San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

Date/Time:  December 16, 2016 at 9:35AM

Incident:  PC245(A)(1) -Assault with a Deadly Weapon

Location:  Quivera Street / Cibola Street, City of Needles

Suspect(s):  Donald Fitch of Mohave Valley AZ, Age 47 / Adrian Lara of Mohave Valley, AZ, Age 30 / Joseph Derum of Mohave Valley, AZ, Age 33

Victim(s):  Confidential


On December 16, 2016, Deputies from the Colorado River Station/ Needles Police Department were dispatched to a subject with a weapon at the intersection of Quivera Street and Cibola Street in the City of Needles. Through the investigation, it was discovered that Fitch was involved in an altercation with the victim near the intersection of Quivera and Cibola Street in the city of Needles. The victim was struck by Fitch with a large metal pipe. Derum and Lara acted as accessories and are being charged with PC245(a)(1). Fitch was arrested and booked into the Needles Jail with a bail amount of $50,000.00 for PC245(a)(1). The victim sustained serious injuries and was transported to the Colorado River Medical Center for treatment.

Refer:Deputy Chris Chambers
Station:Colorado River Station
Phone No.760-326-9200
Case No.211601248

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