PASADENA >> A man arrived at a hospital with a stab wound early Saturday, claiming he was stabbed by a relative at a local park but refusing to cooperate further with investigators, police said.
Staff at Huntington Hospital notified police about 2 a.m. that a 54-year-old Pasadena man had just driven himself to the emergency room with a stab wound to his thigh, Pasadena police Lt. John Mercado said.
The man told police the stabbing took place at Brookside Park, near the Rose Bowl, and that a cousin of his had stabbed him after accusing him of having an affair with the cousin’s wife, the lieutenant said.
“He would not give us a name or description of the suspect,” Mercado said.
The injury was no considered life-threatening.
A man was found stabbed in the neck along a South Whittier street Friday, but the deaf and mute victim could not immediately tell deputies what had taken place, authorities said.
A passer-by reported finding the man suffering from a gash to his neck shortly after 1 p.m. at Meyer Road and Fidel Avenue, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Cynthia Chavez said. The wounded man was taken to a hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.
No further details regarding the circumstances of the stabbing were available, she said. The victim, a 34-year-old deaf and mute Whittier man, could not communicate with deputies at the scene.
A sign-language interpreter was summoned to the hospital to help investigators interview the victim, but they were not immediately able to get a statement as he was quickly rushed into surgery.
COVINA >> A man died early Friday in a stabbing in a residential neighborhood near Covina, authorities said.
The stabbing took place about 1:15 a.m. on Bellbrook Street, near Lark Ellen Avenue, in an unincorporated county area just outside of Covina, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Elisabeth Sachs said.
The victim died at the scene, she said. No suspects were in custody.
No further details were available as the investigation remained in its early stages.
Detectives from the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau were summoned to the scene.
Anyone with information can reach the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
HACIENDA HEIGHTS >> Coroner’s officials have identified an elderly woman who was found stabbed to death inside her Hacienda Heights home along with a yet-unidentified man.
June Collins, 84, and the unidentified male victim were discovered dead on the afternoon of Oct. 7 inside Collins’ home in the 16600 block of Carriage Place in Hacienda Heights.
An autopsy determined both victims had been stabbed to death, and both deaths have been ruled homicides, Ed Winter, assistant chief of operations at the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner said Wednesday.
The second victim, described only as a man, remained listed at the coroner’s office as John Doe.
When found by deputies asked to check on the elderly resident, both bodies were already well into the stages of decomposition, slowing the investigation, sheriff’s and coroner’s officials said.
Lt. John Corina of the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau said investigators the slayings occurred about a week before the victims were discovered.
No suspects had been identified Wednesday in connection with the mysterious double-homicide, and the motive remained unclear. But detectives continued gathering clues.
“It’s moving forward. Slowly, but it’s moving forward,” Corina said.
There were no signs of forced entry at the home, the lieutenant said. But inside, “There were signs of struggle.”
It was unclear what type of sharp weapon was used in the killings, Corina said.
Robbery was not believed to the motive, investigators said.
Collin’s Toyota Corolla was discovered missing from her home. It was found the following afternoon, abandoned in the 12100 block of Magnolia Street in El Monte, according to Deputy Ryan Rouzan of the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau.
Detectives continue looking into how the car ended up in El Monte, Corina said, and the car was being examined by crime lab investigators.
The identity of the man found dead along with Collins remains a mystery.
Detectives had not yet linked any missing persons’ cases to the double-homicide investigation, Corina said.
Many people would often come and go from the home, he said.
Collins had a son who was in jail at the time of the killings in connection with an elder abuse case, officials said. Collins had a restraining order against him.
Officials and neighbors said deputies had responded to the home several times in the past to deal with her the son when he lived there,.
Associates of the son, including drug addicts, continued to show up even after the son was jailed, sometimes staying there, authorities said.
Capt. Tim Murakami of the sheriff’s Industry Station said the elderly woman had dementia, which the frequent visitors appeared to be taking advantage of.
Because of the ongoing issues at the home, deputies would regularly checked on Collins, the captain said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
PHOTO of June Collins, 84, of Hacienda Heights courtesy of the California DMV.
ALHAMBRA >> Police are investigating the stabbing of a man along Main Street in Alhambra early Sunday.
Patrol officers were flagged down about 2 a.m. by a group of people along Main Street, near First Street, Alhambra police Lt. Dan Rodriguez said.
They directed officers to man who was bleeding from “numerous” stab wounds to his upper body, police officials said in a written statement. He was taken to a hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.
No suspect description was available, and the circumstances of the stabbing remained under investigation Sunday afternoon.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Alhambra police detectives at 626-570-5157.
SOUTH WHITTIER >> Homicide detectives arrested man Wednesday who they have been seeking for more than a week in connection with the fatal stabbing of another man during a fight in South Whittier, authorities said.
Authorities found and arrested George Luis Delgado, 53, about 9:40 a.m. at a motel along Telegraph Road, just west of Rosemead Boulevard, according to Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials and booking records.
Delgado, described by investigators as transient, has been sought since the morning of Sept. 26, when he allegedly stabbed and killed 42-year-old Tyrone Duran of San Gabriel as the two men were involved in a fight in a residential neighborhood in the 13500 block of Trumball Street.
After more than a week of searching, and reaching out to the public for assistance, “We tracked him down at a motel in Pico Rivera,” Lt. John Corina of the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau said.
The murder suspect offered no resistance, Corina said. “We picked him up without incident.
Delgado was scheduled for arraignment Friday in Downey Superior Court, records show.
“The victim and suspect knew each other and were hanging out in front of a residence,” Deputy Ryan Rouzan of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau said in a written statement. “They began to argue, and the argument escalated into a fist fight. Sometime during the fight the suspect stabbed the victim with a folding type knife.”
Paramedics took Duran to a hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Delgado fan from the scene, leaving the knife believed to have been used in the stabbing at the scene, Corina said. He remained a fugitive until his arrest Wednesday.
Sheriff’s officials initially said the men appeared to have been arguing over a woman when the fatal stabbing occurred, however Corina said the investigation is ongoing.
“I’m not sure exactly what they were arguing about,” the lieutenant said.
Duran, who was not married, left behind two children, said Aimee Mendoza, who is an aunt to Duran’s son. She described him as energetic and gun, with a strong personality.
Donations to help the family are being collected online at www.gofundme.com/Memoryoftyduran.
PHOTOS: [TOP] – Sheriff’s homicide detectives arrested 53-year-old
George Delgado, left, on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, who is suspected of fatally stabbing Tyron Duran, 42, right, during a fight in a South Whittier neighborhood on Sept. 26, 2015. (Photos courtesy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the DMV) [BELOW] – Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials investigate in the 13500 block of Trumball Street in South Whittier, where a man was fatally stabbed during a fight early Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015.
(Staff photo by Brian Day)
SOUTH WHITTIER >> A man died as his alleged killer remained at large after a fight between two men over a woman escalated into a fatal stabbing early Saturday, authorities said.
The stabbing took place about 7:30 a.m. in the 13500 block of Trumball Street, in the unincorporated county area of South Whittier, according to Deputy Sara Rodriguez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
Tyrone Duran, 43, died in the alleged attack, Deputy Ruan Rouzan said. He was initially believed to be a San Gabriel resident.
Lt. John Corina of the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau said it appeared the Duran and his killer knew each other prior to the slaying.
They became involved in an argument, then a fist fight over an unknown issue, the lieutenant said.
“At some time during the fight, the suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim one time,” Corina said.
“The victim stumbled on to the front lawn of a residence here. People at the house try to render him some aid.”
The attacker ran away and remained at large Saturday afternoon, Corina said.
Investigators recovered a large folding pocket knife believed to have been used in the stabbing at the scene, Corina said.
The wounded victim was taken to PIH Health Hospital in Whittier, where he succumbed to his injuries, officials said.
Officials said the fight and stabbing stemmed from an argument over a woman as the men were hanging out together.
“It appears that the victim and suspect had been arguing over the ex-girlfriend of the suspect when the fight and stabbing occurred,” Rouzan said.
George Delgado, 53, was being sought in connection with the slaying, Rouzan said. His city of residence was unclear.
Several neighbors said they didn’t see or hear anything unusual Saturday morning prior to deputies’ arrival.
Detectives continued seeking and interviewing witness. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
MONTEBELLO >> A senior citizen suffered serious injuries when she was stabbed during a robbery attempt outside her Montebello home late Friday, police said.
The stabbing took place about 8:20 p.m. in the 600 block of N. Hendricks Street, just north of Beverly Boulevard, Montebello police officials said in a written statement.
The victim, a woman in her mid-60s, had just arrived home, Montebello police Lt. Michael Bergman said.
“It sounds like she was trying to get in her front door. The attacker approached her,” he said.
The robber initially appeared to be after the woman’s purse, but the crime quickly escalated into a stabbing, Bergman said.
The woman had offered little resistance when the would-be robber, without provocation, stabbed her at least twice in the upper torso with a kitchen-style knife, the lieutenant said. He fled on foot, without obtaining anything from the woman.
The woman was taken to a hospital, Bergman said. “She’s in serious condition.”
A detailed suspect description was not available, police said.
Anyone with information was asked to contact Montebello police at 323-887-1313. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
NORWALK >> A Pico Rivera man accused of fatally stabbing a tow truck driver as he replaced his mother’s minivan battery appeared in court Friday and denied a murder charge, officials said.
Tobias Ruben Cabrera, a 40-year-old transient, pleaded not guilty in Norwalk Superior Court to one count of murder in connection with the June 2 stabbing of Raymond Zabala, 35, of East Los Angeles, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office spokesman Ricardo Santiago said.
The fatal stabbing occurred after Zabala, a tow truck driver for AAA contractor Petra Towing & Auto Repair in Montebello, arrived at the home of Cabrera’s mother in the 8200 block of Buhman Avenue to replace the battery on her Honda Odyssey, Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators said.
Following the seemingly unprovoked attack, Zabala ran to a neighboring home to seek help but ultimately succumbed to his wounds at the scene, authorities said. Cabrera allegedly fled the scene on a bicycle before being apprehended three days later.
Friday was Cabrera’s second arraignment. After initially pleading not guilty to murder shortly after his arrest, a judge determined Sept. 11 that there is sufficient evidence to order Cabrera to stand trial.
Cabrera, who had prior criminal convictions and is accused of the special allegation of personally using a knife in the killing, faces 37 years to life in state prison if convicted as charged.
He was ordered back to Norwalk Superior Court Oct. 26 for a pretrial hearing.
PASADENA >> A man stabbed and seriously wounded a woman and her boyfriend during what began as an argument over parking in a carport late Saturday.
Both victims, a Pasadena woman in her 30s and a Los Angeles man in his 30s, were hospitalized in “critical but stable” condition following the alleged attack, which took place about 8:10 p.m. in the 1700 block of North Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena police Lt. John Mercado said.
The suspect, a man in his 50s, was a neighbor of the woman, the lieutenant said. They had been involved in an ongoing dispute when they encountered one another in the parking lot of their apartment complex and became involved in an argument over parking.
“The argument escalated into a physical fight between them,” Mercado said. “(The woman’s boyfriend) saw the fight and involved himself in defense of the (female) victim.”
“The suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed both of them,” he said. “The (male) victim managed to disarm the suspect and retain the knife. Once the suspect was disarmed, he fled in his vehicle.”
Police collected the folding pocket knife as evidence, Mercado said.
The suspect’s identity was not available as police continued seeking him Sunday.