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Woodside: Deputies use Taser on 'physically combative' Redwood City man

Allegations of illegal narcotics possession and a physical altercation with deputies in the Woodside town center led to the arrest of Redwood City resident Robert Gragg, 42, on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 16.

Deputies used a Taser to subdue Mr. Gragg, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies stopped Mr. Gragg for a minor traffic violation in the 3000 block of Woodside Road at about 3:40 p.m. He consented to a search, which led to the discovery of the narcotics, the Sheriff's Office said.

Mr. Gragg then allegedly became "physically combative" with deputies and fled on foot, deputies said.

They gave chase and caught up with Mr. Gragg near a creek running alongside the road, where he allegedly fought again.

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He "hit and punched" deputies and they tried using "control holds" to restrain him, Deputy Rebecca Rosenblatt said. Those methods were not effective, so they used a Taser, she said.

Once Mr. Gragg was in custody, deputies took him to the county jail, where he was booked -- and subsequently bailed out -- on $50,000 bail.

The charges are felony possession and felony resisting an officer, and three misdemeanors: destroying or concealing evidence, resisting arrest and battery on a police officer.

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Woodside: Deputies use Taser on 'physically combative' Redwood City man

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Allegations of illegal narcotics possession and a physical altercation with deputies in the Woodside town center led to the arrest of Redwood City resident Robert Gragg, 42, on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 16.

Deputies used a Taser to subdue Mr. Gragg, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies stopped Mr. Gragg for a minor traffic violation in the 3000 block of Woodside Road at about 3:40 p.m. He consented to a search, which led to the discovery of the narcotics, the Sheriff's Office said.

Mr. Gragg then allegedly became "physically combative" with deputies and fled on foot, deputies said.

They gave chase and caught up with Mr. Gragg near a creek running alongside the road, where he allegedly fought again.

He "hit and punched" deputies and they tried using "control holds" to restrain him, Deputy Rebecca Rosenblatt said. Those methods were not effective, so they used a Taser, she said.

Once Mr. Gragg was in custody, deputies took him to the county jail, where he was booked -- and subsequently bailed out -- on $50,000 bail.

The charges are felony possession and felony resisting an officer, and three misdemeanors: destroying or concealing evidence, resisting arrest and battery on a police officer.

— Dave Boyce

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Greg
Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on Jul 18, 2014 at 1:34 pm
Greg, Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on Jul 18, 2014 at 1:34 pm
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Funny he would consent to a search when he had drugs on him.


dragonmoose
another community
on Jul 22, 2014 at 6:50 pm
dragonmoose, another community
on Jul 22, 2014 at 6:50 pm
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For every action is a reaction, for every story there are two sides, with that being said, while most people will or do not know both sides of what really occurred, we only have the, in the words of a reporter, comments from the police department, while it well know and documented many times how a small number of law enforcement's so called finest decides to hash out there own version of justice, it should also be noted that no one person no matter how guilty or innocent there may be should ever be treated with such force, over stepping ones authority is simply abuse, rage, etc., and they should be held accountable for there actions, just as you would want a criminal to serve there time, no one reading this has the right to pass any kind of judgement until all the facts are truly in, who knows someday it might be someone you know.


Ignorant people
another community
on Jul 24, 2014 at 7:46 pm
Ignorant people, another community
on Jul 24, 2014 at 7:46 pm
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Any time a guy gets roughed up by cops he was asking for it? Read the news about Staten Island.


Stoppolicebrutality
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Portola Valley: Westridge
on Jul 26, 2014 at 8:02 pm
Stoppolicebrutality, Portola Valley: Westridge
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on Jul 26, 2014 at 8:02 pm
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This man was stopped for not wearing his seat belt and this was the outcome? Something thing needs to be done. Someone needs to come forward with a video. I saw a lot of people recording videos.


grandmother6
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another community
on Jul 30, 2014 at 10:39 am
grandmother6, another community
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on Jul 30, 2014 at 10:39 am
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This man was brutally beaten unjustly AND taser'd numerous times. Anyone with any information, anyone who witnessed this and especially VIDEOTAPED this incident...PLEASE!!! email to: [email protected] with your information, and for further instruction. Thank you for all your help. We don't want this to happen to you!


Menlo Voter
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Menlo Park: other
on Jul 30, 2014 at 6:50 pm
Menlo Voter, Menlo Park: other
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on Jul 30, 2014 at 6:50 pm
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stop and grandmother:

you know this was police brutality because? You were there?


grandmother6
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another community
on Aug 12, 2014 at 10:04 am
grandmother6, another community
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on Aug 12, 2014 at 10:04 am
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yes, awaiting court


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