Date/Time: 03/10/2019 0433 hours Suspect: Scott Thompson (In-custody) Location: 2380 El Camino Real On Sunday, March 10th, 2019, Redwood City Police Officers responded to the Capri Motel, room #220, on a report of subject who called “911” to report she was "hurt really bad." Officers responded to the scene, and located the victim, who was bleeding profusely from the head. The victim told officers she had been assaulted by Scott, and he fled the scene. Officers located the suspect walking northbound El Camino Real. The suspect was identified as Scott Thompson, 36 years old. Thompson was subsequently arrested for attempted murder and booked into the San Mateo County Jail. The victim was transported to Stanford Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Anyone that may have additional information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Redwood City Police Department at 650-780-7100 or the Redwood City Police Department’s Tip Line at 650-780-7107. This message approved by A/LT Casey Donovan

Robber busted in Redwood City after victim takes back cellphone, calls 911

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Redwood City police arrested a suspect following an armed robbery last weekend near El Grullense Restaurant at 999 El Camino Real.

Christopher Edwards, 29, is in custody on robbery charges in connection with the incident that occurred about 1:20 a.m., when the restaurant was closed and no patrons were around, police said.

A 25-year-old Redwood City man sitting on a retaining wall near the restaurant’s outdoor seating area was about to make a call on his cellphone when he was approached by a suspect believed to be Edwards, police said.

The suspect grabbed the victim, forced him onto the ground, then grabbed his fallen cell phone and demanded his money, police said. The victim managed to wrestle back his phone, but the suspect then “produced a pocket knife and threatened the victim and began chasing him through the adjacent parking lot,” police said.

The victim called 911 and Edwards fled. Using a description of the suspect and the direction of travel, police located and detained Edwards in the area of Broadway and Winslow Street. Edwards was arrested and booked into the San Mateo County Jail on suspicion of armed robbery. The victim was not injured.

Anyone with additional information or evidence regarding this particular case is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Ed Conover at Those wishing to remain anonymous may leave messages at 1-800-222-TIPS, or send the information online at

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