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tinfoil hatOn December 14, 2012, Gene Lombardo telephoned the Sheriff’s Department and threatened to shoot down the next Sheriff’s Department helicopter which flew over his residence. Through investigation, it was learned Lombardo was the registered owner of at least one firearm, and the Sheriff’s Department Aviation Division was notified immediately of the threat. Because of the threat, the Sheriff’s Aviaiton Division had to alter all flight courses above or near Lombardo’s residence, for fear the threats could be credible. Lombardo’s threats hindered and deterred the Sheriff’s Department in providing service to the community in which Lombardo resides.

On Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at approximately 7:00 a.m., deputies and detectives from the Sheriff’s Specialized Enforcement Division with the assistance of the Morongo Sheriff’s Station served a search warrant at Lombardo’s residence. During the service of the search warrant multiple firearms were located in Lombardo’s residence along with live ammunition and an indoor marijuana cultivation.

Lombardo was arrested without incident and is being held at the West Valley Detention Center on $150,000.00 bail for violation of P.C. 69 (Obstructing executive officers in performance of duties) and H&S 11358 (Cultivation of Marijuana).

This operation is an example of the ongoing effort by the Sheriff’s Department to protect the communities it serves. Anyone with information regarding suspicious or illegal activities are encouraged to contact their local Sheriff Station or We-Tip Incorporated (1-800-78-CRIME) or www.wetip.com and can remain anonymous.

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San Bernardino Sheriff's Public Affairs Division

The Public Affairs Division consists of specialized units, Media Liaison, Community Liaison, Labor/Industrial Relations, Operation CleanSWEEP, Crime-Free Multi-Housing, Juvenile Intervention Program and Special Projects. The division serves as a departmental representative by fostering relationships between the organization and the communities. Division staff works closely with media sources, citizen groups, labor units, residents, schools, apartment managers, property owners and the faith community to facilitate the flow of information between the Sheriff's Department and the citizens they serve. The relationship provides a key point of contact for community policing initiatives and problem solving. By working cooperatively with members of the community, the division is committed to making San Bernardino County a safer place to live and work. . Some of the folks we need to recognize at the Public Affairs Office that help get the stories out are, "Arden Wiltshire" (awiltshire(at)sbcsd.org), "Cynthia, Beavers" (cbeavers(at)sbcsd.org), and "Jodi Miller" (jmiller(at)sbcsd.org) Locally we might get stories written by Corporal Rick Millard, Captain Don Miller and others.

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