Cuesta student accused of post-frat party stabbings

September 21, 2015
Jay Hernandez

Jay Hernandez

San Luis Obispo police have identified a Cuesta College student as the man who allegedly stabbed a Cal Poly student and another Cuesta student following a fight at a fraternity party last week.

Jay Hernandez, 19, allegedly attacked the two students early Friday morning near the entrance to Mustang Village on Foothill Boulevard. Both suffered stab wounds to their upper torsos but survived.

Earlier in the night, the victims attended a party hosted by the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. An associate of Hernandez attempt to the enter the event, but was turned away, according to earlier information released by the San Luis Obispo Police Department.

The second suspect started a physical fight with one of the victims at the party. Then, about 30 minutes later, he approached the victims on Foothill Boulevard and started to fight them along with Hernandez.

Police have not identified Hernandez’s alleged accomplice.

Hernandez turned himself in on Saturday after becoming aware of a warrant for his arrest. He surrendered himself to the Tulare County Jail.

Hernandez later posted $25,000 bail and was released.

Police said they believe the suspects are from the Fresno area. Hernandez’s Facebook page states he currently lives in San Luis Obispo and attends Cuesta College.

An investigation into the case is ongoing.

Last week, Cal Poly held its annual Week of Welcome. The stabbing was the second assault that took place near campus during this year’s WOW Week and the third to occur in the span of about a week.

Early Wednesday morning, a man jumped out of bushes and attacked a female Cal Poly student as she was walking home at night.

On the morning of Sept. 11, a man brutally assaulted a 20-year-old woman as she was leaving her apartment. Police found her covered in blood.



  1. willieslo says:

    If the bail was set for only $25K for “stabbing two unarmed person” then he and his attorney already have a self defence defence, in other words the victims are the criminals (as usual – how else do you get out of trouble or mitigate the consequences).

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  2. indigo1955 says:

    According to the weekend police log, this wasn’t the only major crime in town recently (this one on Saturday), and it as not the only rape over the weekend either:

    Type: Sex Offense Location:LZ2
    As Observed:
    Force Sex Aslt, Rape

    Addr: 844 UPHAM; KAPPA CHI FRATERNITY; GRID K-1 Clearance Code:Report to Watch

    Responsible Officer: Etherton, B
    Units: 4255 ,4218 ,S8 ,L1 ,4253 ,4217 ,CPPD
    Des: incid#=150919005 Completed call oc:-SEX call=5l

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  3. r0y says:

    Hey, Jay Hernandez, Moe called and wants his hair style back!

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  4. hijinks says:

    Subtext to story: a Cuesta student from Fresno. This again highlights that Cuesta is a “community” college in myth only, and it has tons of students from all over the state because it’s a state junior college, not a community college. So when do we local taxpayers get to stop paying for building and operating a college for douchebags from Fresno?

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    • BeenThereDoneThat says:

      Careful there, dangerous road you are going down. It is called segregation.

      Second, it is funded by state not just local, so unless you REALLY want to pay a shit ton load more in taxes, it is what it is.

      Here is a novel idea, how about we prosecute people to the full extent of the law and make laws bite more? That is where you want to control this type of behavior.

      You can’t stop someone from coming because you think they may do something. If you are so clairvoyant, tell me, if this kid has no prior record, how in the heck would you know he would do this?? Hmm maybe Minority Report type thing (movie) would work.

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      • shelworth says:

        After dealing with overly tatted, tweeker Fresno/Bakersfield people and their giant un-neutered dogs at the beach North of Morro Bay, I’m all for a little “Segregation”! I;m also a little tired of picking up their trash too. Geez!

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  5. black sheep says:

    can someone please explain to me how this guy has the same bail amount that I did when I got arrested for a lb of grass??!! wtf

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    • demiseofslo says:

      you need to get your weed card and that wouldn’t happen

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    • BeenThereDoneThat says:

      GOOD GOD MAN ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!?? Didn’t you see the movie Reefer Madness? You sir are a detriment to society. 25k bail? Consider yourself lucky we should have made it 100k. This pimple face kid probably just found that knife sitting there and was trying to return it and the gentlemen probably moved each time he tried to hand it to them, hence resulting in their wounds. They should let him walk for Gods sake. He probably feels bad so that should be good enough in todays world.

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    • achillesheal says:

      $25k bail for attempted murder x2, and assault with a deadly weapon. the charges arent listed, but still it Must be a misprint.

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