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Four people, including a man from Fontana and a woman from Bloomington, were arrested as a result of an initial investigation regarding stolen delivery packages from residents’ homes, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

On Aug. 25, detectives investigated a possible lead that a woman was driving a white four-door vehicle around the Rancho Cucamonga area watching for UPS and Federal Express trucks to make deliveries. With the help of a home surveillance system, detectives were able to watch this woman drive up to a residence, walk up to the front door and look for recently delivered packages.

Then on Aug. 26, deputies located a vehicle matching the description in the area of Cantabria Avenue and Banyan Street. The deputies initiated a traffic stop and discovered the driver, Rebecca Hickson, 29, of Bloomington was allegedly driving on a suspended license and appeared to be under the influence of narcotics.

Deputies detained her and her vehicle was towed. During the required inventory of her personal property in the vehicle, narcotics, large quantities of copper wire, and several shipping receipts were located.The receipts were addressed to potential victims from several different addresses.

A search warrant was authored for Hickson’s home on 10th Street in Bloomington.

When they arrived at that residence, detectives made contact with Brandon Hazard, a 32-year-old Fontana resident, who was allegedly found fast asleep instead of watching Hickson’s small child. Narcotics and a methamphetamine pipe with residue were located inside the residence and easily accessible to the small child, the Sheriff’s Department said.

During the search of the home, detectives located numerous items that matched the receipts located in the vehicle that were addressed to victims at other residences.

Detectives then authorized a search warrant at Hazard’s house in Fontana. At that residence, they located methamphetamine packaged for sale and a double barrel shotgun.

While detectives were searching the residence, Oscar Velez, a convicted felon, arrived and was detained. Velez allegedly came to Hazard’s residence to sell him methamphetamine, the Sheriff’s Department said. Hazard also advised the detectives the shotgun was recently sold to him by Velez, a convicted felon who is prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Detectives then made contact at Velez’s residence in Diamond Bar and were given consent to search the premises. They located ammunition for the recently sold shotgun and .38 caliber ammunition, although no other weapons were located.

All four suspects were arrested, interviewed, and booked into West Valley Detention Center.

Detectives are now working to return the stolen merchandise to its rightful owners.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department at (909) 477-2800. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.

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