Create an Account - Increase your productivity, customize your experience, and engage in information you care about.
At 11:20 a.m. on October 2, 2019, Menlo Park Police officers responded to the area of
Bayfront Expressway and University Avenue on the report of a male subject armed
with an ax and a knife who threatened CalTrans workers while they were cleaning
up trash from the shoulder of eastbound SR-84 (Bayfront Expressway.) After
threatening the workers, the subject fled back into the field before police
arrived. A perimeter was set up in the area to search for the suspect. The
Menlo Park Fire Protection District responded to the area with their drone to
help find the suspect. Attempts to locate the suspect were unsuccessful.
In the search
of the marshland area for the suspect, officers were met with an unrelated male
subject who was agitated and yelling. The subject grabbed a large tree branch
and swung the branch at an officer, which ultimately struck the officer in the
face. The officer was able to grab the suspect and detain him. The
officer sustained non-life threatening injuries and was treated by medics at
the scene. The suspect, Zeferino Suniga Diaz, 33 year old male transient, was
arrested for 245(c) PC – assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer. He was transported
by medics to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
outstanding suspect is described as an Hispanic male, 35-40 years old, 5’9”,
170 pounds, short black hair, unshaven and wearing a gray t-shirt with the
words STAFF written on the back, blue jeans and black work boots.
The Menlo Park Police Department is currently investigating this incident and asks anyone who might have information regarding this case and/or who witnessed this incident, to call the Police Department at 650-330-6300 or the Anonymous Tip Hotline at 650-330-6395.