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San Mateo, CA Police Department
Wednesday September 13th, 2017 :: 08:46 p.m. PDT


**UPDATE** The suspect has been located and arrested***Help San Mateo Police Identify Assault Suspect

September 13th, 2017
Today, at about 5 PM, SMPD Dispatch received a call from an observant community member who directed our officers to the 2700 block of Hacienda where the assault suspect was located.  The community member saw the photograph of the suspect on our social media sites and immediately called SMPD.  The suspect was identified as 36-year-old Sherry Benally. Benally was arrested and booked into San Mateo County Jail for assault with a deadly weapon (not firearm) and elder abuse with great bodily injury.  

We wanted to thank the community member who did not hesitate to call SMPD.  This is a perfect example of how our community and police department work together too quickly and safely take into custody a dangerous person.

200 Franklin Parkway, San Mateo, CA  94403
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Help San Mateo Police Identify Assault Suspect
September 13, 2017 - The San Mateo Police Department is investigating an unprovoked assault of a 67 year old female victim that occurred in the 2600 block of South El Camino Real (San Mateo) on the morning of Tuesday, September 12th.
On Tuesday, September 12th, 2017, at approximately 0930 am, a 67 year old Palo Alto resident was walking in the 2600 block of South El Camino Real, when she was assaulted by the female suspect. The suspect began to strike the victim and knocked her to the ground. Once on the ground, the suspect repeatedly kicked the victim. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment and her injuries are not life threatening. A witness was able to get a photo of the suspect (see attached).
Hispanic female adult, approximately 35-45 years old, 5’5” tall, 170 pounds, black hair, brown eyes. Wearing all black clothing. Last seen in the area of 25th Avenue and South El Camino Real pushing a red shopping cart.

If you have any information regarding this case or recognize the suspect, please contact the San Mateo Police Department at 650-522-7730.
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San Mateo, CA Police Department
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