GPS Tracks Batteries Stolen From a Cell Tower to Suspect’s Garage


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A man was arrested on Friday by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department after finding four deep-cycle batteries in the man’s garage. The Sheriff’s Department said the batteries had been stolen the previous day from a cell tower site next to State Route 330, according to the Redlands Community News.

The suspect, 32-year-old Kenneth McFarlane, is accused of cutting two padlocks to access a San Bernardino Verizon cell tower site and battery storage steel cabinet. Four deep-cycle batteries, which were used to power the cell tower site, were stolen, said the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department in a press release.

McFarlane, who was on felony probation, was arrested and booked for grand theft and possession of stolen property. The cell tower batteries were recovered and returned.

Anyone with knowledge of related criminal activity or additional information regarding this case is asked to contact the Central Station at (909) 387-3545. Those who wish to remain anonymous can contact We-Tip at or call (909) 987-5005.

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