13 Year-Old Arrested

Staff Reports

HighlandThe Adult Protective Services (APS) contacted the Highland Deputies on July 25 to report in reference to an elderly female who had been assaulted by a thirteen-year-old male on the 7000 block of Lynwood in Highland.

The Deputies made contact with the 80-year-old elderly woman, who reported an incident that happened on July 17.

The woman walked out to her front yard to hear the suspect arguing with his sister. She describes him as a neighborhood kid; she asked the suspect and his sister to stop arguing in front of her residence. The 13-year-old suspect picked up a brick from her yard, in which he threw it towards her, striking her in the leg. He caused a significant injury to the elderly woman who had to be treated at the hospital.

After the boy assaulted the elderly woman, he picked up another brick and shattered the window to her vehicle.

The 13 year-old has been arrested and booked at Juvenile Hall for Elder Abuse.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Highland Police Department at (909) 425-9793.

If you are in San Bernardino County and want to know how to report elderly abuse, you can contact the Department of Aging and Adult Services, located at 686 East Mill Street San Bernardino, CA  92415. You may also call the 24 Hour Abuse Hotline:  (877) 565-2020 or you can fax at (909) 388-6718. Or you may visit courts.ca.gov for additional information and steps to obtain a restraining order.