San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: October 29, 2016, 11:00 am
INCIDENT: PC 664/187 Attempted Murder
LOCATION: 4400 Block of Needles Hwy Needles, Ca
SUSPECT(S): Garecht, Charles 72 years old, Needles, Ca
VICTIM(S): Confidential


On 10/29/2016, at approximately 11:00 am, deputies from the Needles Sheriff’s Station, responded to an unknown problem at the 4400 block of Needles Hwy. Charles Garecht and the victim were involved in a physical altercation. The victim was able to get away and run to her vehicle. As she tried to drive away Garecht told her if she left he would kill her. Garecht retrieved a weapon and shot at the driver’s side of the victim’s vehicle. Deputies arrived at the residence and were able to talk Garecht out of his residence. Garecht was arrested, without incident, and booked at the Colorado River Station Jail for PC 664/187 Attempted Murder.

Refer:Deputy C. Chambers
Station:Colorado River Station
Phone No.(760) 326-9200
Case No.211601078

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