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Santa Ana Police Department
Thursday July 20th, 2017 :: 02:31 p.m. PDT


Santa Ana PD Officers Arrest Suspect For Assault With A Deadly Weapon And Robbery During A Violent Rampage

Suspect/Arrested: Stephen Allan Edwards (28) Santa Ana

Booking Charges:
PC 664/211 – Two Counts Attempted Robbery
PC 242 – Three Counts Battery
PC 594 (a)(1) - Vandalism: Deface Property
PC 245 (a)(1) – Five Counts Force or ADW Not Firearm: GBI Likely
PC 245 (c) – Two Counts ADW Not a Firearm on PO/Firefighter: GBI Likely
PC 69 - Obstruct/Resist Executive Officer

On Wednesday, 07/19/2017 at approximately 2:30PM, our officers responded to a fight near the intersection of Bristol and Warner. By the time our officers arrived, the suspect (a male adult) had committed two batteries, a robbery and an assault with a deadly weapon. The assault with a deadly weapon was against a Santa Ana Code Enforcement officer who had intervened in the robbery. The suspect tried to stab her with a knife through her car window. The code enforcement officer was not injured.

When our units arrived, the suspect ran through the southeast parking lot carrying a large metal pipe. Our officers cornered him, at which time the suspect held the pipe like a baseball bat and challenged our officers to fight. A Taser was deployed, but was ineffective. This allowed the suspect to strike one of our officers on the upper arm with the pipe, knocking him to the ground and fracturing his arm. The suspect ran and was tasered several more times before a baton was used to knock him to the ground and he was handcuffed. The suspect continued to resist even after being placed in the back of a patrol car. He was able to head-butt one of our officers twice in the face while in the back seat causing facial injuries to a second officer.

Santa Ana Police Department
60 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 714-834-4211

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