San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: Monday, July 25, 20168:00 p.m.

INCIDENT: PC 368 (B)(1) – Elder abuse

LOCATION: 7000 Block of Lynwood, Highland

SUSPECT: 13-year-old male

VICTIM: 80-year-old female

Summary

On Monday, July 25, 2016, at approximately 8:00 p.m., Highland deputies received a report from Adult Protective Services (APS) in reference to an elderly female being assaulted by a thirteen-year-old male.

After making contact with the victim, deputies discovered that on Wednesday, July 17, 2016 at approximately 9:25 p.m., the victim walked outside to her front yard and discovered the suspect, who she described as a neighbor kid, arguing with his sister. The victim asked the suspect and his sister to stop fighting in front of her residence. The suspect then picked up a brick from her front yard and threw it at her, striking her in the leg, causing a significant injury that required treatment at the hospital. After the victim was assaulted, the suspect picked up another brick and shattered the victim’s vehicle window.

The 13-year-old was arrested and booked at Juvenile Hall for Elder Abuse.

Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Highland Police Department at (909)425-9793.

Refer:Deputy Goble or Detective Brandt

Station:Highland Police Department

Phone No.(909)425-9793

Case No.131603268

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