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Arrests Made in Alleged Baseball Bat Beating

Attempted murder suspect Andre Dickerson, 20, of Temecula is being held in lieu of $1 million bail in connection with the beating of a man in a Temecula park. A 15-year-old girl is also in custody.

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the recent beating of a man at a Temecula park, police said Saturday.

The 20-year-old victim reportedly suffered life-threatening injuries when he was allegedly beaten with a baseball bat the night of Jan. 13 at Kent Hintergardt Memorial Park, 45125 Via Del Coronado in Temecula.

The victim was recovering from his injuries after being admitted to the emergency room at Rancho Springs Medical Center in Murrieta, police said in a previous news release.

Based on information gathered from the victim, police said the man had agreed to meet a 15-year-old girl at the park.

"When he arrived he met the 15-year-old and she advised him to walk over the restrooms," Temecula police Lt. Doug McGrew said in a written update Saturday. "The victim walked over to the restrooms and he was assaulted by a black male adult with a baseball bat."

A report was taken by Temecula patrol officers, then sent to Southwest Station investigators, according to the lieutenant.

Their investigation led them to the 15-year-old girl, he said. After obtaining a search warrant, investigators went to the girl's Temecula home.

"The investigators were able to recover the baseball bat used in the assault as well as her cellphone which had pictures of the person who actually carried out the assault," McGrew said.

On Friday, the girl, whose name was not provided because she is a minor, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Andre Dickerson, 20, of Temecula, was also taken into custody on suspicion of attempted murder.

Dickerson was being held at Southwest Detention Center in lieu of $1 million bail, according to sheriff's jail records.

McGrew said the case was still ongoing; anyone with information was asked to call Investigator David Gorlicki at 951-696-3000.

LBV Collins January 20, 2013 at 05:01 PM
Best comment so far, CK.
LBV Collins January 20, 2013 at 05:02 PM
Best comment #2, Megan.
LBV Collins January 20, 2013 at 05:03 PM
Best comment #3, TVOR.
CC January 20, 2013 at 05:48 PM
My thoughts were like megans. We don't know if the victim knew she was 15. These days u can't tell. It could of been a set up the whole time.
Brenda January 20, 2013 at 05:54 PM
Its assumptions right now. Which could be total opposite. The victim of the beating could very well have been meeting the young 15 yr old girl to tell her he didnt want anything to do with her, she was mad, and had her other 20 yr old buddy beat him up. More like try to murder him. This was one mad mad, jealous jealous little 15 yr old out in the middle of the night to weave her web.
Brenda January 20, 2013 at 06:13 PM
Agree Megan. Its possible this is a very mean disturbed young girl to meet a 20 yr old man in a park in the middle of the night, along with another 20 year old man she put there to beat the living hell out of the 1st 20 yr old male. 1. 20 yr old #1 2. baseball bat belonging to girl 3. 20 yr old #2 4. Hidden bat at her home 5. Allowed out all hours of the night Girl gave direction to both 20 yr olds, ie you show up here at this time, next one you show up at this time so the first one doesnt see you and wait over here with the baseball bat and beat him to a pulp. Take baseball bat home and hide it. She could have sex with Man age 20 #1, he may or may not have known she was 15. He could have been meeting her in the middle of the night at the park to tell her to leave him alone, he found out she is 15, or he decided he did NOT want to play with fire, which obviously she IS. She got real real mad about something, and decided to call in friend number 2, male 20 to beat up male #1 with a baseball bat she brings. IF, and that is a big IF because at this point she would do anything with her past behavior, also allowed to wander the City at all hours of the night by her parents, she did have sex with Victim male #1, its either a lie, or he didnt know her real age, or she plays up the hypersexuality. At this point the only for sure thing that is proven, is she had him beaten up with a baseball bat by man #2.
Brenda January 20, 2013 at 06:19 PM
Thats true Tvor and in most cases like this Patch will put a note at the bottom like "what are your thoughts, what do you think might have happened, do you feel safe in your neighborhood" etc. So it leaves it open for us to figure out what might have happened. I for one hope there was no sex involved, but even if there was, she was extremely pissed about something, perhaps he dumped her, who knows, and who will know if sex happened before this night, of if he knew she was 15. There are alot of "ifs". I just would prefer to see a clean cut trial without a 15 yr old saying NOW she was had sex with the 20 year old. With her like for 20 yr olds it was probably NOT her first time.
Brenda January 20, 2013 at 06:52 PM
And there we have the bottom lines Arrow. The victim is going to make it with hopefully no remaining affects. The 2nd 20- yr old who has a 1k million dollar bail hopefully will NOT getout and he gets at least 6 to 10 years and actually has to serve it. Seeing a criminal our police dpartmnts work so hard to get the evidence and apprehended just to see them get tossed back out onto the street is a slap in the face.
KB January 20, 2013 at 07:41 PM
I'd say arrest them all, put them through a trial and if found guilty they should all get 30 years min. The reminder here is that Temecula is full of scum/trash, and just like in Hemet this scum/trash can be dangerous.
JJ Mclure January 21, 2013 at 01:05 AM
I'd call him John
Patrick January 21, 2013 at 01:16 AM
Wow.. The stupidity starts with an arrangement between 2 individuals, picks up a third clown -with a bat- and continues with several of the comments posted on this story. Luckily, Bat Man must have obeyed one or more of the dear leader's executive orders...
Gandhi January 21, 2013 at 04:09 AM
I agree on this point.
Gandhi January 21, 2013 at 04:10 AM
I doubt that there was much "work" involved here, they knew who the assailant was from the beginning.
Gandhi January 21, 2013 at 04:12 AM
First off, stop using the word "chomo" you are a sick prejudiced human being and to say that ANYBODY who was not doing anything wrong (of course YOU already know what he was doing there, not even the cops know what tbone does - I'm surprised they dont use you as a consultant!) you know he "deserve" to be beaten. You are sick, and I dont mean that as the kids do.
Gandhi January 21, 2013 at 04:18 AM
I'm QUITE sure she wouldnt be lying to the police, they kinda have a system, y'know where they check records like your birth certificate etc. They would be speaking with her parents also, she's a minor.
Gandhi January 21, 2013 at 04:20 AM
As I stated above, police would check her id, and speak with her parents as she's a minior!! I can't believe some of the comments I'm seeing on here.
J J Jingleheimer Schmidt January 22, 2013 at 12:10 AM
Biggest Loser on patch #1 LBV COLLINS
J J Jingleheimer Schmidt January 22, 2013 at 12:12 AM
Exactly
Kyle Murphy January 23, 2013 at 09:23 PM
Linda why do you keep saying this? This comment had to do with the victim, notthe police. Obviously we all know the girl was 15 now because of the police inestigation.
Kyle Murphy January 23, 2013 at 09:26 PM
*investigation
Rina D January 24, 2013 at 04:41 AM
Andre is a kind and loving person. People are so quick to judge him being that this is a one sided article, & that the victim released Andre's name and not his own. He wants to keep the focus on himself being beaten opposed to the whole picture. Everyone has an opinion and so quick to jump on the "victim's" side when the actual question should be, "Who is the real victim here?" Many want empathy for the alleged rapist, well, why not empathy for the girl? Why not empathy for Andre? I do not know the alleged victim nor the 15 yr old girl, but I do know that Andre has a 1 yr old daughter, a WIFE, not fiancee, and is the middle of 6 children. He was raised in a stable home and was always taught to watch out for child molesters. He has a strong family and community support. If anything, he felt empathy for the girl, and many supposed girls who were messed with by this alleged victim and pictured his own wife and/or baby girl in their place. He is the oldest son of 4 girls and 2 boys and have always been protective of his own family, just as the rest of his siblings are as well. He has many positive role models in his life. Andre's intentions were good, he just went about it the wrong way. Mentions about having an open mind, how about having an open heart and true empathy to ALL parties involved, not just one. Andre is like a big brother to many. All it takes is for you to sit with him and have a small conversation for you to see what a genuine, loving and God-fearing person he is.
Rina D January 24, 2013 at 04:57 AM
The best thing to have done in my opinion would have been to go straight to the authorities. Everyone is capable of manipulation and being manipulated, age is just a number. How many times are we manipulated by babies into giving them what we want to make them stop crying? DO NOT ACT LIKE YOU CANNOT UNDERSTAND NOR TRY TO MANIPULATE MY OPINION INTO SOMETHING MORE THAN WHAT IT IS. In addition, the nationality of the people involved means nothing. By stating that Andre is African-American means he is more or less guilty? Or by stating that the alleged victim is Caucasian (i don't know if he is or not) is more or less innocent? NO, IT DOESN'T!!! THIS IS WHY GOD IS THE GREATEST BECAUSE GOD DOESN'T LOOK AT RACE!! WE ARE NOT JUDGED UPON OUR NATIONALITY!! AND FOR YOUR INFORMATION FOR THOSE WHO ARE OPPOSED, ANDRE IS HALF AFRICAN AMERICAN AND HALF FILIPINO.. DOES THAT MAKE HIM HALF AS GUILTY THAN BEFORE? SEE HOW IGNORANT IT ALL LOOKS WHEN YOU JUDGE OFF LOOKS...
Gandhi January 24, 2013 at 05:05 AM
I think all of this should have been brought to the attention of the police/authorities rather than taking the law into your own hands, it is NEVER a good idea to do so, and now this young man who wielded the bat, regardless of motivation/intentions, will have to pay a heavy price for it.
Rina D January 24, 2013 at 05:13 AM
The young man who wielded the bat, regardless of motivation/intentions/manipulation, may have to pay "A" price, however heavy or light or no price. Only God will determine everyone's fate.
The Truth January 24, 2013 at 09:09 PM
Rina D, is right, "Only God will determine everyone's fate."
LBV Collins January 24, 2013 at 10:04 PM
Oh Jesus Christ... lamest fantasy EVER: "Only God will determine everyone's fate."
Kyle Murphy January 24, 2013 at 10:17 PM
LBV: How rude! You cannot be so openly derogatory about people's beliefs and expect them to not get aggressive and fight back. Even more so, how can you expect people to listen to and actually hear your opinion when you won't afford them the same courtesy?
LBV Collins January 24, 2013 at 10:34 PM
Hi Kyle. If I'm correct, you're fairly new to The Patch. (Welcome!) I've been on here awhile (a couple of years, as I recall), so there are regulars on here who probably have a better feel for who I am and what I believe. With time, I hope that you and I can get to know each other better. (From what few comments I've seen you post, I get the impression that you and I are more alike than disalike.) Now, to address your point... Yes, my comment was rude. And, yes, my comment was openly derogatory about people's beliefs. I meant it to be. And as you so insightfully ask, "...how can you expect people to listen to and actually hear your opinion when you won't afford them the same courtesy?" Rina D and The Truth weren't sharing their opinions. They matter-of-factly stated what they believe is true... that according to their interpretation of Judeo/Christian/Muslim mythology, God will punish the bad and reward the good in the afterlife. Personally I find it a lubricious cult-like belief. So since they felt the righteous privilege to tell me what they believe is true, I felt the same righteous privilege to tell them I think they're wrong.
Gandhi January 24, 2013 at 11:09 PM
Kyle, if you've been reading the thread here, you will notice people commenting about "how do we know she was 15, maybe she lied about her age" that is the reason I gave my response here, is that not clear enough? There was/is only one female in this incident, not that difficult to comprehend what I am stating.
Gandhi January 24, 2013 at 11:13 PM
Something is not right here, I was told by the editor that as of two days ago ALL comments were going to be screened for validity, and relevance to topic, as well as derogatory remarks (personal) to others. I don't see this happening here Toni. If this is the case I will probably be leaving Patch entirely as I have better things to do with my time than waste it defending MY opinions and having others slam me when they dont even know me. This forum needs regulation otherwise its basically worthless, too many ignorant people with loud mouths on here, not naming names mind you.

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