By the Daily Post staff
San Mateo County deputies this morning (Sept. 24) arrested 35-year-old man after the woman he had been dating said he attempted to rape and strangle her in the North Fair Oaks neighborhood.
Catalino Ortiz-Perez of Redwood City was booked into jail for attempted murder, attempted rape and domestic violence.
At 1:30 a.m., deputies were sent to the 400 block of 4th Avenue on a report of a physical altercation. They found a woman inside the residence with visible injuries to her neck, according to a report from the sheriff’s office. Deputies located the man in the area of the residence.
The two told deputies they had been in a dating relationship.
The woman told deputies Ortiz-Perez attempted to rape her, according to the sheriff. During the incident, she said he struck her several times in the head with his hands and a belt. She said he then got on top of the her and attempted to strangle her by putting his hands around her neck.
Anyone with additional information is asked to call deputies on the anonymous tip line, 1 (800) 547-2700.