As summer months heat up, so do tempers. Many assaults, especially those involving domestic violence, are the result of individuals who lose control of their anger. Here are some indicators to look for which may indicative of pending abusive behaviors, including assaults:

Threats of violence

Breaking or striking objects

Use of force in sex

Possessiveness and lack of trust

Verbal abuse


Name calling and put-downs

Unrealistic expectations

Transference of blame for problems

Physical force towards you or others

Cruelty to animals and/or children

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and the County of Los Angeles have resources available to help those in need.

Initially, during any emergency/or threat of a violent attack, call 9-1-1.

Additional organizations are available to assist before an assault occurs:

Valley Oasis (661) 945-6736

Association to Aid Victims of Domestic Violence (805) 259-4357

Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 978-3600

National Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 799-SAFE

Mediation Resources (661) 579-8005

Resources are also available for individuals who have anger management issues. Contact these groups at:

Written by:

Deputy Miguel T. Ruiz

Lancaster Sheriff's Station

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

501 W Lancaster Boulevard

Lancaster, CA 93534

(661) 948-8466


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