PD: Man arrested for attacking woman at Gateway Trailhead in Scottsdale

Wesley Abeita
Posted at 7:58 PM, Oct 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-13 01:10:10-04

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — A man has been arrested for allegedly attacking a woman with a baseball bat at the Gateway Trailhead in Scottsdale Monday night as well as vandalizing several vehicles.

Scottsdale police say 23-year-old Wesley Abeita attacked a woman with a baseball bat while she was sitting in her parked vehicle at the trailhead on Monday night. Abeita also vandalized several vehicles in the area before fleeing on foot. A large search effort was made Monday night but Abeita was not located.

The female victim was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Tuesday morning, Abeita was seen by a city employee near the trailhead and he allegedly admitted to vandalizing a city vehicle.

Police were called and located Abeita nearby around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Abeita has been arrested and faces charges for attempted second-degree murder, aggravated assault, vehicle burglary, disorderly assault, and criminal damage.