Two Arrested for Attempted Murder in Westside Fight
Christian Menth and Miguel Ascencio / SBPD
The fight left two Santa Barbara residents in the hospital with what appeared to be stab wounds.
Detectives arrested Christian Menth, age 22, and Miguel Ascencio, age 18, for conspiracy and attempted murder for the benefit of a criminal street gang. Both subjects were booked at Santa Barbara County Jail on warrants with $600,000. Bail.
186.22 (b)(1)(c) 594PC
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Update by Santa Barbara Police Department
On Friday, March 27th at approximately 5:30 P.M., the Santa Barbara Police Department received multiple 911 calls reporting several males fighting in the vicinity of San Andres Street and Sola Street in the City. The callers reported that the melee included several improvised weapons.
When Santa Barbara Police Officers arrived to the scene, no involved parties were located.
Officers later discovered one victim several blocks away, that presented with serious injuries. Additionally, a second victim had been driven to the hospital, they too presented with serious injuries. All reported injuries were consistent with the use of edged weapons.
The Santa Barbara Police Investigative Bureau was called to assist and the investigation remains ongoing.
Report of six males beating a car with baseball bats near Bohnett Park at San Andres and Sola Streets. One allegedly had a hammer but a gun was seen on a suspect.