A Mountain View man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after he broke into an apartment late Tuesday and attacked a woman.
Please note, before we continue, this was not random and the public is not at risk.
On September 28 shortly before 8 pm, officers responded to a home on the 2300 block of California Street regarding a possible domestic disturbance. The caller told our dispatchers they heard a man and woman arguing, with the man yelling, "I'm going to kill you."
As officers were en route, a woman, later identified as the victim, also called our dispatch center. She told dispatchers the man had strangled her and taken her phone before leaving the home.
Responding officers immediately set up a perimeter and began a search. One of our sergeants on scene that had responded to the call found a man matching the description of the suspect at the Caltrain station on Showers Drive.
The man, identified as 34-year-old Mountain View resident Mohammad Rezaee was eventually taken into custody without incident.
During our initial investigation, the victim stated she had been sleeping in her home when she awoke to Rezaee inside her home. The victim was able to get Rezaee to leave the apartment, but he returned a short time later and chased her back into the home and attacked her. Eventually, the victim was able to escape and call us for help. We also learned that this was not a random attack – the victim and Rezaee were known to each other, though they were not in a relationship.
Rezaee was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder, resident burglary and criminal threats.
We are still actively investigating this case, and will release additional information as it becomes available. Everything that is releaseable has been shared at this time.
Media inquiries can be sent to PIO Katie Nelson at email@example.com.