News Story


Arrest of stabbing suspect
9/2/2017 9:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Arrest of stabbing suspect

Report Number:



Santa Clara River Bike Path, Fillmore

Date & Time:

9/1/2017, 0700

Unit(s) Responsible:

Sheriff's Gang Unit, Sheriff's Major Crime Bureau,  Fillmore Investigations Detectives


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

City of Residence



Hernandez, Albert (S)


Male Juvenile (V)








On Thursday night, August 31, 2017, The Ventura Sheriff's Department Communication Center received a call of a stabbing victim in the area of A Street and River Street in the City of Fillmore.  Patrol deputies from the Fillmore Station responded and found a single victim with multiple stab wounds.  The victim was transported to a local hospital and the injuries were not life threatening.  The evidence at the scene suggested the crime occurred on the bike path adjacent the Santa Clara River.


Detectives from the Sheriff's Gang Unit, Sheriff's Major Crimes Bureau, and Fillmore Patrol Station responded to the scene and began the investigation.  Detectives quickly identified Albert Hernandez as the suspect and began an intensive search.  Albert is known as a local gang member in the Fillmore area.


The following morning, September 1, 2017, Investigators located Albert Hernandez on his way to work.  He was arrested without incident.  Detectives also located what they believe was the weapon used to stab the victim.  The weapon was in Hernandez's possession at the time of arrest.  Additional evidence of the stabbing was located at Hernandez's residence.


Albert Hernandez was charged with California Penal Code Section 245, assault with a deadly weapon.  He is being held at the Ventura County Main Jail on $150,000 bail.


Detectives from the Sheriff's Gang Unit proactively investigate violent and gang related crimes in partnership with members of our community.  Anyone with gang or crime information is encouraged to contact detectives or Ventura County Crime Stoppers. 


Prepared by:

Sergeant Brian Slominski


News Release Date:



Media Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Erik Hernandez




Approved by:

Captain Todd Inglis