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Posted on: November 4, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Attempted Murder



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Attempted Murder
Station Area:Norco
Written Date:November 4, 2021Time:12:15 PM
Incident Date:October 30, 2021Time:3:04 AM
Incident Location:1600 Block of Valley View, Norco
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Aaron Avila
File Number(s):G213030006

Ethan Melnikoff


City of Norco, Calif. – On October 30, 2021, at 3:04 AM, deputies assigned to the Norco Station were dispatched to a residence in the 1600 Block of Valley View Avenue reference an assault with a deadly weapon. When deputies arrived, they located an adult male victim with numerous stab wounds. Deputies rendered medical aid to the victim until medical personnel arrived. The victim was transported by ambulance to a local area hospital for emergency medical treatment.

The Norco Special Enforcement Team assumed the investigation. Deputies identified the suspect as Ethan Melnikoff, a 19-year-old resident from Riverside. On November 3, 2021, with the assistance of the Sheriff’s Department Special Investigations Bureau, a search warrant was served at the suspect’s residence where additional evidence was located. Melnikoff was arrested without incident and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for attempted murder.

Anyone with additional with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy M. Faucher of the Norco Special Enforcement Team at 951-280-5211.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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