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Redwood City Police Department
Thursday March 19th, 2020 :: 10:26 a.m. PDT


Sex Offender Arrested

Suspect: Fidelino Ruiz, 26 years old (In-custody)

On Friday, March 13th, 2020, a Sequoia High-School student reported to the Redwood City Police School Resource Officer she had been approached by an adult male on the school campus, who was acting strange and asking the juvenile what grade she was in and if she had a boyfriend. The School Resource Officer was able to identify the suspect as Fidelino Ruiz, who was classified as a registered sex offender, and who by law, was not allowed to be on school grounds.

The School Resource Officer also learned the same suspect had committed a sexual battery in January 2020. The Redwood City Police Department obtained an arrest warrant for the suspect and arrested him at his residence in unincorporated San Mateo County on Wednesday, March 18th. Ruiz was booked into the San Mateo County jail for felony attempted rape, sexual battery, annoying/molesting a juvenile under 18 years old and a sex offender entering school grounds.

Anyone that may have additional information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Redwood City Police School Resource Officer Roman Gomez at 650-780-3921 or the Redwood City Police Department’s Tip Line at 650-780-7107.

This information is approved for distribution by Investigations Division Commander, Lieutenant Casey Donovan, Redwood City Police Department.

Redwood City Police Department
1301 Maple St
Redwood City, CA 94063

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 650-780-7100

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