VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Two Victorville juveniles were cited after deputies responded to reports of a large crowd fighting in the food court of the Mall of Victor Valley.
It happened on January 19, 2019, at about 4:35 pm, in the 14440 Bear Valley Road in Victorville.
A Victorville deputy was alerted to the fight and the first deputy on scene gave orders to the crowd to disburse. Sheriff’s officials said most of the crowd remained against his orders.
According to a sheriff’s news release, “the deputy witnessed a 15-year old black male punch an unknown victim several times and the deputy detained the male. As he was detaining the suspect, a large crowd formed around the deputy causing him to again give commands to disburse. At that time, a 16-year old black male refused to comply with the orders and began pushing on the deputy’s baton, then attempted to take the baton. The deputy used the baton to deliver strikes to the male, in order to keep possession of the baton and ensure the safety of himself and others. The second suspect was detained, and the rest of the crowd fled the location.”
The 15-year old suspect was cited for battery and inciting a riot and released to his parent. The 16-year old suspect was treated at the scene for minor injuries and cited for resisting a Peace Officer, before being released to his parent. The victim of the battery was transported to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries.
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.