A 25-Year-Old Man is Arrested for Hate Crime Assault at a Gas Station
Photo: Salvador Dominguez Jr.
HAYWARD — A man arrested is believed responsible for committing a hate crime assault of a gas station customer. The suspect has been identified as 25-year-old Salvador Dominguez Jr.
An eyewitness reported the assault to police July 5 at 9:49 p.m. The witness saw a man assaulted at a Chevron gas station located at Southland Mall on Hesperian Boulevard.
Apparently, the suspect approached the victim inside the gas station. He asked the victim ‘are you Asian’ twice before slapping the victim across the face.
Both the suspect and victim left the scene. The victim who is a regular customer at the gas station was later contacted by Hayward detectives.
Investigators identified the victim with information provided via social media. In a prepared statement Hayward police said. “Without this information this case may never have been solved.”
In addition, the witness provided police with photos of the suspect’s license plate number. A vehicle records check revealed Dominguez as the assault suspect.
Dominguez who lives in Hayward was arrested on July 20. On July 22, he was charged for committing three misdemeanors by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office for –
Battery PC 242
Violation of civil rights PC 422.6 (A)
Disturbing the peace by fighting PC 415(1)
Dominguez is a familiar troublemaker to local authorities. He was previously arrested on weapons-related charges, and for vandalism.