WEST COVINA — A transient who suffered a stab wound to the leg told police two men attacked him Wednesday night.
Hospital staff notified West Covina police about the injured man who ended up at their facility.
West Covina police Lt. Ken Plunkett said the incident happened at 9:29 p.m. outside a bar in the 300 block of South Glendora Avenue.
The victim told officers he was approached by two men. One punched him in the face, he fell to the ground and was punched again, according to Plunkett.
The victim felt his leg hurting and saw it bleeding. Plunkett said the man realized he’d been stabbed.
Someone took the wounded man to the hospital.
The victim didn’t know why he was attacked. He described the suspects only as two men, possibly Latinos.
- Ruby Gonzales
LA HABRA — A man was hospitalized in stable condition but refused to cooperate with investigators following a stabbing Thursday, officials said.
Officers responded to a report of a stabbing just after 8 p.m. in the 500 block of South Euclid Street, according to La Habra police Sgt. Brian Miller.
They discovered a man in his 30s who was suffering from a stab wound, the sergeant said. Rescuers took the man to UCI Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition.
“The victim was uncooperative with police and investigators are still trying to determine if the incident was gang related,” Miller said. No further details were available.
Anyone with information was asked to contact La Habra police at 562-905-9700.
One man was hospitalized in critical condition and another jailed on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon following a stabbing outside a house party early Saturday, authorities said.
Izaak Salampessy, 20, was arrested following the 3:15 a.m. stabbing in the 17600 block of Benbow Street in an unincorporated county area near Covina, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Kirk Smith said. He was believed to live nearby the scene of the alleged attack.
Officials first learned of the incident when a 22-year-old man showed up at a Covina hospital with multiple stab wounds to his torso, the sergeant said.
Covina police notified sheriff’s deputies after the injured man relayed that he was stabbed on Benbow Street, in an unincorporated county area patrolled by the sheriff’s San Dimas Station, Smith said. The stabbing victim was transferred to a trauma center in critical condition.
Investigators determined, “There was a fight between two individuals outside of a party,” he said. “One of the individuals stabbed the other,” Smith said.
“Apparently they know each other,” he added. When interviewed in the hospital, the victim identified his alleged attacker by name.
Meanwhile, deputies at the scene had detained Salampessy, who was found in the area with blood on him, Smith said. He was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after being identified by the wounded man as the attacker.
A folding knife with a blade of about 5 inches — believed to be the weapon used in the stabbing — was recovered, Smith added.
Salampessy was being held in lieu of $30,000 bail pending a scheduled arraignment Tuesday in West Covina Superior Court.
WALNUT — A wounded man was flown to the hospital late Friday after being stabbed at Suzanne Park, officials said.
The incident was reported shortly after 11 a.m. when witnesses reported seeing the bleeding man in the 600 block of El Vallencito Drive, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Robert Blunt said.
The circumstances of the attack were not immediately clear to a language barrier, however the stabbing was believed to have taken place at Suzanne Park, 625 Suzanne Road, before the injured man was dropped of in the residential neighborhood less than a quarter-mile away, officials said.
The young man suffered a stab wound to his arm and was taken by helicopter to a hospital, where he was in stable condition, authorities added. His exact age was not clear.
A suspect description was not available.
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POMONA — A Pomona man died and two suspects were in custody following a stabbing early Sunday, authorities said.
Jose Saldate, 33, of Pomona died at a hospital while undergoing surgery to treat wounds suffered in the alleged attack, which was first reported to police about 12:20 a.m. as a fight at the corner of Grand and Garey avenues, Pomona police Lt. Eddie Vazquez said.
Arrested in connection with the killing were Gabriel Prado, 20, of Pomona and Irven Vasquez, 19, of Pomona, police said.
Officers discovered Saldate lying on the ground with a stab wound, the lieutenant said.
Witnesses pointed out Prado and Vasquez as the assailants, and they were arrested without a struggle, he said.
The investigation was ongoing, and a motive in the fatal stabbing was not available.
More than 30 years after a stabbing and beating that left one man dead and another permanently injured in a Rowland Heights Park, two longtime fugitives are awaiting trial for the crimes, sheriff’s officials announced Saturday.
Gilbert Leal, 51, and Marcelino Diablos Corona, 49, and a third suspect, who remains at-large, fled to Mexico following the Aug. 8, 1982 attack that killed 20-year-old Richard Hernandez of Valinda and severely injured 19-year-old Daniel Ontiveros, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said in a written statement.
But investigators earlier this year found Leal in Riverside County, officials said.
He was jailed July 20, according to Los Angeles County booking records.
Cold case detectives Thursday learned that Corona was living in Fontana and using a different name, sheriff’s officials said. They obtained a warrant and arrested him without a struggle.
Leal and Corona have both been charged with the murder of Hernandez, and assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated mayhem for the alleged attack on Ontiveros.
The crimes took place at the Rowland Heights Park, 1500 Banida Avenue, authorities said. Hernandez and Ontiveros were visiting with two female friends when they were approached by the three suspects, who challenged them to a fight.
“Both young men declined the challenge and continued their visit with the two young ladies,” according to the sheriff’s statement.
“A few minutes later the three suspects attacked Richard and Daniel armed with weapons,” the statement said. “During the assault, Richard Hernandez was beaten, stabbed and later died from his injuries. Daniel Ontiveros was beaten, struck in the head and suffered permanent brain damage.”
Hernandez was pronounced dead at a West Covina hospital about an hour after the 1 a.m. incident, sheriff’s deputy Tony Grace said at the time.
Knives, baseball bats and tire irons were used in what the deputy then described as a “melee.”
Information regarding the third suspect linked to the 1982 park attack was not available Saturday.
Corona, who was being held without bail, was scheduled to appear Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, according to county booking records. Leal, who was being held in lieu of $1 million bail, was scheduled to appear Tuesday in Pomona Superior Court.
PHOTOS of Gilbert Leal (above) and Marcelino Corona (below) courtesy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Azusa police are searching for the woman who knocked at an apartment Monday night then stabbed the 15-year-old girl who answered the door.
The stabbing happened at 7:50 p.m. in the 500 block of East 8th Street.
Sgt. Andy Sutcliffe said the teen thought the person knocking was a friend visiting her.
“The moment she opened the door, she was attacked by a woman who stabbed her with a knife twice in the face and once in the hand as she tried to deflect the blows,” Sutcliffe said.
Once the girl fell, he said the suspect walked out the door still carrying the knife.
Sutcliffe said the teen told officers she didn’t recognize the woman or understand the motive for the attack.
The suspect said something to the victim before she stabbed her. But citing the ongoing investigation, police declined to discuss what the woman said.
The teen was taken to a local hospital. Police described her injuries as non-life threatening.
It wasn’t clear if she was still in the hospital on Tuesday.
The suspect was described as a white woman in her 20s who wore her black hair in a bun. She stands 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighs 130 pounds and was last seen wearing a gray zipped up hooded sweatshirt and black pants.
Anyone with any information about the case is asked to call Azusa Police at 626-812-3200.
- Ruby Gonzales
Deputies responding to a call about an assault with a deadly weapon found a wounded man lying in front of a residence Tuesday night.
Sgt. Mike Mendoza of the sheriff’s Norwalk station said the man, who was stabbed in the upper torso, was taken to a hospital.
The stabbing occurred around 10:30 p.m. in the 14500 block of Chere Drive which is in the unincorporated county area near Whittier.
Mendoza said they don’t know yet what led to the stabbing or if the man was attacked inside or outside the home.
“No one is cooperating,” he added.
A bleeding man on a bus turned out to be a stabbing victim Friday night.
Sat. Dan Jackson of the sheriff’s Industry Station said someone on the bus noticed the 48-year-old transient bleeding and called the station at 8:10 p.m.
Deputies stopped the bus in front of the Puente Hills Mall, 1600 N. Azusa Ave. in Industry.
Jackson said the man, who was stabbed in the stomach, told deputies the attack happened in a parking lot in the 1100 block of Hacienda Boulevard in Hacienda Heights.
But the man won’t give the name and description of the suspect and didn’t say what led to the attack, according to Jackson.
He said the man was in stable condition at Los Angeles County USC Medical Center.
- Ruby Gonzales
EL MONTE — man who was attacked and stabbed during the weekend died of his injuries Tuesday night.
El Monte Police Sgt. Eric Sanchez said the man died at Los Angeles County USC Medical Center.
He was attacked by two suspects and stabbed while walking along Dodson Street. The motive for the assault isn’t known yet.
The victim turned up around 4:30 a.m. Sunday at Greater El Monte Community Hospital. He was transferred to the Los Angeles hospital.
No description of the suspects were available.
Because the victim died, El Monte police called in the Sheriff’s Homicide detectives to assist.
- Ruby Gonzales