On June 26, an anonymous party helped Highland deputies positively identified the suspect in a dog bite assault investigation as William “Will” Smith, a 33-year-old local transient. Deputies would like to question Smith about the assault and are seeking information regarding Smith's whereabouts. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Highland Station at (909) 425-9793.
Deputies from the Highland Police Department are seeking information on a suspect believed to have been involved in a dog bite incident on Monday, June 24, in the area of Boulder Avenue and Base Line.
According to a sheriff’s department press release, deputies responded to the dog bit call and spoke with the victim who advised he is a security guard at the location. According to the release, the victim stated a white male transient, with a brown and white pitbull on a leash, was at the location causing a disturbance. The victim asked the transient to leave the property and the suspect said something inaudible to the dog and then let the dog off the leash.
The dog attacked the victim, leaving puncture wounds in his arms, elbow and thigh. The dog was located and picked up by animal control officers a short time later. The suspect was not with the dog and he has not been located.
The same day, an anonymous party called stating a subject matching the description of the transient was in her driveway and captured him on the Ring video system at 3:30 a.m. (the video is not available for release).
The victim described the suspect as a white male adult, approximately 30 years of age. He possibly has miscellaneous tattoos on both arms and was last seen wearing a bright red hat, tan shorts and white tennis shoes. He is most likely a transient and hangs out in the wash, east of the Albertson’s parking lot.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation or is urged to contact the Highland Police Department at (909) 425-9793. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at wetip.com.