Two More Westside Stabbings in Two Days

Police Say Sunday’s Incident Was Gang-Related

Monday, February 25, 2013
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It was a rough weekend for the Westside, which saw two assaults with deadly weapons. After responding to an incident on the 300 block of West Arrellaga Street at 9:12 a.m. Friday morning, police found a 34-year-old with “multiple non-life-threatening stab wounds,” according to a press release. The man was treated at Cottage Hospital. No arrests have been made, and the stabbing was determined by police to have not been gang-related.

The SBPD does believe that, although the victims were not affiliated with a gang, a fight that broke out Sunday afternoon near Kowalski and Sola streets was gang-related. Police said they responded to calls at 4:48 p.m. describing multiple combatants wielding baseball bats. They found a 17-year-old male with stab wounds on the porch of 800 West Victoria Street. He and a friend of the same age were walking to a quinceanera practice when they were confronted, chased, then attacked, according to the police. The second alleged victim was not hurt. The other was taken to Cottage Hospital for treatment. Nobody has been arrested for this stabbing either.


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BRING BACK THE BICYCLE COPS and REINSTATE THE SBPD SUB-STATION near Micheltorena and San Andres. The lack of police presence and this scene with "multiple combatants" should wake up the Westside residents. Cathy Murillo -- WHERE ARE YOU?

DrDan (anonymous profile)
February 25, 2013 at 6:52 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Murillo is likely spending a lot of time with the PD's Sanchez & Mannix trying to figure out whether or not to install lights and a siren on their new (three wheeled) "motorized interceptors!" Could this comment be "tongue in cheek" or a statement of fact? Bicycle cops and a sub-station won't help change the crime problem in any given area as much as experienced police staff officers that know how and where to deploy their personnel.

whatsinsb (anonymous profile)
February 25, 2013 at 7:46 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Is Cathy Murillo supposed to patrol the area like a Wonder Woman or something? Is she at police headquarters monitoring the city long into the wee hours of the night while its citizens sleep in safety, secure in the knowledge she is watching over us ready to vanquish the evil gypsies from the outer space?

C'mon. We can't blame anyone other than the people directly responsible.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
February 25, 2013 at 8:16 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Does the Coalition Against Gun Violence have any advice on these matters?

billclausen (anonymous profile)
February 26, 2013 at 3:06 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Good point Ken in that "we can't blame anyone other than the people directly responsible." The problem is that many in the community are reluctant to even do that. Far too many excuses and enablers.

Scooter (anonymous profile)
February 26, 2013 at 9:31 a.m. (Suggest removal)

So I saw this on another site. Sure would like to know if its just internet bravado or if there is some truth in the claim.

"The recent shooting and these stabbings are all linked to the Mexican Mafia... or the "EME". What was supposed to be a football game turned into a meeting and instruction about the "new rules". They are now going to be collectiong "tax" ( $1000 a month) from the local Eastsiders, Westsiders, Rock Creek and any drug dealer. Kind of like a royalty for claiming 13 ( South ). They are going after any drug dealer... gang member or not, Hispanic or White, and taking their cut. The Eastsiders and Westsiders are now fighting over who is going to be the one collecting. The guy who got shot the other day was a drug dealer from Ventura who did not want to pay "tax". Our local law enforcement need to get a handle on this right now, or we are all going to have our beautiful city ruined."

howgreenwasmyvalley (anonymous profile)
February 26, 2013 at 5:29 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The war on drugs has really done wonders.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
February 26, 2013 at 5:34 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Ask your local drug dealer "are you in favor of legalizing drugs?"

billclausen (anonymous profile)
February 26, 2013 at 8:24 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I blame the quinceneras.

AZ2SB (anonymous profile)
February 26, 2013 at 9:08 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I blame theoretical racial profiling that has these upstanding young men traumatized and angered in advance over the potential of being pulled over and hassled simply because of the tone of their skin.

italiansurg (anonymous profile)
February 27, 2013 at 6:54 a.m. (Suggest removal)

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