9/10/2018 - 9/10/.18 - PRESS RELEASE Assault – Double Stabbing / Domestic Home Invasion Arrest

Assault – Double Stabbing / Domestic Home Invasion Arrest
Rafael Hernandez (DOB 1-4-1955)
304 Moran St #1 Waterbury CT

NPD CN# 18-23912 / Friday 9/7/18

On Friday September 7, 2018 at approximately 9:40 PM The Naugatuck Police responded to a stabbing / assault call on Carroll Street. Responding officers located the first of two victims at a residence on Carroll Street and observed that the victim, an adult male had been stabbed in the head and was bleeding heavily. Officers obtained information from the male victim and witnesses on scene that the assault occurred at 38 Carroll Street and that the male victim and a female victim had fled the residence upon being assaulted. The male victim and witnesses stated that they did not know where the female victim fled to but that she was observed to be bleeding heavily. The male victim provided information on the offender as well as a clothing description.

Officers located the suspect / offender walking from behind the 38 Carroll Street residence where the assault occurred and observed that one of his arms was covered in blood from what appeared to be a self-inflicted knife injury sustained during the assault. The offender was treated for his injury and detained while officers continued to investigate and search for the female victim.

A short time later officers located the female victim laying in the rear of a nearby residence on Carrol Street and observed that the victim was pregnant and was bleeding heavily from multiple stab wounds to the left side of her body and abdomen. Both victims sustained serious injuries and were transported to local hospitals for treatment.

Investigating officers located two juveniles hiding in the residence that were identified as the female victim’s children (Aged 16 and 9). The juveniles were not injured but were found to have been present in the home during the assaults.

The investigation revealed that the offender is the biological father of the two children located at the residence. It was further learned that the offender does not live at the address but had come to the residence with the intent to confront the victims. Investigating officers determined through the investigation that the offender gained entry into the residence uninvited and assaulted both victims with a knife that was located at the scene.

The offender was identified as RAFAEL HERNANDEZ (DOB 1/4/1955) of 304 Moran Street / Unit#1 - Waterbury, CT) Hernandez was arrested and charged with 1st Degree Assault, 1st Degree Assault on a Pregnant Female, Home Invasion, 1st Degree Reckless Endangerment (2 Cts), Risk of Injury (2 Cts), Criminal Mischief. Hernandez was held on 2,500,000.00 Bond as is scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior court on 9/10/18.

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