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61-year-old arrested after stabbing a passenger aboard a VVTA bus in Victorville

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A suspect was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon after stabbing a 51-year-old man aboard a VVTA bus in Victorville.

On Monday, August 21, 2023, at about 7:48 pm, deputies with the Victorville Police Department responded to reports of a stabbing

“Callers reported a passenger onboard a Victor Valley Transit bus had been stabbed by another passenger while the bus was at the Mall of Victor Valley,” stated sheriff’s officials.

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Officials said the male victim was stabbed in the arm and the suspect fled the bus. The suspect, 61-year-old Jesse Collins, a resident of Hemet, was located nearby and arrested without incident.

The victim was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment and is expected to recover. The mall was placed on lockdown for a short time, while deputies secured the scene.

Collins was booked at High Desert Detention Center for assault with a deadly weapon and is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.

VVTA released the following statement:

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911 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 information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.


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