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SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department
Friday April 12th, 2024 :: 09:05 a.m. PDT


Suspect Assaults Deputies During Vandalism Investigation in Needles

DATE/TIME: April 11, 2024 09:17 a.m.

INCIDENT: P.C. 243(c)(2) - Battery on a Peace Officer
P.C. 69(a) - Resisting Officer with Force
P.C. 594(b)(1) - Vandalism + $400

LOCATION: 1400 Block of W. Broadway Street, Needles 

SUSPECT(S): James Boen, 30-years-old, Resident of Clarksville, Arkansas

VICTIM(S): Confidential

SUMMARY: On Thursday, April 11, 2024, at approximately 09:17 a.m., deputies from the Colorado River Station / Needles Police Department responded to a report of an erratic male causing a disturbance near the intersection of Broadway Street and S L Street, in Needles. 

Through investigation, it was discovered the suspect, who was later identified as James Boen, had damaged property at a local business before deputies arrived.  Deputies located him in the area causing further damage to additional property. Deputies attempted to contact Boen and he attempted to flee on foot but was stopped by deputies. Boen assaulted the deputies as he was being taken into custody.  

Boen was arrested and transported to the Colorado River Station jail for booking. Boen remains in the custody of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department with a bail amound of $210,000, pending a court hearing. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy J. Ramirez of the Colorado River Station / Needles Police (760) 326-9200.  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: Deputy J. Ramirez

Station: Colorado River Station

Phone No. (760) 326-9200

Case No. 212400307

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

SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department
1111 Bailey Ave
Needles, CA 92363

Emergency: 9-1-1

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