While providing medical care, Fire Captain John Flesher said he remembered seeing a person who matched the description of the suspect provided by the victims. Captain Flesher volunteered to take deputies to his last known location.
After the victims received their medical attention, Captain Flesher, Engineer Brian Wells and Firefighter Paramedic Michael Demoff drove their fire engine to the area of Marion Ave and Muriel Ave, in Devore, along with deputies. Once in the area, the firefighters saw an adult male run behind a home into the darkness. Firefighters alerted the deputies and assisted in searching the large field and ravine where the subject was seen running toward.
The suspect was found hiding in bushes near the bottom of the ravine. Dennis Dickinson, 59 years of age, a resident of Devore was taken into custody and booked at West Valley Detention Center on felony charges of Battery resulting in major injury.
Source: San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department