At approximately 4:30 p.m. Sunday the Pacifica Police Department responded to the 300 block of Esplanade Avenue in Pacifica for a report of an assault that was occurring, Pacifica police Capt. Daniel Steidle said.
Upon arrival, officers located the victim, a 25-year-old woman from San Bruno. The victim had been beaten with a baseball bat, and was suffering from major injuries, including an injury to her head.
The woman was struck multiple times with the baseball bat, including at least once in the head, Steidle said.
The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Pacifica Police detectives assigned to investigate this case were able to determine the incident stemmed from an ongoing dispute involving the victim and suspect. Detectives identified the suspect as Richard Willis, a 38-year-old Daly City resident.
An arrest warrant for attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, and terrorist threats was obtained for Willis’ arrest, Steidle said.
On Friday at approximately 6:30 a.m., Pacifica Police detectives, with the assistance of Burlingame Police officers, arrested Willis for the warrant at his place of business in Burlingame.
Willis was booked into the San Mateo County Jail on suspicion of attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon and making terrorist threats, police said.He is being held in lieu of $750,000 bail, according to police.