PALO ALTO (CBS SF) — Police arrested a 38-year-old man for allegedly assaulting another man and hitting him in the abdomen with a skateboard in Downtown Palo Alto on Wednesday.
The victim, a man in his twenties reported the assault at 11:40 a.m. in the 500 block of University Avenue, according to police. He told officers he was walking west on University when the suspect “yelled nonsensically” and punched him in the face.READ MORE: Looming La Niña May Push Western Drought From Bad to Worse
The suspect then also hit the man in the abdomen with a skateboard, and threw a rock at the victim, police said. The victim sustained minor injuries to his face and torso.READ MORE: Update: Fawn Fire Near Redding Grows To 7,500 Acres Overnight; Firefighters Look To Cooler Weather
Officers responded to the area and found Tristan Mackreth at a nearby business. Police said he has no permanent address.
Mackreth was arrested on suspicion of two felonies, assault with a deadly weapon and criminal threats. He is being held at Elmwood Jail in Milpitas with bail set at $25,000.MORE NEWS: Air Quality Advisory Extended Through Monday Due To Wildfire Smoke
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