Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Two arrested in Carpinteria gang brawl


Two men are in custody after a gang brawl broke out near Aliso Elementary School in Carpinteria on Friday evening, sending a 17-year-old to the hospital with stab wounds to the chest and side, authorities said.
Santa Barbara Police detained and arrested Javier Magdaleno, 20, and Andrew Martinez, 21, both of Moorpark, after they fled the scene of the fight, Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Spokesman Erik Raney said.

“It was your typical rival gang stare-down situation that erupted into violence,” Raney said, explaining that the victim and several other people had been hassling the suspects because they were not local residents prior to the fight breaking out.
Sheriff’s deputies booked Magdaleno and Martinez into County Jail on charges of attempted murder and conspiracy, authorities said. Raney said the victim’s injuries were not life-threatening, and he was treated and released from Cottage Hospital.
Sheriff’s investigators are still looking into the incident, Raney said, and are not sure if the fight involved any weapons other than a knife.

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