Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) Attempt Homicide
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Attempt Homicide
100 block Campbell Drive Redwood Valley, Ca
When: Date: 01-01-14 Time: 0445 hours
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Victor De La Cruz 16 Ukiah, Ca
Written by: Lieutenant Jason Caudillo
Synopsis: On 01-01-14, at 0445 hours Coyote Valley Tribal Police and deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a reported stabbing in the 100 block of Campbell Drive on the Coyote Valley Rancheria.

Upon arrival officers and deputies located the victim, a 20-year-old male, with numerous stab wounds to his neck and abdomen. The victim was bleeding profusely and his injuries were life threatening. Medical personnel responded to the scene and transported the victim to the Ukiah Valley Medical Center. The victim was later flown to an out of area hospital for additional medical treatment.

Officers and deputies interviewed several witnesses and learned the victim had been involved in an argument with 16-year-old Victor De La Cruz who resides in Ukiah, California.

The argument escalated into a physical confrontation, which resulted in De La Cruz stabbing the victim numerous times. De La Cruz fled the area on foot and his current whereabouts are unknown.

Sheriff’s Detectives are continuing investigations in the incident and De La Cruz should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information concerning De La Cruz’s whereabouts should contact the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office dispatch center at 707-463-4086 or the Sheriff's Office tip line at 707-234-2100.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten