San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: Sunday, November 27, 2016

INCIDENT: Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Animal Cruelty

LOCATION: 4800 block of Francis Avenue, Chino

SUSPECT: Vincente Lopez, 49 Year Old Resident of Chino


On November 27, 2016 at approximately 12:28 PM, deputies were dispatched to a call of a stabbing near the intersection of Monte Vista Avenue and Francis Avenue in the city of Chino. The 19 year old female victim sustained superficial abrasions to the left side of her neck and to her right knee. The victim stated the abrasion on her neck was caused by the suspect, 49 Year Old Vincente Lopez, who pressed the pointed tip of a sword into her neck, and the abrasion on her knee was caused by Lopez biting her. An approximate 2.5 foot sword was located in Lopez’s bedroom. Lopez was arrested at the scene.

While deputies were inside Lopez’s bedroom, a small bag began to move. Deputies located a small Husky puppy stuffed inside the small black bag. The bag was zipped up completely, had a vinyl lining, and did not allow for appropriate air flow for the animal. Upon rescue of the Husky, the puppy was visibly limp and had shallow breathing. Animal Control arrived on scene and transported the puppy to the veterinarian for medical evaluation and treatment.

Lopez was arrested for Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Animal Cruelty. He was transported to the West Valley Detention Center and booked with bail set at $50,000. He is scheduled for arraignment on Tuesday, November 29th in Rancho Cucamonga.

Refer:Deputy B. Duarte

Station: Chino Hills Police/Sheriff’s Station

Phone No.909-364-2000

Case No.DR# 021601245

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