Suspect Arrested for Attempted Murder and Kidnapping a Baby on Highway 4
Photo: Dathen Rosales
MARTINEZ — A man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of a woman and kidnapping her baby. The suspect fled in a vehicle and left her stranded on the side of Highway 4.
The incident happened on the night of February 11. Fortunately, another driver rescued the victim. A Good Samaritan saw the woman and stopped, and then drove her to a hospital.
A short time later, a California Highway Patrol officer conducted a stop traffic on eastbound Highway 4. The car pulled over after taking the Center Avenue exit into Martinez.
The officer who contacted the driver became suspicious, after noticing there was blood inside the car. There was also a baby inside the car.
The CHP notified the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office prompting further investigation. Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene.
The 40-year-old driver from San Jose, Dathen M. Rosales was arrested by deputies. Rosales was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility, where he remains in custody in lieu of $760,000 bond.
Rosales faces five charges in connection with the assault of the woman, including attempted murder and kidnapping her baby. In addition, he is charged with making criminal threats with intent to terrorize the victim.
His other two charges are child endangerment and inflicting corporal injury on a spouse or co-inhabitant.
This investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information can contact the Sheriff’s Office at 925-313-2600.