charles.robertson.jpgA Fairfield man has been arrested in San Francisco’s first homicide of the year, a fatal stabbing involving a man who once appeared on a reality television show, San Francisco police said today.

Charles Robertson, 42, was arrested Wednesday in Sacramento in connection with the Jan. 12 murder of Joseph Minozzi, according to police.

Minozzi, 30, a former Hayward resident who had recently moved to San Francisco, was found stabbed on the corner of Sixth and Stevenson streets shortly after 2:30 a.m.

He was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, but was pronounced dead less than 45 minutes later.

Robertson was identified as a suspect following an investigation, and was arrested with the help of U.S. Marshals. He has since been transferred to San Francisco County Jail, where he awaits trial.

Minozzi appeared in an episode of the ninth season of A&E’s reality television show “Intervention.” The episode, which first aired Dec. 13, 2010, focused on his former girlfriend, Rachel.

Anyone with information about Minozzi’s death is encouraged to call the Police Department’s homicide unit at (415) 553-1145 or the anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444. Members of the public can also send a tip by text message to TIP411.

Sara Gaiser, Bay City News

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