Good Samaritan took woman to the hospital
By Jimmy Lee, Director of Public Affairs, Office of the Contra Costa County Sheriff
Late that evening, the CHP conducted a vehicle stop on eastbound Highway 4. The car took the Center Avenue exit in the City of Martinez.
The CHP officer contacted the driver and noticed there was blood inside the car. There was also a baby in the vehicle.
The driver apparently earlier assaulted the child’s mother who fled the car on the side of Franklin Canyon Road. A good Samaritan took her to the hospital.
The driver is identified as 40-year-old Dathen Michael Rosales of San Jose. He was later booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on the following charges: attempted murder, kidnapping, making criminal threats, inflicting corporal injury and child endangerment. He is being held in lieu of $760,000 bail.
Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division at (925) 313-2600 or through Sheriff’s Office dispatch at (925) 646-2441. For any tips, email: email@example.com or call (866) 846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message.