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Crime briefs

Man arrested in fatal stabbing

An East Palo Alto man was arrested on Saturday, July 30, following a fatal stabbing of a man in a home on Cooley Street.

The man, identified as 47-year-old Darnell Mckean, was arrested in San Francisco's Mission District shortly after 6 p.m., and was booked into San Mateo County jail on suspicion of murder, police said in a statement. He is being held without bail, with a court appearance set for Monday at 1:30 p.m., according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.

Police got a report of a stabbing victim inside a home in the 1900 block of Cooley Street at 11:12 p.m. on Friday, interim Chief Jeff Liu said in a statement released Saturday.

Officers said the victim, a 50-year-old man, died at the scene. He was identified by police as Mario Ventura, who lived in East Palo Alto.

Mckean allegedly stabbed Ventura with a knife during an argument, according to police.

The stabbing marks the fourth homicide in East Palo Alto this year.

Four suspects sought following Woodside home invasion

Investigators with the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office are on the lookout for four men suspected in an Aug. 2 attempted robbery of a home in the 100 block of Kenmore Way in Woodside.

Deputies responded to a 8:50 p.m. report of the crime and found the front door of the home damaged. The investigation determined that four men damaged the front door and entered the home but then fled upon realizing that the home was occupied.

Police said video surveillance cameras revealed a vehicle of interest in the area at the same time as the incident. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone who has information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office Anonymous Tip Line at 1-800-547-2700.

—Bay City News Service

—Andrea Gemmet and Kevin Forestieri


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