Man arrested on suspicion of selling stolen bike parts on OfferUp app

A 38-year-old man was arrested after Apple Valley Sheriff’s Deputies showed up to buy parts from suspected stolen motorcycles that were being marketed online.

Jeffrey Matthew Dines of Apple Valley was arrested and taken to the High Desert Detention Center in Adelanto on Thursday, according to sheriff’s officials.

He was arrested on suspicion of receiving stolen goods, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of a controlled substance while armed, felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of a bulletproof vest and possession of ammunition by a prohibited person.

Dines was released on Sunday after posting $100,000 bond, sheriff’s officials said.

San Bernardino County Superior Court records showed no scheduled court appearances for Dines.

Deputy Ramires responded to the 21000 block of Bear Valley Road on Thursday for a report of a subject trying to sell stolen motorcycle parts on the OfferUp app.

The location is in the Apple Valley Square mall, at the corner of Bear Valley and Navajo roads.

The victim recognized parts of his motorcycle on OfferUp and scheduled a meeting there. When deputies arrived, they arrested the seller, later identified as convicted felon Dines, and confirmed that the stolen coins belonged to the victim.

A search warrant of Dines’ residence resulted in the discovery of a stolen motorcycle, a loaded and stolen firearm, a bulletproof vest, suspected methamphetamine and meth pipes.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked by the Sheriff’s Department to contact Deputy Ramires or Deputy Guzman at the Apple Valley Sheriff’s Station at 760-240-7400 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at 760-956- 5001.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous are asked to call the We-Tip hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you can leave the information on the We-Tip website at

Daily Press reporter Rene Ray De La Cruz can be reached at 760-951-6227 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @DP_ReneDeLaCruz