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PRESS RELEASE - Public Assistance Needed to Locate Suspect

Post Date:09/26/2019 2:00 PM

The Santa Clara Police Department is asking for the public’s help regarding an unprovoked and ruthless attack on a vulnerable member of our community.

On Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 at about 10:42 a.m., a 91-year-old male victim was visiting his widow's gravesite at the Mission City Memorial Park cemetery, 420 N. Winchester Blvd., when a male suspect struck the victim on the head from behind with a large rock. The suspect took property from the victim and fled the scene on foot before getting on a bicycle.

The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Officers conducted an area canvass for the suspect without success. The suspect was described as possibly a Hispanic or Latino male, 35-50-year-old, approximately 5’9” to 6’0” tall with a medium build. He had grey slicked back hair, a grey moustache, and was wearing a white t-shirt with long black shorts. He was last seen riding a grey and black mountain bike. 

A composite sketch of the suspect was developed and is attached below.

This incident appears to be an isolated one, and the Police Department encourages the public to report any suspicious activity at the cemetery as well as other public places.

Anyone with information regarding this crime, including any video capturing the streets surrounding Mission City Memorial Park (e.g. Winchester Boulevard, Dolores Avenue, Knowles Avenue, Dome Avenue, Talia Avenue, Bohannon Drive, etc.), is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Nick Richards at (408) 615-4814 or anonymously at (408) 615-4TIP (4847).


Date of Occurrence:  September 14, 2019
Time:   10:42 a.m.
Incident: Felony Assault, Elder Abuse, and Robbery
Case Number: 19-914065
Location:  Mission City Memorial Park - 420 North Winchester Boulevard 

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