Cpl. Ronald Van Tassel
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 8:15 a.m.
On Monday, an Officer working in the STA plaza was contacted by a male who walked up and stated he needed help and thinks he had been stabbed. The male had a stab wound to his torso area and was transported to the hospital. Officers located a crime scene several blocks away and conducted their investigation. An Officer assigned to the downtown precinct located a male matching the description of the suspect. That male was detained and later booked into jail for the stabbing.
On October 5, 2020, an Officer working inside the STA plaza had a male approach him asking for help. The male had a serious stab wound to his torso. Officers and security personnel quickly rendered first aid to the victim. He was later transported to the hospital in life threatening condition.
Patrol Officers learned that the stabbing happened a couple blocks away, on Sprague between the Knitting Factory and the Bing Crosby Theatre. They were able to obtain video from a surveillance camera close by which captured the image of who is believed to be the suspect. That image was shown to patrol units. An Officer assigned to the downtown precinct located a male several blocks away who matched the description. That male was identified as 37 year old Patrick Page. Detectives interviewed Page and collected evidence. Page was subsequently booked into jail for 1st degree assault. The victim remains at the hospital and has been upgraded to serious, but stable condition.
Page has an extensive criminal history, which consist of 26 convictions.
He has 12 felony convictions for:
2nd degree assault, 2nd degree theft, 3 counts of Forgery, Money laundering, 2 counts of possession of drugs, 2nd degree malicious mischief, 3 counts of possession of stolen property 2nd degree
He has 14 misdemeanor convictions for:
5 counts of 3rd theft, 2 counts of trespassing, 4 counts of 2nd vehicle prowling, possession of marijuana, criminal attempt, 3rd malicious mischief
*At this time, there is no reason to believe that this stabbing is related to the stabbing homicide in downtown on Friday night.
Officer John O'Brien