Woman Arrested for Attempted Murder in Needles.

Needles, CA: On Sunday, March 4th, 2012 at approximately 9:00pm PT, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies in Needles, California responded to a report of a female subject that threw a lit match at a baby in a stroller near the intersection of K Street and Spruce Street in Needles, California.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies learned that Elizabeth Smoka was the named subject and she threw a rag soaked with gasoline on top of a blanket that was covering the three year old male victim while he was in his stroller.

Smoka then lit a match and threw it at the victim attempting to ignite the gasoline soaked rag.  Luckily the blanket and rag did not ignite.

Smoka fled the scene in her vehicle and was later located at her residence in the Arizona Village located in Mohave Valley Arizona.

During the investigation, Deputies located evidence linking Elizabeth Smoka and her vehicle to the crime.

Elizabeth Smoka was detained by the Fort Mohave Tribal Police Department while Deputies obtained an arrest warrant to extradite her back to California.

After the arrest warrant was obtained, Smoka was arrested and booked into the Colorado River Station jail for Attempted Murder and is being held under $1,000,000 bail.

A combined effort by both the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and the Fort Mohave Tribal Police Department, a dangerous suspect was arrested and taken off the streets.
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Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department at the Colorado River Station at:

1 (760) 326-9200

Callers wishing to remain anonymous can contact the WeTip’s Tip Line at:

1-800-78-CRIME

Tips can be place online on the WeTip website at:

www.wetip.com
(Click on the “Submit A Tip” Link Near the Top Right of the Webpage)
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(Map Was Made By ZachNews Using Google Earth)

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