Update @ 2:51 p.m.: A 25-year-old Bishop woman was arrested today for allegedly attacking and beating an 80-year-old woman in a Riverside mobile home and stabbing a dog in another trailer in the same mobile home park.
Shannon Lynn Jones was arrested around 2 a.m. in Wildomar after a short vehicle chase. Jones was driving the 80-year-old woman’s Toyota Camry, crashed it and tried to run away before she was caught, Riverside police Sgt. David Amador said.
Police took a woman into custody this morning in connection with the stabbing and beating of an 80-year-old woman in a mobile home in Riverside and the stabbing of a dog in another trailer in the same mobile home park.
The woman was taken into custody around 2:45 a.m., said Riverside police Lt. E. Milby. He did not disclose where the woman was found.
Police had been searching for a woman, believed to be in her mid 20s, who was suspected of attacking an 80-year-old woman in her trailer at the Meadows mobile home park in the 4000 block of Pierce Street in the La Sierra neighborhood and also stabbing a dog in another trailer in the same facility early Monday, police said.
The woman, who is in serious but stable condition, was found around 8:10 a.m., Monday Feb. 25 while the attack on the dog was reported around 6 a.m. by a couple who said they found the suspect, clad in a hard hat, sitting in their living room with one of their kitchen knives at her feet.
The couple told reporters the woman was talking incoherently, saying she was hiding from her husband who was trying to killer her, and they didn’t discover their dog had been attacked until after the woman left.
The animal was at home Monday night and was expected to survive, its owners told reporters.
The attacks happened in the course of home-invasion robberies, according to police, who suspect the 80-year-old woman’s car was stolen by the suspect.
Police did not immediately say if the white Toyota Camry, license plate number DPL2518, has been recovered.
Another resident of the mobile home park reported that her shed had been broken into and a car next door was reported tampered with, Milby said, adding that police believe all four incidents are related.
Anyone with information about the attacks was urged to call Riverside police Det. Jim Simons at 951-353-7138.