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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release


Husband Uses Knife to Hold Wife Captive

October 9, 2013

Location: 14300 Block of Borego Road, Victorville

Victim: Confidential

Suspect: Raymond Ortiz, 33-year-old resident of Victorville


At 2:08 P.M., a female victim was assaulted by her husband, Raymond Ortiz.  Ortiz held her at home by knife point and refused to let her leave their home.  Ortiz demanded the victim go to their children’s school and pull them out of school.


The victim left to pick up her children and took the opportunity to a fire station in Victorville who called 911.  Deputies obtained an arrest warrant for Ortiz and located him several hours later at his residence.  As deputies approached the home, they could see Ortiz inside. 


Ortiz initially refused to comply with commands from deputies, but was taken ultimately taken into custody without incident.   Ortiz was arrested and booked for false imprisonment, kidnapping, criminal threats and domestic violence charges. 


Refer:  Deputy J. Snyder


Station: Victorville


Phone No:  760-241-2911



John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

C/o Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700

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