Two Suspects Arrested After Allegedly Beating a Crossing Guard

After two suspects were arrested on alleged charges of beating a 59-year-old female crossing guard and stealing a stop sign, the male suspect Jose Hernandez teamed up with an elite Santa Ana criminal defense attorney as they take the case to trial.
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March 29, 2011 - PRLog -- At the crosswalk on Hooper Avenue and Firestone Boulevard in the South Los Angeles town of Florence, California, a 59 year old female crossing guard was allegedly beaten in front of approximately 20 children leaving school with their parents.

The crossing guard supposedly tried to stop a black Ford Expedition after the suspects allegedly told the guard they were not going to stop.  Thinking of the children, the guard told the sheriff that she told the suspects in the vehicle, “You have to stop, the children come first.”

After the crossing guard raised her sign in the air and told the vehicle to stop, according to a statement issued earlier, the suspects supposedly exited the vehicle one at a time, with the female suspect, Vanessa Del Pilar Martinez, 20, allegedly attacking the crossing guard.

The male suspect, 27 year old Jose Hernandez, according to reports, exited the vehicle second and took the crossing guard’s stop sign and whistle, then reentered the vehicle with the female suspect and drove east down Firestone out of view.  The children and adults surrounding the guard were said to have witnessed the entire event, with some having written down a license plate number of a Ford Expedition.

The deputies arrived on the scene to find the crossing guard with bumps and bruises, but the guard refused medical treatment.  The Century Station deputies later traced the suspected vehicle to a home in the Florence-Firestone area where they allegedly located two suspects and a stop sign.

According to Lt. Michael Thatcher of the sheriff’s Century Station, Hernandez and Martinez, the alleged suspects, are expected to be booked for robbery with bail set at $50,000 each.

After both suspects were held to answer, Jose Hernandez teamed up with the premier Santa Ana criminal defense legal team at Aguilar & Sonnonstine, APC.  The firm is known for their ability to successfully litigate in and out of the court room with an array of criminal defense charges, including DUI, violent crimes, carjacking, assault & battery and theft crimes.

The compassionate and dedicated firm, bilingual in both English and Spanish, is taking the case to trial with Moises Aguilar of Aguilar & Sonnonstine, APC handling the case along with co-counsel Ty Martinez of Law Offices of Ty Martinez.   Martinez represents the other suspect in the case, Vanessa Del Pilar Martinez.

For more information on the services that they provide and how they can help build a compelling and aggressive defense for your criminal charges, contact a Santa Ana criminal defense attorney at their firm online at

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Aguilar & Sonnonstine is a Santa Ana criminal defense law firm dedicated to offering aggressive legal representation to those facing criminal charges of all kinds. With years of experience, the legal team at the firm has built up a reputation as tenacious and creative lawyers with an eye for detail. They understand the severity that criminal cases carry with them and work tirelessly to defend their clients in every way possible. By working closely with clients and exhaustively preparing each case brought to them, they are often able to assist in getting cases dismissed or charged reduced. To learn more about the firm and what they can do to help you, please visit:
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