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San Mateo, CA Police Department
Wednesday February 13th, 2019 :: 11:55 a.m. PST


Armed domestic violence suspect arrested after S.W.A.T. Team warrant service

The North Central Regional S.W.A.T. Team served a warrant early this morning at the home of an armed domestic violence suspect where he strangled his girlfriend and brandished a gun.
San Mateo, CA – On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at 5:15 A.M. the North Central Regional S.W.A.T. Team conducted felony warrant service in the 100 Block of S Norfolk Blvd in San Mateo. The suspect was arrested without incident and no other occupants were inside.
On Monday, February 11, 2019, at 9:15 P.M., San Mateo police officers were dispatched to a report of domestic violence that occurred at Ryder Court Park, 1625 J Hart Clinton Drive. The victim reported that her boyfriend, Demarea Atkinson, threatened her with a firearm during a violent struggle. She was able to escape and run for help.
Upon initiating contact at the residence this morning, a community Nixle Alert was sent to the immediate surrounding neighborhood advising residents of police activity. The North Central Regional (NCR) S.W.A.T. Team safely took Atkinson into custody and a search of his home revealed evidence supporting the report of a firearm. Atkinson was transported to San Mateo County Jail and charged with several crimes.
If you are a survivor of domestic violence or know someone who needs access to resources, ask for help. CORA is the only agency in San Mateo County solely dedicated to helping those affected by intimate partner abuse. From counseling, to emergency housing, to legal assistance, CORA’s services are designed to provide safety, support, and healing. CORA can be contacted by calling 800-300-1080 or visiting their website at
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Demarea Atkinson, 26-year-old San Mateo resident
Charges: Domestic violence, threats, brandishing a firearm, and carrying a loaded firearm.

San Mateo, CA Police Department
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San Mateo, CA 94403

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