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SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department
Tuesday January 4th, 2022 :: 08:41 a.m. PST


Needles Man Arrested for Felony Spouse Abuse

DATE/TIME: January 03, 2022 at approximately 9:35 a.m.

INCIDENT: PC 273.5(a) Felony Spousal Abuse

LOCATION: 1500 block of Lillyhill Dr., Needles

SUSPECT(S): Samuel Escalera, 22-years-old, Resident of Needles

VICTIM(S): Confidential

SUMMARY: On Monday, January 03, 2022, at approximately 9:35 a.m., deputies from the Colorado River Station / Needles Police Department responded to a report of an assault at the Colorado River Medical Center. Through investigation, it was determined the suspect, Samuel Escalera, assaulted the victim during an argument at their home earlier that morning, leaving the victim with multiple contusions, lacerations, and a concussion. 

Escalera was located by deputies a short time later and was arrested for PC 273.5(a), Felony Spousal Abuse. Escalera was transported and booked at the Colorado River Station jail with a bail amount of $50,000. He remains in the custody of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, awaiting a court hearing. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy R. Ponce at the Colorado River / Needles Police Department at (760) 326-9200. Those wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-CRIME(27463) or you may leave information online at

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Refer: Deputy R. Ponce

Station: Colorado River Station

Phone No. (760) 326-9200

Case No. 212200005

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department
1111 Bailey Ave
Needles, CA 92363

Emergency: 9-1-1

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