VICTORVILLE, Calif. – A 19-year-old Victorville man was arrested after threatening a juvenile suspect following a minor traffic collision.
On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at around 11:07 a.m. deputies responded to a non-injury traffic collision on Hesperia Road and Cherry Hill Drive in the City of Victorville. While deputies were on their way to the scene of the crash, several callers reported that one of the involved drivers had a baseball bat and appeared to be threatening to assault the other driver. When they arrived they learned that the 17-year-old male (victim) and Ronald Earl Fredrick were involved in a collision. Following the collision, the juvenile driver attempted to exchange information with Fredrick, who attempted to leave the scene.
The quick-thinking victim pulled out his cell phone and attempted to take a photo of Fredrick and his vehicle license plate. Fredrick exited his vehicle with the baseball bat and while making threats, charged toward the victim. Fredrick was taken into custody without incident was was subsequently booked at the High Desert Detention Center for assault with a deadly weapon and threatening crime with intent to terrorize.
No injuries were reported as a result of the incident. Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Deputy M. Martinez at the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.
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