October 14, 2022
North Hollywood: The Los Angeles Police Department’s North Hollywood Division detectives are announcing the arrest of a suspect whose violent actions led to a woman being stabbed in the head.
On October 10, 2022, at 11:30 am, a 22-year-old female victim was walking southbound on Lankershim Boulevard, near Hatteras Street. An unhoused male, later identified as 30-year-old Jonathan Cole, was walking in the opposite direction. As the two passed each other, Cole, without provocation, stabbed the victim in the head with a pair of scissors. The victim, with the scissors embedded into her head, fled to a local restaurant, where she asked for help and then collapsed on the floor.
Cole continued walking northbound where he encountered a male and female couple waiting at a bus stop. Cole asked them for a light, and when the female replied, “no,” Cole, again unprovoked, threw a full jar of pickles, striking the female in the shoulder. The male chased Cole to the front of a local supermarket where store security guards were able to detain him until LAPD officers arrived.
The victim of the stabbing was transported to a local hospital and is currently recovering in stable condition. The crime occurred in broad daylight in an area with a high volume of pedestrian traffic. Cole is not known to the victim, and the crime appeared random and completely unprovoked.
Jonathan Cole (Booking No. 6480393) was arrested and booked for Attempted Murder, with a bail of $3,055,000. The case was presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office, who filed one count of Attempted Murder and two counts of Assault with a Deadly Weapon.
Anyone with further information regarding this incident is asked to contact North Hollywood Detectives at 818-754-8451. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.