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SBSD - Central
Wednesday September 13th, 2023 :: 08:39 a.m. PDT


San Bernardino Assault Suspect Arrested in Needles

DATE/TIME: Thursday, August 24, 2023, at approximately 6:00 p.m.

INCIDENT: PC 245(A)(2) Assault with a Firearm on a Person

LOCATION: 1400 Block of Highland Avenue, Needles, CA

SUSPECT(S): Francisco Diaz, 18-years-old, Resident of Needles, CA

VICTIM(S): Confidential

SUMMARY: On August 23, 2023, the suspect, Francisco Diaz was involved in an assault with a firearm on a person in the city of San Bernardino, CA. When deputies arrived on scene, Diaz had fled the area and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

On Thursday, August 24, 2023, at approximately 6:00 p.m., deputies from the Colorado River Station/Needles Police along with detectives from San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Central Station and the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) responded to a residence located near the 1400 block of Highland, in the city of Needles. The suspect's vehicle was located parked in the driveway of the residence and public announcements were conducted to instruct occupanrs to exit the residence. The suspect, Francisco Diaz, exited  and was taken into custody without further incident.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Jeffrey McDaniel at Central Station. Those wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information online at 

Refer: Detective Jeffrey McDaniel 

Station: Central Station

Phone No. (909)387-3545

Case No. 012300179

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

SBSD - Central
655 E 3rd St
San Bernardino, CA 92408

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

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