San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: November 1st, 2016 at approximately 6:49 p.m.

INCIDENT: Attempted Murder

LOCATION: 35000 Block of Maple Street, Barstow

SUSPECT(S): Christian Van Dyke, 23 year old male from Barstow

VICTIM(S): Confidential


On Tuesday, November 1st, 2016, at approximately 6:49 p.m., deputies from the Barstow Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to a stabbing that had just occurred on the 35000 block of Maple Street, in the unincorporated area of Barstow.


The caller stated a male at the location had just been stabbed 3 times. Deputy Bennington arrived to the location and located the suspect, later identified as Van Dyke in the front yard of his residence. Bennington detained Van Dyke and located the victim, who was at a neighbors house being treated for his injuries.  


Barstow City Fire Department, along with Desert Ambulance responded to the scene. The victim sustained multiple stab wounds and was transported by ground ambulance to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center.


Deputies located a knife at the scene. Van Dyke was found to have blood on his pants, hands, and forehead. Van Dyke was arrested for P.C. 664187(A)- Attempted Murder and booked into the Barstow Jail. Bail was set at $1,000,000.


Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact Deputy Curtis Bennington of the Barstow Sheriff’s Station. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at


Refer: Deputy Curtis Bennington

Station: Barstow Sheriff’s Station

Phone No. (760) 256-4838

Case No. 081601530

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700