Photo: Stock Image
Written By: Jim Emerson
NOVATO — Two men and a 16-year-old juvenile have been arrested in connection with a stabbing at a shopping center. The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries and he was transported to a hospital for medical treatment.
Police were dispatched to Novato Community Hospital January 14th at approximately 7 p.m. They spoke with a 33-year-old man who had been stabbed. Officers learned it happened at Vintage Oaks Shopping Center in Novato.
The juvenile suspect allegedly stabbed the victim with a knife. The juvenile was taken into custody the same night. He was booked into Marin County Juvenile Hall on suspicion of attempted murder.
Two more suspects were arrested on January 18th. Jaime R. Hernandez was arrested at Marin County Children and Family Services, 3250 Kerner Boulevard in San Rafael. Hernandez, 45, of Novato, was allegedly the getaway driver when the suspects fled from the shopping center.
Hernandez was booked on open charges for contributing to the delinquency of a minor and accessory after the fact. He is being held at Marin County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bond. He has 17 prior arrests on his record for possession of control substances, theft, and other offenses.
The third suspect is 20-year-old Frederick R. Hernandez of Novato. The younger Hernandez was also arrested at Marin County Children and Family Services.
The younger Hernandez was booked at Marin County Jail on open charges for accessory after the fact. A judge set bond at $500,000 for his release from custody. Incidentally, he was also arrested January 11th on suspicion of child endangerment and willful cruelty to children.