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Pair Arrested in Downtown Gang Stabbing

Javier Hernandez and Juan Vasquez Booked on Assault Charges

Thursday, February 6, 2014
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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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Wow, and they didn't even get any blood on their starched white shirts.

AZ2SB (anonymous profile)
February 6, 2014 at 9:35 a.m. (Suggest removal)

That's because they're good at what they do. Now lets give them the payoff for their efforts and LOCK THEM UP FOR A LONG TIME!
Gotta love the thuglife, bring the homies from O-town and G-town together as 1 happy family!

blahblahmoreblah (anonymous profile)
February 6, 2014 at 10:34 a.m. (Suggest removal)

It is just so hard to survive in Santa Barbara. We are forced to join gangs! Living in abject poverty makes us to do it! Of course we can afford brand new clothes and shoes and have great public schools to go to. But we just don't have any other option in Santa Barbara! It is such a terrible place to live, we can only survive by joining gangs.

OhMan (anonymous profile)
February 6, 2014 at 1:28 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Pendejos! Thank you gentlemen! Making the rest of us Mexican-Americans look bad! Not all of us are stuck in middle school, some of us have go to school or work and earn to buy/rent what we need.

charger317 (anonymous profile)
February 6, 2014 at 1:46 p.m. (Suggest removal)

OhMan hit the nail on the head. This SB life is so tough, it's hard out here on these vicious streets. the clean running water, parks, schools, ocean, beaches, especially the refrigerated food an the electricity at grandma's house where i live. you don't know how hard this life is, homey.

StockiestCastle (anonymous profile)
February 6, 2014 at 1:50 p.m. (Suggest removal)

OhMan- I agree with everything except the great public school comment.

AZ2SB (anonymous profile)
February 6, 2014 at 2:09 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Is all this to say poverty does not exist in Santa Barbara? There are in fact places where people live in poverty, stressed out, alienated by the dominant culture, crammed into small spaces in absurd contrast to the average SB resident. There's more going on here than what you all care to see. That said, these acts are terrible and the sooner we can create solution-oriented opportunities that curb this behavior the better.

watermillvillage (anonymous profile)
February 6, 2014 at 6:19 p.m. (Suggest removal)

More hopeless misfits of society.

zuma7 (anonymous profile)
February 7, 2014 at 12:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)

this was in broad daylight by paseo nuevo. only a matter of time before bullets start flying around.

lawdy (anonymous profile)
February 7, 2014 at 12:59 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Watermillvillage's comment = the "Oh boy, here we go again, let's blame society & dump panga loads of money at this problem" mentality, which IS the problem.
There is "poverty" in the Santa Barbara area, but in some of those households suffering from said "poverty" the biggest issue seems to be whether they can get the kid(s) an x-box.
There are SO many programs in the area (from Transition House to numerous other services) that cater to the "poverty" in Santa Barbara.
Really dude, if there's a place where poverty doesn't hit at a real poverty level, Santa Barbara is it!
The gang issue is NOT a poverty issue, it is a thug, miscreant, deviant, criminal minded, terrorist quest for power, glory, attention, that's ALL it is.
If these wipes lived in poverty their shirts wouldn't be so clean, their Dickies trousers wouldn't be so pressed and they wouldn't have new kicks on their feet.
Face it man, the "poverty clause" doesn't fly when dealing with these thugs. They're just bad people, simple as that.

Charger317: "Pendejos! Thank you gentlemen! Making the rest of us Mexican-Americans look bad! Not all of us are stuck in middle school, some of us have go to school or work and earn to buy/rent what we need."

BINGO! Now you got these thugs making Mexican folks look bad, but what's worse is all the apologists/excuse makers making it sound like it is strictly a Mexican issue. At this point I don't know who is worse, the gang scum or the apologists that want to give them yet another chance to soil the reputation of hard working people of ANY RACE!
Charger317 gets it, maybe it is time for some of you gang apologists and excuse makers to get with the program!

blahblahmoreblah (anonymous profile)
February 7, 2014 at 3:07 p.m. (Suggest removal)

blah made them do it.

AZ2SB (anonymous profile)
February 7, 2014 at 11:08 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Illegal immigrants and their children.

Anyone remember the legal immigrants and their children gang wars in Santa Barbara in the 1950s, 60's and 70s? What chaos! Poor, uneducated white kids stabbing eachother and others left and right. I remember it well.


realitycheck88 (anonymous profile)
February 8, 2014 at 7:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)

These guys are obviously nothing more than victims of the war on drugs-
If you don't understand this You are a racist!

garfish (anonymous profile)
February 8, 2014 at 7:39 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Oh garfish, nice try at sarcasm! LOL! You rock dude!

blahblahmoreblah (anonymous profile)
February 10, 2014 at 8:44 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Forgot to blame the parents. Stupid parents, stupid kids who become stupid parents who make more stupid kids.
Parent are critical.
Blame the Fn parents too.

khiggler (anonymous profile)
February 10, 2014 at 9:27 p.m. (Suggest removal)


What is THIS?...I thought Draxor was your homey. Draxor is out now?

Garfish is cool, but Draxor is the rule!

dolphinpod14 (anonymous profile)
February 11, 2014 at 6:10 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Now, now my mammalian friend, THE DRAX is STILL the man wen it comes to the final ruling on such matters of scumbags doing scumbag things, no doubt there.
But being the creature of wisdom and knowledge that I am, I know how to spot talent & the garfish caught my attention.
I can understand your concern, the garfish being of the non-mammalian aquatic species, but rest assured that the final ruling still comes down to THE DRAX!

blahblahmoreblah (anonymous profile)
February 11, 2014 at 1:14 p.m. (Suggest removal)

When the pope speaks on matters of faith, he is considered to be speaking ex cathedra.

Therefore, when Draxor speaks on matters of criminal behavior, he speaks DRAX Cathedra.

dolphinpod14 (anonymous profile)
February 12, 2014 at 2:30 a.m. (Suggest removal)

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