Pinole Murder Suspect Apprehended by CHP in Santa Cruz County

Pinole Murder Suspect Apprehended by CHP in Santa Cruz County
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PINOLE — A man faces charges for allegedly murdering his former relationship partner, who is also the mother of his young son. The victim was found shot to death on February 16 at a residence on Summit Drive in Pinole. The suspect fled to Santa Cruz County where he was apprehended by the California Highway Patrol.

At 8:45 a.m., a Pinole dispatcher received a report of a break-in and a woman being attacked. Jeffrey Kendall, 36, of Concord, was video recorded by a doorbell camera leaving the home, before police arrived. The victim was found dead inside the home. The toddler is now staying with another family member.

The suspect fled in a grey Hyundai Elantra. Pinole and Hercules police searched the surrounding neighborhood for the suspect. A Ramey Warrant was issued for Kendall’s arrest.

Pinole PD issued a warning that Kendall was armed and potentially dangerous, and the manhunt for him expanded. The CHP spotted Kendall’s vehicle traveling through the Santa Cruz area later the same morning.

Kendall was pulled over and detained during a CHP traffic stop at 11:40 a.m. A firearm was recovered when the vehicle was searched, and his vehicle was impounded.

Pinole detectives took custody of Kendall early on February 17. The suspect was transported to the Martinez Detention Facility. Kendall was booked there for homicide PC 187 and domestic violence PC 273.5. He remains in custody in lieu of $1.1 million bond.

Pinole Murder Suspect Apprehended by CHP in Santa Cruz County was last modified: February 27th, 2024 by admin
Categories: Contra Costa, Santa Cruz

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Jim Emerson

Jim Emerson is a northern California writer covering crime and arrest related news in the Bay Area - focusing primarily on Alameda, Contra Costa, and Marin counties.

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