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San Rafael Police Department

San Rafael Police Department

For Immediate Release

Author: Sergeant Justin Graham
Date: September 08, 2022 12:00 PM
Case Number: SR22-06347

Knife Wielding Attempt Robbery Suspect Arrested

San Rafael, CA – On 09/08/2022, shortly after receiving numerous calls of a suspect being violent toward several people, San Rafael Police officers arrested Milton Garcia Colomo, a 37-year-old San Rafael resident, on several charges, which included assault with a deadly weapon and attempted robbery.

Just after 9:45 AM, SRPD began receiving 9-1-1 calls for assistance about Colomo, who was hitting and kicking a bus in the 3200 block of Kerner Boulevard.  Dispatchers immediately sent officers to the area.  

While officers were responding, SRPD’s communications center began receiving additional 9-1-1 calls about Colomo.  It was reported that in the 200 block of Windward Way, Colomo approached a victim, demanded money, and when the victim refused to cooperate, the suspect pulled a knife.  The victim was able to get away without being harmed.  As a result of this second incident, dispatchers sent additional officers to the area.

Just before officers arrived on the scene, it was reported that Colomo had approached another person and began physically fighting.  Fortunately, nearby citizens could help and pulled Colomo from the victim.

Officers arrived on the scene and tried to stop Colomo, but he refused and fled on foot.  Officer gave chase and began establishing a perimeter.   Within just a few minutes, Colomo was surrounded by officers in a parking lot on the south end of Windward Way. 

Colomo attempted to elude officers by hiding in an empty dumpster paddock but was quickly spotted.  Officers confronted Colomo using de-escalation techniques and took him into custody without incident.

Colomo has an arrest history with SRPD and is currently on Marin County Probation for felony robbery and vehicle theft.  Colomo also had an outstanding felony arrest warrant for robbery.  Colomo was booked at the Marin County Jail on charges of assault with a deadly weapon/knife, attempted robbery, criminal threats, obstructing/resisting a peace officer, violation of probation, and the outstanding arrest warrant.

The victims, in this case, were not physically injured, and this is still an open and active investigation.  This case will be forwarded to the Marin County District Attorney’s Office.  

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call San Rafael Police at (415) 485-3000. Tips can also be made online at http://www.srpd.org/tips.

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Posted: September 08, 2022 12:03 PDT by Sergeant Justin Graham

Updated: September 08, 2022 12:05 PDT by Justin Graham


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