A San Bernardino man was arrested on Friday after GPS tracking devices located him in his garage with four deep-cycle batteries on Thursday, Jan 14, stolen from a cell tower site next to State Route 330.
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 a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department press release.
“McFarlane is on San Bernardino felony probation,” the release said. “McFarlane was alone in the garage with all four stolen batteries.”
McFarlane was arrested and booked into Central Detention Center 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 wetip.com or call (909) 987-5005.