After a comprehensive investigation involving a number of law enforcement agencies, multiple charges have been filed against a Redwood City man suspected in the assault of a San Carlos resident in March.
According to San Mateo County Sheriff's Captain Greg Rothaus, 19-year-old Ever Rodriguez Ochoa of Redwood City was charged Tuesday with a series of crimes including attempted robbery, felony assault, and residential burglary for his role in the March 10 burglary in San Carlos.
Rothaus says that on March 10, 2013, a homeowner interrupted a residential burglary in progress at his house in the 100 block of Oakview in San Carlos. The suspect assaulted the homeowner who had to then be transported to the hospital where he was treated and released, according to Rothaus.
Since March, the Sheriff's Office patrol and Detective Units, the Crime Lab, and the District Attorney's Office, have been conducting a comprehensive investigation. As a result of that investigation, Rothaus says sufficient evidence was gathered to charge Ochoa.
Ochoa was arraigned on Aug. 18, where his bail was set at $500,000. He is currently in custody for this crime and other unrelated charges.
"The Sheriff's Office considers all residential burglaries to be serious crimes and will pursue all leads to solve them successfully. We have solved other residential burglaries in addition to this one and are actively working others. We wanted to take the time to update you on this case because it was particularly heinous and of intense community interest. And, we wanted you to know that we will be very persistent in our investigation of residential burglary," said Rothaus.
"We certainly feel very bad for the victim in this case but we are thankful that we can notify you that we have a suspect in custody who is sitting in jail with a bail of $.5 million," Rothaus added.