Written by AARON CASTREJON
SAN DIMAS – A vigil is planned this Sunday for the Glendora woman slain during a random knife attack in a residential area March 25.
The candlelight vigil for Jeanne Ann Edgar, 66, is scheduled for Sunday, April 4 at 6:45 p.m. at Lone Hill Park, 500 N. Shellman Ave. The community is invited to pay respects to Edgar and her family, according to the City of San Dimas.
Also killed was Edgar’s dog, Sashi.
In a written statement, San Dimas officials wanted to emphasize that murder suspect Ricardo Saldivar is not being listed as a transient.
“There have been multiple social media postings, including some from local news outlets, identifying the stabbing suspect as being homeless. This is not the case,” according to the written statement.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide investigators listed Saldivar as an Upland resident.
Saldivar apparently drove to Lone Hill Park. Witnesses said a black older model four-door Toyota Corolla was parked on Shellman Avenue and was searched by deputies after the accused murderer was detained.
San Dimas officials reiterated that cities across the region have seen a rise in violent crimes and property crimes due to decriminalization. The passage of AB109, which forces local agencies to supervisor people convicted of certain crimes after their release from state prison has also strained resources.
“The City is working internally on approaches to address resident concerns regarding homelessness and the nuisance impacts of commercial activity, such as local recycling centers. Cities, such as San Dimas, are seeing increased unsheltered individuals throughout the community,” San Dimas officials said in the written statement.
“There are many stories and caused for homelessness and we must as a community do our part to assist those willing unsheltered individuals to become productive members of the community.”
Saldivar was charged March 29 with one count each of murder, attempted murder, animal cruelty, robbery and criminal threats, according to public court information.
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A preliminary hearing was continued to May 11 at Pomona Superior Court.
According to Los Angeles County booking information, Saldivar’s bail is set at nearly $4.2 million.
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