FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Author: Cpl. Justin Graham
Date: August 27, 2013 3:52 PM
Case Number: SR13-06350

Witnessed Gang Fight Leads to Two Children Injured

San Rafael, CA – August 27, 2013.  On Saturday, August 24, 2013, at around 7:49 P.M., San Rafael Police Officers responded to a 9-1-1 call for a fight involving four people in the area of Fairfax Street and Kerner Boulevard. 

When Officers arrived they were able to identify and arrested three suspects.  Henry Rodas, an 18 year old San Rafael resident was arrested for 273a(a)PC - Willful Cruelty to a Child, 594(b)(1)PC – Vandalism with Damage Over $400, and 186.22 PC – Participate in a Criminal Street Gang.  Brian Martinez-Hernandez, a 19 year old San Rafael resident, was arrested 148(a)(1) PC – Resist Peace Officer and 1203.2 PC – Violate Conditions of Probation.  Franklin Deleon, a 24 year old San Rafael resident, was arrested for 1203.2 PC – Violate Conditions of Probation.  All three suspects were booked into the Marin County Jail.

While SRPD Officers were responding to the call and checking the area, a bystander contacted the police department and reported that they had been driving in the area of Kerner Boulevard and Larkspur Street and observed several subjects in a fight.  The bystander began video recording the incident. A suspect, later identified as Henry Rodas, who was involved in the fight noticed he was being recorded and approached the bystander’s car and hit the front windshield with his hands.  Rodas then picked up a construction “A”-frame barrier and struck the side windows of the vehicle causing them to break and shower the infant and teenager with flying glass.

SRPD Officers viewed the video and quickly identified the suspects.  The above suspects were located and taken into custody.  The fight was determined to be gang related.  San Rafael Fire Department responded to the scene and rendered medical aid to the infant and teenager.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call San Rafael Police at (415) 485-3000 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222.8477. This phone number will accommodate all languages. Callers can remain anonymous and may earn a possible reward. Tips can be made online at www.bayareacrimestoppers.org.

Information can also be provided by using the SRPD Silent Witness tip form available at http://www.srpd.org/tips.

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Last Modified: August 27, 2013 3:54 EDT (by Holm)










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