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September 8, 2015: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Stabbing Suspects Arrested

(17:34) SANTA CRUZ – Two men were stabbed outside the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk last night. At around 8:30 p.m., officers responded to reports of a fight with weapons and located two stabbing victims near the 300 block of Beach Street. Santa Cruz Police and Seaside Company Security Officers located and arrested three suspects including 27-year-old Pedro Espinoza, 21-year-old Fernando Valencia, and 36-year-old Miguel De La Rosa. All three suspects were charged with attempted homicide and participating in a criminal street gang. An investigation revealed that the fight was gang motivated and a knife and billy club were recovered from the scene. A fourth suspect is still outstanding, he is described as a Hispanic male, 20 to 30 years old, wearing a white T-shirt and dark jeans. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Santa Cruz Police.




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