News Story


Moorpark Station: Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested
4/21/2015 6:16:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested

Report Number:



100 Block of First Street, Moorpark, CA 93021

Date & Time:

04/20/15 @ 10:10 PM

Unit(s) Responsible:

Moorpark Police Department, East County Major Crimes, Sheriff's Gang Unit and Major Crimes


(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence


(S) Gonzalez, Saul Antonio




On April 20, 2015, deputies assigned to the Moorpark Police Department and detectives with the Sheriff's East County Major Crimes Unit were investigating a stabbing that occurred in the 100 Block of First Street.  They located and arrested Saul Antonio Gonzalez for attempted murder.

The incident was initially reported to the police on April 20, 2015 at approximately 10:10 PM.  Deputies learned that a family disturbance occurred in the 100 Block of First Street and one person was stabbed multiple times.  The victim was transported by ambulance to the hospital and received emergency medical care.  He is expected to survive.  The suspect, Saul Antonio Gonzalez, was known to the victim and fled the area in a vehicle.

Gonzalez was located a few hours later in the City of Moorpark and taken into custody.  After Gonzalez was handcuffed, he became assaultive with deputies, resulting in him being arrested for an additional charge of battery on a peace officer. 

Gonzalez is currently in custody at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility, Ventura with his bail set at $655,000.00 pending his arraignment in Superior Court on April 23, 2015.


Prepared by:

Sergeant Alan Hartkop


News Release Date:

April 21, 2015


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Detective William Hutton (805-947-8113)


Approved by:

Captain Mike Hartmann



Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).