Mechanic in Custody for Downtown Assault of a 73-Year-Old Man

Mechanic in Custody for Downtown Assault of a 73-Year-Old Man


SAN RAFAEL—A 23-year-old mechanic remains in custody in lieu of $250,000 bond, pending a court hearing on June 16. The suspect allegedly assaulted a 73- year-old man sending him to the hospital with serious injuries.

Police received multiple calls May 30 about an injured elderly man downtown. He was covered in blood and asking passersby for help. Responding officers located him near Second and Irwin streets. He suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to a hospital for medical treatment.

Patrol officers and detectives collaborated on the case. While canvassing the area, several video recordings were located showing the attack from various perspectives.

The person believed responsible for this heinous crime is Francisco E. Collin- Camey, a transient who frequents San Rafael. Investigators reviewing surveillance camera recordings subsequently identified him as the suspected attacker.

Collin-Camey was located downtown, three days later at Fifth and Heatherton streets, not far from the crime scene. He was arrested June 2 at 7:26 p.m. and booked into Marin County Jail.

Collin-Camey faces open charges. His charges include assault with a deadly weapon or force, and battery with serious bodily injury. He is also accused of elder abuse and mayhem.

The suspect has prior arrests for vehicle thefts, receiving stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia, and other offenses.

The case involving the elderly man’s assault remains open. Anyone with information can call the San Rafael Police Department at 415-485-3000.

Information can also be submitted online to

Mechanic in Custody for Downtown Assault of a 73-Year-Old Man was last modified: June 10th, 2021 by admin
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