A 25-year-old Navy sailor, Jared Bischoff, of Riverside, California, was arrested for allegedly stabbing his girlfriend to death in the street during a domestic dispute before leading police officials on a high-speed chase, according to KTLA.
At approximately 5:15 p.m. on Sunday, July 10, the Riverside Police Department responded to a call about a “possible domestic disturbance between a man and a woman near the intersection of Calmhill Drive and California Avenue in Riverside.”
When Riverside police officials arrived at the scene, they were flagged down by an unidentified individual who directed them to an unconscious, adult female laying in the street with multiple stab wounds. The woman – who has not been identified, pending notification of her family – was immediately transported to a local hospital, where she died an hour later following the alleged Navy sailor stabbing.
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Sources say that Bischoff and his girlfriend were arguing near an intersection when things suddenly went awry. Authorities say the Navy sailor stabbed her multiple times, which caused fatal injuries, before fleeing the scene.
The intersection was shut down for several hours while Riverside police officials investigated the area.
The following day, Riverside police officials spotted a white Kia sedan that appeared to be registered to the Navy sailor, and therefore attempted to pull it over. However, the driver of the vehicle – who was later identified as Bischoff – disregarded the officers’ attempts, leading police on a high-speed chase.
Bischoff reportedly traveled along Interstate 5 at speeds reaching 100 mph before “turning onto eastbound State Route 78 and eventually northbound Interstate 15.”
The San Diego Police Department tried desperately to end the high-speed chase, placing spikes along State Route 78, but their attempt failed. After evading police officials for several hours, the Navy sailor pulled over on Arlington Avenue and State Route 9.
According to Morning News USA, he got out of the vehicle and surrendered. The Navy sailor was arrested and taken into custody.
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The Navy sailor was arrested after allegedly stabbing his girlfriend to death during a domestic dispute. He is currently being detained at the Robert Presley Detention Center, where he is being held without bond and facing charges of “possession of a firearm, reckless driving, kidnapping, and murder.”
The sailor’s arraignment is scheduled July 13.
During a phone interview, the Navy sailor was asked for a motive in the stabbing death of his girlfriend, and he stated that he had no knowledge of why the pair met up at the intersection and what led up to the fatal stabbing.
Documents stated that the Navy sailor, who is assigned to the USS Essex, an amphibious assault ship, does not have a criminal record, but he was “the subject of a restraining order in April 2015.”
Apparently, Bischoff and another woman, who police confirmed was not the girl the Navy sailor allegedly stabbed to death, were arguing in a restaurant before getting in a car.
Following the argument, a witness stated that while he was driving them over the bridge from San Diego to Coronado Island, he pulled out a knife from the glove compartment and threatened suicide.
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It was not immediately clear if the Navy sailor arrested for allegedly stabbing his girlfriend to death had made any threats to his passengers, but they didn’t hesitate to report the incident to police.
A “temporary restraining order was later issued”; however, a permanent restraining order was never issued because Bischoff “could not be located to be served with the notice of a hearing for a permanent one.”
Although the suspect is in custody, an investigation is ongoing.
Police officials ask if anyone has any information regarding the Navy sailor stabbing incident to contact Detective Adrian Tillett at (951) 353-7105 or Detective Jim Simons at (951) 353-7138.
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