San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: March 19, 2016 8:12 pm

INCIDENT: PC 245(a)(1), Assault with a Deadly Weapon other than a Firearm

LOCATION: 60200 block of La Mirada Trail, Joshua Tree

SUSPECT(S): Bruce Peterson, 45 years of age, resident of Joshua Tree


On March 3, 2016, deputies responded to a residence in the 60200 block of La Mirada Trail in Joshua Tree following the report of an assault.Upon arrival, the victim advised deputies he had been assaulted by the suspect, Bruce Peterson, a tenant in the residence.Peterson reportedly struck the victim in the face several times, grabbed him by the neck and took him to the ground where Peterson struck the victim several more times in the face.While on the ground, Peterson reportedly grabbed a clay ashtray and struck the victim over the head, causing him to lose consciousness.Deputies contacted and arrested Peterson at the residence.Peterson was booked at the Morongo Basin Jail with bail set at $50,000.


Refer:Deputy D. Yu

Station:Morongo Basin

Phone No.(760) 366-4175

Case No.091600448

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