General Crime

* Santa Rosa Police Searching for Suspect That Allegedly Attacked Officer

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Santa Rosa police are looking for a man who allegedly assaulted two police officers along a creek Monday night. Police went to Steel Creek between Marlow Road and Ridley Avenue in west Santa Rosa around 10 p.m. after receiving a report about someone screaming, yelling and moaning, Sgt. Dave Linscomb said.

A man with a small baseball bat who was walking along the creek attacked the first officer who arrived, knocking him to the ground, Linscomb said. The man also struck the officer with his fist and reached for the officer’s gun. The man then ran toward the second officer who arrived and struck the officer with his fist and knee, Linscomb said. The officers called for assistance, chased the man and shot him with a Taser but it was ineffective, Linscomb said. The man then ran into an apartment complex.

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office and the California Highway Patrol’s helicopter joined the search for the man but did not locate him, Linscomb said. The alleged assailant is a Hispanic man in his 20s, approximately 5 feet 8 inches and 180 pounds, Linscomb said. He was wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans. The first officer who was attacked was treated for minor injuries at a hospital and released, Linscomb said.

Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999 or CLICK HERE to send a confidential email tip, if you know the name of this man or have any information that can help solve this crime.

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