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Published on May 25, 2024
Oakland Man Charged with Resisting and Trespass in Colma DisturbanceSource: Google Street View

Chaos erupted in Colma earlier this week when police were called to a business on Serramonte Boulevard over a disturbance caused by a male suspect. The Colma Police Department reported that officers responded to the scene on Tuesday morning after receiving complaints about a man screaming and threatening the peace.

Upon arriving at approximately 7:13 am, officers encountered a man who fit the reported description. The suspect, later identified as Terrence Ford, a 58-year-old resident of Oakland, confronted the police, continuing his tirade. Attempts to peacefully resolve the situation were met with further threats and what the officers described as "pre-assault indicators." According to an account by the Colma Police Department, the business's manager, hoping to end the disruption, signed a trespass notification form requesting that Ford be removed from the premises.

The encounter escalated when Ford refused to comply with the officer's orders to leave the property, leading to a physical altercation. "The male actively resisted officers and became combative," the police department stated. After a struggle, Ford was ultimately handcuffed and further restrained for the sake of his and the officer's safety.

Following the altercation, Ford was taken into custody and booked into the San Mateo County Jail. He faces charges of resisting a peace officer with threats of violence or force, resisting a peace officer, and trespassing.