Man arrested in stabbing, fleeing officers

Catalino Ortiz-Perez

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man for allegedly stabbing another man in North Fair Oaks, then leading officers on a foot pursuit after being pulled over.

San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded at 9:44 p.m. Saturday to a call from the 400 block of 4th Avenue in unincorporated Redwood City, about an alleged assault involving a knife, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies say 35-year-old Catalino Ortiz-Perez tried stabbing another man multiple times.

Deputies say the victim sustained only minor injuries during the attack.

Ortiz-Perez then fled the scene in a vehicle, deputies say.

Before receiving the call, deputies stopped Ortiz-Perez’s vehicle for an alleged traffic violation. Ortiz-Perez fled on foot, but was “was quickly apprehended,” the sheriff’s office said.

Deputies also found Ortiz-Perez allegedly violated a restraining order unrelated to Saturday night’s incident. And they claim he was in driving under the influence of alcohol and was in possession of illegal drugs.

Ortiz-Perez was taken into custody and booked on suspicion of attempted murder, violating a restraining order, resisting arrest, drug possession, and driving while intoxicated. He was being held today at the Maguire Correctional Facility without bail.


  1. I’m starting to see a pattern in these crimes. Makes me wonder if open borders and “restorative justice” does more harm than good. We need to screen and check people who come in our country and lock violent criminals in jail, or bury them underground.

    • It’s no wonder. The Peninsula, along with the rest of Kalifornia is about to become Escape From New York.
      All these phony feel good restorative justice, everything is racist will result in the demise of society. There is no moral code anymore. There are no consequences for bad conduct. A focus on God, Family and Community has been lost.

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