SAN DIMAS (CNS) - A man who allegedly stabbed a woman and her dog to death in San Dimas was in custody today on $2 million bail.
The attack occurred in the 1400 block of Renwick Street near Lone Hill Park about 1:35 p.m. Thursday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Ricardo Saldivar, 23, of Upland was booked on suspicion of murder and attempted murder, the sheriff's department reported.
Jeanne Ann Adgar, 66, of Glendora died at the scene, according to the coroner's office. A motive for the attack was unclear.
Tony Page told CBS2 that his son-in-law was the initial target of the attack.
Page's son-in-law parked his truck and was walking through the park toward a public restroom when he saw a man walking toward him with a knife, said Deputy Shawn Du Busky.
The son-in-law ran back to his car as the man chased him before turning his attention to the woman walking her dog.
The man grabbed the dog's leash from her grasp and stabbed the dog, Du Busky said.
“The guy started attacking the lady who was walking her dog, started killing the dog with the knife, then turned the knife on her and started killing her,'' Page told CBS2.
Page's son-in-law got out of his car and hit the man in the head with a rock as he was stabbing the woman, rendering him unconscious, according to Du Busky.
Arriving deputies arrested Saldivar, who was treated for head injuries at a hospital before being booked at the San Dimas Sheriff's Station.
Anyone with information on the killing was asked to call the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
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