Alamedan Busted

An Alameda man is being held at a San Francisco County jail on $1 million bond for allegedly stabbing a man in San Francisco last month.

Pablo Garcia, 35, is being held at San Francisco County’s San Bruno Complex jail facility. He has been staying at the facility since being booked on May 26. His arrest stems from a May 3 incident that resulted in a 59-year-old man being stabbed in the back. Allegedly, Garcia approached the victim from behind and stabbed him and he immediately fled the scene, according to police reports.

San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) officers arrived at San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood, near the intersection of Columbus Avenue and Mason Street, around 10:40 a.m. to find the victim suffering from life-threatening wounds. Garcia left the scene before officers arrived. The victim, whose name is being withheld, was transferred to a local hospital where he was treated for his wounds and later released. 

SFPD investigators obtained an arrest warrant on May 24 and searched a home on the 1100 block of Silva Lane in Alameda. The search was fruitful, as they were able to apprehend Garcia at the residence. SFPD investigators did not disclose how they learned about Garcia’s whereabouts. He was initially booked into Alameda County jail, before being transferred to the San Bruno facility.

Garcia was charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and assault with force likely to commit great bodily injury, according to court records. His next court hearing is scheduled for June 17.