Police K9 Apprehends Attempted Murder Suspect
Source: Santa Barbara Police Department
On Wednesday, May 27, 2020, a stabbing occurred in the 200 block of South Milpas Street, in Santa Barbara.
The victim was transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital where he was stabilized by hospital staff.
The suspect was later identified as Santa Barbara resident, Anthony Cuevas, age 45. On May 28, 2020, at about 9:30 P.M., Santa Barbara Police Detectives located Cuevas in the 1200 block of Punta Gorda Street.
As Cuevas left a residence on a bicycle, K-9 Officer Signorelli and his K-9 partner Murdoch intercepted Cuevas and ordered him to stop. With Police K-9 Murdoch running closely behind him, Cuevas immediately surrendered without incident.
The knife believed to be used in the stabbing was later recovered, buried in the ground at a nearby location. Cuevas was booked for 664/187 PC , Attempted Homicide, and 245(a)(1)PC Assault with a Deadly Weapon.