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SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department
Thursday August 11th, 2022 :: 09:43 a.m. PDT


Needles Man Arrested for Attempted Murder, Elder Abuse, and False Imprisonment

DATE/TIME: Thursday, August 11, 2022, at approximately 1:16 a.m.

INCIDENT: Attempted Murder, False Imprisonment and Elder Abuse

LOCATION: 300 Block of Victory Drive, Needles, CA

SUSPECT(S): Leslie (Lester) Allen Hooper, 54 Year-Old Male, Resident of Needles, CA

VICTIM(S): Confidential

SUMMARY: On Thursday, August 11, 2022 at approximately 1:16 a.m., deputies from the Colorado River Station/Needles Police Department responded to a report of an assault that occurred near the 300 block of Victory Drive in Needles. 

When deputies arrived on scene, they found the victim had been assaulted and was suffering from serious life threatening injuries. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. During the investigation, Leslie Hooper was identified as the suspect. 

Hooper was consequently arrested for PC 664/187(A) - Attempted Murder, PC 368(B)(1) - Elder Abuse and PC236 - False Imprisonment. Hooper was transported the Colorado River Station jail for booking and remains in the custody of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department with a bail amount of $1,000,000.00, awaiting a court hearing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy R. Ponce or Detective B. Abell of the Colorado River Station/Needles Police Department at (760) 326-9200. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or may leave information on the We-Tip website at

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Refer: Deputy R. Ponce or Detective B. Abell

Station: Colorado River/ Needles Police Department

Phone No. (760) 326-9200

Case No. 212200750

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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