Suspect in Custody for a Hatchet Attack at Warm Springs Plaza

Suspect in Custody for a Hatchet Attack at Warm Springs Plaza
Photo: Image of weapon collected during arrest | Fremont PD

Image of hatchet collected during arrest| Fremont PD

FREMONT —A man was arrested for allegedly attacking a restaurant employee with a hatchet at Warm Springs Plaza shopping center. Evin A. Sagastume, 35, of Fremont, is in custody at Alameda County Santa Rita Jail. The suspect has been arrested 10 times during the last 15 months.

The hatchet attack happened on March 22 during lunch hour at Curry Pizza House. A caller  reported a fat man yelling inside the restaurant was carrying a hatchet. The suspect is 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs 215 pounds. Before officers arrived on the scene, the caller told a dispatcher that the man struck an employee with the hatchet.

The victim sustained minor arm injuries, before the attacker fled with stolen food. Responding officers found Sagastume nearby, and arrested him at 12:30 p.m. In a prepared statement Fremont police said. “The hatchet was recovered nearby.”

Multiple charges were filed against Sagastume on March 25. His charges include assault with a deadly weapon, making criminal threats, and second-degree robbery.

Sagastume has a prior conviction for receiving stolen property last year. He was on probation, which was subsequently revoked on March 26.

No stranger to law enforcement, Sagastume was locked up four other times in March for drug-related offenses and petty theft. He was arrested twice in January for assault with a deadly weapon and exhibiting a weapon other than a firearm. Last year, he was arrested three times.

Suspect in Custody for a Hatchet Attack at Warm Springs Plaza was last modified: April 3rd, 2024 by admin
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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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