RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Assault Causing Great Bodily Injury / Elder Abuse - Arrest
|December 6, 2019
|December 6, 2019
|1700 Block of Hillside Avenue, Norco
|Sergeant Robert Torres
|Paul Stephen Otto
On Friday, December 06, 2019, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department-Norco Station responded to a residence in the 1700 block Hillside, Norco, to investigate a reported assault. The victim reported to have been chocked and battered by a former tenant and acquaintance, whom had illegally entered the victim’s residence for the purpose of stealing an automobile belonging to the victim.
The victim positively identified his former tenant, a white male and 27-years of age resident of Norco, Paul Stephen Otto, as the person responsible for the crime of assault causing great bodily injury. Paul Otto fled the scene in an older silver Volvo sedan which was registered to himself. The 83-year-old victim was treated for injuries at the scene. Paul Otto was later seen in front of the Norco Station where an attempt was made to detain him. Paul Otto fled south on Hamner Avenue, at a high rate of speed in the Volvo. Paul Otto evaded deputies and caused a traffic collision at the intersection of Hamner Avenue and First Street. Neither party involved in the traffic collision sustained any injuries.
As a result of the collision, Paul Otto damaged his vehicle deeming it inoperable. The vehicle came to a stop on Hamner Avenue south of First Street. Paul Otto was taken into custody without incident and transported to a nearby hospital for medical clearance prior to booking.
He was medically cleared and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for the above listed charges and is being held on $300,000 bail.
Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy Lycopolus at (951) 270-5673.
Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's CrimeTips online form.
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