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Thanks To The Public's Help, An Attempted Murder Suspect Is Identified & Arrested
Filed under Press Release, on 4/8/2016 12:57:00 PM by Author: Sergeant Enrique Garcia #2936.

TYPE OF CRIME: Attempted Murder CASE NUMBER: 15-319-0070
LOCATION: Willow Den Bar, 803 Lincoln Ave., San Jose
DATE: 11/15/2015 TIME: 1:07 AM
VICTIM : Withheld AGE:
SUSPECT: Joseph Hernandez AGE: 29 years old
ADDRESS: San Jose Resident


Suspect Joseph Hernandez


Update 4-8-16

Thanks to the public's help, Detective John Vandenbroeck received a tip that identified the suspect.

On Saturday, April 2, 2016, suspect Joseph Hernandez was arrested by San Jose Police Officer Eric Bucholz #4327 during a car stop in San Jose. Hernandez provided a false name, however, Officer Bucholz successfully determined his true identity.  

Hernandez was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for attempted murder, providing false identification, drug possession and two outstanding warrants for domestic violence and drug possession. 

San Jose: On Sunday, November 15, 2015, at 1:07 AM, an attempted murder incident occurred in front of the Willow Den Bar, located at 803 Lincoln Ave. in San Jose. The suspect, seen in the photo and linked video wearing a white t-shirt, confronted the victim in the bar after bumping into each other. The suspect and victim argued at the sidewalk and began to fight. The suspect produced knife and stabbed the victim at least once.

The suspect fled on foot and has not been identified. The victim was treated at a local hospital. 

Suspect Description: Hispanic male, 25-30 years-old, 5'-10" tall, 180 lbs., with a scar on the back or top of his head, wearing a white t-shirt, blue True Religion jeans and white shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective John Vandenbroeck of the San Jose Police Department's Gang Investigation Unit at 408-277-3835.

Persons wishing to remain anonymous may either call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line, (408) 947-STOP (7867), or click the "Submit a Tip" link below. Persons providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect may be eligible for a cash reward from the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers.

Security Cam Video



BY: Sgt. Enrique Garcia #2936 AUTHORIZED BY: Lt. Johnson Fong #2710
DATE: 4/8/2016 TIME: 1:00 PM DATE: 4/8/2016 TIME: 1:00 PM


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