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Woman arrested for attempted murder after hammer attack in Redlands

REDLANDS, Calif. — A 28-year-old Redlands woman was arrested for attempted murder after attacking a family member with a hammer in their home on Monday.

Police responded to a reported assault at a home in the 900 block of Gail Avenue shortly after 9:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21.

The victim, a 55-year-old female, reported that her 28-year-old niece, Ashley Lynn Wade, who lives with her, had come into her bedroom while she was sleeping and began hitting her in the head with a hammer. Wade then fled the home, dropping the hammer.

Responding officers and the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Air Support Unit attempted to locate Wade but were unsuccessful.

The victim was treated at the scene by Redlands Fire Department paramedics and transported to the hospital by ambulance.

Shortly before 2:30 p.m., Wade returned to the house and began banging on the windows trying to get in. Responding officers located Wade hiding in the back yard of a neighboring home.

Wade was arrested for attempted murder and transported to West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga. She is being held in lieu of $1 million bail.

Anyone with information regarding crime or suspicious activity is asked to contact Redlands Police Dispatch at (909) 798-7681 ext. 1. Certain non-emergency crimes may also be reported online using the Redlands Police Department’s CopLogic reporting system at Suspicious activity and tips can be reported using the City of Redlands 311 mobile app available for Android, iPhones, and iPads.

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