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DATE/TIME: January 28, 2020 7:24 PM

INCIDENT: PC664/211, Attempted Robbery

LOCATION: 1200 Block of W. Broadway, Needles

SUSPECT: Derek Wells, 41 years old, Transient of Needles

On January 28, 2020, the victim was walking along West Broadway Street near J Street when he was confronted by a male subject, later identified as Derek Wells, that demanded he hand over his money. The victim ran away, but Wells followed him and again demanded money and threatening him with a knife. The victim ran to an open business and the clerk, seeing what just happened, let the victim in and immediately locked the door and notified law enforcement.

Deputies from the Needles Police/ San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department arrived onscene and obtained information to assist with locating the suspect. Within a couple minutes, deputies located Wells in the area. Wells was detained and positively identified by the victim. Additionally, evidence was located that linked Wells to the crime.

Wells was arrested for Attempted Robbery and booked into the Colorado River Station with bail set at $50,000.

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Refer: Deputy Becker

Station: Colorado River Station

Phone No. 760-326-9200

Case No. 102000052

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