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SBSD - Rancho Cucamonga Police Department
Wednesday July 17th, 2019 :: 06:52 p.m. PDT


Shawn Hackworth was arrested for false imprisonment, attempted rape by force & burglary; booking photo is released

DATE: July 17, 2019

INCIDENT: PC236- False Imprisonment
PC664/261(a)(2)- Attempted Rape by Force
PC459- Burglary

LOCATION: 9100 Block of Haven Avenue
8800 Block of Haven Avenue

SUSPECT: Shawn Hackworth, 21-years-old man from Fontana


On Friday, July 12, 2019, at approximately 5:32 p.m., deputies from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department responded to the 9100 block of Haven Avenue for a report of false imprisonment in progress.

The suspect, identified as Shawn Hackworth, entered the business, asked for some water, exited, then paced back and forth in front of the business. Hackworth reentered the business and told the four female employees to go to the back of the building. One employee ran out the emergency exit and called the police. Hackworth fled the business in the opposite direction. The three remaining employees ran to a closet on the second floor, hid and called 9-1-1. Deputies arrived on scene and cleared the business. The suspect was not located.

On Monday, July 15, 2019, at approximately 6:34 p.m., Hackworth entered a second business in the 8800 block of Haven Ave. The victim was alone in the restroom when Hackworth approached her and began sexually assaulting her. The victim attempted to defend herself, but Hackworth was bigger and stronger. Fearing she was going to be raped, the victim screamed as loud as she could, which caused Hackworth to flee the location.

Through investigation, detectives identified Hackworth as the suspect responsible for committing both crimes. Hackworth was arrested and booked into the West Valley Detention Center. He is being held for the above charges in lieu of $750,000 bail.

Detectives are releasing Hackworth’s photo in case there are any additional victims who recognize him. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information at

The Rancho Cucamonga Police Department would like to remind everyone to be aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious activity immediately. You may contact RCPD’s Crime Prevention Unit for additional safety tips.

Refer: Detective L. Walker
Detective C. Sanchez
Station: Rancho Cucamonga Police Department
Phone No. (909) 477-2800
Report: 111909115 / 111909246

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Rancho Cucamonga Police Department
10510 Civic Center Dr
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

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