A Redwood City man was charged on Thursday with injuring a San Carlos homeowner in March during a home invasion robbery, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office said. Ever Rodriguez Ochoa, 19, was arraigned in San Mateo County Superior Court on Thursday on charges of first-degree burglary, assault and attempted robbery, Sheriff’s Deputy Rebecca Rosenblatt said.
Bail was set at $500,000 for Ochoa, who is currently in custody on unrelated charges, Rosenblatt said. Ochoa was charged in connection with a March 20th incident in which a San Carlos resident was injured when he interrupted a burglar fleeing from his yard. The resident returned to his home in the 100 block of Oakview Drive around 11:20 a.m. and discovered the suspect in the yard about to leave with some of his property, deputies said.
The homeowner tried to stop the suspect from leaving and was assaulted by the suspect, deputies said. The homeowner was taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries, deputies said. The suspect escaped from the scene and was last seen heading in the direction of Alameda de las Pulgas, deputies said. He was described at the time as a skinny Hispanic man in his 20s standing about 5 feet 5 inches tall with short, dark hair. He was wearing a black sweatshirt and black pants, according to the sheriff’s office.
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