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SBSD - Central
Thursday March 8th, 2018 :: 08:03 a.m. PST


Victim stabbed two times by girlfriend's brother who was later arrested at his residence.

DATE/TIME: March 7, 2018 8:54 pm

INCIDENT: Assualt with a Deadly Weapon

LOCATION: Tippecanoe Ave / Pacific St.

SUSPECT: Frank Puga, 29 years old, resident of San Bernardino

VICTIM: Confidential

On Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at approximately 8:54 p.m., deputies from the Central Station responded to St. Bernardine Medical Center following a report of someone arriving at the hospital with two stab wounds to his back.

Upon arrival, deputies determined the victim and his girlfriend were walking back to her residence on Tippecanoe Ave. just south of Pacific St.when the girlfriends brother, identified as Frank Puga, attacked the victim. During the attack, Puga stabbed the victim two times in the back with an unknown object.

Frank Puga was later taken into custody at his residence. He was arrested and booked into Central Detention Center for PC 245(a) (1) - Assault with a Deadly Weapon, with bail set at $50,000. The victim is expected to make a full recovery.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Central Sheriff Station at (909)387-3545 or We-Tip Incorporated ( at 1-800-78-CRIME and remain anonymous.

Refer: Deputy M. Landeros, C. Brandt

Station: Central Sheriff Station

Phone No. (909)884-0156

Case No. 011800762

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Central
655 E 3rd St
San Bernardino, CA 92408

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 909-387-3700

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