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DATE/TIME: October 5, 2018/12:45 AM

INCIDENT: PC 236 – False Imprisonment

LOCATION: 1900 block of Rio Vista Drive, Needles

SUSPECT: Joe Edenfield, age 54 a resident of Needles

VICTIM: Confidential

On October 5, 2018, deputies from the Colorado River Station/Needles Police Department responded to a call for service regarding an assault that occurred in the 1900 block of Rio Vista Drive in the City of Needles. Through investigation, it was discovered that Joe Edenfield assaulted the victim and held her against her will. Edenfield was contacted, interviewed, and later taken into custody for PC 236 – False Imprisonment. Edenfield was transported to the High Desert Detention Center where he is being held on a $50,000.00 bail.

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Deputy Tizzard of the Colorado River Station/Needles Police Department located at 1111 Bailey Avenue or call 760-326-9200. Those wishing to remain annonymous can call the WeTip Hotline at 800-78-CRIME (27463) or leave information online at

Refer: Deputy Tizzard

Station: Colorado River Station / Needles Police Department

Phone No. 760-326-9200

Case No. 211801015

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department