SAN RAFAEL —Violence reportedly erupted in San Rafael’s Canal district, where someone was allegedly stabbed, and one suspect was arrested. This crime happened late on the night of August 2, a special night for crime prevention.
Coincidentally, officers from San Rafael PD were in the vicinity for the annual community National Night Out event. Officers were on hand at the Albert J. Boro Community Center, a local gathering place.
National Night Out is a community building event intended to make neighborhoods safer and reduce criminal activity. It brings together neighbors and law enforcement professionals.
Events were winding down shortly after 8:30 p.m., when police received a call about a fight near Pickleweed Park. Given their proximity, officers were able to respond to the area of Canal and Novato streets within about one minute.
Officers located a victim suffering from multiple stab wounds, who required transportation to a hospital for medical treatment.
Thus far, only one suspect has been identified. However, police believe there may be additional persons involved in this stabbing incident.
Officers detained and ultimately arrested Cristhian Enrique Bautista-Valladares, an 18-year-old painter who lives in San Rafael. He was taken into custody at 11:11 p.m., and booked at Marin County Jail on August 3 at 2:57 a.m.
Bautista-Valladares presently faces two open charges. He is accused of committing an attempted murder. He also faces a charge for making criminal threats to terrorize.