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CHP arrests Lakewood man on suspicion of attempted murder in La Palma

On Friday, July 22, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) arrested a man suspected of attempted murder. The arrest stems from an assault that occurred near State Route 91 (SR-91) earlier near in the day leaving another man hospitalized with serious injuries.

On Friday, July 22, 2022, at approximately 8 a.m., officers from the CHP’s Westminster Area office, responded to a call of a male assault victim located near the Orangethorpe Avenue on-ramp to SR-91 westbound, in the City Of La Palma, and in the County of Orange.

When CHP officers arrived on scene, they located an unconscious Hispanic male adult suffering from apparent blunt force trauma to his head and face. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries.

A few hours later, CHP officers located the suspect nearby and took him into custody. Brandon Ivan Schad, 37, of Lakewood, was booked into Orange County Jail on the following charges:

  • 664 P.C. – Attempted murder
  • 245 P.C. – Assault with a deadly weapon
  • 22210 P.C. – Possession of a baton

This investigation is ongoing. If you have any information that could possibly assist with this investigation, please contact the CHP’s Westminster Area office at (714) 892-4426.

The mission of the CHP is to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security.

The article above was released the the Westminster office of the California Highway Patrol.