Four Men Arrested for Mesa Stabbing: UPDATED

Police Calling Assault an Attempted Homicide

Originally published 9:00 a.m., April 17, 2012
Updated 1:45 p.m., April 17, 2012
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[UPDATE, 1:45 p.m.:] Police have released the identities of three of the four suspects and their charges. They are as follows: Sean Crane, 23, charged with attempted murder; Eddie Mesa Jr., 23, charged with accessory to attempted murder; Michael Hardy, 22, charged with assault with a deadly weapon and parole violation. All three will be arraigned today in Santa Barbara Superior Court. The investigation is ongoing, said police, and the suspects’ mug shots are not being released. The identity of the fourth suspect taken into custody is also being withheld.

[ORIGINAL REPORT]: Four men have been arrested in connection with what police are calling an attempted homicide last Friday night on the lower Mesa. The suspects’ names are being withheld as detectives continue their investigation. The arrestees are all between 22 and 24 years old.

The fight occurred just before midnight outside a residence at 1037 Del Mar Avenue, leaving two men — a 23-year-old and a 40-year-old — with stab wounds. The 23-year-old victim was treated for his injuries and released, but the 40-year-old victim was transported to Cottage Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

According to police, the victims were at a party in the residence when they started arguing with several men. A fight began outside, and the suspects fled after the assault. After gathering enough evidence to secure search warrants, teams of detectives were led to several Santa Barbara-area locations where they made the arrests.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact Detective Katsapis at (805) 897-2335.


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So it wasn't all white people, there is an hispanic name in there. There is a chance to lay this one on the messicans still and we can have the gang/illegal immigration discussion all over again.

AZ2SB (anonymous profile)
April 17, 2012 at 5:50 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Hold on a minute there Hoss! How do you know for a fact that these weren't members of a White gang? You don't, neither do I.
Sorry there chief, but us Latinos as well as Blacks do NOT have a monopoly on jackass gang activity.
What is so hard to understand that the gang issue knows no race boundary?
If these guys are some sort of gang scum, round them up, lock em' away & throw away the key.
By the way, according to highly reliable sources, there are a couple of honkies to possibly be named in the gang injunction. Funny how that works :) henry

hank (anonymous profile)
April 17, 2012 at 5:59 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Glad to see that the gang injunction participates in the Equal Opportunity program and that gangs do to. What a world we live in. BTW, I was just making ignorant, stereotypical comments for comic relief, we all know that jackasses come in all colors and ethnic backgrounds, right?

AZ2SB (anonymous profile)
April 17, 2012 at 6:23 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Un golpe a la cabeza (a thump on the head) to both Hank and AZ for the use of "messicans" and "honkies".

Since you are referring to people, or groups of people, you are to capitalize such words.

While I don't know AZ's life experience, I DO know that Hank isn't originally from this country (he's from Cuba) and he did not receive bilingual education so that may explain his deficiencies with English grammar.

fivedolphins (anonymous profile)
April 17, 2012 at 10:05 p.m. (Suggest removal)

.....and species, ahem.

AZ2SB (anonymous profile)
April 17, 2012 at 11:04 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Rather than seriously confront the dire moral crisis our country is facing, let's just continue blaming Christians and the religious right. Clearly, stabbings like this are the fault of the the religious right. Let's keep blaming Republicans. It's all their fault.

Schifter (anonymous profile)
April 18, 2012 at midnight (Suggest removal)

I wonder what the gun-control advocates (the hard-core ones who do not believe peaceful folks should have the right to own a gun) think about this?

billclausen (anonymous profile)
April 18, 2012 at 3:13 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Mr. AZ, jackasses are only of one species, E. africanus. The breakdown is this: Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Equidae
Genus: Equus
Subgenus: Asinus
Species: E. africanus
Subspecies: E. a. asinus

fivedolphins (anonymous profile)
April 18, 2012 at 3:36 a.m. (Suggest removal)

And may I add that these cretinous punks are the excreting ends of said jackasses. Have fun braying at the cell bars, boyz.

Draxor (anonymous profile)
April 18, 2012 at 12:07 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Schifter: "Clearly, stabbings like this are the fault of the the religious right. Let's keep blaming Republicans. It's all their fault."

We have DonMcD & Chesty Burnett to do that & they do a mighty fine job @ it :) henry

hank (anonymous profile)
April 18, 2012 at 10:42 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Why blame the Republicans or Democrats? Just for grins, let's blame the Green Party or the Libertarians.

billclausen (anonymous profile)
April 19, 2012 at 4:11 a.m. (Suggest removal)

these people are obvious cowards. they outnumbered the people that were stabbed and didnt even try to fight. dirtbags arent tied down to anyone race.

srw805 (anonymous profile)
April 19, 2012 at 9:16 a.m. (Suggest removal)

eddie mesa is in the marine corps, what a disgrace he is.

greenbean (anonymous profile)
April 30, 2012 at 5:06 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I blame Solvang for not supplying enough pastries.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
April 30, 2012 at 5:31 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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