A stabbing incident occurred during an argument in a residence on
Third street in Bieber around 5 PM. Wednesday evening.
Adin Ambulance, Bieber first responders and law enforcement were
dispatched to a stabbing incident. As is standard safety
procedure, medical aid will not be allowed on scene to any incident
involving violence until the scene is declared safe by law
enforcement. The medical team "staged" in down town Bieber a few
blocks from the scene and waited for clearance to arrive.
Unfortunately, no law units were available close by and it was at least
1/2 hour before the first unit, a Modoc County Sheriff's sergeant
arrived. (Bieber is Lassen County law responsibility).
Radio traffic passed information that the perpetrator had left the
scene and was believed to be armed and dangerous. The perpetrator
was an 18 year old girl who was believed to be homeless but staying
with friends in the area.
Long before law enforcement arrived, the young lady was notified by
friends that the police were looking for her and she voluntarily came
to a neighborhood telephone and talked with the Lassen County 911
dispatcher giving a lengthy statement and explanation of the
incident. Since this convinced the sheriff's dept. that she was
not a flight risk, they simply advised her to wait in the street until
a sheriff arrived and then to "flag him down".
When a Modoc Sheriff arrived.about 45 minutes after the incident
occurred, she surrendered to the deputy and promised to
co-operate. She was then detained by the deputy in the back seat
of the patrol car without handcuffs.
According to the young lady, during an argument, she felt threatened
and was not permitted to leave. She then found a small knife and
in a moment of fear, swiped the knife at her attacker in self defense
inflicting very minor injuries.
The "stabbing victim" later refused transport to a hospital because
of the minor nature of the injuries.
The suspect was later turned over to Lassen County authorities and
it is believed that an arrest was made.
Because of the staging of emergency vehicles in Downtown Bieber for
a considerable length of time, this may have sparked rumors that a
stabbing took place in Bieber Park, which at this time is believed to
This story will be updated when more details are available from the