Mountain View police arrest man in connection with Stevens Creek Trail attack
Photo: Michael Wendy Adonis
MOUNTAIN VIEW – The MVPD arrested an individual who beat a woman walking along a local trail. According to police, on February 25 around 10 p.m. a woman visiting from Massachusetts was walking along the Stevens Creek Trail near the bridge to Creekside Park located along Gladys Avenue and Easy Street, when an unknown man approached her calling himself “Jerry.” The man with a thick Caribbean accent became agitated when she refused to join him in a conversation and began to grab her.
The suspect pushed the woman into some bushes and began to punch her in the face. During the struggle the female victim bit the suspects hands while he tried to quiet her. Two people also walking on the trail approached and scared off the suspect.
The man, 29-year-old Michael Wendy Adonis, was identified by police who responded to a domestic incident reported at a home on the 100 block of Santa Clara Avenue. In that incident the roommate of the suspect called to report his violent behavior. Responding officers recognized the suspect from a sketch that was drawn after the attack and took Adonis into custody.
According to police, Officers inspected Adonis’ hands and noticed that he had bite marks that were consistent with what the victim described as she attempted to escape his attack.
Adonis was subsequently arrested for attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, robbery, kidnapping, false imprisonment, criminal threats, assault with intent to commit mayhem or rape, unlawfully damaging a wireless communication device, and battery.
“This was outstanding work on every level,” said Lt. Mike Canfield. “The quick recognition by the patrol teams and the investigative work by detectives have removed a violent man from the streets and we will do all we can to ensure there is justice for the victim in this case.”