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San Mateo, CA Police Department
Tuesday November 28th, 2023 :: 10:29 a.m. PST


Arrest Made in Connection with Yuppie Cantina Stabbing Incident

For Immediate Release No. 20231128-081
Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Arrest Made in Connection with Yuppie Cantina Stabbing Incident
San Mateo, CA –  On Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 2:00 a.m., the San Mateo Police Department responded to a violent altercation outside Yuppie Cantina, located at 709 S B Street, following reports of a group of males engaged in a physical altercation, utilizing belts as weapons. Upon arrival at the scene, officers discovered that all parties involved were intoxicated, leading to a chaotic situation resulting in two males being stabbed by a suspect and several others sustaining injuries that required medical attention. Fortunately, all injuries were determined to be non-life threatening.
Upon securing the scene, officers promptly initiated investigative procedures, including providing medical aid to the injured, collecting evidence, and obtaining surveillance footage capturing the incident. The Investigations Bureau assumed control of the case, and the Crime Reduction Unit was able to identify the stabbing suspect as Bryan Barajas-Pantoja through careful examination of the surveillance footage.
An arrest warrant was subsequently issued for Barajas-Pantoja, charging him with Assault with a Deadly Weapon (245(a)(1) PC). On Monday, November 27, 2023, at approximately 4:00 p.m., the Investigations Bureau conducted a traffic stop at Monte Diablo Ave and S Bayshore Boulevard, leading to the arrest of Barajas-Pantoja. A search of his vehicle revealed a knife in a sheath in the center console, along with a pocketknife.
Bryan Barajas-Pantoja was taken into custody without incident and booked at San Mateo County Jail. The arrest warrant carried a bail amount of $50,000.
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Bryan Barajas-Pantoja, 22-year old San Mateo resident
Charges: Assault with a Deadly Weapon (245(a)1 PC)

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