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Victorville machete attacker still on the loose, says police after two viciously attacked

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VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) –– Police are still searching for a violent male robbery suspect responsible for two separate machete attacks that wounded a woman and a girl in Victorville two weeks ago.

The first attack occurred Aug. 27 in the community of Eagle Ranch and the second on Sept. 1 in the community of Brentwood, less than 5 miles apart, according to Victorville police. In both cases, the suspect pulled up in a car outside the victim’s homes and then jumped out and attacked them as they were attempting to enter their residence.

In the Aug. 27 attack, a woman had parked in the driveway of her home in the 12500 block of Tablerock Lane at around 11 p.m. and was walking to her front door when a small dark-colored sedan pulled up in the street.

Within seconds, the suspect exited his vehicle and ambushed the woman while using a machete-style weapon to strike her in an attempt to steal her purse. The suspect then ran back to the car and sped away.

That woman was airlifted to a hospital with critical injuries and is still recovering.

In the Sept. 1 attack, a 16-year-old girl who believes she was followed home after dropping of a friend had parked in the driveway of her home in the 14800 block of Coachman Road at around 10:30 p.m. and was walking to her front door when a similar attack occurred.

Again, the suspect pulled up outside the home in a small dark-colored sedan, ran towards the victim with a machete-like weapon and struck her in the arm while trying to take her purse, then fled.

The girl was hospitalized after sustaining a deep laceration to her arm during the attack. She said her injuries may have been more severe had it not been for a jean jacket she was wearing.

The only surveillance footage released was from the first attack, but the grainy footage was not clear enough to make out the license plate or type of vehicle the man was driving.

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The suspect, dubbed by the local community as “the slasher,” is described as a Black male, between 16 and 24 years old, 5-foot-9 to 6 feet tall with a very thin build. In both cases, he was wearing a hooded sweatshirt, police said.

Rumors circulated on social media last week that the “slasher” had been captured after an arrest of a 16-year-old male was made.

“A 16-year-old was assessed for unrelated charges. A sword was located during the investigation. The suspect was interviewed several times and polygraphed,” San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Detective Scott Nobles told Victor Valley News. “At this point we believe it is not related to the machete attacks, based on the findings during the investigation.”

“At this time no arrest has been made in the machete attack cases. We have worked several leads and are continuing to work several more. We are still asking for the public assistance in identifying the suspect or suspects,” Detective Nobles said.

Anyone with information on the suspect’s identity should call detectives at 760-241-2911.

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Motorcyclist airlifted after crash on Pawnee Rd and Highway 18 in Apple Valley

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A motorcyclist was critically injured in a Tuesday night crash on Highway 18. (Hugo C. Mary's Valdez, VVNG.com)
A motorcyclist was critically injured in a Tuesday night crash on Highway 18. (Hugo C. Mary's Valdez, VVNG.com)

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A motorcycle rider was airlifted following a crash Tuesday in Apple Valley.

It happened at the intersection of Pawnee Road and Highway 18 at 7:35 p.m. and involved a minivan and black 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle.

When firefighters from the Apple Valley Fire Protection District arrived on scene they requested one airship to land at St. Mary’s Medical Center for the motorcycle rider, who sustained major injuries. Witnesses reported the rider suffered a serious leg injury.

The rider was subsequently airlifted to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, and a second ground ambulance was requested to the scene.

Westbound lanes of Highway 18 at Pawnee Ridge were shut down as authorities investigated the crash. Additional information will be updated as it becomes available.

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Downed Power Lines Blocking Arrowhead Lake Rd in Hesperia

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HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Downed power lines are blocking a stretch of busy Arrowhead Lake Road near Randall Road in Hesperia.

At about 5:22 PM on August 11th San Bernardino County Fire responded to the scene and located the snapped utility pole with low hanging high-tension wires across the roadway. Firefighters requested law enforcement to expedite to the scene and shut down the roadway

Southern California Edison will respond to complete the repairs and at this time it’s unknown how long the roadway will remain closed for. According to CHP incident logs, officials are providing traffic control.

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Rollover crash in Hesperia shuts down 15 freeway Tuesday, 2 airlifted

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HESPERIA, Calif.(VVNG.com) — Traffic along the northbound I-15 freeway remains jammed after it was briefly shutdown to land two helicopters Tuesday.

It was reported at 11:53 a.m. on August 11, 2020, about a mile before Main Street in Hesperia.

For reasons still unknown, the four-door sedan rolled over and landed on it’s roof in a drainage ditch along the right shoulder of the freeway.

San Bernardino County Fire responded to the incident and located two people with critical injuries inside the tan colored vehicle.

Firefighters requested that the California Highway Patrol shut down traffic in order to allow the two helicopters to land on the freeway.

A Mercy Air helicopter landed first followed by a Reach helicopter and both occupants were airlifted to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center.

The Victorville CHP is handling the investigation and anyone with information is asked to call 760-241-1186.

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