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San Mateo Police Arrest Cyclist Attackers

Two men in a pickup truck allegedly tried to run over two juveniles on bicycles.

San Mateo police arrested two men on Sunday who allegedly tried to hit a pair of juveniles on bicycles.

Officers responded at about 3:45 p.m. to the area of Fourth Avenue and Grant Street after witnesses reported two suspects in a gold pickup truck were harassing two male juveniles on bicycles, San Mateo Police Sgt. Dave Norris said.

The men in the pickup truck allegedly tried to hit the bicyclists as well.

One of the juveniles jumped off of his bike to avoid being struck, and the truck drove over the bicycle and onto the sidewalk toward the juvenile, Norris said.

The two juveniles were located uninjured. Based on detailed witness information, officers located the suspect vehicle in San Mateo and identified the suspects as Jason Hernandez-Lopez, 24, and Dian Burton, 31, both San Mateo residents.

Hernandez-Lopez and Burton were arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and conspiracy. They were booked into San Mateo County Jail.

Immediate calls and very specific witness information quickly relayed to the San Mateo Police Department were critical in the success of this case, Norris said.

The Police Department urges residents to contact authorities when something suspicious is noticed.

  • Call us on 911 for emergencies and crimes-in-progress.
  • For mobile phones or non-emergencies, please have our non-emergency phone number programmed into your phone: 650-522-7700.
  • Anyone with information on current investigations or ongoing crime trends is encouraged to contact the San Mateo Police Department:

SMPD Investigations Bureau: 650-522-7650

SMPD Secret Witness hotline: 650-522-7676

Anonymous Text to SMPD: 650-262-3473

Anonymous E-Mail to SMPD: Sanmateo@tipnow.org

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commuter June 19, 2012 at 03:36 PM
What could the truck driver's motive possibly be?
Laura Dudnick June 19, 2012 at 09:19 PM
Just posted an update with some more information: http://sanmateo.patch.com/articles/da-s-office-charges-suspects-in-alleged-bicyclist-attack

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