Senior Citizen Attacked by SB Resident

Staff Reports

San Bernardino- On September 3, at 24600 block of Sixth Street in San Bernardino, the victim, who is a senior citizen, called 911 for help after he was attacked by Antonio Tellez, who tried to stab him in the face.

The victim first ran into his bedroom because he was overwhelmed by Tellez. Tellez chased after him and tried to stab the victim in the face again. The victim was able to call 911 on his cell phone while Tellez ran from his house. Deputies from the Central Station responded to the call to help the victim. The victim provided information to identify the suspect.

In a resident’s front yard, Tellez was located approximately one block away. He was then taken into custody without incident. He was booked at the Central Detention Center and he violated his parole. Tellez is an active gang member with an ample violent criminal history who recently had been released from prison on parole for assault with a deadly weapon.

It is encouraged that residents are aware of their surroundings in their neighborhood. They should keep their doors and windows secure at all times and they should call the police when suspicious subjects are near their home.

If you have any information regarding this investigation and wanting to remain anonymous should call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave your information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.