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Multiple stabbings on Main Street *Updated

Updated 5.11.12

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.

Updated 5.10.12

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.

If you have information, you can contact the Alhambra Police Department watch commander at (626) 570-5130 or by calling 911. Tips can be left anonymously.

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11 thoughts on “Multiple stabbings on Main Street *Updated”

  1. Wow. My wife just told me about this I can’t believe it. Use to say APD was hurting to jam someone up when I see them just hanging out by clubs but I guess it’s good. That’s good these guys got caught.

  2. Unfortunatly crime can & does happen in any city, no need to panic, just be more alert, work closely with the police to combat these crimes, report suspicious characters/activities – get involved, not just complaining & whining

  3. Sad part about the crime in Alhambra. It will just continue to get worse.

  4. Doesn’t feel very safe in Alhambra anymore. Besides the high number of home burglaries, hit and run drivers, and plain old BAD DRIVERS. Now Main Street after midnight is competing with gang areas in Los Angeles.

  5. Does this city have enough police officers, given the growth over the last 15 years?

    I see people breaking the law everyday. Speeding, running red lights and stops signs. I mean its really bad.

    ….and crime is up with an increase in robberies.

    1. Just read Pasadena Star News Online.

      Many of these suspects are not from Alhambra. That includes past crimes also.

      Other cities can be the problem also…

  6. This isn’t something new for Downtown Alhambra. It’s been slowly evolving into a worse area over the past 10 years. As more bars open and people frequent the area for entertainment, our crime rate has risen. Any given Thursday or Friday night, we see helicopters and search lights hovering over downtown Alhambra.

    I’ve been in denial that the police are in control over the increased violence, but this story just confirms that we are NOT in control and as citizens, we should voice our concerns to the city.

    In my opinion, our city leaders are only concerned about making money. The only new development in the area are apartment buildings, where the city can sell land for a profit. What we would like to see are shopping plazas, restaurants, and places that are inviting to families and small businesses. Not just bars that target a small audience. Think big picture. There is an entire block of Main St, from Garfield to Chapel, peppered with closed storefronts; and that Mervyn’s plaza on the SE corner of Main and Garfield continues to be an eye sore.

  7. Sorry about that. You’re right. I live near that area and usually the location is fine unless its a few high school punks or the drinkers from the clubs.

  8. From the story: “The conflict occured around 1:20a.m. between 1st and 2nd Street.”

  9. Main St. is a long street. What part of Main did this occur? CBD? East of Auto Row?

  10. Oh helllllll no…… NOT IN OUR TOWN!!!