Santa Rosa PD Makes Arrests In Gang-Related Kidnapping & Stabbing

Santa Rosa PD Makes Arrests In Gang-Related Kidnapping & Stabbing

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SANTA ROSA – According to a recent Community Bulletin issued by the Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD), SRPD officers responded to the report of a stabbing victim at approximately 2:30 PM Saturday afternoon July 16th in the 2400 block of Hardies Lane.

Officers arrived on scene with emergency medical personnel and immediately began rendering emergency medical aid to the victim who suffered multiple stab wounds. As additional officers arrived on scene, a perimeter was established near the creek area attempting to locate those responsible. The search was unsuccessful.

The victim was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. The injuries were later determined not to be life-threatening. The victim is a 21-year-old Santa Rosa resident who’s name will not be released at this time due to violent nature of the crime, and the ongoing investigation.

The initial investigation revealed the victim was targeted. The suspects contacted the victim in the vicinity of Cleveland Avenue and Steele Lane. The suspects confronted and threatened the victim and forced him into an awaiting vehicle against his will. The suspects then drove the victim to the dead-end of Heidi Place and took him into the creek area with the intent to assault him. During the assault, the victim was stabbed numerous times causing serious injuries.

Detectives from the Gang Crimes Team were called to assist with the initial investigation. Throughout the week, detectives from the Gang Crimes Team continued to develop investigative leads and conducted additional interviews. Based on the investigation, detectives were able to identify two gang-related suspects responsible for this kidnapping and violent stabbing.

The suspects were identified as Fabian Kenneth Somersall, a 24-year-old Santa Rosa resident, and Jacob Xavier Longoria, a 19-year-old Santa Rosa resident. Somersall and Longoria both have prior gang contacts in Santa Rosa.

On Thursday, July 21, 2016, at approximately 4:50 p.m., detectives from the Gang Crimes Team located Somersall walking in the area of South E Street and Hendley Street. At approximately 5:30 p.m., detectives located Longoria walking in the 4500 block of Rinconada Drive. Both Somersall and Longoria were arrested and later booked into the Sonoma County Main Adult Detention Facility.

Somersall and Longoria were booked on felony charges of Assault with Deadly Weapon, Kidnapping, and Conspiracy to Commit Crime. Both Somersall and Longoria were also charged on probation violations. Somersall was on misdemeanor probation and Longoria was on felony probation.

Detective are continuing to investigate whether this incident was gang-related or committed for the benefit of the criminal street gang. The Santa Rosa Police Department encourages anyone who witnesses criminal activity to immediately call and report the activity to the police department at (707) 528-5222. Completely confidential and anonymous messages about gang activity can be left at 707-543-GANG (4264).

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