Author: Alan Piombo
Date: August 30, 2017 7:00 PM
Case Number: SR1706597

Suspect Wanted in Felony Assault

San Rafael CA - On Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at approximately 6:00AM a resident at a senior housing complex, located in the West End neighborhood of San Rafael, called SRPD to report a man was crying in pain.  SRPD Officers responded to the scene and found the victim, a 66 year old San Rafael resident, in his apartment with multiple stab wounds to his face, neck, head and chest. Officers rendered medical aid to the victim and called for back-up in an attempt to locate the suspect. 

Officers learned that the suspect and victim have known each other for more than five years. The suspect was an invited guest at the victim’s home and stayed overnight.  Early in the morning the suspect allegedly contacted the victim in his bedroom and stabbed him without provocation.   

Several SRPD Officers searched the city for the suspect, identified by the victim as Unique Lashonda Gaimes, a 26 year old woman with past addresses in Pittsburg and San Rafael. Gaimes, was described by the victim as a Black Female, 5’2” weighing approximately 112lbs.  She was wearing a black long sleeve shirt, blue jeans and high-top tennis shoes.  

SRPD Detectives responded to the scene and to the Transit Center  to determine if she used public transportation to leave the area. Detectives learned that Gaimes boarded a bus to leave the area. Gaimes took a Golden Gate Transit Bus between 6:00AM and 6:30AM and exited at the Del Norte – El Cerrito BART station. 

SRPD Detectives are asking for the community’s assistance.  If you recognize Unique Lashonda Gaimes please call 9-1-1. Unique Lashonda Gaimes is wanted by the San Rafael Police Department for questioning in the stabbing of the victim. It is believed that the weapon may have been recovered; however, Gaimes has demonstrated she is violent and could be dangerous if contacted.  Do not contact her if she is seen. 

If you have information about Unique Lashonda Gaimes’ whereabouts contact the San Rafael Police Department 24 hours a day by telephone at 415 485-3000. You may also leave an anonymous message or leave anonymous information by accessing the SRPD website:

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call San Rafael Police at (415) 485-3000. Tips can also be made online at

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Last Modified: August 30, 2017 6:51 EDT (by Holm)

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