Needles, CA: Local man arrested for attempted murder, elder abuse and false imprisonment.

By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews)

Source: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station (Information and Press Release)

Needles, California: A local man was arrested on Thursday, August 11th, 2022 for attempted murder, elder abuse and false imprisonment.

According to a press release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, at approximately 1:16 a.m. PT, deputies from the Colorado River Station/Needles Police Department responded to a report of an assault that occurred near the 300 block of Victory Drive in Needles.

When deputies arrived on scene, they found the victim had been assaulted and was suffering from serious life threatening injuries. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.

During the investigation, Leslie (Lester) Allen Hooper, 54 Year-Old Male Resident of Needles, CA, was identified as the suspect.

Hooper was consequently arrested for PC 664/187(A) – Attempted Murder, PC 368(B)(1) – Elder Abuse and PC236 – False Imprisonment.

Hooper was transported the Colorado River Station jail for booking and remains in the custody of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department with a bail amount of $1,000,000.00, awaiting a court hearing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy R. Ponce or Detective B. Abell of the Colorado River Station/Needles Police Department at (760) 326-9200.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.

For press releases, news, and information, follow the Colorado River Station/Needles Police Department on Facebook and Instagram @SBCSDColoradoRiverStation or Twitter at: @CORiverStation.

Refer: Deputy R. Ponce or Detective B. Abell

Press Release: https://local.nixle.com/alert/9593520/

Station: Colorado River/ Needles Police Department

Phone No. (760) 326-9200

Case No. 212200750

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Great work to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station.

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