San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: Monday July 4, 2016/ 4:45 am

INCIDENT: PC 245C, Brandishing a Knife at Peace Officers

LOCATION: 7000 block of Victoria Ave in the City of Highland

SUSPECT(S): Frank Chavez, 28, a resident of Highland and Elaine Lujan, 26, a resident of Highland

VICTIM(S): Highland Deputies


Highland Deputies responded to an apartment complex for a dispute between Frank Chavez and his girlfriend, Elaine Lujan. Chavez had armed himself with two kitchen knives and confronted Deputies in the stairwell of his apartment. Chavez did not want to go to jail and threatened to hurt the Deputies. The Deputies talked with Chavez for quite some time in the stairwell to get him to put down the knifes. They were able to convince him to disarm himself and surrender without anyone getting hurt. Chavez was arrested and booked at Central Detention Center and is being held on $50,000 bail. Lujan was arrested, booked, and cite released at Central Detention Center for PC 148, Obstruction.

Refer:Deputy E. Campos

Station:Highland Station

Phone No.(909) 425-9793

Case No.131602924

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