MET Deputies Make Arrest
Thursday, July 4th at 8:35 P.M., San Bernardino
County Sheriff Deputies assigned to the Multiple
Enforcement Team (MET) at the Highland Police Department were dispatched to
the 7400 block of Elm Street in Highland. The Team assisted CalFire personnel
who were responding to a report of a palm tree on fire at the location. The MET
Deputies assisted with crowd control at the apartment complex while the fire
department personnel extinguished the fire.
the Deputies were contacted by a citizen who reported the suspect, Jeff Reeder,
had brandished a firearm at several citizens. When the MET Deputies went to
speak to Reeder a physical altercation occurred with one of the Deputies.
Reeder reached for a loaded handgun that was concealed inside his waistband. A
second Deputy was able to grab the handgun and disarm Reeder. Reeder broke free
from the Deputies and fled on foot but was arrested after a short foot chase
through the apartment complex.
JULY 4th in Redlands
Reeder was booked into
the West Valley Detention Center. He faces charges of Resisting an Executive
Officer and Assault on a Peace Officer with a Firearm. Reeder’s bail is set
at $50,000 and he is scheduled for arraignment on July 9th in Superior Court in
San Bernardino. All charges against Reeder will be sent to the San Bernardino
County District Attorney’s office to be reviewed.
Anyone with information regarding
this investigation is urged to contact the
Police Department (909) 425-9793
Callers wishing to remain anonymous
are urged to call the
or you may leave information on the
We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.
MET Deputies’ job is to address recurrent serious criminal offenders,
parolees-at-large, felony probationers, sex offenders, tracking criminal street
gang activities, and assisting in the prosecution of street gang members, as
well as other serious offenders.