Local man arrested after months-long investigation into burglary of Westwood’s Iron Horse Saloon

WESTWOOD, Calif., — Authorities say a months-long investigation into the burglary of a popular Westwood bar last October has led to the arrest of a local man. The burglary occurred at the Double “G” Iron Horse Saloon, located at 320 Ash Street, according to officials.


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Deputies from the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office began investigating the burglary on Oct. 31 after the owner reported that the business had been broken into, Lassen County Sheriff’s Captain Mike Carney reported after the arrest.

During their subsequent investigation, deputies discovered that a door to the closed business had a broken window and had been pried open and learned that a large amount of cash had been stolen from the business.

Over the next several months deputies developed leads and gathered information that led them to identifying Javier Navarro, 27, Westwood as the suspected burglar. 

Based on their investigation, deputies obtained a warrant for Navarro’s arrest and on Jan. 27 deputies located and arrested Navarro for his involvement in the burglary.

Navarro was transported to the Lassen County Jail where he was booked on suspicion of burglary. His bail was set at $30,000, but jail officials today told SCNS that Navarro has since been released and is no longer in custody.

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In a social media release after Navarro’s arrest, Lassen County Sheriff’s officials have thanked the members of the community “for their countless tips and leads in this case.”

Anyone with further information about this investigation is encouraged to contact the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office at (530) 257-6121.

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Trevor Montgomery, 50, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS).

Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.

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 30 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 18 grandchildren.