Woman wakes up to stabbing; suspect caught in Temecula

TEMECULA – On Thursday, May 15 at approximately 2:52 a.m., officers from the Temecula Police Department responded to the 30600 block of Milky Way in the city of Temecula regarding a report of stabbing victim inside a residence.

The caller reported that a female at the location had been stabbed by an unknown intruder. Officers arrived at the scene and provided medical attention to the victim before she was transported to a local hospital for a non-life-threatening injury.

The investigation revealed that a lone male assailant entered the residence while the victim was asleep on a couch in the residence. The victim reported she woke up after feeling a sharp pain and observed the suspect flee from the residence on foot.

The victim did not recognize the assailant and realized she had been attacked after she observed blood on her clothing. The area was checked for the outstanding suspect and a bloodhound tracking canine was utilized.

Numerous items of evidence were discovered and collected by the responding officers and detectives. After examining the evidence at the scene and after additional investigative leads were pursued, an adult male suspect was located and arrested for the attack.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact Detective Jeff Fisher at the Temecula Police Department at 951-696-3000.

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