ADELANTO, Calif. (VVNG.com) – New details have emerged following a chilling incident reported on Palmdale Road in Victorville. On January 12, 2024, a possible assault in the bed of a moving pickup truck was caught on video, as previously reported by Victor Valley News.
The Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station has now provided an update on the investigation that has the local community on high alert.
The incident, initially observed by a 17-year-old witness, depicted a masked and gloved individual allegedly assaulting someone believed to be a woman, while two white male adults were in the front seats of the truck. The troubling footage captured by the teenager spurred public outcry and demanded immediate attention from law enforcement.
The Victor Valley sheriff’s department has since responded to the incident in a press release, citing that within a mere 15 minutes after the witness contacted the Phelan Sheriff’s Station, a deputy followed up to acquire more details regarding the alarming observation. “The witness was able to provide a description of the truck and a partial license plate number,” stated the press release.
Continuing their diligent efforts, deputies were able to locate the vehicle and the registered owner.
“The owner told deputies she had let a friend borrow her truck on January 12th so he could move his belongings.” The sheriff’s department described the ensuing conversation. “The owner was not able to provide the friend’s last name, where he lived, or any additional information.”
Unfortunately, the information from the truck’s owner lacked critical details, or any further insights, and the department emphasized that the owner remained unaware to any incident or the spreading video implicating her vehicle.
Although the witness first sighted the truck on Palmdale Road in Victorville, the incident is being handled by the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station, who encourages anyone with pertinent information to come forward.
The community awaits further developments as the investigation progresses, holding onto hope that the individual involved is safe and that the truth behind the alarming video will soon come to light.
Witnesses or individuals with knowledge of the occurrence are urged to reach out to Deputy N. Franco or Deputy J. Lopez by calling the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station at 760-552-6800, or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001.
Those wishing to remain annoys can call the We-Tip Hotline, 1-800-78CRIME, or the We-Tip website.
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