On the evening of July 7, 2014, Deputies were called
to the 17900 block of Hillcrest Drive in the community of Devore regarding an
assault. Deputies arrived to find the victims, an elderly male and his wife,
badly beaten with bleeding injuries to their faces and arms. San Bernardino
County Fire Department and AMR ambulance medical personnel arrived and
immediately began rendering aid.
While providing medical care, Fire
Captain John Flesher said he remembered seeing a person who matched the
description of the suspect provided by the victims. Captain Flesher volunteered
to take deputies to his last known location.
After the victims received their
medical attention, Captain Flesher, Engineer Brian Wells and Firefighter
Paramedic Michael Demoff drove their fire engine to the area of Marion Ave and
Muriel Ave, in Devore, along with deputies. Once in the area, the firefighters
saw an adult male run behind a home into the darkness. Firefighters alerted the
deputies and assisted in searching the large field and ravine where the subject
was seen running toward.
The suspect was found hiding in bushes
near the bottom of the ravine. Dennis Dickinson was taken into custody and
booked at West Valley Detention Center on felony charges of Battery resulting
in major injury.
Refer: Deputy John Deen or Detective
Station: Central Station
Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department