Sheriff's Bloodhound Dare assisted Yucaipa deputies & tracked a suspect wanted in a stabbing incident; one in custody

On June 26, at 10:40 p.m. Steven Munoz, 37, of Yucaipa, and the victim, an adult relative, had been drinking alcoholic beverages and got into a fight. Steven armed himself with a knife, threatened, then stabbed the victim. The victim used a paper towel holder to defend himself against the knife attack. Steven stabbed the victim two times, then fled the home with a .22 caliber rifle in hand.

Rancho Cucamonga Police Department Deputy Girard and bloodhound Dare responded from Rancho Cucamonga to help locate Steven. Dare acquired Steven’s scent and tracked him to a nearby residence. Inside the residence, deputies located Steven and took him into custody without incident. The .22 caliber rifle was located inside the home.

Steven Munoz was booked into CDC on charges of assault with a deadly weapon.

The victim suffered minor injuries during the assault.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Yucaipa Station at 918-2305.

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