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SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department
Wednesday January 5th, 2022 :: 10:48 a.m. PST


Deputies Respond to Assault Call Leading to the Arrest of Bonnie Couch

DATE/TIME: January 04, 2022, at approximately 6:15 p.m.

INCIDENT: PC 273.5(a) Felony Spousal Abuse

LOCATION: 140000 Block of Wintun Trail, Big River

SUSPECT(S): Bonnie Couch, 65-Year-Old Resident of Big River, CA

VICTIM(S): Confidential

SUMMARY: On Tuesday, January 04, 2022, at approximately 6:15 p.m., deputies from the Colorado River Station / Needles Police Department responded to a report of an assault that occurred in the 140000 block of Wintun Trail. Through investigation, it was determined the suspect, Bonnie Couch hit the victim with a heavy object causing a large laceration.

Suspect Couch tried to flee the scene but was located by deputies a short time later. Couch was consequently arrested for PC 273.5(a), Felony Spousal Abuse. Couch was transported and booked at the Colorado River Station jail with a bail amount of $50,000. Couch 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 J. Deruiter 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 J. Deruiter

Station: Colorado River Station

Phone No. (760) 326-9200

Case No. 102200007

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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