Paul Wellman

Pair Arrested in Downtown Gang Stabbing

Javier Hernandez and Juan Vasquez Booked on Assault Charges

Two 18-year-olds were arrested for assault with a deadly weapon following a gang-related stabbing that occurred on the corner of Carrillo and Chapala streets early Monday afternoon. Police Sgt. Riley Harwood said Javier Hernandez of Oxnard (left, sitting) and Juan Vasquez of Goleta were arrested after a fight that left a 31-year-old man with a single non-life-threatening stab wound to his back. A witness heard the name of a Santa Barbara gang shouted during the altercation. Both Hernandez and Vasquez are booked in County Jail on $30,000 bail. Harwood declined to offer additional details, citing the open investigation.

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