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41-year-old Apple Valley man arrested for attempted murder and false imprisonment

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. ( — An Apple Valley man arrested for attempted murder and false imprisonment is being held on a $1 million bail, according to public arrest records.

On November 5, 2023, at about 8:20 p.m., deputies from the Apple Valley Police Department were dispatched to the 15400 block of Blackfoot Road in the Town of Apple Valley.

According to public arrest records, the suspect identified as Juan Carlos Lopez, 41, was arrested at the incident location for 664187 – Attempted Murder, PC236 False Imprisonment, and HS11370.1(A) Possible Controlled Substance While Armed.

Lopez is scheduled for a preliminary hearing inside a Victorville courtroom on November 7, 2023.

VVNG reached out to sheriff’s officials for details on the incident, but no response has been received as of yet.

This story will be updated when additional information is received from the sheriff’s department.

UPDATE 11/7 at 11:45 am — Sheriff’s officials released an update and said deputies were dispatched to the location for an assault involving a 26-year-old female victim.

“Lopez assaulted the victim, threatened her and refused to allow her to leave the residence. The victim was able to get away from Lopez and went to a neighbor’s house for assistance,” stated sheriff’s officials. A warrant to search the property where the incident occurred has been obtained. “During the service of the search warrant, heroin and two firearms were located,” stated officials.

If you have any information about this investigation, please get in touch with Deputy Ciani from the Apple Valley Sheriff’s Station at (760) 240-7400 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave the information on the We-Tip website at

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