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SBSD - Victorville Police Department
Wednesday March 14th, 2018 :: 09:01 a.m. PDT


C. Houstachenko arrested for attempted murder after stabbing a man during a fight

DATE/TIME: March 13, 2018 / 4:24 p.m.

INCIDENT: Attempt Murder

LOCATION: Anacapa Road/Amargosa Road, Victorville

SUSPECT: Christopher Houstachenko, 35-year old Victorville transient

VICTIM: Confidential male adult, Transient

On March 13, 2018, Deputy T. Broadway and Deputy A. Pennington, from the Victorville Police Department, were flagged down by a citizen who witnessed two men fighting in the nearby desert area.

The two men were near the intersection of Anacapa Road and Amargosa Road. Upon making contact with the victim, deputies learned he had been stabbed during the fight. The suspect, Christopher Houstachenko, was attempting to leave the area. Deputies chased the suspect on foot for a short distance before he was detained and taken into custody without further incident. It was unclear as to what led to the fight.

The victim received non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. The suspect was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for attempted murder.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911. 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

Refer: Mara Rodriguez, Media Relations Officer

Station: Victorville Police Department

Case #: 171802848

Phone No. (760) 241-2911

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

SBSD - Victorville Police Department
14200 Amargosa Rd
Victorville, CA 92392

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

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