DATE/TIME: October 18 , 2022 / 3:30 a.m.
INCIDENT: H&S 11370.1(a)- Possession of a Controlled Substance while Armed
PC 25400- Carrying a Concealed Loaded Firearm
PC25850(a) – Carrying a Loaded Firearm in Public
LOCATION: 1100 block of Winfield Road, Joshua Tree
SUSPECT(S): Stephen Hodges, 47-year-old resident of Joshua Tree
Beau Teutsch, 37-year-old resident of Joshua Tree
VICTIM(S): State of California
SUMMARY: On Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at about 3:30 a.m., deputies assigned to the Morongo Basin Station were conducting patrol in the 1100 block of Winfield Road in Joshua Tree. Deputies located a truck and trailer with two males loading property at an unoccupied residence.
During the investigation, Beau Teutsch was found to be in unlawful possession of a loaded concealed and unserialized Glock style handgun. Stephen Hodges was in possession of a loaded 12-gauge shotgun and methamphetamine. Both were arrested and booked at the Morongo Basin Jail.
Teutsch was booked for PC 25400 and PC 25850(a), and is being held in lieu of $25,000 bail. Hodges was booked for HS 11370.1(a), PC 25850(a), and a misdemeanor warrant.
Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact Deputy Shane Crowl with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department – Morongo Basin Station at (760)366-4175. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may contact We-Tip at 1-800-78-CRIME or go to wetip.com.
Refer: Deputy S. Crowl
Station: Morongo Basin Station
Phone No. 760-366-4175
Case No. 092201732