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Lakeland Village Stabbing: Manhunt Underway For Wildomar Man

Matthew Skyberg, 27, of Wildomar is being sought by police after he allegedly tried to kill a 19-year-old Lakeland Village man with a knife.

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Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a Wildomar man suspected of trying to kill a Lakeland Village man.

Matthew Skyberg, 27, is being sought by police after he allegedly tried to kill a 19-year-old Lakeland Village man with a knife.

Police were called to the 33000 block of Garner Road in Lakeland Village at 12:41 a.m. today in response to a stabbing.

“Deputies arrived on scene and located a 19-year-old male who was suffering from several stab wounds to his torso. Cal Fire and AMR ambulance personnel were summoned to the scene to render aid. The victim was transported to the Loma Linda Medical Center in the city of Redlands in critical condition,” according to a news release issued out of the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station.

According to investigators, Skyberg had been involved in a verbal altercation and is a suspect.

“During the argument, Skyberg stabbed the victim with an unknown-type of knife and fled the scene,” according to the news release.

Skyberg is described as a white male adult with a shaved head, 6'04" tall and weighing 170 pounds.

The investigation is continuing and the Lake Elsinore Sheriff's Station is asking the public for information on the whereabouts of Skyberg to contact Investigator Kelleher or Investigator Cornett at (951) 245-3300 or after hours and on weekends at (951) 776-1099.

andy July 24, 2012 at 12:13 AM
6'4" and 170lbs? I think he's found a fantastic diet or he's a meth head. I wonder which one?
andy July 24, 2012 at 12:29 AM
What are you saying? I wish you folk thought about your syntax sometimes in your posts. We do have to read them you know. So your statement is a little ambiguous because of indefinite pronouns: "If he knew he had a gun"? Are you saying if the victim had a gun or are you saying if the Perp had a gun? I guess if the victim had a gun we might have at least one person or maybe two people dead instead of just one person injured and I wouldn't assume it was the bad guy without the gun who was dead because people with guns are sometimes overpowered and disarmed and the weapon used against them. (I've seen this happen where a person's weapon was taken from them and then used against them) Now, if the Perp had used the gun instead of a knife, again we would still have a person more than likely dead instead of just badly injured. As hard as you try to say a deadly weapon somehow makes us safer it doesn't work.
Donna July 24, 2012 at 12:59 AM
Andy, a picture is worth a 1000 words, I don't think diet is in his taste buds.....Just guessing!!
Constant Comment July 24, 2012 at 01:07 AM
@Andy, Are you a moron? No one else is having a hard time understanding that she talking about what if the victim had had a gun. You seem to be the type of person that would bring a knife to a gunfight.
Cat July 24, 2012 at 01:12 AM
To Constant Comment, Please don't waste your time with any of Andys postings. It doesn't really matter what her weapon of choice is....he/she just likes to fight, period! (One of those kind...ya know?)
Constant Comment July 24, 2012 at 01:18 AM
OK, Thanks for the heads up.
Cat July 24, 2012 at 01:22 AM
@CC, not a problem! I hate to see wasted space on a waste of space! (I know she/he will be trying to figure out the 'syntax' on that one too!)
Naylene July 24, 2012 at 02:44 AM
@Andy there just trying to use any excuse for his behavior.. but if he would be a different race like Latin or black they would have no excuses for that race!!! That guy looks like some type of gang banger to me and a crack head. Hope that catch the baster!!!!
monkey July 24, 2012 at 05:47 AM
I hope he gets out of there I know him to for a long time he was a good guy
Paul July 24, 2012 at 05:49 AM
His skin does look like the skin on pictures of meth users. One police agency has put out a set of pictures of arrested meth users like at an earlier arrest and a second arrest a year or two later where theirskin looks worse. I have seen these on the web, but I do not have the link handy. There might be other skin conditions that look this way too so looking at this picture does not prove he is a meth user.
matt July 24, 2012 at 06:10 AM
John a good person and for this guy Matt to go behided someone and stabbed him while his back is turned is cowered. And by the way he didn't have a weapon he was taken a piss and this guy stabbed him for standing up for his friend. Praying for u bro hang in there john.
Steve July 24, 2012 at 06:22 AM
That guy's going away for a long time.
Constant Comment July 24, 2012 at 06:40 AM
They haven't even caught him yet. Are you sure you are on the right post?
Bannypoo July 24, 2012 at 03:18 PM
I know the suspect. Pretty cowardly to stab someone for whatever reason, then flee the scene. Hope the victim makes it out okay, so we can hear his side of the story. Matt won't be too hard to find. Lot's of snitches around Lake Elsinore.
Evolution X July 24, 2012 at 05:53 PM
It's good to see that friends and acquaintances of these fine citizens have internet access. When did Lakeland Village join the 21st century? These posts have become a great place to see what type of people live there. @Bannypoo Matt and Monkey, you all should run for public office and make Lakeland Village the respectable place people think it is when we drive thru there.
julie dawson July 25, 2012 at 04:01 AM
Thank you Matt, that is lovely, and more then I needed to know.
julie dawson July 25, 2012 at 04:05 AM
Naylene stop trying to stir up racist hatred, atleast Andy didn't take the bait.
littlemiss July 25, 2012 at 08:45 PM
You guys all are so far off! I've grown up with Matt. HE doesn't fight an unfair fight and is the farthest thing ever from a tweeker! So before you run your mouth you should find out what your talking about first dumb assess!!!
Cat July 25, 2012 at 08:58 PM
Inquiring minds want to know then....if it was a 'fair' fight, then why did he run away?
littlemiss July 25, 2012 at 09:01 PM
He doesn't fight unprovoked and has walked away from fights. I know what happened and the truth will come out soon enough..
Cat July 25, 2012 at 09:06 PM
I wasn't exactly talking about being the better person and walking away from a fight 'before' it starts...I'm sure we all agree that's probably the best solutiion to 'any' fight. I was talking about why he ran away 'after' this particular fight. Do you have any enlightenments on that?
Cathy O'Neil July 26, 2012 at 03:30 AM
I am really surprised Matt would do something like that. As far as I know Matt is a very nice guy!
Cat July 26, 2012 at 03:53 AM
I know lots of nice guys & not one of them stabs people.
littlemiss July 26, 2012 at 03:21 PM
He IS a nice guy. Public opinion is just that public opinion! Bad case of wrong place wrong time. But its ok. Cause even though he messed up bad doesn't change the person we know. Fuck whale everyone else thinks!
Crystal July 27, 2012 at 04:05 AM
It's okay littlemiss....cat lives in a city that has no illegal immigrants, bank robbers, graffiti, homicides or dead fish, It sounds like the moon to me! From what I ear Matt was only defending himself, and this article is extremely misleading, and in-accurate. What sucks the most is that in a self-defense situation, you still have no defense. If you were the "winner" of the brawl, you're going to be convicted....Crumby huh? I hope that John is ok, but I also hope Matt recovers from the wounds he's received as well!
Crystal July 27, 2012 at 04:06 AM
oops...I said "ear" and meant to say "hear" lol
Cat July 27, 2012 at 04:40 AM
Thats right Crystal...where I live people don't find themselves in knife fights of any kind. We're civil, intelligent and talk things out. No one has to deal with 'defending' themselves with a deadly weapon.I hope that some day you get the chance to get out of there and see how the rest of the world lives. No, this is not the norm.
Crystal July 27, 2012 at 05:01 AM
IGNORANCE must be very blissfull. . . . . I'm so very happy and content knowing that crime exists everywhere cat. This knoweledge is what keeps my family and me safe.....also locking my doors at night, not walking through a dark parking lot alone, keeping close watch on my children, and not talking to strangers keeps me safe too! =)
Cat July 27, 2012 at 05:31 AM
Knowledge is what keeps me safe as well..... but we don't have to even lock our doors at night if we don't want to. Everyone knows everyone else, we can walk alone at night & kids can play freely where ever they want to & not have to worry about drug addicts, molesters,graffitti, gang bangers, bank robbers, dead fish & unhappy strangers.It is VERY nice & you should just travel around to the "good parts" of this country & see for yourself. Then you can make a sincere comparison without all your bitterness. There's really no need to be angry & crabby towards me. I invite you to go find these things out for yourself.... but if you don't want to , I can certainly understand that too. Ignorance is bliss....that I agree with.
Crystal July 27, 2012 at 05:10 PM
I'm sure you're seeing that everyone in elsinore knows everyone else too......Don't you have a chat room you can harrass people on?

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