Warrant uncovers underground bunker, shooting range

FONTANA — Members of Fontana PD’s SMASH – or Gang – Unit serving a search warrant at the home of a known gang member were surprised when their search uncovered an underground bunker last night, Thursday, Feb. 7.

The well lit and ventilated bunker was accessed through a man hole in the floor, had storage areas stocked with weapons and ammunition, and even featured an underground shooting range.

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“Numerous weapons were located, along with thousands of rounds of ammunition. Including a 100 round drum for an AR-15 rifle,” Fontana PD wrote in a social media release, that indicated the suspects were arrested and booked without incident.

In a Facebook post, Fontana PD had strong words for other gang members and would-be criminals, writing, “We will never give up on keeping our community safe and free of violence. We are the champions at Hide n Seek and no man hole will help you.”

“If you hide we will find you. If you run you will go to jail tired,” FPD continued. “If you do crime in our city, we will hunt you in the pursuit of justice for our community.”

In their “friendly message,” FPD “strongly recommended” that aspiring criminals “put as much effort as you did in your underground cave, into becoming a productive member of society. You will thank us later for this advice.”

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Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

Trevor Montgomery, 47, moved last year to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, The Valley Chronicle, and Anza Valley Outlook; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 28 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 15 – but soon to be 16 – grandchildren.


FONTANA — Members of Fontana PD’s SMASH – or Gang – Unit serving a search warrant at the home of a known gang member were surprised when their search uncovered an underground bunker last night, Thursday, Feb. 7.

The well-lit and ventilated bunker was accessed through a concealed man-hole in the floor, had storage areas stocked with weapons and ammunition, and even featured an underground shooting range.

“Numerous weapons were located, along with thousands of rounds of ammunition. Including a 100 round drum for an AR-15 rifle,” Fontana PD wrote in a social media release, that indicated the suspects were arrested and booked without incident.

In a Facebook post, Fontana PD had strong words for other gang members and would-be criminals, writing, “We will never give up on keeping our community safe and free of violence. We are the champions at Hide n Seek and no man-hole will help you.”

“If you hide we will find you. If you run you will go to jail tired,” FPD continued. “If you do crime in our city, we will hunt you in the pursuit of justice for our community.”

In their “friendly message,” FPD “strongly recommended” that aspiring criminals “put as much effort as you did in your underground cave, into becoming a productive member of society. You will thank us later for this advice.”

 

Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

Trevor Montgomery, 47, moved last year to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, The Valley Chronicle, and Anza Valley Outlook; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 28 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 15 – but soon to be 16 – grandchildren.

 

 

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