Perris Man, 18, Charged With Burglary, Assault in Temecula

The suspect allegedly hit a female victim in the head with a shovel when she found him in her bedroom

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    Temecula police arrested an 18-year-old man early Saturday in connection with two attempted burglaries and an assault in the area.

    Officers were notified of one of the incidents shortly after 5 a.m. while investigating a different attempted burglary nearby. In the second case, a female victim woke up to find the suspect standing in her room.

    The suspect allegedly hit the victim in the head with a shovel and ran away. Officers found him after a search of the area.

    Gabriel Ramirez of Perris was taken into custody for two counts of attempted burglary, assault with a deadly weapon and being under the influence of drugs, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department said.

    The victim suffered only superficial injuries and declined medical attention, officials said.

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