Additional Teen Arrested for New Year's Stabbing

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Update by Santa Maria Police Department
January 10, 2020

On New Year's Day at about 2:13am, SMPD received a call of several subjects fighting in the area of Boone street and Thornburg. Upon arrival two victims were located with injuries. One victim sustained stab wounds and was subsequently transported to Cottage Hospital via Calstar. The other victim sustained a head injury and was transported to Marian Regional Medical Center via AMR ambulance. Both victims have been released since the incident.

SMPD Detectives continue to investigate the incident and have made a second arrest in the case. On 1-10-20 SMPD arrested Alberto Morelos Pablo, 18 years old, of Santa Maria. Pablo was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail for Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Robbery, Auto Theft and a Criminal Street Gang Enhancement. Bail was set for $100,000.

SMPD Detectives continue to investigate the incident and ask anyone with information to contact Detective Kulp at (805)928-3781 X1643 or call the tip li ne at (805)928-3781 XCOPS (2677).


Santa Maria Teen Arrested for New Year's Stabbing

Source: Santa Maria Police Department
January 4, 2020

On New Year's day at about 2:13am, SMPD received a call of several subjects fighting in the area of Boone street and Thornburg. Upon arrival two victims were located with injuries. One victim sustained stab wounds and was subsequently transported to Cottage Hospital via Calstar. The other victim sustained a head injury and was transported to Marian Regional Medical Center via AMR ambulance. Both victims have been released since the incident.

The SMPD Detectives have been investigating the stabbing since the incident. On 1-3-20 during the ongoing investigation detectives identified and arrested Eduardo Garcia Barrueta, 18 years old, of Santa Maria. Barrueta was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail for Attempted Murder and a Criminal Street Gang enhancement. 

SMPD Detectives continue to investigate the incident and ask anyone with information to contact Detective Kulp at (805) 928-3781 X1643 or call the tip line at (805) 928-378 1 X COPS (2677).

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rwelsh Jan 05, 2020 09:46 AM
Additional Teen Arrested for New Year's Stabbing

I find that the bad news that comes out of Santa Maria/Lompoc area to be so drastic. Why is that? I guess I don't enjoy seeing this drastic bad news from these northern areas in the daily EdHat because I want to dwell on the positives of living in SB, and there are so many. Call me ostrich, but it seems to be that the more we publicize this stuff, the more it normalizes it and makes celebrities of these people who put no value on clean, honest living and life itself. There are way more good guys than bad guys in SB, in fact its the majority. Let's focus on the good guys.

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