Update Jan. 19, 2013: Two Temecula residents have been arrested in connection with the baseball bat beating at a local park, it was reported.
Andre Dickerson, 20, and a 15-year-old female are in custody after an investigation led Southwest Station investigators to obtain a search warrant for the teen’s home, according to a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department report.
“The investigators were able to recover the baseball bat used in the assault as well as her cell phone which had pictures of the person who actually carried out the assault,” the report said.
According to police, the victim had agreed to meet a 15-year-old girl at the park.
Upon his arrival, the girl advised him to walk over the restrooms where he was then assaulted by a man with a baseball bat.
Dickerson and the teen were arrested today at 5 p.m. in connection with the attempted murder.
This case is asked to call Investigator David Gorlicki at 951- 696-3000.
Original Jan. 15, 2013: Authorities are investigating the assault of a man at a Temecula park, it was reported today.
According to a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department report, a 20-year-man had agreed to meet with a woman on Jan. 13 at Kent Hintergardt Park, located at 45125 Via Del Coronado in Temecula.
“While he waited, he was assaulted by a male suspect using a baseball bat. The victim sustained numerous injuries but was able to drive his vehicle home. He was then transported to the hospital by family members,” said Sgt. Decker in the report.
Officials said the man’s injuries were major and potentially life-threatening. He was admitted on Jan. 14 to Rancho Springs Medical Center.
Temecula police have said the man was not chosen at random and was not the victim of a robbery.
This investigation is ongoing and the Temecula Police Department is actively following up on information provided by the victim.
Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Investigator Gorlicki at the Temecula Police Department at 951-696-3000.