Alhambra Police have identified four of the suspects arrested in connection with the two unrelated incidents that took place around 1:20 on Wednesday morning, the Pasadena Star-News is reporting. They arrested Jermey Baltazar, 20, of Alhambra and Melvin Carranza, 26, of North Hollywood in connection to an altercation that resulted in a triple stabbing. Police booked Baltazar on suspicion murder and Carranza of simple assault. Carranza was released from jail on Wednesday after posting $20,000 bail. Baltazar was being held on $1 million bail and was set to appear in Alhambra Superior Court today.
Police also arrested Carlos Arrazola, 27, of San Gabriel, and Adrian Baltazar (unrelated to Jermey Baltazar), 26, of Montebello, 40 minutes later that same night just around the corner when they reportedly fired gunshots at a group of men during an argument. The two are being held on $20,000 bail and are both due for arraignment today in Alhambra Superior Court.
The four stabbings on Main Street early Wednesday morning resulted from two unrelated fights, Sgt Jerry Johson told the Pasadena Star-News. He added that when police responded they also heard gun shots.
Police responded to reports of a fight when they discovered three men suffering from stab wounds to their arms and torsos, and a fourth man who had suffered other injuries in the fight, the sergeant said. All four men were taken to a hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.
Police also found two suspects nearby, as well as the knives they allegedly used in the attack, Johnson said. They were arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.
As officers were investigating the stabbing, they heard a gunshot ring out from around the corner on First Street, just north of Main Street, about 2:01 a.m., Johnson said.
None of the injuries appear life threatening, according to the Star-News and names are not being relaesed pending investigation.
Originally posted 5.9.12
Up to four people were sent to the hospital with stab wounds early Wednesday morning after a fight broke out on Main Street. The conflict occured around 1:20a.m. between 1st and 2nd Street. Alhambra Police Department Sgt Jerry Johnson said that detectives were investigating the case.
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