|SLPD Report 10-04-12||| Print ||
|Thursday, 04 October 2012 14:02|
A suicidal man who police initially believed had a gun caused the evacuation of the marina park and par course for about two hours Friday afternoon, starting around 1:30 p.m.
An off-duty cop spotted the man carrying what appeared to be a handgun. When officers arrived on the scene, they evacuated the public and called for a hostage negotiator because they didn’t believe they could safely approach the man, according to Lt. Luis Torres of the San Leandro police.
The man took out a knife and began cutting his arms and making suicidal threats. The officers demanded that he drop his weapons and when he did not, they used “impact projectiles” – non-lethal bullets – to subdue him, Torres said.
The gun turned out to be a replica.
The man was taken to the hospital and treated for his wounds and mentally evaluated. He was not arrested for any crime.
Man Stabbed by Friend
A man was stabbed multiple times in his apartment on the 600 block of Fargo Avenue Sunday just after 1:05 a.m.
When officers arrived, they found the victim with multiple injuries to his torso from an ice pick, according to Lt. Jeff Tudor of the San Leandro police.
The victim knew the suspect and identified him to police. The suspect had fled the scene and was spotted a short time later on 105th Avenue in Oakland.
San Leandro police arrived in Oakland and tried to pull the suspect over, but he drove away, Tudor said. After a short pursuit, the suspect was arrested near the intersection of Foothill and Stanley boulevards in Oakland.
The 57-year-old victim was taken to the hospital and his wounds were not life-threatening.
The suspect, a 38-year-old Newark man, is being held without bail at Santa Rita jail.
Double Auto Theft
A man was arrested for stealing two cars after returning to the scene of the crime Monday night.
A 25-year-old man is suspected of stealing a car on the 1300 block of Doolittle Drive, then returning it and trying to steal another car parked in the area, according to Lt. Randy Brandt of the San Leandro police.
The victim first reported a stolen vehicle around 7 p.m. The victim called police back around 8:30 p.m. and reported that the car was back and the suspect was on the scene.
When officers arrived, they found the suspect in another car trying to start it and that vehicle had been reported stolen the day before, said Brandt.