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Woman’s small dog helps fight off a home invasion

February 3, 2018

NEEDLES, Calif – On Wednesday, January 31, at 7:39 p.m., San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 200 block of F Street in Needles after getting a call of a home invasion. The victim told deputies she was lying in bed, when a black male made entry through the unlocked front door.

She told deputies the man had startled her and pulled out a grey handgun from his waistband area and had said something to her. The suspect had moved to the living room area when the victim's small dog attacked him in the leg. He then left the home in an unknown direction.

The victim claims to have seen him walking in the area in the recent past.

The victim described the suspect as a black male in his 20s or 30s, very short black hair and wearing a green baseball type cap, blue jeans, a blue jean jacket, black shoes and a black colored T-shirt. He stood about 5'8" and had an average build with no facial hair.

Anyone with information regarding the identity and/or location of the suspect is urged to call the Needles Police Station or 800-782-7463 (We Tip) immediately.

Persons charged with a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at

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