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SBSD - Victor Valley Sheriff's Department
Friday October 25th, 2019 :: 01:19 p.m. PDT


Deputies arrested Rudy Tovar of Victorville for assaulting a 16-year-old with a firearm

DATE/ TIME OF INCIDENT: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 9:45am


LOCATION: Cobalt Rd./ Aster, in Victorville

SUSPECT: Rudy Tovar, 36-years-old, resident of Victorville

VICTIM: 16-year-old male, resident of Victorville

On Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 9:45 am, the 16-year-old victim was riding his bicycle in the area of Cobalt Rd/ Aster Rd. The suspect approached the victim wielding a semi automatic handgun and began yelling obscenities at the victim about riding his bicycle in the area. The suspect struck the victim on the left side of his head with the pistol and the weapon simultaneously discharged. The victim sustained minor injuries as a result of the assault. Through investigation, Deputies Kleveno and Vanden Bossche were able to locate the suspects red Ford F150 at his residence about a 1/2 mile north of the incident location. The suspect was identified as Rudy Tover and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

On Monday, October 21, 2019, at about 8:53 am, deputies from the Victor Valley Sheriff's Station and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Departments Regional Gang Team executed a search warrant at Tovar’s residence located in the 14400 block of Cobalt Rd. Tovar was taken into custody without incident and booked at High Desert Detention Center. A black 9mm Springfield was recovered at the residence and is believed to be the weapon used in the commission of the crime.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Deputy T. Kleveno or C. Vanden Bossche at Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station, (760) 552-6800. Persons wishing to remain anonymous can report information to WeTip by calling 1-800-78-CRIME, or by accessing the website at

Refer: Staci Parks

Station: Victor Valley

Report # 071903201

Phone No: 760-552-6845

JOHN MCMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Victor Valley Sheriff's Department
11613 Bartlett Ave
Adelanto, CA 92301

Emergency: 9-1-1

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