Redwood City police used a Taser while apprehending a suspect who allegedly charged at officers early Tuesday, police said.
About 5:10 a.m., police attempted to make contact with the suspect, identified as 45-year-old David Tadasse, after spotting him parking a stolen vehicle in the driveway of a home on Glenwood Drive.
“Tadasse exited the vehicle and aggressively yelled and charged at officers,” police said. “Officers issued verbal commands to the suspect to stop and get on the ground in an attempt to de-escalate the situation. The suspect continued to charge at officers. Officers resorted to using non-lethal force by deploying a Taser. Tadasse was taken into custody and arrested without injury.”
A search of the stolen vehicle uncovered a loaded 9mm handgun without a serial number, along with 19.5 grams of suspected methamphetamine and several hundred dollars, police said.
Tadasse was transported and booked at the San Mateo County Jail for numerous felony and misdemeanor charges, including being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance for sale, and possession of a stolen vehicle.
Anyone that may have additional information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Officer Boyce at 650-780-5122, or the Redwood City Police Department’s tip line at 650-780-7110.