RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Assault Likely to Cause Great Bodily Injury
|November 15, 2019
|November 14, 2019
|23000 Block of Old Lake Dr. Moreno Valley
|Sergeant Steve Favero
On Thursday, November 14, 2019, deputies assigned to the Moreno Valley Station’s School Resource Unit responded to a reported assault at Vista Heights Middle School in Moreno Valley. The investigation revealed a male 13-year old male student assaulted a 12-year old female student on campus. This assault caused the female victim to momentarily lose consciousness. Students nearby assisted the victim as she regained consciousness and she returned to class prior to the incident being reported. The Sheriff’s Department learned of the attack when the female victim sought medical treatment at a local hospital. Sheriff’s deputies immediately launched an investigation which ultimately led back to the middle school the following morning.
After several interviews, the 13-year old suspect was arrested and later booked into Riverside County Juvenile Hall on 1 count of 245 PC, Assault likely to cause great bodily injury.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department worked diligently with the Moreno Valley Unified School District to quickly resolve this incident, gather relevant evidence and ensure safety to the students at the school.
At the direction of Sheriff Chad Bianco, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is committed to the safety and security of our youth and takes a zero-tolerance approach to criminal acts on school grounds and in our community. Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact the Moreno Valley Station at (951) 486-6700.
Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's CrimeTips online form.
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