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Attack Puts Man in the Hospital

The victim told police at the hospital that he did not know his assailants.

A man who was attacked by unknown assailants was hospitalized and had to undergo surgery, according to the Banning Police Department.

Banning Police took the report of the assault from the victim when he was already at San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital at around 5:20 a.m. Sunday. The victim, a 21-year-old man, said that he was attacked by multiple people in the area of 8th and Ramsey Street, according to police. The attack happened about two hours earlier at 3:30 a.m. and the man said he did not know his attackers.

The man was later transferred to Loma Linda University Medical Center where he underwent surgery for the head injuries he suffered.

His current condition is unknown. 

Anyone with information can call the Banning Police Department at 951-922-3170.

Aaron Alexander August 28, 2012 at 02:14 AM
Can we get some police on the street at these hours? It's not like 8th and Ramsey is some back alley. It's the artery of this town.
tiffany August 28, 2012 at 03:25 AM
wtf is this world coming to thats a main street in banning... bng pd is lousy...
Mike Hamilton August 28, 2012 at 03:28 AM
After reading your comments over the last few days Mr. Alexander... is there anything you can do except bitch & moan about things ? If you have a complaint on how things are or are not done, then how about come up with a viable solution or shut the hell up and leave town ?
Mike Hamilton August 28, 2012 at 03:53 AM
Wow ... I bet you thought about that response for a whole 12 minutes. I geuss it was way too much to expect anything halfway inteligent to come from you based on previous history. I gave you a chance to show some signs of any brain activity and thats the best response you could come up with ? So tell us ... How is it repeating 3rd grade well into your supposed adulthood ?
Aaron Alexander August 28, 2012 at 04:00 AM
You don't deserve to converse with me peon.
Mariana Zuelsdorf August 28, 2012 at 04:41 AM
Oh my, the crazies are active tonight. But what exactly do you want the police to do, Aaron & Tiffany? Sit at every corner and wait for something to happen? I can just imagine what people would say about that. I hope that somebody saw the attack and can identify at least some of the attackers. Word will get around and maybe someone will have the guts to turn the cretins in.
Aaron Alexander August 28, 2012 at 05:10 AM
Well, profiling IS illegal, but you can tell when people are strung out on drugs. Sit in the parking lot of CVS for 30 min on a weekend night and you will see some of the most amazing people you could imagine. From crack heads digging through planters to younger people doing beer runs(walking in stealing alcohol and walking out into running car), etc. An undercover cop would have a field day if they just walked around 100ft radius from this spot.
Mariana Zuelsdorf August 28, 2012 at 06:14 AM
Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) we don't have a CVS in this area but I understand what you mean. However, (and this may get me in a lot of trouble!) IF the police had been cruising by and saw a gang of men/kids walking the streets at 3:30 am, and IF they were possibly minorities, and IF the police stopped to question them, you would hear screaming all over the Pass area...even if it meant that poor man would not have been attacked. This is the second man recently attacked by a group. Maybe it's time to enact curfews..which will also get me in trouble!
Aaron Alexander August 28, 2012 at 06:32 AM
Just police being visible is deterrent to crime. Granted, I don't hang around outside for long periods, I just don't see much of Banning PD outside of their cars. Just the quick glimpses of them hopping on the 10 toward Beaumont. I'm actually shocked that CVS doesn't have a security guard. I guess unless they were armed the people around here wouldn't show them much respect. What I don't understand is when cities like Glendale can afford to fly small planes to survey the area 9-5 7 days a week at $300 and hour we can't get a few extra cops or cameras in the most common areas.
ATC August 28, 2012 at 01:42 PM
Wow, Aaron, once again you show your intelligence. There is no CVS in Banning, nor Beaumont, so what does your claim have to do with this story? Just where are you hanging out? Or is it just another convenient opportunity for you to bash police and our communities? Please go back to Inglewood; you are a disease on this area.
nobodyuno August 28, 2012 at 03:25 PM
The attacks you receive for making a comment explains alot about the lack of respect for one another on the streets... You guys are no different than the bullies on the streets..
Aaron Alexander August 28, 2012 at 03:32 PM
These are the people who support the police and town and are OK with the nose dive it is taking. They'd rather shoot the messenger than acknowledge the actual problem. I guess I am a target because I voice my disgust of these types of situations, vs. praise local PD for holding down the parking lot from blowing away. The news this last week should be enough proof things need to change. How many beatings/stabbings/robberies in this area over the weekend?
Matthew Schoenmann August 28, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Language ... again. I can't exactly read every comment, but and I don't want to ban anyone.
Local Businessman August 28, 2012 at 05:45 PM
Come on people... This isn't the Police screwing up. They are on as many corners as the taxpayers will allow for a city this size. They do the best that they can with what they have to work with, and we as a community owe them our loyalty and our support for the job that they do for us. What I see here, is an alleged "victim" who probably DOES know his attackers, and just refuses to cough up the information to the proper authorities. There was no mention of a robbery or even an attempted robbery. I just don't believe that this "victim" was randomly picked out of the crowd to get beat up. There has to be some connection between the "victim" and the suspects. Once that connection is made available to the Police, I'm sure that they will have grounds to make an arrest. Next comes the "victim" being willing to testify in court against these suspects. If he is in fact covering for them now, then I doubt that will happen, the suspects will go free for lack of evidence After that.... some of the readers of The Patch will start blaming the Courts for letting them go. Please people, read between the lines. Not everything is as black & white as it appears to be. Sometimes you have to dig a little to find the truth. Well that's my opinion. I hope that you take a minute to think about this, and I welcome your feedback. God bless...
Aaron Alexander August 28, 2012 at 06:33 PM
You are right. I don't have an ulterior motive to bash LE. It would be very helpful to the community for some system that follows up on these crimes. We typically only hear about the crime itself. Would be nice to have follow up after the fact with more detailed info so we can know more information about the specific crimes and can make then have a better idea of the strengths and weaknesses of our "system". EG. The guy who was stabbed was a gang member etc, vs. some random person on the street.
Mariana Zuelsdorf August 28, 2012 at 07:02 PM
Aaron, maybe I can explain the different between Glendale and Banning. Glendale is the 3rd largest city in LA county, has a population that is more than 3 times that of Banning, and is industrialized. If two people are mugged, in the same week, in Glendale, it will not have the same impact. The reported numbers, for all crimes, in Glendale is 14,527. For Banning, it is 2, 371 which is lower than the National reported crime rate. You can't compare apples and oranges.
Aaron Alexander August 28, 2012 at 07:17 PM
Mariana, I know it's not as simple as I made it out to be. I shouldn't have used it as an example. It was more directed at spending and the numbers game. Maybe once the crime steps up from petty theft and stabbings to more serious things we can get more $ to put into fighting it.
Mariana Zuelsdorf August 28, 2012 at 07:42 PM
Thanks, Aaron. I believe that a crime is a crime, regardless of what it is...robbery, murder, DUI, violent or non-violent, whatever. I'll admit that I don't understand gangs, but feel that they are the root of the problem. Every crime affects someone, whether it's a family, a homeowner or a store owner. Believing that a crime is a crime puts me in direct opposition to the CA government as well as the Federal. People, regardless of nationality or location, must take responsibility for their actions. It really is rather depressing, but I'll continue to support our police, sheriffs and CHP.
Born and Raised August 30, 2012 at 02:59 PM
EXACTLY!
Mike Hamilton August 30, 2012 at 03:28 PM
That was a good comment Mr. Alexander. I agree with finding out more about some of the crimes commited and finding out about the strengths & weaknesses of the system. Your statement proves ( to me at least) that folks don't always have to agree on alot of things, but there are times when we can agree on a few. Thanks.

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