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DATE/TIME: Sunday, October 14, 2018, at 7:26 p.m.

INCIDENT: Attempted Murder

LOCATION: 16700 “A” Street, Victorville

SUSPECT(S): Albert Rivota, 25-year old Adelanto resident

VICTIM(S): Confidential, Hispanic Female Adult, 24-year-old, Resident of Victorville


**UPDATE: On October 17, 2018, deputies from the Victorville Police Department served a warrant in the 16700 block of A Street, in Victorville. During the service of the warrant, deputies located Albert Rivota and took him into custody. Rivota was booked at High Desert Detention Center for the October 14, 2018, attempted murder of the female victim.

We would like to thank all the citizens that provided information on this case and encourage any others who have information to contact Detective M. Gardea at the phone number below.

UPDATE: Investigators are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of the suspect, identified as Albert Rivota, to contact Detective M. Gardea at (760) 241-2911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME.

Rivota is a Hispanic male, 25-years old, 5’7” tall, approximately 140 lbs, with black hair, and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing blue shorts and no shirt.


On Sunday, October 14, 2018, at 7:26 p.m., Deputies from the Victorville Police Department were dispatched to a domestic disturbance call in the 16700 Block of “A” Street. When deputies arrived at the incident location they found the victim, a 24-year-old Hispanic female adult had been beaten and stabbed several times by her boyfriend after a verbal argument. A witness, a good Samaritan, witnessed the violent attack and helped the victim from being beaten and stabbed any further.

The suspect fled the scene prior to the arrival of the deputies. The investigators know who the suspect is. This is an ongoing criminal investigation and the suspect’s name is not being released at this time.

The victim was flown by air ambulance to a trauma center. She is currently in stable condition.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective Gardea of the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at

Refer:              Detective Gardea

Station:            Victorville Police Department

Phone No.        (760) 241-2911

Case No.          171811472


JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department