Hemet man turns himself in for stabbing woman

Hemet Police Department
Abel Mondragon, 38.

■ Hemet Police Department / Contributed

A Hemet man has turned himself in after stabbing a woman he knew and evading police for almost two weeks.
In the early morning of Saturday, July 21, Hemet Police and Fire responded to a call about a female adult who was stabbed in the 200 block of North San Jacinto Street in Hemet. Hemet Police officers arrived on scene and located the victim who had sustained multiple stab wounds.
The woman was able to provide the identity of the male suspect, 38 year-old Abel Mondragon, who was known to the victim. Hemet Police conducted an area search for Mondragon, but was unable to locate him. The female victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and was released from the hospital after being treated.
An arrest warrant was issued for Mondragon and Hemet Police Investigations Bureau took over the investigation actively searching for him. Finally on Aug. 1, Mondragon turned himself into authorities in Perris, Calif. He was then transported by Hemet Police to a Riverside County jail on Aug. 2 charged for multiple felonies including attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon. His bail has been set at $1 million and he is currently being held at Southwest Detention Center.
The name of the victim and additional information is being withheld at this time pending the investigation. If anyone should have any further information about this incident they can utilize the following: Hemet Police Anonymous Tip Line (951)765-3897 or Anonymous Tip Line: (866) 640-TIPS (8477) Online Tips: www.crimestoppersplus.org Face Book: www.facebook.com/ValleyCrimeStoppersPlus.

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