (Photo courtesy of SB County Sheriff’s Dept.)
Twin Peaks Sheriff’s Station deputy honored
By DOUGLAS W. MOTLEY
Twin Peaks Sheriff’s Station Deputy Omar Romero-Rios was honored by San Bernardino County Sheriff Shannon Dicus on Nov. 30 for arresting six car thieves and recovering six stolen and six abandoned vehicles with a total value of $75,000.
According to Twin Peaks Station Assistant Commander Lt. Craig Harris, the arrests were made over a 12-month period; the vehicle thefts all occurred in the mountain communities.
Sheriff Dicus presented what Harris called a “Stolen Vehicle Award,” which is jointly sponsored by the California Highway Patrol and the Auto Club. Deputy Romero-Rios told The Alpine Mountaineer that he has been awarded four such awards during his six-year career with the sheriff’s department.
The arrested suspects, Harris said, were variously charged with grand theft auto or possession of stolen property.
“Deputy Romero-Rios was honored for his diligence in keeping the mountain communities safe and ensuring the protection of peoples personal property,” Lt. Harris added.