Adelanto man arrested in Loma Linda on suspicion of weapons


A traffic stop by deputies in Loma Linda led to the arrest of an Adelanto man on suspicion of multiple weapons charges, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s officials reported.

On Thursday, Richard Castelan, 40, was jailed at the San Bernardino Central Detention Center, with bail set at $50,000.

During a proactive patrol in Loma Linda, deputies assigned to Central Station performed a traffic stop for a driver with various California vehicle code violations.

Meanwhile, Castelan was contacted and found in possession of a loaded handgun with a high-capacity magazine and an AR-15 rifle, sheriff’s officials said.

Castelan is a convicted felon and prohibited from owning or possessing firearms. Both firearms were obtained illegally and do not have serial numbers, authorities said.

Castelan was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon, carrying a loaded weapon, criminal in possession of firearms and criminal in possession of ammunition.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged by the Sheriff’s Department to contact Central Station at 909-387-3545. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are asked to call the We-Tip hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you can leave information on the website at

Daily Press reporter Rene Ray De La Cruz can be reached at 760-951-6227 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @DP_ReneDeLaCruz


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