Photo: 1900 Pulgas Avenue
It was quite the dramatic scene in East Palo Alto on December 18, as this press release details –
“Officers responded to a residence in the 1900 block of Pulgas Avenue on the report of a suspect who had assaulted a family member.
Upon arrival, officers contacted the reporting party who told them he had been assaulted by 33-year-old Jose Luna-Santos.
Mr. Luna-Santo had arrived at the victim’s house to pick up his children and the victim noticed that he appeared to be intoxicated.
The victim would not let Mr. Luna-Santos take the children because he did not want him driving while intoxicated with the children.
Mr. Luna-Santos became angry and started hitting the victim while threatening to kill him. During the incident Mr. Luna-Santos had a knife in his hand and attempted to stab the victim.
During the struggle, both Mr. Luna-Santos and the victim received cuts. After attacking the victim, Mr. Luna-Santos fled in his vehicle and was involved in a traffic collision.
Officers detained Mr. Luna-Santos and he was transported to Stanford Hospital where he was treated for injuries sustained during the assault and the traffic collision.
The officers obtained a search warrant for Mr. Luna-Santos’ blood and a phlebotomist drew a sample. After medical clearance, Mr. Luna-Santos was transported to the San Mateo County Jail in Redwood City where he was booked.”