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San Rafael Police Department

San Rafael Police Department

Public Health Alert

For Immediate Release

Author: Lt. Dan Fink #447
Date: February 14, 2020 10:52 AM
Case Number: SR19-9234

Suspect Arrested for Robbery

On December 12, 2019 at about 2:15pm, Officer Cheryl Kondratieff of the San Rafael Police Department (SRPD) was in full uniform, driving a marked patrol car, in the area of 165 Novato Street, San Rafael.  Officer Kondratieff saw three Hispanic males standing by a gate in front of an apartment complex.  She noticed that two of the men (suspect 1 and suspect 2) were standing very close to one of the men (victim).  All of the sudden, suspect 1 punched the victim in the face with a closed fist.  When Officer Kondratieff got out of her car to confront the suspects, they ran away and were not immediately located. 

Officer Kondratieff spoke to the victim who believed that he was initially confronted by the suspects because of the color of his shirt.  He told her that the suspects asked him if he was in a gang and when he replied that he was not; they insisted he take off his shirt and necklace. The victim said that he removed his necklace out of fear and placed it on the ground.  The victim said that he was then punched in the face and the suspects took the necklace off the ground prior to fleeing the scene.  He was able to provide Officer Kondratieff with a full description of two suspects as well as a vehicle that was associated with them and left on the scene.  The vehicle was towed for evidence.  Officers did an inventory of the vehicle prior to it being towed away and located numerous weapons inside as well as evidence of ownership.

Later that same day, after further investigation, Officers and Detectives were able to determine that Dixon Hernandez Gonzalez was a suspect in this case but were unable to locate him.

On December 19, 2019 Detective Corporal Ronda Cordero was assigned the case for further investigation.  Detective Corporal Cordero was trying to locate Hernandez Gonzalez as well as identify suspect 2.  She wrote and executed multiple search warrants in this case and was able to learn the identity of suspect 2.  SRPD Officers and Detectives continued attempts to locate both suspects. 

On February 13, 2020, Officers and Detectives from SRPD, the Marin County Sheriff’s Office, the Novato Police Department, and the Marin County Probation Department conducted a county-wide compliance operation for people currently on probation. 

At about 5:20pm, the units went to an apartment in the 600 block of Redwood Hwy in Mill Valley in an attempt to locate, Hernandez Gonzalez, who was on active probation.  They located him inside the residence and arrested him for the crimes committed in San Rafael on December 12, 2019.

Dixon Hernandez Gonzalez, a 22 year old resident of San Rafael was booked at the Marin County Jail for Robbery, Violation of Probation, and Participating in a Criminal Street Gang.

Suspect 2’s name is known to law enforcement but is not being released at this time.  Officers and Detectives continue to search for him in order to determine his involvement in this case.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call San Rafael Police at (415) 485-3000. Tips can also be made online at http://www.srpd.org/tips.

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Posted: February 14, 2020 6:52 PST by Lt. Dan Fink #447

Updated: February 15, 2020 5:45 PST by Alex Holm


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