TYPE OF EVENT: Stabbing
LOCATION: 100 E. Garnet Ave.
CHARGES: (PC) 664/187(a)-Attempted Murder
(PC) 245(a)(1)-Assault with a deadly weapon
(PC) 3455(a)- PRCS Hold
SUSPECT: Benjamin Herrera- 21 year old Ridgecrest resident
On 11/03/2019, at approximately 0100 hours, officers responded to a fight in the 100 block of E. Garnet Avenue. Upon arrival, they located two victims who had large lacerations to their throat and face. Officers learned there had been a large fight in the street. Witnesses were contacted on scene and the suspect was identified as Benjamin Herrera. Herrera was taken into custody and transported to the Central Receiving Facility in Bakersfield. A PRCS (Post Release Community Supervision) hold was obtained for Herrera. If you have any information regarding this incident please contact the Ridgecrest Police Department.
Jed McLaughlin, Chief of Police
PREPARED BY: Officer K. Cushman