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Palo Alto man arrested after alleged stabbing attempt

Victim was able to deflect knife and get away, police say

Police arrested a Palo Alto man Tuesday morning who they said tried to stab another man at Buena Vista Mobile Home Park two weeks earlier.

Investigators said at about 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 5 a man and a woman, both in their 30s, were standing in front of the woman's home in the El Camino Real mobile-home park when Edgar Donis, 30, approached them. Donis, who knew the woman, allegedly brandished a small knife and threatened the man, police said.

The woman stood between the two men and convinced Donis to leave. A few minutes after, Donis returned to the home where the man was standing outside alone. Donis called him to come, and when he did, Donis allegedly brandished the same knife and attempted to stab him, police said. The man was able to deflect the knife and retreated into his friend's home uninjured.

On Tuesday, Aug. 18, at about 1 a.m., patrol officers located Donis in the parking lot of a service station next to the mobile-home park, police said. Donis was arrested without incident and booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail on one count of felony assault with a deadly weapon.

Police are asking that anyone with information about this incident call the police department's dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be emailed to paloalto@tipnow.org or sent via text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984.

Comments

38 people like this
Posted by Neighbor
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 19, 2015 at 9:22 pm

And they still want to save this trailer park?! More reason to shut it down.

Please stop raising our crime rates. Overall it will be a healthier and safer city without incidents like this.


26 people like this
Posted by now we hear?
a resident of Barron Park
on Aug 19, 2015 at 9:49 pm

This happened on Aug 5. Why are we only hearing about it in the Weekly 2 weeks later?


22 people like this
Posted by Liability
a resident of Barron Park
on Aug 19, 2015 at 10:16 pm

Just imagine the multi-million dollar lawsuits victims would file against the city once this becomes city property. Anybody in our city council even thinking about this or are they too busy looking for other welfare projects to spend public funds on?


27 people like this
Posted by Knew That Was Coming...
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 19, 2015 at 10:42 pm

@Neighbor:

>> "And they still want to save this trailer park?! More reason to shut it down.

>> Please stop raising our crime rates. Overall it will be a healthier and safer city without incidents like this."

Ha ha - I knew that would be one of the first reactions! Let's also shut down University Avenue - there have been murders and many other violent and/or illegal behaviors there recently. And did you hear about the mugging near Friendship Bridge? Best to shut down that side of Palo Alto too. I heard coyotes have been spotted in the west side of town, can we put up a huge fence to keep them out of OUR neighborhoods?

You people just make me laugh.


9 people like this
Posted by Knew That Was Coming...
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 19, 2015 at 10:44 pm

@Liability:

It won't be city property, so you can relax (but watch out for those coyotes - and for goodness sake, keep them OVER THERE!).


27 people like this
Posted by Slow Down
a resident of Community Center
on Aug 19, 2015 at 11:34 pm

Slow Down is a registered user.

@Knew That Was Coming... - It isn't that BV should be shut down because crimes on site. But it is fair to question whether a 40 million dollar subsidy to keep it open is appropriate, or even beneficial to the rest of the city.


27 people like this
Posted by Harriet
a resident of Downtown North
on Aug 20, 2015 at 5:43 am

This might be an indication to close this place down!


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