RANCHO MIRAGE- A Palm Desert resident faces attempted murder charges for repeatedly stabbing a coworker without provocation.
On August 27th at 5:50 pm Shimon Silberfenig reportedly attacked a female coworker in the Yogurt shop where they both worked. Rancho Mirage officers responded to the business Swirl Cup Self-Serve Yogurt located on the 34100 block of Monterey Avenue after a report of an assault with a deadly weapon. Upon arriving, officers discovered a female employee who had been stabbed and reported that her injuries had been inflicted by a male employee of the same business. Paramedics were called and the female victim was transported to a local hospital where it was ascertained that her injuries were not life-threatening. Officers then detained the male suspect at the scene to further investigate.
Once investigators were able to look further into the alleged crime, officers arrested Shimon Silberfenig, 55 years-old from Palm Desert. The female victim reported that she was uncertain why Silberfenig had attacked her and that it had been done without provocation, according to Sgt. Andrew Nielsen in a Riverside County Sheriff’s press release. The victim had been stabbed several times.
On August 30th, Silberfenig was charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon at Larson Justice Center in Indio. The investigation into motives and the crime is ongoing. Currently Silberfenig is being held at the county jail in Indio in lieu of $25,000 bail, according to jail records.
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