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SBSD - Victorville Police Department
Friday November 18th, 2022 :: 09:28 a.m. PST


Suspect Arrested in Victorville After Random Attack on an Elderly Resident

DATE/TIME: November 17, 2022 / 12:14 p.m.

INCIDENT: PC 664/187 - Attempted Murder

LOCATION: 15000 Block of Riverview Lane, Victorville

SUSPECT(S): Justin Valencia, 25-years-old, Resident of Victorville

VICTIM(S): Confidential 

SUMMARY: On Thursday, November 17, 2022, at 12:14 p.m., deputies from the Victorville Police Department were dispatched to a residence in the 15000 block of Riverview Lane in Victorville.  The caller reported an elderly man had been attacked while he was outside doing yard work.  Deputies arrived and located the injured victim. 

Through investigation, deputies learned the suspect, later identified as Justin Valencia, walked past the residence several times.  For unknown reason and unprovoked, Valencia approached the victim, grabbed him, and began cutting him in the head and face.  Valencia fled the location after the attack.  

The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment and remains in stable condition.

During an area check, deputies located Valencia in a dirt field, along with the weapon used in the attack.  Valencia was arrested for attempted murder, an outstanding felony warrant for assault with a deadly weapon out of Riverside, and a parole hold.  Valencia was booked in at the High Desert Detention Center where he remains in custody without bail.    

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or leave information on the We-Tip website at

Refer: Tricia Blake, Media Relations

Station: Victorville Police Department

Phone No. (760) 241-2911

Case No. 172213741

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

SBSD - Victorville Police Department
14200 Amargosa Rd
Victorville, CA 92392

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 909-387-3700

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