Three suspects arrested for drugs and weapons charges in Big River

Three people have been arrested on the 5000 block of Rio Vista Drive in Big River for drugs and weapons charges.

On Monday at approximately 6 am, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station and Needles Police Department contacted Michael Rivera, 37 of Lake Havasu City, Rodolpho Talamante, 30 of Lake Havasu City and Denise Capaccione, 58 of Big River, during a call for service.

During contact with Rivera and Talamante, deputies located ammunition and drug paraphernalia. Through investigation, Rivera and Talamante were found to be convicted felons and are prohibited from being in possession of guns and ammunition. During contact with Capaccione, deputies also located additional drug paraphernalia.

Rivera and Talamante were arrested for PC 30305(A)(1) – Felon in Possession of Prohibited Ammunition and transported to the Colorado River Station jail in Needles for booking. They both remain in the custody of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department with a bail amount of $35,000 each, awaiting a court hearing.

Denise Capaccione was arrested for HS 11364(a)- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. She was issued a citation and released at the scene with a future court date.


  1. Thank you Officers! Keep cleaning up our community

  2. Big River has drug it’s not true no way

  3. Big river is now like Victorville

  4. Big river IS a drug haven for both sides of the river. Been that since it opened the roads

  5. Justin Hernandez u got that right!

  6. Suzanne Wallace Victorville is a lot more worse but big river is definitely falling apart with drugs

  7. Good. Send them to jail.

  8. Those people were from lake havasu, pay attention . And if your going to compare big river to Victorville, we’ll, then move somewhere else! I loathe hearing that word, needles is another one.cant stand Barstow either.If you don’t like it here, then get the fuck out

  9. If enough people would help in reducing the herd this shit would go away. Get what I’m saying?

  10. Miss D. Was released hahahahahah funny. Must be a snitch for San Bernardino. Bringing 2 guys from lake havasu maybe to set them up Who knows. All of big river are nothing but tweekers and snitches. Lay of the meth Denise it isn’t good for you at all

  11. Great job keep these worthless people off the streets and stealing from our community!

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