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.
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.