San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: November 21, 2016 4:00 p.m.

INCIDENT: PC 664/187, Attempt Murder LOCATION: 1100 block of Saturn Way, Crestline SUSPECT: Edward Bittner, 59 years old, resident of Crestline

Summary

On Monday, November 21, 2016 at approximately 9:00 p.m., deputies from the Twin Peaks Sheriff’s Station contacted the victim regarding an assault with a deadly weapon incident. The victim stated he was in a heated argument with Bittner earlier in the day at Bittner’s residence. After the argument and later in the afternoon, the victim was inside Bittner’s garage working on a vehicle. Bittner retrieved a .40 caliber Smith & Wesson hand gun and fired one round from the handgun in the victim’s direction. The victim heard the gun shot and hid in the garage. After the incident, the victim and another party convinced Bittner to turn over the handgun. The victim stated he was in fear for his safety and felt Bittner shot at him intentionally. Bittner made threatening statements earlier in the day and also threatened the victim with a knife on a separate occasion.

Deputy Bullag contacted Bittner at his residence and placed him under arrest at approximately 9:15 p.m. Based on the circumstances of the case, Bittner was arrested for PC 664/187, Attempt Murder. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the West Valley Detention Center for booking.

Anyone with further information about the case should contact the Deputy Bullag at Twin Peaks Sheriff’s Station (909) 336-0600. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.

Refer:Deputy Bullag or Public Information Officer Gil Flores

Station: Twin Peaks

Case #: 051601978

Phone No. (909)336-0600

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