San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME:February 15, 2016/ 11:30 a.m.

INCIDENT:Kidnapping/Sexual Assault LOCATION:9300 block of Foothill Boulevard, Rancho Cucamonga SUSPECT(S): Michael Saucedo 41-year-old Hispanic male from Rancho Cucamonga 

Summary

On February 15, 2016, at approximately 11:30 a.m., Deputy Franquez of the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department investigated a sexual assault that occurred around 3:00 a.m. Franquez spoke with the victim, who stated she was sexually assaulted by a Hispanic male she only knew as Mike. The victim described the location of the sexual assault and the time frame of the interaction with Mike. Deputies responded to the incident location and obtained the suspect’s personal information and address. The suspect was confirmed as Michael Saucedo.

Saucedo and the victim had only previously met once through a mutual friend. The victim met Saucedo at his home on February 14, 2016, at around 6:30 p.m. At around 3:00 a.m. on February 15, 2016, Saucedo threatened the victim with a knife, forced her to the ground and sexually assaulted her. At approximately 7:30 a.m. the victim told Saucedo she needed to leave. Saucedo allowed the victim to go but told her if she mentioned the sexual assault to anyone he would “destroy” her family and friends.

Detective Jason Frey obtained a search warrant for Saucedo’s residence. The search warrant was executed, and evidence related to the crime was collected. Saucedo was arrested and transported to the Rancho Cucamonga Police Station for an interview. Upon the completion of the interview, Saucedo was arrested for kidnapping and several felony sexual assault charges. Saucedo was booked at the West Valley Detention Center, and his bail was set $750,000.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident or anyone with suspicious contacts with Saucedo is urged to contact the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department at (909) 477-2800. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com

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Refer: Deputy David Franquez and Detective Jason Frey

Station: Rancho Cucamonga Police Department

Case #: 111601987

Phone No. 909-477-2800

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