WATSONVILLE, Calif.- Reports Monday morning of a man armed with a knife and headed toward Watsonville High School prompted a lockdown of the campus while officers searched for the suspect.
Officers first responded to E. Beach Street at Blackburn for a robbery that had just occurred. As the armed suspect headed toward the school, officers learned he was on a bike. A description of the suspect came in from WildCats Way near the tennis courts. Police said the man attempted to hide behind a vehicle, but was arrested.
The suspect, identified as Daniel Chavaria, is accused of taking tools out of the victim's pick-up. Police said the victim confronted Chavaria and demanded his property back. Police said Chavaria took out a locking blade knife and threatened the victim, even attempting to stab the victim multiple times.
All of the property was recovered and no one was injured during the assault.