Suspects Arrested in Attempted Murder

By Anthony Saude

CHINO – Two suspects were arrested this week for attempted murder. The investigation began on July 10, 2018, in the early morning hours when officers responded to a call of a possible fight in the area of Park Avenue and Benson Avenue.

Officers arrived at the scene and found two victims of a stabbing in the 12800 block of 16th Street. The victims were a male and female adult were transported via ambulance to a local area hospital. Once there they were treated and their condition was stabilized. Detectives immediately began processing the crime scene and investigating all the leads available to them.

Later that evening, based on the evidence detectives were able to identify Ricky Mathew Barrera, age 19 of Chino, as one of the suspects. A search warrant was issued and officers served it at his residence in the 5700 block of Riverside Drive. Barrera was taken into custody and charged with attempted murder with a gang enhancement. He was booked and placed into the West Valley Detention Center.

Throgh further investigation the Detectives on the case were able to identify a second suspect, a 17-year-old male resident of Chino. On Wednesday, July 11, detectives served a search warrant at the juvenile’s residence in the 13100 block of 4th Street where he was taken into custody. Both suspects were arrested and booked for the charges listed below: • Ricky Mathew Barrera: booked at the West Valley Detention Center for attempted murder and gang enhancement. • 17-year-old male: booked at San Bernardino County Juvenile Hall for attempted murder. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Detective Chinnis at (909) 334-3047 or at