Man stabs woman at Mitchell Park in SLO

July 30, 2017

Patrick Michael Egerton

While trying to stab a man during an altercation at Mitchell Park Friday night, a 37-year-old transient instead stabbed a woman who intervened, according to the San Luis Obispo Police Department. The woman survived the attacked, and officers tracked down the suspect.

Shortly before midnight,  officers arrived at the scene and found a female victim who had suffered a stab wound to her arm.

Responders transported the victim to the hospital were she was treated for a non-life threatening injury. Doctors released her a few hours after she entered the hospital.

While officers were arriving at Mitchell Park, a male victim said the suspect, Patrick Michael Egerton, had fled the area on foot. Bicycle officers then tracked down Egerton in the 800 block of Pacific Street.

Officers tried to detain Egerton, but he refused to obey their commands and a struggle ensued. During the struggle, one of the officers sustained minor injuries. That officer later received treatment at the hospital and was released.

Police took Egerton into custody and continued to investigate the incident. Investigators determined Egerton initially tried to stab the male victim, but the female intervened and suffered a stab wound to her arm.

Officers charged Egerton with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of resisting arrest and booked him into the San Luis Obispo County Jail. Egerton remains in custody with his bail set at $25,000.

Investigators request that anyone who has more information about the stabbing call the police department at (805) 781-7312 or Crime Stoppers at (805) 549-STOP.

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don’t worry he will be back as the City of Slo’s next HR director

This is the result of tolerating these bums by letting them loiter all day in Mitchell park and other city parks. You reap what you sow, SLO.


This is our future under SLO Mayor Heidi Harmon and SLO City Manager Katie Lichtig.

The whacky left believes that accepting this balony from the homeless is an indication of their tolerance, and things would get better if we just throw taxpayer dollars at the problem.

More and more taxpayers are starting to get fed up with career politicians who make their money thing money from the rest of us, and if Harmon and Lichtig want to reach out to the out-of-control homeless population, let them do it on their time and with their dime.

Let’s clean up SLO with tough love.


I just want to say kudos to the officers who apprehended this guy without a shooting. I don’t know if he still had his knife at the time but they had to consider the possibility. Yet they still took him down despite resistance without killing or seriously wounding him. That is the way police work should be done. (I hope the minor injuries suffered by the one officer are quickly healed too.)

Just a wild guess, but looks like one of the many homeless that are terrorizing SLO. Is it going to take a death to get serious with this problem?

“… one of the many homeless that are terrorizing SLO.”

It is a wild ass guess because it’s not backed by any facts. Just look at the past reporting of CCN alone and you’ll find that you’re more likely to have a housed person, a resident, attack someone then a homeless transient and much more likely to be killed by a LEO!

But who cares about facts, right? Keep your bullshit in your own circle of knee jerk fear mongers there slomark, ’cause the rest of us have more to fear from the likes of you and your gang of conservatives then we do any homeless transient!

When looking at absolute data, yes. But that’s because SLO’s “housed” population is 44,000. The number of transients, I would guess, is somewhere in the 100’s.

The important number is “per capita” violence, which demonstrates that demographics propensity towards violence.

You may be right but crime within that community (demographic) is predominately amongst themselves; and please notice we have no idea if the “victims” in this case were “transients” themselves as their information is usually confidential for their protection.

More to the point slomark said “homeless” not “transient”. I know one is often connected to the other but all a person has to do when arrested is refuse to give an address, something I did every time I was arrested (they got enough information as it is and I’m not volunteering anything), and he or she is listed as “transient” and you can be listed as such just by saying you’re from such-and-such and just passing through.

Oh Boy! The per-capita argument, again! Come on! What does it matter if 66.6666% of those hundreds are criminals? It still doesn’t come close to say 2% of the 44,000 thousand you speak of. And what the numbers do show, like I state in my first paragraph, most of those crimes are perpetrated amongst themselves and not against “housed” people.

Here’s some another FACT; it’s far more common to find “housed” people perpetrating crimes against “homeless” individuals then vice versa and no body bitches about that!

I would love to see the per capita rate of crimes in SLO perpetrated by the student body of Poly’… Betcha wouldn’t bitch about that one!

Considering that at the moment, my comment has +42 votes, and yours has -10 votes, that people would prefer from me than you. So you might heed your own warning about bullshit.

L.A.RamsFan please comment on the current issues not each other.

“Keep your bullshit in your own circle” In other words stop personal attacks.

I’m not picking sides, just sick of cleaning up the mess.

You must be wrong, according to City Manager Katie Lichtig, Police Chief Deanna Cantrell, Mayor Hedi Harmon and the city Council and many others, SLO does not have a homeless problem, but that certainly doesn’t stop them when it comes time to steal money from the taxpayers to pay for this non existent problem.

This kind of problem with transients has become a regular occurrence. Instituting and enforcing a No Loitering ordinance in the city would cut off their revenue stream from panhandling and disincentivize them from squatting in SLO.